Reaktor Play/Patch/Build workshop @ Mack Sennet Studio in Silverlake, CA 11/5/15 8pm- I will be hosting a conversation w/ composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL. Come geek out w/ me! Free event RSVP here.
Electronic musician & two-time GRAMMY Nominee Producer-Remixer & Recording Artist Carmen Rizzo has had a very eclectic career. From writing, engineering & programming on Seal’s classic Seal 2 album to producing, & writing Paul Oakenfold’s Bunka album, remixing BT, Tiesto, collaborating with Tuvan Throat singers Huun Huur Tu, to co founding the ground breaking World Music act Niyaz. Carmen is also a frequent fixture on album credits working with artist such as Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, KD Lang, Ryuichi Sakamoto to Pete Townshend to mention a few…read more
Happy to announce The Karavan Sarai Project I produced & collaborated on is now out on Electrofone music.
The Electro-Acoustic, World Fusion & Mystical Ethnic Music Project steeped in the hypnotic music of the silk road regions of India, Persia, Turkey & Arabia blended with Original Compositions by Narayan Sijan
The Silk Road is a network of caravan routes reaching from East Asia to the Mediterranean. Where many resting places were established, namely Karavan Sarai (literally Caravan Palace) These were roadside palaces where caravans converged. Travelers, pilgrims, merchants, scholars, mystics, entertainers and musicians traveling from India, China, Persia, Arabia, North Africa, Mediterranean and surrounding regions came together to take rest and celebrate the days journey. The Sarais (Palaces) became centers for a sharing of cross-cultural ideas and experiences; just as Narayan found in his many years living in these lands.
The musical group Karavan Sarai is reawakening this amazing alchemy of music. The new music album ‘Woven Landscapes’ is creating a musical blending style of East meets West and Old meets New for the modern era. Traditional and rearranged music of the Silk Road is woven together with the originally inspired compositions of Narayan Sijan and the production of Carmen Rizzo Two Time Grammy Nominee who produced and performed on the album, his credits range from A.R. Rahman, Khalad and co-founded the world/electronic act Niyaz.
I will be DJing the Astrella party “Las Vegas Rocks Fashion 2015” on Monday August 17th @ SLS Hotel. You can purchase tickets here.
-Nicodxmvs collaboration on his new album
-Produced The Karavan Sarai Project for Narayan Sijan
-Producing a new EP for Om Allure
Stay tuned for details…
Here is a recent interview I did for the music website Punchland.
I will be speaking at EDM Biz in Las Vegas Wed June 17
· Moderator: Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
Saturday @ 4pm I will be moderating a panel for Native Instruments @ the pretiguous electronic music festival MUTEK Montreal w/ Richard Devine, Mateo Murphy, and Pheek. It is a true inspiring music festival taking over Montreal setting up experimental music & visions installations in Museum’s & everywhere you look.Details here.
I recently found this video from a fan who made this for a song off my first Album featuring Esthero & remixed by Charlie Cooper of Telefon Tel Aviv.-Thanks Giuliano Rullo.
Happy to have made the KCRW top 50 playlist:)
KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 03/02/2015
1 FATHER JOHN MISTY == I Love You Honeybear >> [Sub Pop]
2 TORO Y MOI == What For – Sampler >> [Carpark]
3 HAYNIE, EMILE == We Fall >> [Interscope]
4 RONSON, MARK == Uptown Special >> [Rca]
5 ROMARE == Projections >> [Ninja Tune]
6 BELLE & SEBASTIAN == Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance >> [Matador]
7 GONZALEZ, JOSE == Vestiges & Claws >> [Mute]
8 D’ANGELO & THE VANGUARD == Black Messiah >> [Rca]
9 BOXED IN == Boxed In >> [Nettwerk]
10 TEJADA, JOHN == Signs Under Test >> [Kompakt]
44 RIZZO, CARMEN == Illuminado >> [Electrofone]
45 DEACON, DAN == Gliss Riffer >> [Domino]
46 AMAZING == Picture You >> [Partisan]
47 SEGALL, TY == Mr Face Ep >> [Famous Class]
48 AMASON == Sky City >> [Fairfax/ingrid]
49 VIET CONG == Viet Cong >> [Jagjaguwar]
50 WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS == Rhythm >> [Leaf]
Here is the new remix I did for the Icelandic band Low Roar. Thanks for the great review!