FOUR STAR REVIEW IN TIME OUT NEW YORK 11/13/08
*Yoga on the Dance Floor and Sanskrit Mantras (Glide Recordings) "Forget the unwieldy title's spiritual trappings (unless you are into such things,in which case roll with it): This album is simply deep electronic house of a very high caliber. Studio whiz Glide provides a pillowy base-a melange of chilled techno,prog-house and global rhythms - over which Ekayani intones ancient texts and lyrics of more recent vintage in English,Bengali and Sanskrit. The result is as much a mood piece as it is club fodder, dance music sheathed in a warm glow of emotional resonance." - Bruce Tantum NY Time Out
What would the music of the future sound like? No more need to wonder as it has arrived! Ekayani and the Tom Glide Space have combined world music, house music and yogic transcendence. Set to minimal and tech house beats with flavors of Dub and Brazil, it’s perfect for the yoga studio and the dance floor. Sung in Sanskrit, Bengali, and English It’s appeal to world music lovers is assured. Accessible to everyday people, club kids and yogis, nirvana has never been so easy! The Sri Isopanishad, Bhagavata Purana, songs by sadhus, and the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, the epic Sanskrit poem addressing the diverse paths of yoga provide most of the text. Yoga instructors seeking to spice up their classes and steer away from bland “new age” fare would do well putting the cut “Third Eye” in heavy rotation as it won New Century’s Best Urban Track 2007. Extra treat: “Here’s The Light” video by Roberto Serrini featuring the exotic chaunteuse Ekayani was shot entirely in NYC.
Unprecedented Raves for Yoga on the Dance Floor
“Unprecedented. Lifts dance music to a place of yogic transcendence. This is the sound of the future. Recommended for anyone seeking higher consciousness with an irresistible beat!
- Joshua Greene, Producer, Emmy-Award album “People” (mixed by Junior Vasquez) Author of “Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison”
“ Ekayani with Tom Glide will open your third eye. Their cutting edge new dance music is revelatory."
- Mike McHugh, founder New Century People’s Choice Awards, NYC
“ it… sounds absolutely amazing! Bravo to both of you superstars!”
- Director, Roberto Serrini , New York Street Films