Mumbai, 25th May 2023: Indian Trap (aka J2) is proud to present his latest single, “Gayatri Mantra (Om Bhūr Bhuvaḥ Svaḥ),” which he co-wrote with Award- winning South Indian artist S. J. Jananiy. The renowned L.A. producer collaborated with the Award-Winning Composer & Singer S. J. Jananiy to create a new sound that combines ancient Sanskrit mantras with classical Indian vocal techniques and contemporary Trap Music.
Watch ‘Gayatri Mantra’ here:
The Gayatri Mantra (Om Bhūr Bhuvaḥ Svaḥ) pushes the envelope as S. J. Jananiy delivers a sublime vocal performance over a hypnotic beat and melodic synths, Indian temple bells, Flutes and 808 basses. J2 says, “Listening to the Gayatri Mantra really helps me in improving my concentration and creativity. It allows me to enhance my productivity and aids me to take my music production to the next level. I’ve always considered myself a sound designer. When I learned that the Shaivite Hindu tradition believes that matter is vibration and the cosmos is sound, it got me thinking! We talk about someone having great vibes, don’t we? Don’t we say that some people vibe well together? These seemingly trivial words have a profound meaning! Mantras are prayers that ‘vibe’ with the universe. What better lyrics can a composer ask for? Jananiy brought the mantras, and I brought my music! Three thousand years old mantras that go right to the heart of matter and contemporary music that has emerged from the streets, from ordinary people… we’re talking about roots! Music is the medicine for the soul, Plato said. At its best, music is a cosmic energy that removes negativity and obstacles, bringing peace, focus, and satisfaction to all who listen. Ever heard of Bach? The journey may be long, but we are on the right track”.
S. J. Jananiy added by saying, “Working along with Jay for this very special single was highly explorative by fusing the Vedic Mantras, his Indian Trap music, and the many vocalizations. It got me thinking about how these Mantras, encased in Trap music and Indian raga-based music, could be performed live, and that got me curious about those possibilities. This song has at least 30 different vocal layers, along with a unique collage of taans, aalaaps, swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies for Jay’s track!”
The song is out now, and we all are excited to feel the magical essence of it.