If Mr Raoul K's previous 12-inch for Mule Musiq was his chance to show off his heritage, the original mix of "Moment Psychedelik" is him moving far past it. In fact, if "Wind of Goree" could be described as earthen, "Moment" is suitably cosmic. There are few traces of acoustic elements here, only whirling synthesizers that never stop rotating, and a drum machine that pumps pleasantly along, unaware of its surroundings, which seem to be composed largely of tidy washes of ambience. It's a track that takes every moment of its nearly eleven minutes to unfurl.
K's original mix here is more Lindstrom, and the gongonmix more Culoe De Song. It's fascinating to hear how a few touches here and there can so irrevocably change the feeling that a track evokes. A bit of rolling percussion and we're firmly in Afro house, but it's the same synths hanging their everlasting chords in the background. It's purely a matter of DJing taste as to what you'll prefer. For my money, though, the original bangs just a bit harder than its counterpart despite both being buoyed by the sort of synths you feel like you could ride off into the sunset with.
Tracklist: Mr Raoul K - Moment PsychedelikA Moment Psychedelik (Originalmix)
B Moment Psychedelik (Gongonmix)