For this FREE White Swan Wednesday offering, we dip back into the catalog to pull something from our Spa India compilation, a luxurious collection of songs selected to take you on a relaxing journey to the Inner East. Featured artists include Deva Premal, Desert Dwellers, Gary Stroutsos, Manish Vyas, Liquid Bloom and even a chilled-out "Peace Out" from MC Yogi.
Prem Joshua's "Cosmo-Bali-Tan" extends the trip, taking us on a winding, unhurried sojourn to Bali. As soothing as an herbal wrap, these magical sounds envelop you in their warm tones. We hope you enjoy this week's free song. Thanks for listening and, as always, if you like it, please share it.
Don't miss thisspecial opportunityto add the21 Day Mantra Meditation Journey with Deva Premal & Mitento your permanent collection, so that you can return to the meditations & the musicat any time.
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Far From Here Desert Dwellers Black Swan Sounds is excited to announce the release of Far From Here, by Desert Dwellers. The new digital-only track is bundled with a half-dozen remixes ranging from ecstatic dance floor bangers to mellowphonic vibes perfect for yoga practice.
The eclectic cast of producers includes some of the biggest names in underground bass music (Drumspyder, Luke Mandala, Eastern Sun), as well as emerging artists on the scene - a clear reflection of Desert Dwellers' prominence in the world of electronic music. This infectious, "old school" track, in all of its permutations, will shimmer in your audio memory like a deep desert morning sunrise.
With their latest offering, A Deeper Light (coming April 23rd and available now for pre-order), Deva Premal & Mitenwith Manose and special guest Maneesh de Moor intertwine their trademark Sanskrit mantras with sensual, dub-inspired grooves. The German-born Premal’s distinctive vibrato blends easily with the hypnotic vibe of the reggae-inflected rhythms, heightening the inherent power of the sacred chants she sensually intones. Says Deva, "It has a warmth and a simplicity to it -- it’s my favorite album so far."
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4am: Plum Mood
DJ Drez For DJ/beatmaker/remixer DJ Drez, 20 years of zig-zagging between gigs in North America and Asia has created a confluence of on-stage euphoria, the dazzling lights and nonstop energy of a large metropolis, and pre-dawn quietude -- all experienced through the lens of sensory-altering, jet-lagged sleep deprivation. This “sharp but muted” feeling that should be familiar to most who find themselves up and about in the wee hours of the morning is what Drez refers to as “plum mood,” and serves as the theme for his newest work, 4am: Plum Mood.
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ReBliss: STARS ReVisited David Newman & Krishna Venkatesh
ReBliss: STARS ReVisited is a unique recording that takes David Newman's 2012 studio recording, Stars, in an entirely new direction -- crossing over into the realm of remixes.
Newman (or Durga Das, as he is known in the spiritual community) was introduced by a mutual friend and fellow yoga instructor to veteran New York composer/ producer/mix engineer -- and yoga teacher -- Krishna Venkatesh, whose musical palette and background are very far afield from the kirtan genre, and this remix collection is the groove-laden fruit of what became a most unlikely but highly successful musical and personal chemistry.
2012 (Available for a limited time only)
Deva Premal & Miten with Manose and special guest Maneesh De Moor This special 6-song, multimedia EP was produced for Deva Premal & Miten's 2012 World Tour, and the remaining few copies are available exclusively from White Swan while supplies last.
The limited-edition EP features "Gayatri Around the World," a video project several years in the making that captures Deva chanting the Gayatri Mantra in beautiful, well-known locations around the globe. On the music tracks, Deva and Miten are joined by keyboardist Maneesh de Moor as well as ensemble mainstay Manose on bansuri flute. Six brand new songs ranging from Deva's classic mantra stylings to Miten's bluesy delivery to a more rhythmic -- and even dubbed out -- vibe well-represent the dynamic talents of a quartet playing in full stride. LIMITED EDITION PRICE: $12.98. LISTEN AND ORDER.
MEDITATIVE MASSAGE MUSIC:
Healing Instrumentals for Peace & Quiet
Luxuriate in magnificent stillness with Meditative Massage Music, a calming collection of songs specifically selected for their tranquil, soothing nature.
These 16 tracks -- chosen and sequenced by a professional massage therapist -- reflect the breadth and depth of White Swan's catalog. With over 20 years specializing in music for yoga, massage, meditation and other progressive healing modalities, White Swan has naturally become the first destination for those seeking a relaxing aural sanctuary. Meditative Massage Music is not simply a compilation. It is a wordless guide leading you to your own inner oasis.
Conscious Hip-Hop and Organic Electronica from Black Swan Various Artists Undulating rhythms, positive lyrics and high vibrations drive YogaBeat, a flowing mix of beats, dub and devotion.
White Swan Records has built a solid reputation for keeping our ears attuned to the sensibilities of the creative listener. Recently, there’s a message coming in loud and clear from the yoga community: “give us something to dance to!” To that end, in 2011 we launched a new musical initiative: Black Swan Sounds, the lively counterpart to White Swan Records’ catalog of calming music.
At Black Swan, we’re interested in not just crossing borders; we aim to eliminate them. This is not new age music. These are Beats With Devotion. REGULAR PRICE: $16.98; SALE PRICE: $13.98. LISTEN AND ORDER.
BHAKTI FEST Various Artists Set in stunning Joshua Tree, Bhakti Fest is the world’s only 24 hours/day Kirtan festival. This first compilation is but a small sample of the music at the core of the Bhakti Fest experience. To fully grasp the Om-mersive beauty that occurs over those four days in the California desert, one must “be in the Bhav!”
Artists include: Jai Uttal, David Newman (Durga Das), C.C. White, Prema Hara (feat. Prajna Vieira) and more.
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WHITE SWAN RECORDS IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THESE EVENTS:
Deva chose mantras short enough for you to sustain a daily practice yet long enough to feel the power of each one as you chant it 108 times. It’s the intention that matters. As you practice accompanied by the music, the Gayatri Mantra Shawl and Amethyst Mala, soon the mantras will become a part of you – transforming and blessing your life.