Beats – Bass – Chant – Dance
Dub Kirtan All Stars was formed by international touring bass music DJs and Producers David Starfire and FreQ Nasty with the intention to fuse bass-heavy underground dance music with Yoga Kirtan, the call and response chants of Indian devotional traditions. They are a live musician/DJ collective that tears down the boundaries between bleeding edge technology and ancient spiritual techniques, performer and audience, the sacred and everyday life. Don’t think, just feel the bass, dance and hear your voice ring out above it – the real All Stars are the audience – your voices complete the band.
The Dub Kirtan DJ Set:
Dub Kirtan DJ Set, mixed and dubbed-up live by either FreQ or Starfire, features exclusive and unreleased material from the Dub Kirtan All Stars and friends – a bass-heavy and dubwise mix of world dance music, kirtan, and conscious hip hop, including new collaborations with M.C. Yogi, Jai Uttal, Donna De Lory, Luminaries, and Srikalogy.
David Starfire is a world-renowned producer/composer/multi-instrumentalist/DJ who is known for fusing world music with electronic dance music, dynamic live performances, and epic remixes. David is signed with the internationally known label Six Degrees Records and is based in LA where he also composes for TV, movies, and video games. www.DavidStarfire.com
FreQ Nasty is an international touring DJ and music producer of all things dub-wise and bass heavy, including 808 trap music, post-dubstep, breakbeat, and glitch hop. His musical origins were forged in four separate nations (Fiji, New Zealand, UK, and USA) and he also studies and teaches Yoga Philosophy and Buddhism, including the ‘Yoga of Bass’ series of workshops. www.FreQNasty.com www.YogaofBass.com
The Dub Kirtan All Stars Band:
The live band features an ever-changing mix of singers steeped in the kirtan musical traditions, conscious hip-hop MC’s, expert players from the world and live music scenes, and video projections by Digital Vic of The Mutaytor, all interwoven with the beats and bass of FreQ and Starfire.
Band members and collaborators include::
Arjun Baba has been recording and performing Bhajan, Kirtan, and Sufi Qawwali music since 1998, as well as recording with his collective Arjun & Guardians. He tours annually throughout the US, UK and Europe and seeks to hold the deep tradition of this profound music and practice and share it with the west. www.arjunbaba.net
Chaytanya has spent half her life in India. Her family ties are deep in the practice of Bhakti Yoga. She loves to sing and brings her faith in sacred sound vibration, through her music.
Donna De Lory is an LA-based singer/songwriter who traveled the globe for 20 years as a backup singer and dancer for Madonna, then put that aside to sing sacred mantras and lyrics of consciousness—all while raising a family. www.donnadelory.com
J Brave – MC, poet, activist for peace, and visionary of the conscious Hip Hop collective Luminaries, J Brave’s greatest gift is his ability to bring people together for the greater good, as well as hyping the crowd and delivering a smart lyrical flow designed to elevate consciousness. http://facebook.com/JBrave
Srikalogy is a Brooklyn-based MC, DJ, producer, and percussionist who infuses his rhymes, sung melodies, and kirtan chants with soul and intention. “I am a fan of the beauty of life.” http://srikalogy.com
DVINE1 is a Producer, Performer, and Multi-instrumentalist, working in the creative arenas of dance, theatre, film, and yoga/meditation. Originally from Long Beach, California Dvine1 has lived and worked primarily in Jamaica and US and continues to play both in the US and abroad. www.dvine1.com
Cyrus Stream is a Multi-instrumentalist focused in percussion, playing Tablas, djimbe, dumbek, drum set, congas, as well as guitar, bass, and piano. He has played with Rock, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop and African Marimba bands over the last 17 years.
Craig Kohland Is a founding member of Shaman’s Dream and plays live on the festival circuit throughout the United States.
Claire Thompson started singing kirtan in 2008 at the request of her Yoga and Buddhism teacher, Lama Sumati Marut. She brings chants from the Buddhist Yogi tradition, 7 years of classical singing training, and a love of dance music to her kirtans, as well as teaching yoga and meditation. www.YogaofBass.com
Digital Vic is Victor Solomon – Music Producer, Video Artist and Multi Media Director in Los Angeles. Vic is a current member of The Mutaytor and Cirque Berzerk Visual Symphony.
Sita Devi is a Yogini, modern dancer, and Kirtan singer. She has performed throughout the Los Angeles area with Saul David Raye, Durga Das, Prema Hara, and Govindas and Radha.
Greg White is a Los Angeles based electronic music producer/DJ who records and performs live as G-dUb, spinning positive vibes and laying down beats on the dance floor for over a decade.
Henry Strange started out playing in rock bands as a drummer and guitarist and now performs as a master percussionist for LA film music composers, and as an avant guard live electronic act that includes his legendary theramin/scratch DJ routine. www.henrystrange.com
SolarLion is a producer and spoken word artist who makes transnational bass music. He has collaborated with Mirabai Ceiba, Tippa Irie, and FreQ Nasty, remixed music for the Desert Dwellers, Jamshied Sharifi and Donna DeLory; and scored for independent film alongside producing his own original works. soundcloud