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Drishti Beats – Find Joy

There’s something quite inspiring about being able to find happiness during times of immense struggle. In recent years, live yoga bass group Drishti Beats has developed a solid reputation for their beautiful downtempo music, exhilarating live performances, and uplifting yoga classes. Motivated by the many difficulties of 2020, Drishti Beats turned to music as a form of healing. The results of their efforts can be experienced on their latest single titled “Find Joy,” out now. Fusing glossy synths and catchy vocal samples, Drishti Beats creates a blissful, euphoric, and buoyant sonic experience that reminds us of the true meaning of joy. Through their radiant production, Drishti Beats makes us hopeful for a brighter future and better days ahead. 

“‘Find Joy’ was inspired by the need for a shift in attitude during some confusing months when our creativity stopped due to COVID. We were craving to develop something that just made us feel good and allow us to step into an inner and outer smile that was simple, easy, and had a vibe that inspired us to more and create our yoga flows with happiness. -Drishti Beats

About Drishti Beats:

Drishti Beats is a live band yoga class experience. The band produces live downtempo electronic chill music for their signature yoga classes and sheer listening pleasure. Found on all music platforms, including their own Pandora Station, Drishti Beats continues to build momentum in both the downtempo chill and world music genres. With the Lowell family at its core, Lori and Jeremy (husband and wife) are the co-founders and creators of Drishti Beats who provide the class experience and are accompanied by an esteemed group of musicians including their daughter vocalist Ariel, their son Alec (beatboxing/rapper/producer), saxophonist Ricardo Branco, and violinist Carol Carlson. Their collaboration has resulted in a beautiful singular sound and one of a kind yoga class experience that celebrates positivity and the joy of being alive. At times,

Drishti Beats provides one of a kind dynamic yoga classes but their live music set can also stand alone to deliver a radiant and electrifying set to eagerly enthralled audiences. Watching the musicians perform on stage while Lori and Jeremy mindfully and expertly guide participants through yoga flows, speaks loudly to the celebration of music to a movement experience. Drishti Beats has brought their dynamic stage performance replete with skillful musician collaboration to festivals around the globe such as EDC Las Vegas and Mysteryland. Drishti Beats is now offering virtual yoga teacher training on their website

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Check ‘Em Out: Kinney

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Kinney is a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher and dancer who incorporates the art of Acroyoga and acrobatics into her live show. Originally from Annapolis, MD, Kinney now calls Los Angeles, CA home. The debut single “Soul,” has drawn early comparisons to Zero 7 and Portishead with elements of Massive Attack. Her musical essence combines elements of fashion, art, global musicality and a unique creative vision, which makes Kinney truly stand out as a genuine artist.

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Listen: Krishna Das – “Tara’s Mantra”

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Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Grammy Nominee Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling American chant artist of all time.

With the release of his 14th album, Kirtan Wallah—one who sings kirtan, KD offers a westward-leaning album, fully embracing his American roots in rock and country and yet embodying the spirit of deeply devotional Indian chants – the heart of this latest album is still in the Names that he’s singing.

KD spent the late ‘60’s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass, and in August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji.

Given the name Krishna Das, KD began to chant as part of following the path of Bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion. After two and a half years with Maharaj-ji, returned to USA – alas, six months after his return, word came that Maharaj-ji had died.

He took solace in music, finding peace and strength in both his Bhakti yoga practice as well as in such heroes as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Bruce Springsteen (whom he laughingly calls “the Bodhisattva of New Jersey”). KD also co-founded Triloka Records, a California-based label specializing in world music, releasing such artists as Jai Uttal, sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan, and legendary jazz musician/composer Jackie McLean.

In 1994, KD started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC, with an ever-growing audience of yoga students that has led him to chant with people all around the world.

In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, CA streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has been in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide and is available on DVD everywhere, and his album Live Ananda (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

“The chanting just hits you and you want to be a part of it,” KD promises. “That’s the point of this whole thing. That’ s what cuts through all the ‘stuff’. You get lit up. You don’t have to know what it means.”

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Listen: Krishna Das – “Tara’s Mantra”

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Lightning In A Bottle Festival

This looks like the absolute coolest festival ever!

Lightning in a Bottle is California’s premier camp out festival celebrating art, electronic music, yoga and much more!

The dates for the festival this year is May 22-26, Memorial Day Weekend.

The history of Lightning in a Bottle spans more than a decade; friends, family, and co-horts of The Do LaB are thrilled and astounded that it’s been more than ten years of celebrating art, music, performance, sustainability and life, making miracles and catching Lightning in a Bottle!

2014’s music lineup will be announced in early March. Past headliners include Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Purity Ring, Rusko, Nicolas Jaar, Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Booka Shade, Bonobo, Beats Antique, Mimosa, Tycho, EOTO, Shpongle, Tipper, Lucent Dossier Experience, Apparat, Paper Diamond, Panty Raid, Nit Grit, Nosaj Thing, Emancipator, Star Slinger, The Very Best, Daedelus, Lee Burridge, Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, J-Flip, Jesse Rose, Nick Warren, Polish Ambassador, Odesza, Kastle, Gladiator, and more!

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