Mantra Radio – January 24th 2013

      Mantra Radio - January 24th 2013

An eclectic mix of beats, layers, and chants.

Who is the Queen of Vrindavan?. Radhe!. The Vibrations bring another great track from their December release Pyramid Code, this one is dedicated to Radha and Govinda, who playfully roam the forests of Vrinda. More solid beats follow with DJ Drez and his remix of Ganesha Theme, the original findable on Lotus Memoirs. This track features the vocals of singer, performer & [Drez’s] wife, Marti Nikko.

Next set begins with Shubda Mudgal and a track from the album No Stranger Here entitled Drunk in Love – Diwaana. In this song she describes how surrender to her Beloved has made her intoxicated with divine love. This album is a collaborative effort by Shubda, Ursula Rucker and Business Class Refugees. The next track by Subway Bhaktis builds slowly into a kirtan climax with the chant “Om dum dum dum durgaye namah”, leading into other names chanted in honour of the divine mother. This track is entitled Hey Ma Durga and appears on the release Rasa Lila.

The Yogini’s perform a song entitled Yog Jazz, followed by the mula (root) mantra – Ek Ong Kar recorded by Sukhdev and Akahdahmah Jackson aka Aykanna. This is from the release entitled Mother and is a mantra that is considered to be the core of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred text of the Sikh tradition. This set ends with a beautiful chant to the resting place and shelter of all beings, Narayana, recorded by Manish Vyas. It is simply entitled Om Namo Narayana, and comes from the release Sattva.

The show is capped off with another sweet track from the UK’s Mahasukha. This is a cover of the classic Shower the People, originally recorded by James Taylor in the late 70’s.

Alternate MP3 Link – Mantra Radio – Jan 24th 2013.mp3

Mantra Radio – January 10th 2013

      Mantra Radio - January 10th 2013

An eclectic mix of beats, layers, and chants.

To begin .. “Jaya Radhe, Jaya Shri Radhe”. Sadhu Nada calls out to the Divine Goddess, Radha, and her counterpart, Krishna, in this gypsy-style rendition of Radhika Stava. This is coming from an album entitled Bom Bom Bolo released in 2012. Moving the focus to Govinda, another name for Krishna, Norwegian singer-songwriter Malin Pettersen shares her beautiful vocal talents with the chant Govinda Jaya Jaya. The word Jaya being a sanskrit form of offering praise.

Two Buddhist chants start off the next set. First we connect with Green Tara via the mantra Om Tare Tu Tare Ture Svaha. This is a soulful offering to the Goddess of compassion (among other things) by Brighton’s Mahasukha. Next up Deva Premal teams up with the Gyuto monks of Tibet for a beautiful, stirring recitation of the well-known Buddhist mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

Yann Corah performs some diaphonic chanting, bringing us into an uttering of opening chants for astanga yoga practice, a system compiled and presented by the great sage Patanjali. This is performed by Pranidhi Varshney from her album entitled Mantra Project. DJ Drez aka Sound Ambassador is next with a track from the release Nyabinghi Anahata Yoga, entitled Om Nya. Capping off this set is Trevor Hall (aka Ramapriya das) with a flow about the avatar Rama and his divine play, or lila. The track, simply entitled Raja, also contains the chant “Sita Rama”, addressing Goddess Sita, Rama’s wife and counterpart.

The show ends with a punchy track entitled Jagannath. This is brought to us by Italian-born monk-turned-electronic producer and performer, Balarama das, aka Mantratronic. The song includes the sanksrit words “Jagannatha Swami Nayana Patha Gami Bhavatu Me” – May my meditation upon that Supreme form (of Jagannath) be unbroken.

Alternate MP3 Link – Mantra Radio – Jan 10th 2013.mp3