So excited that my new EP Lapis it out with so many great collaborations and remixes on this release! It opens up with the title track and features the amazing Indian vocalist, Shri. The track takes inspiration from trap and hip hop, then I add my signature sound with instruments from India including the bansuri (flute), tabla, and the santoor (hammered dulcimer). The second track, “Shock”, is a stunning glitch hop-twerk dance floor slammer that features the Ragga Twins, the award-winning vocalists that were featured on Skrillex’s Grammy-winning album Recess. This track also features instruments from India including the tumbi, bansuri, and dhol drums. The third track, “Kunja Bihari”, is a remix that I produced from my side project with FreQ Nasty, the Dub Kirtan All Stars. The remix features the Grammy-nominated singer Chaytanya, known for her enchantingly beautiful and unique voice. The last track, “Reflection (feat. Irina Mikhailova)”, is a remarkable remix by the extraordinary UK producer, Kaya Project. The amazing digital painter Mugwort created the cover art. I’m so blessed to work with so many talented musicians and vocalists from around the world! Free download HERE
Video from Symbiosis Gathering with amazing dancers Ishani, Sofiah, Hailey, Luna Moon, and Aradia. The track is the title track to Lapis featuring vocals by Shri! Video by Marc and Illuminatrix. Big thanks to the Grand Artique!
So stoked that the “Apsara Calling” remix that I produced for CloZee on her Revolution Remixes album is out now on Gravitas Recordings and she’s my favorite new artist! It’s a donation download grab it HERE and listen to it below.
I also remixed Gaudi’s song “Why U Wanna Run” and is featured on his In Between Times remix album on Six Degrees Records. It’s a stellar release with an all-star cast of remixers and check it out HERE and listen to it below.
Imagine walking into a pop-up art gallery, curated by Archival Ink Gallery at Lightning in a Bottle music festival, checking out amazing art from top visionary artists, then strapping on a Vive VR headset, headphones and a SubPac (physical audio device) and be transported to a cosmic art gallery, floating in the universe and experiencing the same art from the physical art gallery. This is the experience you will have at Lightning in a Bottle music festival where the debut of the VR Galactic Gallery experience can be found. The VR Galactic Gallery will be fully interactive where the user can grab items and move them around and also physically “feeling” the music and sound by means of wearing a SubPac.
Details of the experience:
You begin on a platform floating in outer space with a table holding the controllers. As you walk over and pick one up, the world starts to form around you. The art canvases fly upwards as well as the trees and other elements entering into the area. You are surrounded on three sides by flying panels hosting artwork from various visionary artists. Hovering candles in the space illuminate the pieces and you can grab them and readjust them to your liking. You can learn about the artists and flip the boards around to see more artwork. There are various “toys” in the space as well such as particle paintbrushes and lenses to look through to distort your experience.
This concept was conceived and created by Zach Krausnick and David Starfire, and the artwork was curated by Archival Ink Gallery and will feature artists such as Alex Grey, Mars1, Mear One, Hans Haveron, Luke Brown, Mugwort and more. This will debut at The Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle festival which takes place May 25-30 at Lake Antonio in California and expected attendance is over 20,000. Zach Krausnick, who has worked in the VR field making games and bespoke visual performance pieces is the lead concept designer and programmer for the project. David Starfire is a music producer/DJ that is known for his electronic world fusion and is the sound designer and music composer for the project as well as concept ideas.
Here is a demo of what the VR experience will look like!