Traversing the globe with Multi Culti for Talking Heads on Purple Sneakers radio
Tonality. Tenacity. Textural plains. Community. Jungle beats. Percussive retreats. Divinity. Infusions. Transfusions. Cultural blends. Meditation. Governance. Psychedelia. Healing. Freedom. Empowerment. MULTI CULTI.
An embodiment of its name, Multi Culti digs into the pockets of our wonderful globe and pulls out the many respective sonic tribes and cultures; unifying their sentiment and allowing a platform for expression, and we’re going to be talking all about them this week on Talking Heads, our bi-weekly segment on our Purple Sneakers radio show on FBi Radio that focusses on collectives and groups around the world.
An entity that thrives from a point of difference, it’s nurtured by two creatives living in opposite corners of the world who once would have been perceived as unsuspecting heads of the label.
Formerly known for his involvement with Bang Gang as Gus Da Hoodrat and being one half of The Finger Prince, Sydney’s Angus Gruzman reimagined his artistry with his transcendent deep groove project Dreems. After meeting Montreal’s Thomas Von Party through the Canadian’s brother Tiga, the pair quickly learnt that their expressed visions and interests overlapped, and so continued connecting through visiting each others hometowns on tour and communicating online.
With techno entity Turbo already under his belt, Thomas Von Party aimed to expand upon the business side of things with the fruition of a sub-label; thus leading him to approaching Gruzman with the idea of In Dreems by Dreems being the debut release. After an exchange of material from both parties, the sonic institution had created itself, and would soon meet the world via Multi Culti – an outlet for the pairing that lives outside of the club.
Fast-track a few years to discover a mountain of worldly sounds imitating natural phenomenons from artists both near and far. Whether you dig the percussive jungle of Ireland’s Peter Power, feel the flutes of Ecuador’s Nicola Cruz or just want to get hell weird with Xanga and Ccolo in the Australian outback, Multi Culti guarantee a realm so incredibly left of field it’s a surprise gravity can even maintain it’s pull.
While you peruse their roster through their Soundcloud and Bandcamp, be sure to also leave some listening room for their mixes and tapes (Moon Faze Sun Gaze is bloody stellar), as well as checking out their latest EP release from cosmic duo Mytron & Ofofo.
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Words by Hannah Galvin.
Photo via Inverted Audio.