The Heliocentrics have been playing together for over a decade and their collective drive is to find an individual voice. Back at Now-Again after creating amazing albums with the likes of Mulatu Astatke and Madlib with their new 13 Degrees of Reality, the Heliocentrics have returned to develop this epic visi withn of psychedelic funk, while exploring the possibilities created by their myriad influences – Latin, African, and more. Thus, the electro-Latin fusion of “Descarga Electronica” sits next to weeping strings piled atop “Collateral Damage’s” chunky rhythms, which nearly misses the undulating swing of “Wrecking Ball,” a dirge as irresistibly funky as it is devastating. 13 Degrees of Reality is one of the most distinctive musical statements you’ll hear all year.
Download: Heliocentrics – 13 Degrees of Reality.
Free stream/download: Gaslamp Killer Vs. Heliocentrics!
You might have already caught the stream at Rolling Stone or the download at our future web-retailer Rappcats… you might have even read Gaslamp Killer’s words about why this mix is so important to him, personally, on his Tumblr…. but, if you didn’t, you can now feast your ears on what happens when a psychedelic DJ like GLK gets a second stab at the catalog of the Heliocentrics. Of course it’s mayhem, but you already knew that. And it’s a damn good listen all of the way through.
We’ve been talking about making a limited amount of these available on vinyl and we’re pretty damn sure we’re going to do so. More info to come soon.
Download: Helios X GLK via Rappcats
Buy: Heliocentrics 13 Degrees of Reality on Rappcats.
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1. Building Blocks (C. Littler)
2. Illuminate All Voltages (C. Littler)
3. Picture Box (C. Littler)
4. Airhead (C. Littler)
5. Future Past Ad (C. Littler)
6. Re-Program The Man/Illuminist Garden (C. Littler, J. Fearon)
7. The Electronic Brain (C. Littler, O. Buchanan)
8. Sleeper (C. Littler, M. Catto)
9. Feedback (C. Littler, M. Burnley)
10. You Want More Life (C. Littler, M. Catto, J. Fearon)
11. Rendezvous (C. Littler, J. Fearon, M. Nestor)
12. Feedback Reprise (C. Littler, M. Burnley)
13. Bow Down To The Mutant (C. Littler, M. Catto)
14. Arcane Future (C. Littler)
Produced by Coz Littler and Joe Fearon Executive produced by Eothen Alapatt Additional coordination by Henoch Moore
Recorded and mixed at Ape Studios. Mixed and engineered by Coz Littler Additional engineering by Mark Burnley (also pre-mastering), Oli Buchanan and Mike Burnham. Mastered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering. Art direction by Errol Richardson.
Original art by Andy Gilmore.Produced by Coz Littler and Joe Fearon Executive produced by Eothen Alapatt Additional coordination by Henoch Moore
Recorded and mixed at Ape Studios. Mixed and engineered by Coz Littler Additional engineering by Mark Burnley (also pre-mastering), Oli Buchanan and Mike Burnham. Mastered by Chris Potter at Electric Mastering. Art direction by Errol Richardson. A Video Nasty Production 2013.
CD, LP and Digital. 2013. NA 5102.
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