The Theory Behind dj advent
I attempt to portray different cultures through electronic music. I incorporate traditional South Asian and Middle Eastern music with various EDM genres in my Orientalism Series while my Downtempo collection highlights Blues, Swing, Flamenco, Hip Hop, and other Western genres.
My Downtempo mixes symbolize the fracturing of western genres from its traditional roots into its transformation into modern electronic music. Not broken as in no longer working, but broken as being taken apart, deconstructed, and redeveloped. The abstraction of sound to the point where its original meaning and form has broken while maintaining a structure of harmony and presence.
I recorded the Downtempo mixes to fill the gap between contemporary electronic music and early to mid 20th century sounds from our collective Western culture and history. By combining these two spheres, I create opportunities for listeners to hear our collective history through future/present electronic themes.
My Orientalism Series mixes highlights the profound and spiritual nature of classical South Asian and Middle Eastern music with electronic music. While some producers create spiritual music with synthesizers, I create mixes containing prayers and instruments that have been reverberating for centuries. Special attention is paid to Edward Said's theorizing of "The Other."