Hail the Jewel in the Blue Lotus Mix
Buddhist hip hop

by Dj Spooky






Mix features:
The Monks of Deprung Loesling Monastery, Daniel Bernhard Roumain, King Tubby, Philip Glass, The Beastie Boys, Saul Williams,
John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane.



This mix was inspired by a lecture discussion I presented at The Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art around my book Rhythm Science, and is a pun on Jack Keouac's book length short story "The Subterraneans" and the longer novel, Dharma Bums, mixed with a dash of soul from what I view as some of the more intriguing folks operating in contemporary music.

It's a short mix - almost 30 minutes, but the invocation of the Deprung monks of "hundreds of millions of worlds" should give you a taste of the multiplicity they revere. Sampling is a digital mirror of this kind of aesthetic, and I made the mix as a sketch to show some examples of different forms of information could be transformed by praxis. The event was sponsored by Art Asia Pacific Magazine's "Artists on Art" lecture series. Other speakers include Laurie Anderson, Shahzia Sikander, Momus, Sanford Biggers, Naeem_Mohaiemen.

Paul aka Dj Spooky NYC 2006


The Track Listing:
Dj Spooky featuring Daniel Bernhard Roumain - Code Blue
Saul Williams - Ohm
John Coltrane - Om
mixed w/ Saul Williams "P.G."
Lama Chopa: Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery
- Malu Semchen "Invocation of the Masters of the Enlightenment"
Beastie Boys - Bodhisvatta Vow
Lama Chopa: Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery
- Malu Semchen "Invocation of the Masters of the Enlightenment"
Maffa All-Stars & King Tubby - Don't Think About Me, I'm Alright
Saul Williams - Ohm
Dj Spooky and Ursula Rucker - Being Black
Alice Coltrane - Stopover Bombay
Philip Glass - Koyanisqaatsi





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