EarthRise SoundSystem is the artistic and live team of author / yogi / producer Derek Beres and producer / percussionist David “Duke Mushroom” Schommer.
Beres and Schommer originally met in New York City, and paired up to explore common cultural and sonic ground and create unique soundscapes that work equally well in the yoga studio or club and lounge. They have each since relocated to Los Angeles.
The duo’s first record, The Yoga Sessions, went to #5 on the iTunes World chart and was featured in the NY Times, Yoga Journal and the Boston Globe. Their follow-up, the digital-only release Remixes Are Songs Too, compiled a number of their remixes, including takes on Femi Kuti, Vieux Farka Toure, Nickodemus and others, and featured ‘Labyrinths,’ the theme song from the acclaimed documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule.
Rock Beats Paper, released in August 2013, is a wide-ranging, upbeat effort featuring vocals by C.C. White, Lucy Woodward, Kevin Mambo, MC Yogi, Vishal Vaid, Srikala, Davi Vieira, Sheela Bringi, Marti Nikko and more.
This autumn will see the release of the first two editions of the EarthRise SoundSystem Remix Project. A series of four-track EPs, Rising will be released on Oct 23. This first EP features remixes by Kuzma, The Spy From Cairo, Srikalogy and Desert Dwellers.