Dub Kirtan All Stars was created by David Starfire and FreQ Nasty to fuse underground dance music with Yoga Kirtan, the call and response chant of devotional Indian traditions. Bass music conjures ecstatic experiences on the dance floor and Kirtan evokes ecstatic experiences through chanting. The ‘Dub Kirtan Allstars’ is a 10 piece live collective Sound System aims to bring these two experiences together, tearing down the boundaries between bleeding edge technology and ancient wisdom, performer and audience, the sacred and everyday life. Don’t think, just feel the bass, dance and hear your voice ring out above it. Whatever comes out will be perfect.
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, who was already known for blending South Asian instruments with Bass music. This sparked a musical journey to create an album that weaves the stirring chants of the ancient Yoga tradition with modern Dub and Bass Music. ‘Bhakti Juggernaut’ is a broad palette of Bass oriented Electronic music and captivating vocal chants, sweetly complemented by live instrumentation and Hip Hop lyrics. The record was created to inspire fans of Kirtan, Yoga, and Festival culture, as well as those looking for music with a strong heart and a positive message.
‘Bhakti Juggernaut’ features performances by Chaytanya, SriKala, MC Yogi, Donna De Lory, J Brave, Arjun Baba, Lili Haydn, Rik Sharaj, Ysanne Spevack, DVine 1 and Claire Thompson.