LUM - Urpillay
Taking inspiration from his surroundings deep in the Tulum jungle, medicine man LUM takes us on an otherworldly trip, delivering a truly stunning EP for Crosstown sub-label Rebellion, featuring a remix from American duo Bedouin.
“The ceremony starts in the jungle,’ explains LUM of the EP’s journey, ‘‘Urpillay’ calls the spirits and asks permission for the celebration. It’s warm, deep strings and pianos lead us to connect with the inner self and mother earth. Bedouin brings the jungle to the dance floor with a powerful remix’. LUM goes on to say, ‘the trumpets, percussion and the angelic voice in ‘Plegaria’ are to say thanks. ’Baaxal’ is a reinterpretation of Mayan music, the spirit of the jungle present. 90 bpm, hypnotic, and 741 hz to awaken intuition. The deep voices of the tribe in ’Canto de la Tierra’ reminds us to live in harmony with the earth. The flutes are the sound of the earth, wind & bamboo.”
Since creating his legendary Day Zero event in Mexico in 2012, Damian Lazarus has been searching for the perfect local artist to represent the sound of the ancient Mayan culture and the new traditions emanating from the area, LUM is just that. Born in Argentina and based in Riviera Maya in Tulum, Mexico, Sebastian Gandine aka LUM has spent his life steeped in indigenous cultures. This is reflected in his music which is equal parts house and world music. He has spent years observing how music is integrated into native cultures, identifying its social functions, acquainting himself with its principles, learning instruments, recording sounds and reinterpreting his multiple findings in the paradigm of digital technologies. He is very deep into the jungle, conducting his botanical research the same way he has been researching into indigenous music. He can also regularly be found djing alongside the likes of Acid Pauli and Nu.
Bedouin is a Brooklyn-based production & DJ partnership between nomads Rami Abousabe and Tamer Malki who are creating their own idiosyncratic spell of melodies and rhythms. Together they share an eclectic sonic vision that pulls from diverse influences owing to their Middle Eastern heritage, Western upbringing, and world travels. Previous releases can be found on the likes of Get Physical, Supernature and Kindisch
02 Uripillay (Bedouin Remix)
05 Canto de la Tierra