Munich. 1994. A group buck current trends with a ground-breaking release. Tikitaka by Tamburá left aside the techno of the time to focus on a the lesser known styles of afrobeat and tribal music. The result was three tracks that sail and soar on a primal energy, three works that whisk listeners away to exotic lands of wooden wind instruments, ritualistic vocals and, even, bag pipe majesty. For twenty five years this record has been an unattainable mystery, until now that is. Kalahari Oyster Cult have lovingly restored all three of the trailblazing original tracks alongside two very special remixes. Melbourne’s Tornado Wallace adds new layers of intensity as he cuts and reshapes melodies and beats to set any floor alight with this visionary remake. Dazion offers a very different interpretation. Focusing on vocals, this new talent accentuates the shamanic-like chants of Tikitaka, using them as a base from which throbbing synth lines grow as new depths are explored. An EP every bit as daring in 2019 as it was in 1994.
Bolting Bits is happy to announce that our Premiere series will now be available on Youtube! We've uploaded our back catalogue and will also host any forthcoming premieres as they come along. 🔥 Tune in: http://bit.ly/2igyosu
At Bolting Bits HQ we receive a lot of music submissions. We do our absolute best to feature as many artists and labels as possible to shed light on as much talent from across the world as we can. Until now, we’ve almost exclusively been showcasing material from signed talent, music that’s already tied to a record label, be it self-released or through a third party. Today, we’re launching our new unsigned series. The goal of this new series is to highlight music from talent that has either reached out to us or that we’ve come across in our own digging, but is music that has yet to find a home. We hope to showcase these artists and their music to the various influencers that keep up with our content and possibly help establish some sort of connection between the two parties. Instead of writing about the artists, for this series we’ve decided that it would be great if it could be more personal. We’ve asked these artists to introduce themselves and write a little bit about what makes them tick musically, their influences and anything else they choose to share with us.