Peacefully determined. Lover. Sound Ambassador. Hip hopper. Mind astronaut. Grateful. Beat maker. Student always. Sometimes teacher. Disciplined. Turntablist. From LA, Earth. Haiku D'Etat. Abstract Tribe Unique. Red Musette. World Traveler. Dancer. Passionate. Compassionate. Yogi. Vishnu. Rasta. Friend. Father. Husband. Wildly calm. Love, respect and get off on what I do.
Drez blends yesterday's roots with the innovative urban beats of today. His accomplishments during his gradual evolution from hip-hop DJ to world music tastemaker have made him one of the top DJs and producers in LA's underground music scene.
When he isn't in the studio producing, spinning at an underground hip-hop club or jamming with local artists in impromptu late night sessions, you'll find him at yoga festivals and studios, spinning the perfect flow to accompany classes and workshops before lighting up the dancefloor by night with his eclectic, organic mixes. He is the musical director of the Wanderlust Spectacular, performs regularly with MC Yogi and Kirtaniyas and has appeared at Lightning In a Bottle, Symbiosis, AfroFunke and dozens of other high-profile events.
Drez is also a certified yoga instructor who teaches privately in Los Angeles and spends time helping fellow musicians with their yoga practice at home and when away on tour. His unique talents are increasingly in demand and taking him to conscious music festivals from the U.S. to Europe to Asia. His trailblazing, genre-bending body of work has been documented in magazines ranging from The Source to Yoga Journal.
The Paramahamsa Mixes (White Swan Taking Flight)
Paramahamsa describes the image of a swan, representing the soul taking flight from the
This spellbinding new collection brings the distinctive alchemy of acclaimed producer/remixer DJ Drez to fresh songs crafted from originals by a variety of artists on White Swan Records and Black Swan Sounds – including EarthRise SoundSystem, Radharani, Stevin McNamara, Masood Ali Khan, Brenda McMorrow, Marti Nikko, Go Ray & Duke, Orlando Royal, Yemanjo and Zaire Black.
Elements of dub reggae, hip hop beats, ethereal and spoken vocals and global flavors are masterfully blended into this enchanting elixir that lifts the spirit and elevates the soul.