‘Kirtronica’ is a term for a new genre of music that is currently being established in the yoga world: electronica dance music combined with live Sanskrit/Indian mantra chanting. Jaya Lakshmi was one of the pioneers of ‘Kirtronica’ with her previous band “Lost at Last”, founded in Maui, Hawaii in 1997. Over the last few years Jaya Lakshmi has composed original electronic music using Ableton Live. Similar to the the Lost at Last sound, her new music is a mixture of house, tribal trance, and down-tempo with recordings of acoustic instruments like tabla, guitar, and sarod, and Ananda on bansuri flute. In the current duo format performing ‘Kirtronica’ live, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda lead participants through an ecstatic dance journey that awakens their shakti and encourages everyone to chant along, inspiring devotional trance states and deepening their connection with the divine.
“From the heart-opening strains of their sumptuous traditional kirtan to the wild blend of contemporary rhythms and sounds they call Kirtronica, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s divine harmonies will keep you riding waves of devotion from the meditation hall to the dance floor, and most everyplace in between. ” ~ Janet Stone