Get ready for a whole new Kirtan experience. The Dub Kirtan All Stars are back with a brand new album called Bhakti Juggernaut. However it hits more like a missile with bass heavy dance music infused with Kirtan. Interestingly this term “Juggernaut” originated in the mid-nineteenth century as an allegorical reference to the Hindu Ratha Yatra temple car, which was reputed to crush devotees under its wheels. This bus is definitely crushing the conscious music scene by turning Kirtan upside down and expanding the traditions.
‘Dub Kirtan All Stars’ began as an one off performance curated by David Starfire and FreQ Nasty (Darin McFadyen) in a Buddhist temple in Los Angeles. After being asked by his Buddhist Yoga teacher to create a performance fusing sacred chants and modern club music FreQ went to his good friend David Starfire who was already known for blending South Asian instruments with Bass music. This sparked a musical journey that led them to collaborate with a host of talented, passionate and conscious artists to create an album that weaves the stirring chants of the ancient Yoga tradition with the modern Dub and Bass Music that their name implies.
Working with some of conscious music’s finest, such as Donna DeLory, SriKala and MC Yogi, Dub Kirtan Allstars have produced an album that does not disappoint. The album is a journey filled with sounds that will rock your stereo. The album is available now from bandcamp and one that deserves to sit next to the latest MC Yogi and DJ Drez albums on your iPod.
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