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…
The record label of artists, Osunlade, Nadirah Shakoor, Erro, Djinji Brown, Santos, Piscean Group, Afefe Iku, Jimmy Abney, Quetzal Guerrero, Boddhi Savtva, Nomumbah, Suntzu Sound, Zoetic, Spyro, KB and Frank-I. Owned and operated in St Louis by founder and CEO Osunlade. Known for it's deep house music, the label has in recent years contributed to a more diverse world music approach. With it's signature dance music, Yoruba still holds as one of the most influential independent labels around today.