Isis: Ception of the Humanoid is an experimental conceptual tempo changing electronic based genre buster. The idea behind it is best expressed when accompanied with the artwork done by the amazing Mujura, and with the following description in mind:
- Isis: the female life bearing concepts of life: the mother, the universe, the bearer of the cycles. - Humanoid: the ever growing life form that we currently identify as humans. - Ception: the different stages in life i.e. conception, inception, perception, reception, deception.
The first two minutes of this piece show the process of birth until a moment of ‘maturation’. This section starts at less than 30bpm and gradually works up to 999bpm before going back to 1bpm in a moment of reflection. Beyond this crucial point, the tempo of his existence stabilizes at 140bpm, yet the challenges that come up in the humanoid’s life-span incite various unpredictable elements. After a few periods of challenge, success, hardship and uncertainty, the humanoid’s time finally arrives, only to give way to another generation of humanoids. And the cycle regenerates… credits
writen and produced by Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah , features a vocal sample courtesy of Rita Morar :http://www.myspace.com/ritamorar Dub Reflexby Celt Islam will be out on Generation Bass Presents TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP .
Transnational Dubstep is the first major compilation to document the fusion of dubstep and global roots music. It has been conceptualised & compiled by co-owner/editor & the driving force behind the Generation Bass blog, DJ UMB in cooperation with Six Degrees Records. The record pulls together some of the most exciting new producers in electronic music who are incorporating sounds from around the planet with the bass bin shaking thump of dubstep.
The album features Celt Islam, Bandish Projekt, EngineEars , Fleck and many many more. Itunes :http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/generation-bass-presents-transnational/id415789233
Dub Reflex also appears on the EA Sports FIFA Street 4 2012 game
BHK’s Alex Borel has been a music producer for over 20 years. He discovered the sound of Dark Jungle & Break Beats back in the mid 90’s. Back then he started working with samplers,various analog synths & drum machines. Alex started teaching himself how to create sounds and over time he became a inovative sound designer.
Sound Shikari (Formerly knows as G Productions) is an upcoming and talented Dubstep artist who is making an impact with a new genre of Devotional Music.
Growing up in a household where religious music played a key role, he quickly absorbed sounds around him. At a very early age he started to play tabla in front of audiences accompanied by his father and brother, from whom he draws major inspiration.
He represents the young new breed of musicians who are grounded to their roots and yet make music which is an amalgamation of folk, religious, classical and electronic.
Celt Islam is an English Muslim, a Sufi and a member of the northern British alternative dub/breaks outfit “Nine Invisibles ” and ” The Analogue Fakir ” . Celt-Islam uses a fusion of music from Dub/Electro Dubstep/Drum and Bass and collaborates it with Islamic/world grooves to create a Dub driven dance crossover.
Celt Islam is an English Muslim, a Sufi and a member of the northern British alternative dub/breaks outfit “Nine Invisibles ” and ” Analogue Fakir ” . Celt-Islam uses a fusion of music from Dub/Electro Dubstep/Drum and Bass and collaborates it with Islamic/world grooves to create a Dub driven dance crossover.
Analogue Fakir is an alternative Sufi Electro Psy-Dub project by Celt Islam whose sound is a fusion of western and middle eastern influences combined with a futurist Islamic dub attitude. Open the doors of your mind to Electro Sufism!!
A fakir is a Sufi Muslim , Derived from faqr (فقر Arabic), Lit: poverty, plural fuqara. In Sufi terminology a faqir is one who recognizes his complete and total dependence upon Allah[God], the sufi muslim never sees anything but Allah in it, before it , after it without association for nothing can be associated with Allah. There is only Allah is the eyes of the sufi as there is only Allah within the heart of the sufi.
“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.” (Mevlana Rumi) —————————————————————————————————————————- WORLDS WE KNOW - THE ANALOGUE FAKIR
1. Sufi Sema (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah and Bruce Baker)
2. Marifa (Gnosis) (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah)
3. Enlightenment (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah and Mian Rahman)
4. Muqaddim (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah)
5. The Forms (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah and Andrew Cooley)
6. Drive. (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah and Simon Wade)
7. Moments in Time (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah)
8. Existential (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah)
9 . Annihilation in Allah (Fana-fil-Lah) (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah)
10 . Reflection (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah, Russ Maydew, David Vause and Rachel Golding)
11. Retro Box (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah and Bruce Baker)
12 . Worlds We Know (Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah and David Vause)
All Music written and produced by Muhammad Abdullah Hamzah (Celt Islam)