Maldives, January 2015 – Kuda Magic & Endless Blu 2 is the new bespoke music compilation inspired by Four Seasons Maldives’ two award-winning Resorts: Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.
Compiled and arranged by prolific Swiss music-designer, Olivier Rohrbach, in conjunction with Hello Stranger, the selection has been created in response to guest demand, following the huge success of its 2012 predecessor.
Featuring two distinct yet complementary selections, the double CD echoes the pulse and pace, sounds and spirit of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives. Kuda Magic reflects the Maldives’ exotic location and its fantastic fusion of influences: Indian, Asian and Arabic. Endless Blu – drawing its title from Landaa Giraavaru’s Blu Lounge – channels a more ‘modern Maldives’, elegant and effortlessly cool, moving from lazy chilled electronic to more lounge-friendly beats.
“The vibe at Four Seasons Maldives Resorts is quite magical – for this second volume I felt drawn to a synthesis of sounds that reflected its local and international influences, and musical melting pot experience,” explains Rohrbach, who also moonlights as an international DJ, producer and journalist. “It’s a sleek, sophisticated album with a fabulous, dream-like and eclectic soundtrack, designed to evoke perfect memories of Four Seasons Maldivian paradises when back home.”
Compilation highlights include Chris Coco’s incredible remix of the Maldivian song “Reethi Raje”, recorded in Malé especially for this CD; a chill-out version of the single “Sunlight” by talented Belgian DJ producer, The Magician; and “Here for you” by Gorgon City, one of the UK’s most acclaimed new dance acts, featuring vocals by Laura Welsh who is being coined as the next ‘Adele-meets-Emelie-Sandé’.
Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Regional Vice President, Armando Kraenzlin praises Rohrbach on his slick second selection: “Our first collaboration with Oliver was a huge success and prompted some incredible feedback from our guests. Music is so evocative and a great catalyst for relaxation but by encapsulating the essence of a place in such a personal and expressive way, Oliver’s selections have the power to resonate even more deeply. Volume 2 is an equally beautiful tribute and we can’t wait to share it with our guests.”