New EP “Reflection” out now!

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My new EP “Reflection” was released on Amrita Recordings and is a free download for a limited time! The title track from my new EP features the beautiful and enchanting vocals from Irina Mikhailova. The second song on the EP, “Soma Dreams”, was remixed by CloZee, an up and coming producer from Toulouse, France. Drumspyder, the prominent Bay Area percussionist, produced a magnificent remix of “Sultan Stomp.” The final track, “Duality”, features Jamie Janover on dulcimer, and was remixed by the promising Baltimore producer, Soohan. I’m really excited about this release and will be playing out these tunes at summer shows! Listen and download HERE!

Karuna kickstarter update!

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I finished recordings in Thailand with Burmese refugees and big thanks to the musicians and to all of those that contributed! The album is taking longer than expected due to working with different tunings, scales and noisy field recordings. I plan to finish the album by the fall and taking my time to make it great! Photo is of the recording sessions with vocalist Gonlao and Au at my makeshift studio in Chaing Mai. I met some of the most amazing and humble musicians and grateful for the experience!

Dub Kirtan Allstars album “Bhakti Juggernaut” out now!

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My side project with FreQ Nasty called the Dub Kirtan All Stars just released our new album “Bhakti Juggernaut”! The album is a powerful and alluring ride thru the Kirtan vocal tradition of the South Asia fused with the Beats and Bass of 21 Century Club music. Covering a broad palette of styles from Hip Hop to Trap to Dubstep and the more traditional Dub music. We created the record to inspire those looking for music with a strong heart and a positive message. We worked with some of the best vocalists in the Kirtan scene in their search for new context for ancient spirituality. The album features Chaytanya, SriKala, MC Yogi, Donna De Lory, J Brave, Arjun Baba, Lili Haydn, Rik Sharaj, Ysanne Spevack, DVine 1 and Claire Thompson.
FREE DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Recording Burmese Refuges in Thailand for “Karuna” album.

So blessed to be in Thailand recording Burmese musicians for my “Karuna” album! This photo is of preliminary recordings at Wat Pa Pao temple in Chiang Mai with amazing Shan (Tai/Burmese) musicians. The leader is Len Pa and will be recording him and his band the next couple of weeks before going to Mae Sot and other areas. Thanks again to all of my kickstarter backers and this is your funding in action!

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BURMESE ALBUM KICKSTARTER FUNDED!!!!!

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THANK YOU!!!!!! I’m so grateful to you for pledging to my Burmese Album Kickstarter!!! It was a big success and the final number was $8,765! I was so ecstatic to reach my stretch goal and there were 231 supporters that included my friends, family, fans and strangers that were a part of this journey. I couldn’t have done it alone and big part of this campaign was my incredible partner Tani Serene. She endured the late nights, brainstorming sessions and making sure I had time to get work done. Some people think that kickstarters are easy $, but it was a full time job sending out Facebook messages, emails, contacting blogs etc… There were amazing people that really came through that provided me with wonderful rewards including Shannon Shiang with Skins and Stones, Alan Joseph Designs and Luminous Flower. I also had help from my management The Madero Group and big love to my friend Ryan Powell that produced the video. I now can start finalizing plans for my trip and plan to be there mid Dec-mid Feb and hope to have the album done by April or May. I’ll keep everyone updated and will be an amazing adventure! 
Thanks again and I love you all!! Best, David