Renowned L.A. producer Indian Trap (aka J2) has again collaborated with award-winning composer & singer S. J. Jananiy to create a totally new sound and lyric video that combines ancient Sanskrit mantras with classical Indian vocal techniques and contemporary Trap Music. 

Durga Mantra (Om Katyayanaya Vidmahe)” 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. Working with at least 30 different vocal layers, Jananiy delivers a unique collage of taans, aalaaps, swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies, presenting her passion propelled by her own personal strength.

This is a salute to Maa Durga in her form as Katyayani, the sixth form of Durga. “Durga Mantra (Om Katyayani Vidmahe)” begins with the expression Om, which is the syllable that sets into motion all Hindu mantras. Maa Durga’s divine presence is felt throughout the universe. Goddess Durga is said to be one of the most powerful deities in the Hindu religion.

From the temples to the streets, Indian Trap is inspiring a new generation to embrace chant and mantra music with new takes on three thousand-year-old mantras that go right to the heart, floating on a bed of contemporary Trap music.

Watch the lyric video on YOUTUBE

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S. J. Jananiy is a Multi-Global-Award-Winning Composer. She studied Carnatic (South Indian), Hindustani (North Indian), and Western classical vocal traditions. She has an ATCL Vocal, Grade 8 in Western Classical Music, and studied piano and Western Classical Music theory at Trinity College, London. She plays the harp and the synthesizer. She works as a film-score composer, songwriter, performer, arranger, music producer, and sound engineer.
Indian Trap (J2) is the successful record producer and composer behind Indian Trap. Jay rose to prominence after winning the prestigious Ministry of Sound DJ Idol Competition in 2002. He has since produced and remixed songs for various artists, including LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Madonna.

He burst on the pop music scene as J2 with the release of the smash hit “Dare La La La,” which he co-wrote and produced for Shakira’s 10th studio album; the track debuted in the Top 10 of most international charts. A reworked version titled “La La La” Brazil” was the official theme song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is featured on the One Love, One Rhythm World Cup album. The song was also used in a T-Mobile commercial and Shakira’s Activia commercial, which became the most shared advertisement of 2014 and has over 2 billion streams to date. J2’s compositions have appeared in over 100 films, trailers, video games, television shows, and advertisements. They gathered over 250 million streams across YouTube and other major DSPs.

Read the complete story behind the music in the MEDIA KIT.

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