German Jazz/Beat duo Pachakuti & young.vishnu are taking their joint project to new heights. Organically developing instrumental Hip-Hop into full-fledged orchestral Jazz and Groove, they create an excitingly eclectic blend of world music traditions. ‘Heyoka’ is the second single off their upcoming project.
Pachakuti is a musician and producer with family roots in Colombia. He plays keys, tenor saxophone and clarinet. While living and working in Berlin, he draws inspiration from the natural world, investigative travels, and ancestral traditions of Latin America and beyond. His expressive and rhythmical playing and his instantaneous compositions are directed at the human core, arousing subtle experiences. While not being conformed to one style, it always invokes a sense of liveliness and depth to be delved in.
young.vishnu is a producer and DJ. He has studied philosophy and music in Hildesheim, Germany, which heavily influenced his views on meaning and mythology in music. In his DJ sets he selects and plays classic and contemporary Funk, Soul and Afrobeat. His practice as a DJ informs his work behind the boards directly, adding also more organic grooves and broader spectrum of musical styles to his in Hip-Hop based production.
If you had to put one single tag on their music, the best choice would be Jazz. That being said, Pachakuti and young.vishnu’s sound worlds might be better described in their own words: „We just make music and try to incorporate what we love about it“. They are musical freethinkers with shared interests in eastern philosophy and botany who interweave Hip-Hop, Latin and Funk with musical storytelling and world mythology.
Mixed and mastered by Roe Beardie at The Brewery Studios, Berlin. The album artwork emerged through a collaboration between Mexican painter Sergio Chávez Hollar and Carsten Pölking of Nima Compositions Archive.
Pachakuti & young.vishnu signed with Melting Pot Music in 2020 and released their debut album ‘Semilla’ in the same year. Followed by a string of singles and EPs.
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released February 23, 2022
Produced by Pachakuti & young.vishnu.
Piano, Keys, Synthesizer, Clarinet, Bass & Percussion by Pachakuti.
Bass by young.vishnu.
Drums by Leon Raum.
Percussion by Eric Owusu.
Mixed and mastered by Roe Beardie at Brewery Studios, Berlin.
Artwork by Sergio Chávez Hollar and Carsten Pölking.
Cat No: MPM 302-2
Artists: Pachakuti & young.vishnu
© ℗ 2022 Melting Pot Music