STRANDS PROJECT BRINGS MUSICAL OPTIMISM
‘Strands’ is an electronica meets Sufi world music audio/visual collaboration performance by award winning British Indian electronic music composer DJ Swami, popular British Iraqi vocalist Lanja Ali, upcoming British Indian fusion vocalist Unnati Dasgupta and BBC Music Introducing sarangi player Amrit Kaur. Strands is an emotional cinematic musical journey of solace and optimism fused with the uplifting Sufi and Qawwali lyrics of love and spirituality exploring the unique experiences of isolation, loneliness, belonging and soul searching in this different world we all find ourselves in.
DJ SWAMI CREATING MUSIC WITH VIRTUAL REALITY
Inspired by the success of his recent live visuals and audio collaborations, DJ Swami is taking his music into the immersive world of virtual reality by creating environments inspired by Indian culture, art and technology. He said ‘I always strive to be dynamic and innovative with new technology to expand my artistic boundaries and VR has given me new ways to interact with audiences for the future.’ DJ Swami will be collaborating with digital artists, VR and AI developers and programmers over the coming months to develop new immersive worlds for live streaming music performances with the support of a research award from Arts Council England.
DJ SWAMI LAUNCHES NFT MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTWORK
DJ Swami has become the first British-Asian musician to launch musical/visual art NFTs. A ‘non-fungible token’ is a unit of data stored on a blockchain certifying a digital asset to be unique. DJ Swami is constantly exploring future technologies in his creativity and will be releasing a series of NFTs combining exclusive art, photos, videos and audio in the coming weeks. Check out his first NFTs here.
BAZOOKA FEAT. SIMRAN IS OUT NOW!
Bazooka is the second DJ Swami release featuring Simran in 2021. A blast of lyrical intricate rhythms to a futuristic DJ Swami heavy trap groove, with Simran asserting her presence to the rap scene through the true story of her life journey.