The Ashram

This mix was inspired by my latest Vipassana meditation retreat (Dec, 2016) and will be the last Orientalism mix. The general theme is the ashram visitation – of returning to the ashram. Musically, we have ambient, drum and bass, along with IDM. Flowing throughout are the sounds of India, chanting, and the presence of many…

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The Harem

This Arabic/South Asian downtempo/trip hop mix is one of my favorites and a highlight of all my mixes. Finely tuned lounge mix that encapsulates the lounge sound I brought to clubs and chill rooms.

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The Mystic

This dj mix is intended for bodywork, meditation, relaxation, ritual, and yoga. It combines elements of traditional Indian music with electronic ambient soundscapes. This dj mix was inspired to create a auditory space for introspection and spiritual awakening (although I listen during reading or writing).

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The Desert

This dj mix takes you on a relaxing and contemplative journey through the sounds of the east. This mix is a favorite of listeners and has many of the classic ambient tunes I played in the chill rooms/areas.

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Orientalism – The Jihadist

This mix encapsulates the distorted and abstract electronic sounds that incorporate traditional Arabic instrumentation. This is a political and spiritual journey that interrogates Jihad and attendant physical violence.

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Orientalism: The Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Yoga practice is a form of ritual.  An intelligent yoga practice will furnish the nervous system with a host of new neuromuscular information. Shavasana gives the nervous system a chance to integrate that in what can be thought of as a brief pause before it is forced once again to deal with all the usual…

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Orientalism – The City

The mix focuses on the South Asian inspired breakbeats.  This mix is more indicative of what I was spinning on the dance floors in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when breakbeats were dominating the underground scene.

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Orientalism – The Temple

This mix highlights traditional Indian instruments and vocals with drum and bass eventually transitioning to slower electronica highlighting indian female vocalists. This mix was made for my benefit and contains some of my favorite drum and bass tracks.

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