Arany by Mathami

Influential German artist DJ T. continues to work under his new alias Mathami with a second superb EP on his newly formed Pura Danza label.

Arany by Mathami. Photo by Anna Wasilewski Photo by Anna Wasilewski

Ecstatic Dance is one of many forms of Conscious Dance but has become by far the most popular over the past 20 years. Since DJ T. discovered these events in the Sacred Valley of Peru a couple of years ago, he has been shifting his activities towards this fast-growing ceremonial dance culture. As a skilled music selector and curator, he is channeling all his experience to find his very own way of creating the musical journey for these events. The transition of the past years has finally led him to launch a new music label, Pura Danza, and a new artist persona, Mathami, to shine a light on the vast cosmos of music that gets played at Ecstatic Dances and beyond.

This second Mathami EP opens with the superb title track featuring infectious drums and percussion that build towards an epic high. Uplifting bells and marimba join a choir of tribal vocals that lead you to a euphoric peak before you sink back down into the pure, irresistible, and funky groove. The excellent "Entasim" carries the energy of a ritual dance of male warriors that dance themselves into a trance. It's a journey into hypnotic percussion, layered with ethereal chimes and bells and powerful vocals from Kenya's Massai tribe, recorded during one of their famous formation and jump dances.

Arany is another fascinating and authentic window into the beguiling world of Ecstatic Dance and Pura Danza.

Mathami - Arany
Release Date November 2021
Label Pura Danza

Tracklist
1. Arany
2. Entasim



Written by: Evlear Magazine
Published: Nov 28, 2021 at 10:00