⚡️ HIDE U (2024 RELOAD) ⚡️

We’re excited to announce “Hide U (2024 Reload)” – a new chapter in Kosheen’s legacy! ✨

This upcoming release features three unique remixes of Kosheen’s classic ‘Hide U’, each offering a fresh reinterpretation of the iconic track

Mark your calendars for part 1 on  23 July  as “Hide U (2024 Reload)”, with later instalments in August to enhance your summer soundtrack

Experience ‘Hide U’ like never before!

on all major streaming platforms 🌐

Presave/Stream here: https://moksha.lnk.to/HideU-2024Reload-Mozey

An ode to The Shamen, dance rock pioneers who never got their due

Words & Photo by Ben Cardew

For underground musicians, chart success can be a double-edged sword, which brings in money and fame as it destroys your experimental credentials. Few bands know this as much as The Shamen, the Scottish psychedelic indie band turned rave pop stars, who are best known these days as the jokers who smuggled a pro-ecstasy song to the top of the UK charts via the leaden punning of Ebeneezer Goode.

There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. There was undoubtedly something subversive in what The Shamen achieved with Ebeneezer Goode and when people think of the band it is generally with a wry smile and a warm heart.

But this rampant chart success – and The Shamen were genuinely massive in the 90s – means that the group’s background as psychedelic warriors and dance rock crossover pioneers gets lost under a litany of naughty-naughty camera winks and nostalgic delights. Because way back before the Happy Mondays dropped the W.F.L. dance-floor mixes and The Stone Roses released Fools Gold, The Shamen were mixing up electronic sounds with guitars, rock vocals and political intent, making them a genuinely revolutionary band. As their pivotal album, In Gorbachev We Trust, turns 35, what better time to celebrate them?

“The Shamen started out as a guitar band, gorging on fungal fruits and tuning into psychedelia,” the band’s guitarist, vocalist and leader Colin Angus told The Guardian in 2012. You can hear this on their 1987 debut album, Drop, a work of elegant psychedelic rock, which suggests 60s acid trips, more than 90s acid house. “As the personnel changed,” Angus continued, “we played around Scotland and picked up a few tricks with sequencers, samplers and drum machines.”

read more on Ben Cardews substack

moship : a2e ft michael horowitz (ambience)

drops : today (03 may 2023)   – stream here

out now : a2e (ambience) available on spotify, apple music, amazon, deezer and other digital platforms

stream here now 👉

‘a2e (ambience)’ equals magnificent moship acidic debut, minus big n bouncy beats plus extra atmospheric treats.

moship’s ‘a2e’ now leaks in ambient versions on a new 3 track ep – a more relaxed reflection on ‘the antidote to everything’ :

01: a2e (radio rental un-strumental mix) 06:43

02: a2e (radio rental instrumental mix) 06:43

03: a2e (bdrm produca edit) 02:41

the lyrics to a2e are an extended mix of a talk michael gave at the world psychedelic forum in basel in 2006 honouring hofmann.

moship : a2e ft michael horowitz (rhythms)

drops : today (26 april 2023)   – stream here

out now : a2e (rhythms) available on spotify, apple music, amazon, deezer and other digital platforms

stream here now 👉

moship’s ‘a2e’ now drops in some alternative “rhythms” flavours at around 126 bpm, with more uplifting chilled house vibes, a breakbeat version, an instrumental of the original and some bonus acapellas for beat meisters & bedroom producas

4 track ep:

01: a2e (lieb sich dich mix) 07:03

02: a2e (crystal mµze mix) 03:43

03: a2e (original instrumental mix) 11:52

04: a2e (bedroom produca edit) 02:52

the lyrics to a2e are an extended mix of a talk michael gave at the world psychedelic forum in basel in 2006 honouring hofmann.

moship : a2e ft michael horowitz (original version)

drops : 19/04/23 – bicycle day   – stream here

out now : a2e (original version) available on spotify, apple music, amazon, deezer and other digital platforms

stream here now 👉

11:51 minutes celebrating the power of psychoactive substances available on the 80th anniversary of “bicycle day” (the original lab leak), when acid godfather dr albert hofmann wobbled home on two wheels, inceptively experiencing the full spectrum of psychedelic effects from the nascent lsd-25 he had recently synthesized and imbibed.

the lyrics to a2e are an extended mix of a talk michael gave at the world psychedelic forum in basel in 2006 honouring hofmann.

moship : a2e

out : 19/04/2023

take a sneak peak at moship’s debut release, ‘a2e’ ft michael horowitz….

kosheen : damage (2021 remaster)

out now 29/07/21

 

sonically referencing both the electronica of “resist” 🦌(their debut lp) and the creativity and darkness of “kokopelli” (their second)🎶, with “damage (2021 remaster)”🌾, kosheen created🎙🎚💻  a subtly futuristic soundtrack for the 21st century. lyrically, changes and struggles in both relationships and landscapes are recurring themes. life and beauty still flourish,

“damage” was their ‘biggest’ and most beautiful record to date and includes the tracks ‘overkill’ & ‘guilty” and “damage”.

remastered 🎛 for 2021 

👉 play now  

kosheen : kokopelli (2021 remaster)

out now

Kokopelli album packshot

kosheen’s second album “kokopelli”, continued the evolution of kosheen’s sound, an original hybrid informed by their diverse musical roots, their personal experiences from performing live across the world, and all elements of contemporary music, it brings together sian evans’ emotive vocals and traditional song writing techniques to darren decoder’s and markee substance’s dark electronica and guitar-driven riffs. “kokopelli” went gold, and included the chart hit “all in my head”.

lovingly remastered for 2021

listen to it now on all super streamer outlets 👉

kosheen : resist (2021 remaster)

out now

Music Album Packshop

after hugely influential, independent singles like ‘hide u’, ‘catch’ & ‘(slip & slide) suicide’, kosheen achieved massive club, critical & chart success. their much loved lp ‘resist’ presents yet more dimensions of kosheen, with sparkling electronic breakbeat, deep chilled drum ‘n’ bass torch songs and achingly beautiful downbeat melancholia allowing sian’s emotive voice full range. this is a killer debut. remastered for 2021

stream it here