The Shamans Dream Music Collective and related artists have produced a myriad of recordings as individuals, collaborative projects and remixes with other producers and over 30 original scores for instructional DVD’s. They produce music spanning in genre’s from Ambient, Downtempo, Yoga music, World groove, African, Afro Beat, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Tribal, Funk, House, Glitch, Dubstep, Electronica and Hip Hop. They are very adept at creating the exact style of music needed for each project.

Craig has spent much of the past 10 years collaborating with multi-instrumentalist/producers Amani Friend and Rara Avis.  Together they have produced  over 30 original scores for instructional DVD’s, and have incorporated Ambient, Downtempo, African, Afro Beat, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Tribal, Funk, House, Glitch, Dubstep, Electronica and Hip Hop. As a production team, they are very adept at creating the exact style of music needed for each project and draw on a very wide range of composition and engineering skills to keep the sounds fresh and exciting.

They are also known for their remixes and tend to focus on blending elements of underground dance music with devotional song writing, chanting, and timeless elements of past cultures who revered music as a tool for healing and transformation.  Some of the artists they’ve remixed are:

Kalya Scintilla
David Starfire
Deep Forest
Gurunam Singh
Karsh Kale
Laya Project
EarthRise SoundSystem
Tarun (Delhi 2 Dublin)
Deya Dova
Deva Premal
Jai Uttal
Girish
Danny Howells
Variant Field
Seed
Phokus

ABOUT RARA (LEFT) and AMANI (RIGHT)

 

Born less that 48 hours apart, Amani and Rara have spent over 10 years perfecting their craft of writing music together since first meeting through the vibrant West Coast dance and yoga underground.  When they first began working with Craig back in 2003 their compositions were mostly focused around creating yoga inspired music for teachers such as Duncan Wong, Hemalayaa Behl and Shiva Rea.  They worked closely with Craig for many years to define the sound of contemporary yoga music, while also exploring realms of meditation, dance, sound healing and other vibrant embodiment disciplines that rely on music to help bring focus and structure to practice of perfecting forms and routines.

Amani and Rara also worked with Craig to bring this yoga inspired music to the masses through both the Desert Dwellers and Shaman’s Dream projects.  Desert Dwellers had its roots in the Southern California dance underground, but also acted as a cross over project through which the yoga and dance worlds collided.  10 years later, these three producers continue to live music as a daily practice and continue to break ground in the places where cutting edge technology and sacred devotional music styles meet.