Protoculture ft. Ilana
I’ve raised hell with my broken lies,
Fallen down empty roads beyond the lights,
I’ve betrayed myself with my own mind,
Sins burning for my soul to revive…
I’m as pure as the dirt at the bottom of my knees,
As warm as the ice drowning me while it seeps,
So I lay here breathing, craving ways to see,
Praying to forgive myself,
I want to believe…
I stand here learning to survive,
I’m not falling,
My faith staring into my eyes,
And its calling,
Whenever you’re in fear,
May your hopes still remain clear,
Cause life won’t last forever…
So live your life…
I used to breathe in frozen air,
I used to let pain simmer,
I used to crawl into the dark,
But now I’ve broken through…
Life won’t last forever,
So life your life…
Single is part of Protoculture’s album “Music is More Than Mathematics” released May 2, 2014 on Armada Music.
Music is More Than Mathematics (ARDI3461B):
01. Protoculture – Across An Ocean Of Stars (Intro)
02. Protoculture ft. Ilana – Vertigo
03. Protoculture – Talisman
04. Protoculture & Johnny Yono ft. Lynn Olsen – Rush Of Life
05. Protoculture – I Found Love
06. Protoculture & Christian Burns – Knife Games (Throwing Daggers)
07. Protoculture & Max Graham – Axiom
08. Protoculture – Laguna
09. Protoculture – Super Collider
10. Protoculture & Shane Halcon with Jennifer Rene – Northern Lights
11. Protoculture – Challenger
12. Protoculture – Annapurna
13. Protoculture ft. Tricia McTeague – Burning Bridges
14. Protoculture – Music Is More Than Mathematics
15. Protoculture – Life Signs (Outro)
Cape Town, South Africa — for some, it’s one of the most remote locations on earth, practically the stuff of legends. For Nate Raubenheimer, the tip of the southernmost African country is home. Armin van Buuren has said of the man, “Everything he touches turns to musical gold.” Really, there can be no stronger endorsement, nor can there be a statement more accurate.
His is a classic tale — inspired at the age of 8, it wasn’t long before his life’s journey led him to audio engineering school, and ultimately, to the largest festivals in the world. Protoculture’s fans are filled with an almost feverish adoration, the kind of hard-earned reputation that only someone with genuine talent can enjoy. Success hasn’t been all roses for the producer, however, as his hometown is one of the worst spots to travel from for an internationally touring DJ.
‘Music Is More Than Mathematics’ is an appropriate title for this exceptional album, and there’s absolutely no formula for what Protoculture does. If “awesome” could be bottled into a jar, it would be this record. Finding better descriptors is as pointless as trying to compete with his musical talents.
Even though each record radiates the artist behind the controls, Protoculture was able to attract talented producers, songwriters, and vocalists to help realize this record. Christian Burns, Johnny Yono, Max Graham, Jennifer Rene, and Tricia McTeague are some of the multitalented collaborators that made ‘Music Is More Than Mathematics’ possible, and their respective contributions seem to come at the precise time they’re needed in this musical journey.
Certain albums defy conventional logic, and certain sounds are so transcendental that it’s hard to see “trance” as anything but the right term. This is a special release, and one that covers as much territory as Protoculture’s frequent trips around the globe.