The electronic mixes

The electronic mixes

 
Innovative, experimental and largely original, that is the essence of Janaka music. “Any genre of music needs to be broken up and every single note could be developed and built up further,” he reasons.  Janaka has had no formal training in music. He roamed bookstores to pick up books on music. An autodidact in music, he was influenced by the swinging 1970s. He largely confines his performances to electronic music but throws in bits of pop and rock as well.

Janaka sees himself as a nomad, who travels across the world seeking the new. “Music is a journey to new destinations, newer tunes, newer ideas,” says Janaka.  Recalling some of his best compositions, Janaka says, his music and lyrics are inspired by real life situations. Pushing Air traces the journey between life and death. End of the Sun captures the emotions that one goes through when one comes face to face with broken relationships and highlights the essence of a fallout. Awake is about how one awakes to a purpose every morning and latches onto a dream that he or she would like to pursue. Janaka arranges and rearranges music. There maybe a sudden crescendo somewhere in between the music and at some other times, it may be just smooth sailing.

Born in Sri Lanka, raised in the UK and Kuwait, and now residing in San Francisco, Janaka produces and brings together the classical and folk styling with the cutting edge sounds of electronic dance, topped off with a classic dub reggae aesthetic.
Janaka has produced music for Project Gotham, an X-Box game, in addition to many songs for compilations internationally.
   Other musical credits include remixes for Karsh Kale and Cheb, Sabbah of Six Degrees Records, and the Asian Dub Foundation.

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