It is in the spirit of pulling opposites together that Yoruba Records presents its first project for 2019, “we-are-brothers” by po-lar-i-ty.
po-lar-i-ty = the brain child of Osunlade and Burlie Mac.
po-lar-i-ty = A collaboration exploring sonic nuances of polar opposites.
Their first encounter occurred during the 2015 edition of Burning Man, where they both performed in the same DJ camp. Having mutual admiration for each other’s work, Osunlade began mentoring the Galway, Ireland native. This project is testament of that mentorship and a testament of the quick musical evolution Burlie has taken as both a producer and DJ.
“nawlin’s” is an ethereal celebration to one of the most beloved places on earth. Nothing feels overwhelming, there’s a beautiful feeling of flow, a feeling of just being. This vibe is shared on the b-side with “com-pro-mise” featuring Yoruba Soul favorite, Jesse Gannon on the keys.
You might have heard Osunlade playing the original version of Burlie Mac’s “villa royale” at recent events and with good reason. This slow deep house burner has rocked dancefloors all over the world and now the original gets the po-lar-i-ty retouch. OG will be available in the digital edition of this release.
The title track is the ethos of this project. With all of the elements of Yoruba Soul TNT in place, Leeto Thale gives a powerful and timely spoken word performance about the need for us to come together.
“Drag” is a cosmic-reaching deep tech number for the late night dance floor.
Analyzing these times, is it possible to find polarity the pulls towards rather than push away? They say opposites attract, but there’s an overwhelming feeling that the present moment can’t really make us come together. But it can.
we-are-brothers and we are going to teach each other how to be beautiful again…
Yoruba Records has been a force in the dance music scene since its first release in 1999. Operated by acclaimed artist, producer Osunlade. Yoruba was founded on the ideals of the beliefs of Ifa and has given us some of the most consistent and diverse music ranging from deep house to soulful jazz. The focus is always great song writing and uncompromised production. Although dance has been its core in the past, the label has stretched out and experimented with jazz, soul and alternative electronic releases. Still considered the go to label for simply good music, Yoruba has survived and transformed as the times change. With an array of artists offering completely different styles, Yoruba is about integrity. From conception, the label’s spiritual connection has been its priority. Guided by the energies and vibrations allowing ones passion to create not only classics but honest music that reflect the soul of each artist. With more than 300 releases we continue to push the boundaries within ourselves and hope the music follows suit.