Multi Culti brings the spirit of the mountains into the club with the latest release from Ecuadorian folklorica cryptid Nicola Cruz. Featuring colossal remixes by Bawrut, CAIN, and Matanza.
The EP’s title track is a deeply spiritual chugger that realigns your joints, organs and central nervous system so as to reorient you for the bold reimaginings of the past Cruz triumphs to follow. “Espíritu de Protección” takes on two new earthly forms, one a breaks mix by Cruz himself that can, in good conscience, be described as “banging,” and the other a remix from Madrid-based Italian producer Bawrut that shows why he’s been touted by such eminently droppable names as Jackmaster and Erol Alkan.
Meanwhile, former pro bagpiper CAIN turns in a remix of “Mantis,” transporting the original from the highlands of Quito to the highlands of Scotland and adding more of whatever fills your brain when oxygen won’t. The probably deliberate mountain connection continues as Chilean birdsong interpreters Mantanza provide a trippy rework of their fellow Andean’s “Tzantza.”
This particular selection is intended to invoke the experience of encountering a shaman-type loitering outside the club with a grab bag of herbs and ointments to ease the lifelong process of learning to grind up on your highest self, who even now through time and space is sending you the wisdom you need to grab ahold of that bag and never let go.
Released June 18, 2018