As we proceed into the outer reaching ends of our atmosphere, more and more elegant artists begin to find their way into our ear space. Then as we pause to reflect, we begin to realize that our efforts need not take us far. In fact, some of the most extraordinary elements are available in close proximity.
In this case, Kastle of San Francisco has collected familiar sounds and compiled them in a way that makes us question what’s taken us so long to connect. With his series Coffee Shop At The End Of The Universe, Kastle brings us closer to home than ever. This mix series was created out of that element that lives deep within each of us, that divine data that directs our personal processors toward the light we long to embody. This is the element of love, and I believe that with this mix, Kastle has done just that. He has created a collection of sound that comes from the heart and transmutes music into pure love.
It’s worth reading what Kastle had to say about the mix, which is listed below. Enjoy and be sure to give thanks for the beautiful life you’ve been gifted.
This mix is a love story; a space romance. Inspired by the relationship of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan and the compilation of the Voyager Golden Record. WNYC’s Radiolab did an amazing story on the whole project with a very personal interview with Ann.
“Toward the end of the summer of ‘77, NASA launched two spacecraft as part of the Voyager Interstellar Mission. On board each craft was a golden record that included, among other things, the sound of a kiss, a mother’s first words to her newborn child, music from all over the world, and greetings in 59 different languages. The spacecraft were designed to take close-up pictures of Jupiter and Saturn, then continue into the great expanse of space beyond our solar system. The records on board were meant to survive for a billion years, in the hope that some day, against enormous odds, they might cross paths with an alien civilization.” – Radiolab
After a bit of sampling I’ve chopped the interview up and spread it throughout the mix. I hope you find the story as inspiring as I have: for the human race, for our place in the universe, for all that is possible and most importantly, for love.
Amazing artwork by Joyce Su - http://www.joycesu.com
Kastle – Coffee Shop At The End Of The Universe Vol. 2
01. Slabofmisuse – Diamonds
02. Portformat – U$ feat. Suzi Analogue
03. Vindahl – Down (Boom Clap Bachelors Remix)
04. Isaac Aesili – Can I B
05. Shlohmo – Places
06. Stac – Balls Bounce (Bonobo Remix)
07. Vondelpark – Hipbone
08. J Dilla – Two Can Win
09. Daru & Rena – Happy
10. Slakah the Beatchild – Things I Do (For Her)
11. Long Arm – The Waterfall Inside Me
12. Groundislava – Panorama feat. Jake Weary
13. Young Montanta? – Sacre Cool
14. Wanblake – Say To You
15. Vitaly Beskrovny – Love As The Dream
Stories told to us cannot replace experience. Be aware your teachers and take lessons not learned through experience with discernment. What has been spoken will be real, but only if we allow it. Because it has been a certain way in the past, does not mean it is absolute and that it will be so in the future. Those educated fools that seem to have control of our system hold power only through our belief that that power exists.
Let us shift our thinking. We are in control. Education proves nothing. Experience is everything.
It was kinda rainy today. The clouds were covering the sky for most of the day… But I did manage to roll out of bed, just in time to step outside as the sun peaked through the clouds to smile at me. And I smiled back. Today was a good day.
It has been established. Ganjaology headquarters has officially moved to the beach and we are ready to start the new year right. We will be headed North to Terminal City where we will relish in the excitement of renewal and bask in the glory of the cleansing tide. Our souls will be carried this year into the destination of our existence as our bodies reverberate to the energy of future sound.
Take a listen to this track by Max Ulis, the headliner for the party we will be attending. Oooooh damn. This tune is fucking smooth.
Download the track free from King Deluxe and be sure to check out the words that accompany the link.