Writer / Producer Astral22 has been fascinated from his early years with all things musical. Nourished by the polyrhythmic diversity of his native New York, LA/Miami based Astral22 reaches down to primal elements, where the roots of soul/electronic/deep house/lounge/ambient
come alive.... full of beauty, life, and rich with experience.
"I create from the source, the foundation, a feel good place. I'm inspired musically by the foundations of all black music including the diaspora, and my connection to the metaphysical, nonphysical realm, the stars, cosmos and universe. I decided it was important to align my artistic identity with it's reference to the Astral realm, and my personal master number 22, which carries a lot of power. I create to contribute to the world, to bring happiness, move peoples spirit, soothe their soul, inspire and project love."
Astral22 is known for his heavily drenched lush soulful sound, containing electronic elements, and a blend of house and lounge vibes. His music is carefree, and vibrant. HIs production is clean, clear minded, accessible, ambient and unique. Astral22 A.K.A Armand Tulumello is also the founder of the boutique label 'Trans Phatt Records'.
In 2007 Astral22 debuted with the double A side single ‘Starting Over’ and ‘Don’t Know What’ featuring Simone released on UK's Lola Waxx Records, which is reminiscent of Incognito and the Brand New Heavies.
'Starting Over/Don't Know What' on iTunes
In 2008 Lola Waxx also released the 3 track maxi single 'Make Me Wanna Fly' - Astral22 Featuring Shu'ane which also featured the instrumentals 'Deja Vu' and 'Love You More Than Anything'.
'Make Me Wanna Fly' Maxi Single on iTunes:
Astral22's 15 track progressive soul compilation CD "Imperial", released in 2009 on Trans Phatt, reached Top Seller Status on CD Baby, #1 for 12 weeks on London's Starpoint Radio Soul Chart, and Top 5 for 8 weeks on UK's Solar Radio Soul Chart.
'Imperial' is also part of many DJ's top charts and playlists worldwide.
'Imperial' Review: http://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/reviews/802-Astral%2022%20Presents...%20Imperial.html
'Imperial' on iTunes:
2010 marked the Trans Phatt release of 'Back Into The Sun' - Katie Cole Astral22 Palmares Remixes
'Back Into The Sun' Remixes on iTunes
For Miami's Art Basil 2011 Astral22 produced his first ambient soundtrack titled “Secret Giardino” for Designer Rita Motta and MR.O Studio, which was featured in the gallery installation “Inventory 02 - Soul Does Matter”. In 2013 Astral22 produced a follow up ambient soundtrack titled “Time”, also for Mr. O Studio based on the installations theme of Time, for the Miami International Airport and Art Basel 'Inventory 04' art installations.
2014 Producer / Writer - 12 Track Full Length Album
Jazz Saxophonist Chris Reinhardt - “Inside Identity”
Astral22’s second 15 track full length ‘Open Source Love’ released in 2015 on Trans Phatt brings a sexy, soulful, deep house, and Brazilian imprint to electronic music.
Astral22's 'Quiet', also released on Trans Phatt in 2015, features 12 instrumental tracks which originally appeared as vocal versions on 'Astral22 Presents... Imperial' and various singles releases.