In 2015, after 10 years of recording and touring through over 50 cities in five different countries, electronic folk duo Lulacruza released ORCAS, their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, and most intimate work to date. For their fourth (fourth? It says fifth in the previous sentence) full-length LP, Lulacruza traveled from their native South America to Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest, crafting a both delicate and powerful album, which has garnered critical acclaim from Gilles Peterson to the Huffington Post, who wrote, “As musical alchemists, Ortiz and Maurette have achieved a harmonious balance between organic and inorganic sounds creating a truly shamanic sonic journey.”
January 15th, 2016 will mark the release of the first volume of Orcas Remixed, for which Lulacruza invited a select group of internationally renowned electronic music producers from across the globe to remix and rework their pristine, hyper-acoustic songs. The remixes will be released in five volumes of four remixes each through a “pay-what-you-want” download model, matching up producers from a wide range of genres and collectives: digital cumbia from Argentina, New Mexican desert techno, transformational jungle kirtan. The series kicks off December 11th, 2015, with a single from Ecuadorian “Andes Step” creator Nicola Cruz, whose mix of ceremonial sounds and European production is receiving rave reviews around the world from Vice to The Guardian.
Orcas Remixed Vol. 1 includes remixes by:
Nicola Cruz, El Buho, SaQi, Sleepers Work.
Future volumes feature remixes by:
King Coya, Chancha Via Circuito, Desert Dwellers, Paul Feathericci, San Ignacio, David Last, Montoya, EVHA, and more.
released December 11, 2015
Released in partnership between Lulacruza and Black Swan Sounds