EarthRise SoundSystem

EarthRise SoundSystem is the artistic and live team of DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres and producer/percussionist Duke Mushroom. Blending Duke's Award nominated production style (Bole 2 Harlem) and Derek's expansive vision of Global Beat Fusion, this duo has paired up to explore common cultural and sonic ground and create unique soundscapes, equally at home in the yoga studio or club and lounge. When the two ERSS members first joined together to remix a song by popular mantra singer Deva Premal, they set out to create a new paradigm as to what ‘yoga music’ meant. The result was a percussively rich, organically spacious and dubby soundscape. This approach laid the foundation for their full length album, The Yoga Sessions (Yoga Organix: January 1, 2010), a collection of 21st century electronically inspired yet organically grown original music that will redefine one’s notions of “yoga music.” The duo is well versed in numerous styles, and have amassed quite a roster of remix assignment from the likes of Vieux Farka Toure, Nickodemus, Watcha Clan, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Kaya Project, Novalima, MC Yogi, and Laya Project. Derek Beres is one of the leading figures in international music in America, active in numerous facets of the industry, from journalist and DJ to producer and presenter. He has written five books, contributing to dozens of magazines regarding the traditional and digital realms of global music. He has also toured internationally, spinning alongside some of the most...

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