Tracks 1,4, & 5 feature Elijah Sage Badua on ravanhatta
Tracks 2 & 3 feature Nikila Badua on vocals
The 50th release on Sol Selectas Records comes from the label founder himself - Sabo, and features the musical talents of a mother & her son, as represented by the title Earth & Sun. Twenty year old Elijah Sage plays the ancient ravanhatta string instrument on the opening track "Young Wisdom", weaving an emotional mid tempo blanket to lie under the Sun. "Obatala" is the story of the Sky Father Orisha, who creates all human bodies according to Yoruban mythology. The deep tribal groove is complemented by the vocals of Elijah's mother Nikila Badua, representing the roots of the Earth.
Nicola Cruz from Ecuador, delivers a stellar remix of "Obatala" taking us high into the Andes Mountains, where organic percussion and live marimbas flow like wind through the valleys. Blond:ish transforms "Young Wisdom" into a psychedelic tech house trip, adding infectious build ups and mind-altering drums for peak time energy. And lastly Paris' Birds of Mind take us on a voyage into deep bliss with their ethereal reinterpretation of "Young Wisdom".
The artwork by Helia Jamali, represents the loving balance between the Earth & Sun, and the energy they have created, makes the puppy flower dance in the desert wind.
Mastered by Audio Animals UK
Artwork by Helia Jamali
DJ Feedback / Support:
Acid Pauli - :-) ;-)
Solomun (Diynamic) - thanx
Uner - 10/10... JUST BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!..Again, sol selectas WIN!
Ame - Thanks
Danny Teneglia - Thank you!
Sasha - blond:ish mix is very cool!
Horse Meat Disco - Blond:ish is my fav
Maya Jane Coles - sounding good
Luca Bacchetti - Quality Stuff! Thank you!
Joyce Muniz - dope sounds!
Marc Poppcke - Massive release on Sol Selectas again!
Timo Maas - Great originals…great Nicola Cruz Remix…:)
Dj Craze - dope!
Ardalan - Lovely stuff Sabo!
Moodymanc -Nicola Cruz and Birds of MInd mixes are for me here thanks
Pillowtalk - What a beautiful release! Nothing less than expected. Great work all!..
Animal Trainer - solid remixes by Nicola Cruz and Blond:ish!
Tocadisco - cool stuff!
Stefan Obermaier - Very nice EP - really into Sabo's work
Paco Osuna - Will try thanks
Unders - great as always thank you!
Gab Rhome -Solid package!! Really feeling the Nicola Cruz remix, Young Wisdom and the Blond:ish one too. :)
Pattern Drama - Obatala for me :)
Ramon Tapia - great pack
Luca Musto - nearly impossible to choose a favorite - top notch release!
Spaniol - Nice EP…. Nicola's track is standout
Noraj Cue - wonderful package! all super solid tracks. will take all these different flavours! thanks :)
Nickodemus - maaaan this Obatala & the Nicola Cruz remix is beautiful with perfect punch & sonic roundness