This FREE White Swan Wednesday offering comes from Orcas Remixed Vol. 4, an ongoing remix series spotlighting the last studio release (Orcas) from the Buenos Aires-based duo, Lulacruza.
Their signature elegant, electro-acoustic sound is brought into beautiful relief by the high-minded, pumping house beats provided by Duke Mushroom (EarthRise SoundSystem). “Comandante (Duke Mushroom Remix)” compels movement, spreads joy and will increase feelings of happiness, goodwill and kinship with all living beings by (at least) 20%.
Yes, we’re promising a lot here, but give this song a listen and you’ll hear what we’re talking about. We hope you enjoy this free song. As always, thanks for listening. If you like what you’re hearing, please spread the word and help support the art you want to see in the world.
Deva Premal & Miten with Manose -Teyata OM Bekanze
A beautiful new video of Deva, Miten and Manose chanting the powerful Tibetan healing mantra, Teyata OM Bekanze, has just been released. Recorded live in Budapest during their 2015 World Tour - featuring Manose singing.
by Manish Vyas
Recorded in Pune, Rajkot and Mumbai, Manish Vyas’ warm, powerful voice is framed by the traditional santoor, sarangi, dholak, tabla, and bansuri flute as well as by violin, keyboards, bass, drums, electric piano and subtle programming. Spirited choral background vocals by four talented singers help create a rich, lush soundscape, with subtle elements of popular Indian folk music, Sufi qawwali influences and ghazal evoking an exotic sense of romance in a magical and timeless setting.
His new album Secret of Love is inspired by the mystery and the varied hues of love in its many forms. Its seven finely-crafted tracks traverse a vibrant spectrum of emotions and feelings --- from sentimentally romantic to wistfully nostalgic, from quietly contemplative to joyful and dancing, with each unfolding in its fullest expression and manifested from the same source: love.
Miten is passionate about the video and feels that the message is especially poignant for this time of the year: "With the world in the melt down it's in right now, we have received many beautiful responses as a result (of the video) - and that's basically the point for us; to share something positive and uplifted, in love." Deva & Miten and Manose sang the song all through Eastern Europe this year and were very moved by the response...from Tel Aviv to Kiev.. As you'll see, the film has a very uplifting vibration.
From Deva & Miten: "We love this video - recorded live in Budapest, it captures the magic of what happens when we all come together. Be warned - it is 8 minutes long but we ask you to please stay with us until the end of the journey - it is a beautiful ending! So put your headphones on, crank up the volume and give it up for 8 minutes of inescapable love." (Video mixed and edited by Rishi.) VIEW 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
The acclaimed Canadian devotional chant artist Brenda McMorrow is beloved for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music. She blends elements of acoustic folk and world rhythms with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility as she crafts tuneful, uplifting interpretations of traditional Sanskrit mantras with her own inspiring lyrics and excerpts of poems by the Sufi mystic Rumi. Ram Dass said “Brenda McMorrow has a gift” -- and her gift of deeply spiritual but very accessible music has touched the hearts of listeners worldwide.
On this fourth album, My Heart Bows Down to You, she draws upon her extensive travels as an in-demand touring artist to weave fresh new flavors into her distinctive sound; time spent in Spain, Peru and Mexico inspired the introduction of Spanish lyrics in some songs, while yearly visits to India have helped nurture the place of clarity and transformative growth in which her songs take root. The album includes liner notes that elucidate each mantra and offer the original Sanskrit chants along with the English and Spanish song lyrics.
Produced by Warren Huart (James Blunt, Trevor Hall), this new recording was largely crowd-funded by Brenda’s fans, and features the support of a talented cast of musicians and background singers on eleven sparkling original songs.
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Manish Vyas was born in the state of Gujarat in India, and grew up in a family of musicians. His childhood was immersed in a unique atmosphere of joyful dance along with meditation and spirituality – with music ever-present in his family’s daily life. It has remained a major part of his life ever since, as the prolific artist reveals and re-imagines the spiritual heart of his native India with each new work.
His new album Secret of Love is inspired by the mystery and the varied hues of love in its many forms. It traverses a vibrant spectrum of emotions and feelings – from sentimentally romantic to wistfully nostalgic, from quietly contemplative to joyful and dancing – with each unfolding in its fullest expression and manifested from the same source: love.
Such emotional breadth is conveyed in seven finely-crafted tracks, including six original compositions paying tribute to love. Throughout, Manish Vyas’ warm yet powerful voice is framed by such traditional Indian instruments as the santoor, sarangi, dholak, tabla, and bansuri flute as well as by violin, keyboards, bass, drums, electric piano and subtle programming. Spirited choral background vocals by four talented singers contribute to the richly lush soundscape. In Vyas’ music, a mix of styles is carefully melded, with elements of popular Indian folk music, Sufi qawwali influences and ghazal evoking an exotic sense of romance in a magical setting. The new album was recorded in Pune, Rajkot and Mumbai in India, and mixed and mastered in Germany.
Manish Vyas’ music touches people of diverse ages and cultures. His path is freedom, resulting in a constant innovation and reinvention of musical forms and styles over his productive career, with an openness to experiment with and re-create his music with versatility and originality.
A composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Manish was first a notably talented tabla player and a student and disciple of India’s esteemed late master percussionist Usted Allarakha. Later on, Vyas added his own distinctive voice to the music and also learned to play santoor, the ancient stringed instrument traditionally used in the shimmering folk music of Kashmir. His frequent collaborations with musicians of different backgrounds have taken Manish to share his music far and wide outside of India. His collaborators have included western devotional music superstars Prem Joshua, Snatam Kaur and Deva Premal, but his own solo work pushes boundaries beyond the mantra and new age genres and into the broad realm of global world music. White Swan Records is proud to release Secret of Love on May 6, 2016
“The heart is a thousand-stringed instrument that can only be tuned with love.” - Hafiz
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Cosmic Connections Live is the latest offering from devotional music superstars Deva Premal and Miten, who forover two decades have shared the joy of mantra and chant with growing audiences around the globe. Capturing the vibrant, authentic energy of their acclaimed live concerts, this album invites listeners to trek “beyond the beyond” via a richly evocative musical soundscape.
Transcendent riffs of bamboo flute by longtime collaborator and Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose blend beautifully with the warm, finely-crafted sounds of UK keyboard wizard Spencer Cozens and Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joby Baker (on bass, percussion and vocals). Together, the skilled quintet create something that is more than simply music – a relaxing, sonic embrace that instills a deep sense of balance and peace.
The album weaves elegantly through distinctive moods, from mantras framed by intriguing East-West fusions to the intimate, moving ballads of Miten, deeply steeped in his singer-songwriter roots. From the first crystalline notes of Deva’s voice chanting an opening invocation to the closing track’s deep collective hum of hundreds of voices chanting the OM mantra, this new live album is an invitation to take a break from the endless turbulence of our times and to breathe from our calm inner core of clarity and restoration.
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White Swan Records offers a complete menu of sonic textures designed to meet the musical needs of any lifestyle or listener. From Zen moods to dancefloor-igniting remixes, cross-cultural exploration is White Swan’s forte.
Phenomenal bestseller and mantra enchantress Deva Premal & Miten (over a million units sold) tops a growing roster of successful yoga, mantra and chant artists including Donna De Lory, Prem Joshua, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, David Newman (Durga Das), Stevin McNamara, Mercedes Bahleda, Avasa & Matthew Love and Brenda McMorrow.
And with the US yoga scene populated by 20 million practitioners (and growing), White Swan Records is perfectly positioned to expand its reputation as the leading purveyor of “yoga beat.”