For lone rangers like Beat & Path label boss Uone and the bounty hunter called Western, the answer is clear: staying on the cosmic trail is the way of the cowboy. For the last 12 months these neon outlaws tamed an iron asteroid, mining deep for the elements that form their debut LP ‘The Lone Wranglers’. It has a big game, a fusion of galactic electronic music rolled in the steampunk spirit of the American frontier. With only a few weeks until the ten track epic goes supernova, Uone & Western starts the countdown via three singles taken from the LP. And we boost straight into hyperdrive via ‘Last Showdown’; an elevating experience complete with a remix from fellow psychonauts, Desert Dwellers.
The ‘Last Showdown’ is thick with vocal smoke, harmonica whisps and swashes of slide guitar, it’s a blueprint on how to become the hero in your own story. It was sourced after many space battles and exactly 100 hours of dimension surfing. It feels fluid and fearless, and in multiverse number KH-1078Q1 considered a cure for the future blues. Listen only if you are an experienced Level 10.
The Desert Dwellers is wanted by every border patrol from Melbourne to Mars. Their brand of anti-gravity melodies, confidant guitars and rattlesnake shakers are worth a lot on the black market. But the rumours are true, and this is beyond mere alien oil. It contains a healing potential which is very real. Be careful: this deeply illegal remix will feature on every Most Wanted list across the seven quadrants.
Desert Dwellers is the convergence of music producers Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who honed their individual skills in the mystical deserts of New Mexico and California, long before electronic music reached the mainstream. Amani and Treavor combine the raw sounds of the natural world, wrapped in dance-floor and chill-out productions; blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices, and cross-cultural instrumentation into a sonic incense for the mind and body. Desert Dwellers’ unique global sounds are a bridge between worlds, and their label Desert Trax has become a platform to spotlight similar alchemical artists.
Brought together in the late ‘90s through the legendary Moontribe gatherings, in 2019 the duo celebrated their 20th anniversary of making music together, adding depth to their reputation as a pioneering and prolific downtempo, psybass, and tribal house act from the United States. The culmination of two decades of partnership has forged their Beatport #1 selling electronica album BREATH, out on Black Swan Sounds, which features more than 20 musicians and vocalists over a 10-track journey. In 2020, the duo is releasing a series of three BREATH remix albums across the BPM spectrum by a whole host of major figures in the industry.
Desert Dwellers’ studio output is matched only by their extensive touring history, which juxtaposes performances at America’s most iconic venues like Red Rocks, festivals like Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, and Coachella, with high-powered sets at the biggest trance festivals around the world; BOOM in Portugal and Rainbow Serpent in Australia. Desert Dwellers are equally at home in clubs as they are in yoga studios, and the jungles, deserts, and mountains of far-flung international festivals.