KATAPULKO x MELO-X ‘Love Takes You Higher’ [Anniversary Mix]
KATAPULKO series Vol.1 (4th Year Anniversary Edition Mix)
“LOVE TAKES YOU HIGHER”
Mixed by MeLo-X
It’s been four years that I put up my first post on my blog, which started out as my art diary and then became an outlet for my passion for music as well. Looking back, my original plan to share conversations with my artists colleagues about their work has grown into somewhat of a full-time project and led me to meet some of the dopest artists out there.
The original inspiration for this mix was a drawing entitled “Love Takes You Higher” I did to illustrate my developing kat mythology. The image representing the divine couple of my mystical feline beach resort, KATAPULKO, was modeled after Samantabhadra, known amongst some Tibetan Buddhists as the ‘primordial Buddha’ and his consort and female counterpart,
Samantabhadri, the female Buddha. They are united by an unbreakable bond of love through all eternity, and their cosmic lovemaking ensures that the habitants of my feline planet Citraka live in harmonious balance.
Featured on this mix is a collection of thirty tracks I felt would best go along with the theme of the piece and that I’ve collected over a year from artists featured on the site ranging from music fam, Cris Prolific, ComputerJay, Dam Funk, J1, Kesed, MeLo-X, Jesse Boykins III, Bilal, Dolphin, Walter Mecca, AFTA-1, Waajeed, Jneiro Jarel, Prince Quan Luv, Old Money Massive, Chief Encore, Chico Mann, Fresh Daily, RVRSplay, Peter Hadar to some other favorites.
To launch the mix series, I asked my good friend, producer/MC/DJ & renaissance man, MeLo-X to make sense of the thirty tracks. Needless to say, I couldn’t have asked a better person for the job…MeLo’s got flow, whether he’s rhyming to his own beats or blending other people’s music. His mix turned out to be like a psychedelic space-ride suited for bedrooms or laid-back sonic travels (imaginary or actual). Expect a sensual journey through futuristic gems and unreleased exclusives from some of the best representatives of contemporary modern funk, soul, and experimental hip-hop. To quote MeLo himself, this is “epic space travel cosmic music” all the way through. A summertime soundtrack for lovers for getaways in all dimensions.
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