25 Conscious DJ’s + Producers You Should be Listening To (Plus 9 more I think are pretty great)

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“There are new genres and styles of spiritual, digitally enhanced music bubbling up over the World.  Sacred music, however, is as old as humanity. It’s one of our greatest ancient mysteries that there are sacred sound frequencies which mirror nature, create our reality, as well as produce the effects of love, health and rejuvenation. Click here >> for the first 25 artists (now on www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com) that have been influenced spiritually and carry a conscious message; through their music, album art and stage performances. They create a sacred space for the exploration of the our bodies, emotion and artistic expression.”

Here are 9 more I think are pretty great.

DJ Drez delves into blending yesterday’s roots with the innovative urban beats of today. His gradual evolution from Hip Hop DJ to World Music Taste Maker has blossomed a litany of accomplishments that have garnered Drez the title as one of the highest ranking DJs and producers in LA’s underground music scene. When he isn’t in the studio producing, spinning at some underground Hip Hop club, or having impromptu late night jam sessions with local artists, you might find him on his mat. Drez is a certified yoga instructor who teaches privately in Los Angeles and spends time helping fellow musicians with their yoga practice at home and when away on tour. In addition, you will see him djing yoga retreats and world music festivals from Europe to Asia or catch the latest on his accomplishments in the pages of magazines ranging from The Source to Yoga Journal. None of this is unusual for a true renaissance man like DJ Drez. Current mixes

Jano Galindo The rhythms and melodies enhance the inner qualities that are the transformative aspect to a yoga practice. Music is my first love and passion so it is critical that the music selection is inspiring and uplifting, not only to the student but to the teacher as well. Music is sound healing. Current mixes now on Yogi Tunes

Golden Love enjoys her time on planet earth most fully when she is doing any of the following: mothering her 2 amazing youths, eating raw vegan meals, chanting for the Divine, speaking medicinal words of love, dancing, practicing yoga asana, surfing, increasing vibrational frequencies viadj’ing/drumming/singing, chilling with her tribe of fiercely powerful wombyn, & cultivating inner freedom, amongst so much more. golden believes in miracles & that LOVE is the answer to all of our questions. Current mixes

ALIA weaves an intoxicating, luscious blend of sacred, sexy sounds that bridge ancient frequencies with cutting-edge bass to create a pulsating, hypnotic journey that leaves you breathless. As a Producer and Vocalist, she draws on her extensive musical training to tap into exquisite healing frequencies that open a potent portal to the heights of our human experience. As a DJ she curates the best of the emerging genre of activated bass music that moves both hearts and bodies. ALIA has an intuitive gift of tapping into the energetic vibration of a space and taking a crowd into deep ecstasy. Current mixes

DJ HyFi is a nomadic DJ who has been traversing the conscious scene, spinning for yoga events, festivals and dance parties around the US and internationally. Finding inspiration from life on the road and the interesting collection of characters along the way, he mixes a wide range of electronic music in his dynamic sets, spanning many different styles and tempos, from super chill ambient to off the wall drum and bass, deep house and everything in between. Current mixes

EarthRise SoundSystem is the artistic and live team of DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres and producer/percussionist Duke Mushroom. The duo’s first record, The Yoga Sessions, went to #5 on the iTunes World chart and was featured in the NY Times, Yoga Journal and the Boston Globe. Their follow-up, Remixes Are Songs Too, compiled a number of their remixes, including takes on Femi Kuti, Vieux Farka Toure, Nickodemus and others, and featured ‘Labyrinths,’ the theme song from the documentary ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule.’ The duo paired up to explore common cultural and sonic ground and create unique soundscapes, equally at home in the yoga studio or club and lounge. Their new album, Rock Beats Paper, was released in August, 2013. This upbeat effort features vocals by C.C. White, Lucy Woodward, Kevin Mambo, MC Yogi, Vishal Vaid, Srikala, Davi Vieira, Sheela Bringi, Marti Nikko and more. Current music

Mental Physix are a DJ duo made up of Crisanto Santa Ana and Dru Ali. Their mission? To explore the fusion of music and yoga to “create a divine union of healing, through self-realization and sound.” Both Santa Ana and Ali perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience — with both the yogis and the DJs feeding off each other’s energies — is intensely spiritual. Last month, Mental Physix took their Technic1200s on the road and toured yoga studios around California, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Current mixes on Yogi Tunes

DJ Taz Rashid (DJ TAZ) instantly brings a high vibrational energy to any room by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Tribal, Nu Jazz/Disco, Funk, Classic Remixes and all the cosmic sounds. Current mixes on Yogi Tunes

Today I experienced something right in the world

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Today I am beyond inspired. We see so much of what is wrong with the world on a daily basis — today I had the honor of being part of something that is totally right.

4th graders learning what it means to be mindful, respectful, and how you can use something so simple as your breathe to bring yourself peace (something that we all can be reminded of from time to time) — parents and teachers enthusiastically supporting these initiatives — and a loving community that has donated their time and money to allow us to bring yoga and nutrition programs to literally ten’s of thousands of children throughout Southern California. Just awesome. 

If you are interested in supporting these programs as a yoga teacher, classroom volunteer or to make a donation, please email me at traci@coffeehousecollective.com or visit www.seanosheafoundation.org.

Jungle Bliss Morning Mix

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Soundtrack from this morning’s 7am flow at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa

Pure magic in the park.

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Feeling so incredibly grateful to be part of this amazing beautiful community!!!

Thank you Jano Galindo (and your family) and Golden Love for sharing your true magic with all of us. Tim Flood for keeping us rockin’ every week (no sound, no rock  ), Liz Fautsch and the Sean O’Shea Foundation for all you do for our kiddos, Tari and the unbelievable Next Generation Yoga Team with our 20 little yogis today! Zac Armstrong and Brandi Daniels (couldn’t do this without you), Kaytlin Barr for capturing the magic of YRP, ToeSox for keeping everyone’s feet super happy, Juice Nation for keeping us thinking green, and to all of you who keep coming every week and bringing your love & light! Yoga kinda does rock thanks to all of you. Much love! ~ Traci

… and I love that we had some first timers to yoga (ever) today. So good. See you next week for the beautiful, super fun, yoga goddess Ashley Disharoon and the return of Jano with the beats.  YES!!!

YRP San Diego

Photo Courtesy of Lorraine Kline Galindo