Indian Trap (aka J2) is proud to present his latest single, “Parvati Mantra (Aigiri Nandini),” which he co-wrote with Award-winning South Indian artistS. J. Jananiy. The renowned L.A. producer collaborated with the Award-Winning Composer & Singer S. J. Jananiy to create a new sound that combines ancient Sanskrit mantras with classical Indian vocal techniques and contemporary Trap Music.
The Parvati Mantra (Aigir Nandini) pushes the envelope as S. J. Jananiy delivers a sublime vocal performance over a hypnotic beat and melodic synths, Indian temple bells, Flutes and 808 basses.
Aigir Nandini’s mantra praises the divine qualities of goddess Durga, including her strength, beauty, and victory over the demon Mahishasura. It is believed that chanting the mantra with devotion and understanding its meaning can invoke the blessings and protection of the goddess and can help overcome obstacles and difficulties in one’s life.
Parvati, also known as Uma, is a Hindu deity and the supreme goddess in Hinduism. She represents beauty, compassion, creativity, and strength. Parvati is Lord Shiva’s consort and together they have two children, Ganesh and Skanda. She is also known by several other Hindu names including Adi-shakti, Kali, Goddess Laxmi, Adi Parashakti, Shakti, Devi, Durga, Tripura Sundari, Sati, Saraswati, Tridevi, Chinnamasta, and more.
As a musician, my material is sound,” says Indian Trap. “I’ve always considered myself a sound designer. When I learned that the Shaivite Hindu tradition believes that matter is vibration and the cosmos is sound, it got me thinking! We talk about someone having great vibes, don’t we? Don’t we say that some people vibe well together? These seemingly trivial words have a profound meaning! Mantras are prayers that ‘vibe’ with the universe. What better lyrics can a composer ask for? Jananiy brought the mantras, and I brought my music! Three thousand years old mantras that go right to the heart of matter and contemporary music that has emerged from the streets, from ordinary people… we’re talking about roots! Music is the medicine for the soul, Plato said. At its best, music is a cosmic energy that removes negativity and obstacles, bringing peace, focus, and satisfaction to all who listen. Ever heard of Bach? The journey may be long, but we are on the right track.”
“Working along with Jay for this very special single was highly explorative by fusing the Vedic Mantras, his Indian Trap music, and the many vocalizations. It got me thinking about how these Mantras, encased in Trap music and Indian raga-based music, could be performed live, and that got me curious about those possibilities. This song has at least 30 different vocal layers, along with a unique collage of taans, aalaaps, swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies for Jay’s track!” says S. J. Jananiy.
The track is out now and we are quite excited to hear the magical essence of it.