EarthRise SoundSystem is the shared musical vision of producer Duke Mushroom and DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres. Utilizing Duke’s multi-instrumental background and worldly percussion with Derek’s concepts of “Global Beat Fusion,” this duo started collaborating energies to create music for movement in late 2008. In 2010 they released their first full length album, The Yoga Sessions: EarthRise SoundSystem (Yoga Organix/White Swan), which has garnered praise by the NY Times, Yoga Journal, MTV, Boston Globe, Yoga International, LA Yoga and many others. As remixers, ERSS has reworked such talent as Vieux Farka Toure, Femi Kuti, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Natacha Atlas, Nickodemus, Deva Premal, MC Yogi and others. The duo has recently completed work on the documentary film, ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule,’ with Duke scoring the film and Derek contributing as Music Supervisor. Together they wrote the epic theme song, “Labyrinths” featuring Carol C of Si*Sé. Stay in touch with ERSS on Facebook, and follow Derek and Duke on Twitter.
“The idea was to reinvent yoga music, which they do by drawing overwhelmingly on global rhythms that are heavy on percussion.” – NY Times
“Echoes of Africa, India, the Middle East, and other places where ancient ways still prevail lend depth and heart to the music’s electronic overtones. And deep, resonant bass is prominent. It weaves hypnotic patterns that gather and release energy like kundalini rising.” – Yoga Journal
“New York studio musicians Derek Beres and Duke Mushroom seamlessly mix Thievery Corporation-style dub beats with original guitar, violin, and tabla recordings into something far beyond the syrupy mess that typically passes for ‘yoga music.’” – Yoga International
“EarthRise Soundsystem is raising the vibration of the earth.” – MC Yogi