PSYCHEMAGIK – Magik Sunset

The Orchester Ambros Seelos track thats just been unveiled from Psychemagik’s new ‘Magik Sunset’ compilation (out 4th Sept on Leng Records) is real tasty rich retro funk. Cinematic and hypnotic as it bubbles round with fat bass and sweeping synths, its an enjoyable cut which would have otherwise been lost had it not been for Psychemagik’s great record researching. They have developed a reputation as the go to guys for mega rare records and samples that you can’t and won’t find anywhere else. Their satisfied customers include 2 Many Dj’s/Soulwax, Chemical Brothers, Q-Tip and Fake Blood amongst many others. It is this incredible ear for musical treasures and their dedication to the art of digging that has led to the success of their recent compilations, all of which have featured in the End of Year Top 10’s at most good record shops globally including Rough Trade, Phonica and Piccadilly Records. The most recent in this series, ‘Magik Sunset Part One’, was recently released and lauded compilation of the week on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show.

The follow up and final part of the series, ‘Magik Sunset Part Two’ is yet another fine selection of tracks mainly released in extremely small numbers, sometimes only on private presses and only reaching specific parts of the world.  Many of the tracks offered little information when searching for the original artists, some were discovered living in remote parts of the US and some had changed their names making the search that bit harder. This long and difficult search took well over a year but at the end of it there was more than enough music to make the album into a two-part finale of the Magik series. As the compiler, Danny McLewin of Psychemagik says; “We accidentally ended up with such a positive response that we were left with almost too much quality to cater for one double LP. We ended up with the format being expanded to a feast worthy of two editions of double vinyl if only as a respectful nod to the incredible tunes andvibrations being realised, the project simply evolved into two volumes.

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