By: Anand Harsh
For Stephen Suchan, the world is not enough.
Sorry—I fucked that up. For Stephen Suchan, there is not enough world music. OK, cool. *whew* Got it right.
The fourth Soohan album drops tomorrow, and as fans from coast-to-coast know, it's gonna be jam-packed with genre-blurring, culture-crossing, road-tripping bass anthems that'll rattle the hula girl right off your dashboard.
Archetapes features nine remixes ranging from classic psychedelic rock to Bollywood hits, and that's just the source material. Soohan is influenced by psybass, baile funk, hard-hitting trap, and every flavor of contemporary production you could imagine. That's why he's gotta stuff three or four different styles into every jam.
Today we premiere Soohan's remix of a Iberian Peninsula folk song whose origins date back hundreds of years. Its harmonious melodies are filtered through Suchan's need for blaring 808 kicks and razor-sharp hi-hats. “La Cima Ao Castelo” throws open the new record with a heady jam ready to rock and rave.
Soohan celebrates his latest album with a hometown throwdown in Baltimore, Maryland at one of his favorite old haunts, The 8x10, alongside Jackson Whalan, and Christian Dope, and more tour dates are following in its wake.
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