“Cualli is an Aztec word for something which is inherently good and I want my music to reflect that.” – Cualli
Envision music festival, once again, has brought some new found musical knowledge to my brain by introducing me to the tunes of Cualli, of Denver, Colorado. I met Aaron Holsapple, aka Cualli, kickin’ it under a shady structure early one afternoon while dodging the sun and waiting for some of the dankest falafel known to man kind to finish cooking. Cualli was mad cool and told me he was playing later in the evening at the bar stage so I figured I’d check out the tunes. WELL DAMN…evening rolled around, I think it was around 11pm, and Kll Smth and myself were on the move towards the bar stage to check some truly unique and inspiring bass sounds from Cualli. Cualli came in on the most positive tip and kept the energy flowing high through his entire set, which consisted of incredible guitar solos, a violinist on stage, and more smiles than I’ve seen in a long time. It was definitely an energizing performance to watch. Merkaba Craft is one of my favorite Cualli tracks off of his newest ep, Elixir, that I want you all to check out. This song has a lot of different elements from start to end…heavy synths that almost whine, a nice kick that keeps your feet moving, an INCREDIBLE transition to pure positivity, and a guitar solo to top it all off! There will definitely be more Cualli on Ganjaology.org, but until then, check out his SoundCloud HERE, for more tunes.
Okay…I can’t put up just one Cualli track…here is another personal favorite, Jungle Love.