The Yoga Sessions: EarthRise SoundSystem CD offers uplifting yoga music with a beat for power yoga and world dance music.
'EarthRise Soundsystem is raising the vibration of the earth.' --MC Yogi
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When EarthRise SoundSystem’s Derek Beres and David 'Duke Mushroom' Schommer first joined together to remix a song by popular mantra singer Deva Premal, they set out to create a new paradigm as to what ‘yoga music’ meant. The result was a percussively rich, organically spacious and dubby soundscape. This approach laid the foundation for their full length album, The Yoga Sessions, a collection of 21st century electronically inspired yet organically grown original music that will redefine one’s notions of “yoga music.”
Beres knows well from his five years of teaching yoga at Manhattan’s Equinox Fitness what his students crave musically: bass. Enter Duke Mushroom, whose award-nominated album, Bole 2 Harlem, merged Ethiopian sounds with New York City rhythms. As EarthRise SoundSystem, Beres—a longtime DJ and influential music journalist—and Mushroom—a producer, writer, and performer who has played on over 50 records in the past two decades—united their experiences to create an album that moves people from the inside out, a quality apparent throughout its twelve dynamic tracks.
One thing is for certain: this is not your guru’s yoga music. This album was not only designed to work inside the yoga studio—following the arc of a class—but also in your home, at a dance club, or at a lounge after work. EarthRise SoundSystem has created an album that speaks to the 21st century world, unique and welcoming to anyone that tunes in.
Advance Praise for The Yoga Sessions: EarthRise SoundSystem CD:
'Having contributed many remixes for other artists, Earthrise SoundSystem steps out with a first set of original material that confirms them as the major players we always suspected them to be.' --Derek Rath [NPR’s All Things Considered/KPFK’s Global Village]
'Musical omnivores Derek Beres and Duke Mushroom live up to their EarthRise name in their debut collection filled with deeply rooted grooves that reach for transcendence, mixing gorgeous internationalist melodies and contemporary downtempo beats. They succeed beautifully, supported by a cast of first-rate vocalists and instrumentalists.' --Bill Bragin [Director, Out of Doors and Midsummer Night’s Swing, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts]
'Completely flawless album of chilled, beautiful and well-crafted tracks. You can really hear the people and music of the world rise out of the earth.' --Andrew T. Mackay [Bombay Dub Orchestra]
'A deep, moving and organic sonic adventure for the mind, body and soul.' --Pathaan [BBC/Worldwide]
'A beautiful piece that weaves rich percussive and harmonic elements from around the world, while maintaining a low end theory and crispness of NY boom bap.' --DJ Center
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