If you think you know the music of Jai Uttal, then get ready for a surprising adventure into uncharted territory. When remix artist Rara Avis of Shaman’s Dream began to break down Jai’s devotional classics in his Los Angeles studio, he discovered a hidden side to the kirtan that was "dripping with funk." With Dial M for Mantra, Jai’s soulful chant takes a metamorphic trip through the alchemical labs of a world music innovator - and emerges as delicious, downtempo "kirtronica."
New World Music offers a compilation called Mantras in Motion. Mantras in Motion brings together the modern and the ancient – blending modern day sounds with the ancient wisdom of the mantra. Compiled and mixed by One World Music’s internationally renowned DJ Leigh Wood, this amazing 76-minute journey will take you through a plethora of emotions wrapped up in mystical soundscapes, hypnotic beats and stunning mantra vocals. Perfect for chilling, yoga and meditation this remix album features exclusive tracks from Sacred Earth, Jai Uttal, Amanaska, Robert Gass, Adam Shaikh and Wah! amongst others.
Mystic Sound Records presents the debut album of a talented producer from Kazan, Tatarstan - Jai "Tartaria". There are a lot of rare ethnic samples in this album, related to the period of existence of Tartaria - the large civilization of ancient world that was located in the central part of modern Russia, such as old song that was recorded in the village and other folklore elements. It is alluring to follow the development of the album, because the first impression is something slavyanic-magic, like a shamanic circle uniting different tribes. And here flies in a ‘Mosquito’, and it all becomes quirky. The ritual energy inside of the gathering is splashing all out and around, touching the void. You can hear a variety of downtempo genres in the music of Jai, that are making strong impression all together.