BioTraditional musical boundaries between nations are bending. The sounds of native drums can be heard merging with house music and uniting with jazz creating new forms, disintegrating the mass-marketed model of pop culture. This is the world of Afro-Mystik, Om Records' electrifying live experience. Fusing the rhythms of many cultures into one on their second full-length album, "Morphology" coming April 2003, Afro-Mystik presents the evolution of diverse musical traditions into a singular, surreal electronic landscape.
Chris Smith (DJ Fluid) formed Afro-Mystik in 1999 as a fusion of DJ Culture, live percussion and global influences. "I wanted to get together a band that could bring in my influence as a DJ and live instrumentation," remembers Fluid. "There are so many artist/producers out there, such as Jazzanova and Bugz in the Attic, that are creating stunning, groundbreaking music. I wanted to take Afro-Mystik to a different arena by focusing on not only the production, but the development of a powerful live act." Originally producing downbeat, breaks and house under his Fluid Motion moniker on SF independent label Mephisto, Afro-Mystik allowed Smith to explore his obsessive passion for the sounds of African and Brazilian rhythms naturally fused with electronic beats.