26.03.2012, Words by Ruth Saxelby

The Solstice Mix Part II

Young Magic are a groovy, percussion-loving Australian/Indonesian trio based in New York. One of Dummy’s favourite artists, Leif Podhajsky, made the artwork for their debut album ‘Melt’ [Carpark, Feb 2012] (peek it here) – but their relationship runs much deeper than that. A year ago they started the Solstice Mixtape series (the first one is available on Leif’s site) and this wonderful second instalment features 40 tracks from all over globe, including cuts from Hype Williams, Herbie Hancock, Miriam Makeba, J Dilla, Brian Eno, Peaking Lights, Shlohmo and many more. Check the artwork and tracklist below and download it here or stream it below.

Over to Young Magic for some background:

““Showcasing a collection of sounds far and wide, we present The Solstice Mix Part II – 40 songs that will take you on a journey from Istanbul to Indonesia, Brazil to Addis Ababa, sounds to shake your subconscious and get your limbs dancing.

The first Solstice Mix came together through happenstance on a mountain in Mexico last winter over endless sounds and conversations. One year later, part II happened through correspondence, Leif in London/Berlin and myself in New York, sending sounds and letters across the digital divide, back and forth over the roar of the city. With only the Atlantic Ocean between us this mix was a link for lost friends to stay in touch, to share an experience with sounds that we had lived with over the last year.

At over 3 hours long this mix is a move away from the rushing, stress and faux weight of the world. It’s a collection of sounds in encouragement…to take a moment, relax and slow your roll.”

Download ‘The Solstice Mix Part II’ here



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