There is this magic valley in central Hungary, near a tiny village, Ozora. It's surrounded by friendly hills and corn-fields. Every August tens of thousands of open-minded, warm-hearted people gather from all corners of the world. This is Ozora Festival, one of the biggest psychedelic gatherings in the world.
On 7th August 2012 Airtist played on the first night of the gathering without any intention of recording the concert, especially not thinking of releasing a live album. Just uniting energies with the audience in the present, perceiving the moment with every nerve.
Before the show a friend, Bohóc jacked his audio recorder in the outputs of the mixing console. The recording was loud, rough, a bit noisy and quite low-fi. But the energy came through. This recording grabbed the moment and keeps expanding it!
It had to be shown to the people as it gives back the atmosphere, the vibe of an Airtist concert. A very special concert as MC Fantom is also featuring it, so the ancient vibes meet vocalized messages and bring you the ultimate organic beats!
All songs written by Airtist. Recorded by Bohóc, mixed by Negrus, sound polished by Barnabás Szilágyi at Namaste Productions NY, back cover photo by Richárd Kunstár. Thanks for your work and support. Thanks to the Zimányi Family, Péter Pusker and all the wonderful people of Ozora Festival.
Airtist is grateful to the fans, festival organizers and promoters for trusting the band. Your enthusiasm moves us, gives us energy and makes us able to follow the path we set our foot on.
So, a big THANK YOU to all of you. We will always be thankful to Yoram and Gil for making possible that our roads have crossed and merged.
Markus plays the didgeridoo with the full respect to the indigenous people of Australia - especially the Yolngu people of North-east Arnhemland. Particular thanks to Miniyawany Yunupingu, clan elder of the Gumatj clan.
Markus's didgeridoos are sponsored by:
Thanks to Andrea Maria Handler, Clouse und Lili, Wolle and family, Sonja Hartmann, Michael Sprick, Goldi, Mike Jackson and Jaclyn Ward, Christian Kuttner, Thomas Meurer and family, Margit and Michael Handler, Stephan Braun and family, Jeremy Cloake, The Priddles and all the wonderful people at "Buku Larrnggay Mulka" Yirrkala...and many more! Special thanks to Si Mullumby for musical inspiration...
Airtist is a unique music project that creates the atmosphere of electronic dance music with ancient instruments and human voice. The didgeridoo, the Jew's harp and the human beatbox together create an unmatchable soundworld that is so typical to Airtist. The band don't use any electronically produced sound. Only the natural vibration of their instruments is what makes people dance. This music could have been played thousands of years ago the same way.
Airtist: Áron Szilágyi: Jew's harps Döme: Human beatbox Markus Meurer: Didgeridoo
joined by MC Fantom: voice
Since 2007 Airtist have played at the biggest music festivals in Europe, have made people dance in more than 20 countries at world-music events, electronic parties, music clubs and various occasions and fests. First studio album, Wireless came out in 2007, in 2013 the band has released a live album, On Air featuring MC Fantom from Subculture Revolution. Their second studio album is due late 2013.
The band uses the most ancient instruments, air and the energy given by the Nature to create music that brings people to a deliberating dance and let their spirit fly. It's important for Airtist to live in harmony with each other and the nature and they keep this in focus not only in their music but also in their lives. More info about Airtist