Music

Zikr

by Limbic on September 11, 2016

The BBC recently reported on the “Islamic Sufi prayer ceremony known as Zikr“.  It is pretty popular in the Caucasus. 

Years ago I remember seeing a brief news spot on Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman ruler of Chechnya. He was doing what I now realize is the Zikr dance. At the time I was absolutely intrigued, and I still am.There is something fascinating about this. Must be the raver in me.

There is an entire Youtube channel devoted to Zikr.

And because it is the internet, there is a pisstake (this dance set to rave music, which highlights just how similar dance/trance and these spiritual practices are to each other).

More

A Whirling Sufi Revival With Unclear Implications  – NY Times, 2006

Chechnya: Kadyrov Uses ‘Folk Islam’ For Political Gain – Radio Free Europe, 2016

Kadyrov Turns to Zikrism to Legitimize His Rule – The Jamestome Foundation

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Leftfield are back

by Limbic on March 27, 2015

Leftism was one of the greatest albums of the 90’s. Now Leftfield are back with new album called “Alternative Light Source”.

http://www.leftfieldmusic.com

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Africanized Deep House

by Limbic on January 30, 2015

Jody Wisternoff just dropped his latest Intensified Mix for January 2015 [MP3] .

Track two is a “Mr Raoul K – Sena Kela feat . Laolu”.  I absolutely love this track. It sounds a bit like early Deep Forest , but don’t let that put you off.

Here it is….

Here is the whole mix….

Intensified – 5 January 2015 – Jody Wisternoff by Chemicalgroove on Mixcloud

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