Verfasst: 16.04.2012, 23:24
|Jahta Beat - The Lotus Memoirs by DJ Drez - (Black Swan Sounds)
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On The Lotus Memoirs, DJ Drez adeptly leads us on a sonic journey through the lush soundscapes of downtempo hip hop beats, traditional Indian instrumentation, sacred mantras, and dub sensibility (and a touch of jazz). The fourth installment in Drez’ Jahta Beat series is big, bold and beautiful. Released on the newly launched Black Swan Sounds, 'The Lotus Memoirs' is a clear mission statement for East/West fusion of music and culture, charting a new course and raising the already-high water mark for the yoga music revolution.
The brilliance of The Lotus Memoirs is that it is infectious and groovy while also elevating consciousness through the incorporation of mantra on many tracks. The blatant yogic (and even devotional) tint doesn’t compromise Drez’ musical pedigree; in fact, it clearly shows his personal evolution as a seeker and sound pioneer while still staying true to his roots.
International excursions from pacesetting deep bass alchemists (Kalya Scintilla, Love & Light, Kaminanda, and Drumspyder among them), and contributions from rising names in the burgeoning yogabeat scene (Duke Mushroom, EarthRise SoundSystem, Eccodek), the album is more than just deep bass, cool soundscapes and exotic voices. It is the expression of music’s ritual and scientific power. It is the pursuit of the transformative, communal experience that bass music and yoga share.
Drez has artfully created an album deserving of bona fide street credibility in the underground LA hip hop scene where he cut his teeth to become an in-demand DJ, while also pleasing his Rasta brethren and pure Krishna devotees alike. Drez isn’t straddling worlds. Jahta Beat is his world – a sonic universe seamlessly and intelligently integrating his mystical path and musical tastes.
Jahta Beat: The Lotus Memoirs is a cohesive and coherent whole - a complete listening experience. From the dance hall to the yoga hall to the hall of fame, Drez has upped the ante as a true Stateside Sadhu, staying true to his roots while acknowledging and honoring where his mystic and musical path have taken him.
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"A laid back yet captivating and hypnotic audio experience"
"The beats and bhakti are there, it's time to enter the House of India".
-Cheb i Sabbah
"Ear candy for the soul"
"Could very well be the high water mark of the mantra music revolution to date and the clearest mission statement for East/West fusion of music and culture."
-John Smrtic Jiva Mukti
"Where the rhythm of the heart meets the music and divine play is freed, DJ Drez and his beats inspire breath and body on their journey of remembering the heart."
"I love The Lotus Memoirs. It is rich with funk and beats that make me move
into transcendence and playfulness simultaneously.."
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