Stonetree Records was founded in 1995 in Belize and has since then been promoting the region’s unique musical styles and encouraging the preservation and development of traditional roots music and has been instrumental in the ongoing development of new and unique musical styles, and fostering experimentation and creativity in the fertile Garifuna music scene.
Now, for the first time in its history, Stonetree has opened up its incredible archive. This project, coinciding with the upcoming 25th anniversary of the label, is both an exploration of its history, and a look to the future. Garifuna Remixed features electronic music producers from around the world using these incredible recordings as source material for a series of releases aimed at showcasing the soulful sound to a whole new audience.
These recordings, including the music of Garifuna legends Andy Palacio and Paul Nabor, plus sounds from the Umalali project and recordings of the Garifuna Collective and Aurelio, span the history of Stonetree and represents a globally recognized musical output that has succeeded in placing Garifuna music on the world stage.
The remixes come in a huge variety of styles and visions, ranging from hypnotic house and techno to explorations in the newest bass-heavy styles of dance music that have made a mark on contemporary electronic production.
The Garifuna remix project is driven by electronic musicians with a deep love for this music, and a desire to share the captivating melodies and drum rhythms with a wider audience of all night dancers, deep groove lovers, and those looking for music that connects them to their roots, while maintaining a funky groove.
These remixes will be release in a series of EP’s curated by Eli Levinson and Ivan Duran leading to 2020.
Check out the first 4 volumes below