Posted on Jun 8, 2016
DJ Drez just released ALPINE SWIFT! Now available on iTunes, Bandcamp or your favorite digital download store:) Of course I made my appearance on a few tracks. It was so much fun creating and singing with Drez on this project. This is a special one friends. Go and support this beautiful music and artist! It deserves to be heard…
Read more about Alpine Swift below!
Welcome inside the mind of DJ Drez.
Soaring to new heights with his latest solo release, “Alpine Swift,” the Sound Ambassador invites us into his world of sonic seduction and sensuality as never before. Perhaps more personal and intimate than any prior release yet at the same time universally accessible and particularly relevant, the legendary LA-based beat maker and vibe-provider has crafted a slick, head-nodding soundtrack for the human experience. This union of seeming opposites is a thread that Drez brilliantly and effortlessly weaves throughout this musical tapestry as he also comingles old school roots with new school sensibility, etheric moods with boomin’, earthen, bass frequencies, spaciousness with fullness and even mystery and revelation.
“Alpine Swift” is incredibly thick with mood and feeling and this sultry, palpable aspect makes the album stand out as an instant electronic classic. In fact, Drez has more than upheld his underground handle Dr. Ez as the good Doc is clearly beyond graduate level in synesthesia – the experience of a sense impression through a mechanism other than the one receiving. The first words on the opening track, “Givin You Somthin,” make a prophetic declaration that might just be Drez’ mission statement – “I feel this sound.” Rare is a musician who can truly feel sound. Peerless may be the one who can transmit that experience to the listener. DJ Drez does just that on the self-released gem dropping on June 6, 2016.
Those first words are unique and delightfully foreshadowing as well, in that this album marks the first time ever that Drez steps out from behind the turntables and production side and up to the mic. Whether in sublime sample-like phrases that out-slick today’s dopest electronic and hip hop DJs, hooks that you will find yourself singing long after the record ends, and even poetry and rhyme that is profound, personal and mystical, Drez finding his voice for this monumental release will not only wildly please his long-time legions of fans, but will most definitely earn him countless new admirers and beat-bumpers across many musical genres.
Like the bird the album is named after, DJ Drez dazzles with his ability to stay elevated above trends, making timeless beats for the club, between the sheets and even for yoga practice. The Alpine Swift can stay in flight for up to seven months at a time, living mainly in the air and even sleeping and eating while flying. With a bird’s eye view and an ear to the streets, Ez does it again, flying to multi-dimensional levels of astral frequency, while keeping the headlights in the rearview mirror spiraling in deep, concentric circles. Like the title track infectiously suggests, Drez delivers and keeps us chanting, “Take me higher!”
With a clear emphasis on a more downtempo electronic sound, soulful wisdom and feel, a confident straddling of the spiritual and material realms and a wicked 808 presence throughout effortlessly links the other sonic modalities, including some of the most bangin’ hip hop beats to hit the scene in years (title track “Alpine Swift” and “Out There”). In characteristic Drez style, dub stylings, trap sprinklings and Jahta Beat spiciness subtly dance throughout the release as well.
No journey into the world of DJ Drez would be complete without the powerful voice and presence of his partner-in-crime, Marti Nikko. While technically a solo release, the addition of Nikko’s vocal flavorings makes “Alpine Swift” deliciously complete. Her nectar-like vocals, highlights and even duets, pose the perfect complement to Drez’ foray into MC’ing, particularly on stand out tracks “Into Space,” “Start,” and “Light Me Up.” Nikko also shines and delivers perhaps the most powerful message of the album on the track “Us,” putting everyone on notice, over a slammin’ electro hip hop beat, that she and Ez are taking over the airwaves. “Ya’ know you heard of us,” echoes knowingly through the sound system.
If ya’ don’t know, now ya’ know.
Posted on Dec 16, 2015
Beautiful Dreamer – My third mala release in collaboration with Bali Malas is up on my shop site. A lovely japa mala to support your mantra practice and healing.
Rainbow Moonstone is the stone of divine inspiration, dreams. Following our dreams, finding the courage to welcome into our lives the inspiration, optimism, creativity, and all the joy that we can dream up! The knowing of truth, peace and excitement of the unimaginable. The 19 rudraksha destroy negativity and represent the beginning 1 and the end 9, the waxing and waning energies of the moon. Stay the course Beautiful Dreamer and light up your life!
These malas are lovingly made in Bali. Each bead has been hand picked, blessed, and chosen for its “energy” level. A rudraksha is believed to impart different types of benefits according to the number of segments (similar to that of an orange) or mukhi. We use only rudrakshas of five mukhi. It is traditionally believed that they can destroy negative thought and grant the wearer peace of mind, clarity, and purpose.
Posted on Oct 24, 2015
I am so excited to share with you the I AM LOVE mala. My second release in collaboration with Bali Malas. I wanted to create a japa mala that was not only beautiful but a powerful sacred counting tool to support your mantra practice and healing.
Rainbow moonstone and rose quartz. This powerful mala is a tool for awakening us to the love we already are. Surrendering inward to the depths of our own being to the light that continues to kindle the heart, the light that sustains us through dark times. Rainbow moonstone lights up the body as rose quartz activates it’s healing. Trusting the inner light of your heart. Dissolving anger and resentment while fostering forgiveness, empathy and reconciliation. I AM LOVE.
***I have already sold out of the first shipment but should be receiving some really soon. To purchase when back in stock, click the shop link! If you would like to be on the waiting list for for the next batch, please feel free to email me. Video coming soon on how to use a japa mala for those who need a little guidance! Sending you all so much love. Thank you always. With love and respect, Marti
Posted on Apr 27, 2015
Its been a little while since I have updated my site. It took us a bit of recovery time from our 7 city tour in 9 days!!! We had so much fun touring Western Canada and bringing the Dreaming in Sanskrit experience. It was incredible to hang with such beautiful yoga communities that showed up and blasted us with their hearts! A huge THANK YOU to Robindra and Myrah, the creators of BLOOM and our many supporters along the way. It truly is better together. If I am lucky, I will see you all again soon… with love~ Marti
Posted on Feb 19, 2015
We are so excited that Dreaming In Sanskrit is here! Purchase and leave a comment/review on iTunes to help encourage others who are listening. Thank you for your continued support and getting us to the #1 spot on iTunes World! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dreaming-in-sanskrit/id957554556
To show our appreciation for all the love we have been receiving, we created this FREE download just for you. ENJOY!
Posted on Feb 5, 2015
Posted on Feb 4, 2015
You can now pre-order DREAMING IN SANSKRIT on iTUNES. When you purchase the album, you will get to download Maha Devi and Krishna’s Dub Remix right away:) Support the art that you love! From our hearts to yours. Thank you always. Love, Marti (and Drez too)
Posted on Jan 10, 2015