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This inside look at Srikalogy‘s album “New Paradigm” explores the nature of collaboration and the use of sound for upliftment. Inspired by the sounds of ancient India and the modern Brooklyn where he grew up, Srikalogy shares with us his insights into the creative process and the value of community.
Srikala Kerel Roach is an emcee, DJ, producer, kirtan leader, percussionist and community leader. His music incorporates dub, hip hop, reggae, world beats, and sacred mantras. His mission is to uplift, open hearts, and move bodies.
Growing up in the streets of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NYC, and being the son of West Indian parents, Srikala naturally gained a deep love for listening to and creating hip hop, R&B, dub, and reggae music. Influenced by his mother, who always had a variety of styles in the tape deck, his musical palette expanded as he aged, incorporating various styles of music such as rock, blues, pop and jazz. At the age of 18, life led him to set aside the world and live as a monk for 6 years, where he studied the science of transcendental sound vibration in the Bhakti tradition.
Transitioning from monastic life and into the world, Srikala trained in audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City and began releasing albums in the Fall of 2011. In the last three years, he released four albums and has worked in collaboration with many amazing artists around the world, including EarthRise SoundSystem. He plays regularly with jazz funk fusion band “The Flowdown,” and is consistently producing conscious nightlife events in NYC with Unitribe. “New Paradigm” is on the Black Swan record label. In all of Srikala’s expressions of sound, he seeks to bring a message of hope, inspiration, and joy to the mass population. Visit Srikalogy on the web at srikalogy.com