Mara’akames Gathering – Tor.Ma Meets Mexican Trancers
For his first Dubmission album release, Rafael Hernandez, AKA Tor.Ma in Dub, has delivered a storming selection of tracks.
Inspired by his love of both psy and dub he has radically remixed ten Mexican trance anthems from the last 15 years in a dub style.
Demonstrating a broad knowledge of dub culture, and of how bass music has evolved, the remixes range in technique from classic roots to UK steppers to dubstep (though thankfully there is not much of the latter) to Kruder & Dorfmeister style laidback lounge vibes.
The Maraâakames are Huichol shamans who oversee peyote rituals in Mexico, and this release is suitably dipped in the psychedelic world.
â€œFor me, the sound and the vibe on this is the right one to have a great time, dancing and tripping: the twisted sounds, groove and basslines are a combination to make you move your booty, shake your mind and put a smile on your face.â€
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…And then, the bass and the echoes became my life.
Nine years ago, before I started the Tor.Ma in Dub project, I was more on the Goa and Progressive side of trance, but then I realized that I more enjoyed producing and performing dub music for the audience and myself, even if it’s a small party or a huge festival… I love the feeling and love that flows in the dancefloor.
I had the idea of making a dub tribute to the Mexican psychedelic scene while walking down the street one day, and rushed home to contact everyone. Thankfully the answer from all of them was nothing less than excitement and support, which is what makes this album even more special to me: it’s a compilation of great artists who also happen to be great friends. Thanks and praise are due to Shove, Vimana & Pulsar, Barak, Jossie Telch, Vatos Locos, Odiseo, Lonely Fellow, In Lak Ech, Helber Gun, Ecliptic and Tron for letting me loose on their creations.
My goal was first to be in love on each remix, while also thinking on the taste of the original artist. I tried to take the essence of their style and as much as possible maintain the time and soul that the original tracks have and in this way make an unique and personalized dub remix.
For me, the sound and the vibe on this is the right one to have a great time, dancing and tripping: the twisted sounds, groove and basslines are a combination to make you move your booty, shake your mind and put a smile on your face. I hope that dubheads around the world feel the energy and vibe so every one of us can dance our butts off to some sweet dub music!!
Tor.Ma in Dub
- 01The Main Idea (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)5:17
- 02Aztec Contact (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)7:16
- 03A New Netherworld Order (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)7:31
- 04The Root (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)6:42
- 05Gates of Dawn (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx) 7:01
- 06Sound Traveller (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)5:59
- 07Orquish Weapons (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)6:52
- 08Twilight Zone (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)6:54
- 09Kukulkan (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)5:49
- 10Breeze (Tor.Ma In Dub Rmx)6:03