Ikarus a.k.a. Wolfgang Stindl started to work on the Ikarus project back in 1995, after years of studying music, making first experiences in performing & producing. Inspired by vast journeys and all sorts of ethnic music, Ikarus started to combine Electronic Chill Out tracks with sounds & vocals from all over the planet. Ikarus draws on voices from every corner of the world; from India and Africa to Eastern Europe and Asia. Hymns of joy and cries of anger, prayers to the spirits, songs of hope and despair have all been brought to question your certainties, seize your senses and stir your emotions. Ikarus combines all kinds of ethnic music with electronic backgrounds. A unique fusion where vocal samples and instrumental solos, including guitars, didgeridoo and shakuhachi blend perfectly with fashionable downtempo trip-hop and ambient grooves.
Café del Mar Terrace Mix continues its successful story with another great selection of 13 titles, carefully compiled by Toni Simonen Toni Simonen latest Terrace Mix instalment shows a mesmerising melange of rhythms, timbres and tunes, with 13 new exclusive tracks from the leading names in Downtempo. It combines an aesthetically accomplished sound with extensive production know-how, creating state-of-the-art sound design in a lively groove. New material from Moby, "A Long Time" has an insistent, kind of dejected chug, and it brings us one of his most powerful work in several years.