Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Bhajans: The Bhajans

The Bhajans is a devotional singing ensemble from Orcas Island, Wa., fronted by Fabrice Van Putten and Adam Starr Farish, and accompanied by Khadoma Colomby, Kevin Dickey, Jyoti Pavitt, and Emily Aring. The intention: To inspire a deeper sense of connection to the divine through the singing of timeless spiritually centered hymns from various cultures around the world. Our offering is designed to inspire you to join in... infused with a soothing groove and an infectious dose of "whomp."

The word "Bhajan" refers to any kind of devotional singing. The term encompasses Kirtan, Mantra, chanting, and many other forms of devotional voice. We sing because it makes us feel good. We harmonize because it reminds us that we are one. We laugh because it brings joy to parts of our bodies that need it. We rock The Bhajans 'cause we want to take it higher.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rara Avis: Live Yoga Music Improvised

YogiTunes CEO and Co-Founder Alex King-Harris, aka Rara Avis, has been focusing on live yoga class sets that combine ableton live loops with improvised guitar and vocals. He often plays with teachers who use his music every day in class. So it’s a special treat for them to be able to co-create a live yoga and music flow. These performances are all improvised music journeys, mostly between 1 hour and 75 minutes long.

This and the past two releases from Craig and Amani are available WORLD WILDE and exclusive to YogiTunes.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Music Industry Part 1

I'm Canadian, so you can imagine how I felt when my US based digital music company opened and I was told by our distributors that we weren't allowed to operate outside the US!

All my life I grew up wondering why things would take so long to break outside the US, feeling left out as a Canadian, and here I am on the other end of the stick... but not by choice.

The reason we're not allowed is because in almost all countries there exists a copyright agreement between the Federal Government and some kind of 'Performing Rights Society', or PRO. In the US we have ASCAP and BMI, in Canada it's SESAC and SOCAN.

Now for the artists sake, historically these companies have collected royalties on their behalf and paid it to them. They've been an essential part of artists generating revenue just because their music is being played out there on radio, TV, film, and now... the internet.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Deva Premal: Remixed

An all star cast of remix producers take Deva’s angelic voice to new heights on this new offering from Sounds True. Earthrise Soundsystem, Tierro, Shaman’s Dream, Cheb I Sabbah & Desert Dwellers are just a few of the talented artists lending their skills to migrate Deva’s amazing sounds into a chilled out electronic landscape

In contrast to the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of her husband Miten, Deva Premal was raised in an atmosphere of mantra and spiritual discipline.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

DownTemple Dub: Remixed by Desert Dwellers

On DownTemple Dub: Remixed, world-class sound alchemists filter Desert Dwellers’ classic psy-chilled grooves through a kaleidoscope of midtempo breaks and ornately-textured ambience. Yoga dub meets ethno-electronic bass music on this genre-bending journey through realms of sonic bliss and dancefloor ecstasy.

Bringing the bass music vibe to the yoga space – and the yoga vibe to the bass music space – Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between two ideas. Joining solid groove with sounds of serenity, their signature yoga dub aesthetic feels as natural after hours as it does on the yoga mat. Due in no small part to Desert Dwellers’ pioneering spirit, the very concept of yoga music has expanded dramatically.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Cryogenic Encounters: by Liquid Stranger

Never one to repeat himself and always up for a creative challenge, the Stranger brings us a fresh and distinctly analogue sound. Some aficionados may see a link to the early days of laid-back and chilled out IDM, others may just hear brilliantly produced and finely detailed dreamy electronic music. This album of deeper tunes has given the Stranger the freedom of long introductions, gentle builds and vast atmospheres. Some of the modular patches are particularly epic - there's some classic dual TB303 work - and it won't come as any surprise that here at Interchill we really appreciate the Stranger's formidable abilities in sound design, melody and arrangement. In this digital-only release, mastered by Vincent Villius [aka Aes Dana], all the right aural ingredients come together to make this sonic concoction something special to immerse oneself in over the quiet winter months.

For all the fans of the Stranger's harder edge, you're encouraged to kick back and get into a mellower and more cinematic side to his musical persona. Rest assured, he'll be dropping the bass later in the fall with The Renegade Crusade, the much anticipated follow up to The Arcane Terrain.

Flow of the Soul Groove: by Diane Hudock

Diane Hudock is a leading and recognized yoga instructor known for her inspirational style of teaching, humor, and hands-on approach bringing together the expansive and healing principles of yoga within a dynamic and spontaneous Vinyasa flow. She has developed her own unique philosophy: “do a consciously challenging and heart-centered practice, that shifts you out of your comfort zone, in order to remove fear, expand the mind, and create the greatest freedom in the physical body.”

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Yoga Becomes Eclectic: by Micheline Berry

Yoga is not just a path of asana and alignment… it is a path of living life as a vibrant, breathing, ever-evolving art.

As both a teacher and artist, Micheline Berry’s work is renowned for catalyzing healing and transformation through a cohesive fusion of vinyasa flow yoga, world beat music, somatic dance, indigenous ritual and multimedia art, within contexts of both urban and exotic natural environments.

Get up and flow: by Lauren Peterson

This playlist is designed to support your asana practice. We start slowly, to bring you into a meditative state. From there we move into fun, energetic songs to build energy and finally the tone quiets down transitioning to savasana.

Lauren Peterson is a well-respected yoga instructor living and teaching in Malibu California. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching since 1992. She had the privilege to study with, and assist, Chuck Miller for over 10 years. Chuck taught her through fourth series in the ashtanga yoga system. She is also playing with the first few poses of fifth series as shown to her by Richard Freeman.