By: Michelle Gargano
Combining the eclectic minds of two musical creators like Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe results in some magical production. Together, creating as the adored Desert Dwellers, this unique duo just celebrated 20 years together and dropped their new album, Breath, the culmination of three years of work, and more than 20 musicians.
Never sticking to one genre, Desert Dwellers is known and loved for their contributions to psy bass, downtempo, tribal, and global bass. Throughout this ten-track release we are delighted with so many organic sounds.
While this whole album is dripping in goodness, “Closed Eyes in a Dust Storm,” was my favorite track – elevating my senses and bringing my heart to a state of euphoria. Another stand out song is, At Last, Our Refuge, this dance-y track is melodic and tribalistic paired with a plethora of exotic instruments and beautiful vocals.
Desert Dwellers has a knack for turning up the temperature on any dance floor and connecting with their listeners on a deeper, spiritual level. My favorite part of their music is that each composition has a worldly vibe and greets our souls with a feeling of peace, and Breath certainly holds up to that reputation. And fans are connecting with it on a deep level, as we are learning that the album is about to enter the Billboard charts for best-selling electronic albums after dominating the Beatport chart and landing at #1 overall.
We owe praises to artists like these who continue to celebrate and cultivate original, stand alone, captivating music over multiple decades. The best news about this release? You can hear this album in all of its glory, live, as Desert Dwellers gears up for a two-night heater at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
Tonight, and tomorrow, they are sharing the bill with none other than the infamous Simon Posford for two nights of live Shpongle sets and here’s the kicker, a special set from the legendary Dave Tipper tonight and CloZee tomorrow. Get your dancing shoes on party people—this is going to be a weekend of epic proportions and out of this realm tunes.
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