My Story – A little archived synopsis & Press Stuff

Ekayani Music

Photo by Henry Jeannerot 2020

Hey it’s Ekayani! I’m a writer and tri-lingual vocalist, singing in Sanskrit, Bengali and English. I speak French. I work in many genres: trip- hop, house, world I enjoy bridging the gaps between East and West, the mundane and celestial but all to a sick beat. You might have heard my music on The Liquid Sound Lounge (Like Fire), NPR’s All Songs Considered back in the day (Une Fille), or JAMM FM Netherlands ( Here’s the Light Autumn Collection) You can find my music on Spotify on all streaming platforms. Sprinkled throughout this page is my discography

What I Like To Do I am fond of mantras and I like mixing them with with Pop, House, Reggae + Dub. People tell me my music is soothing and energizing. Good for the club, your home, or to meditate by. I’ve performed just about anywhere you can think of : store windows, downtown festivals, nightclubs, TV shows, street corners and yoga studios , DIY tours across the country. Shout out to my friends in Europe though! I’m proud of my title “Funky Goddess of House Music” given to me by the sweet folks at LA Yoga Magazine. My classic album “Yoga on The Dance Floor” is inviting you to find serenity while busting a move. “Third Eye” and “Here’s the Light” are great places to start listening as a musical point of entrance. Thanks for stopping by.

Reviews/Press/Awards

Ekayani is the singularly-titled inspiration behind Yoga on the Dance Floor. Together with creative partner and electronic dance musician Tom Glide, they offer a music and dance experience that is on another level. She knows the lore behind the lyrics, and infuses everything she touches with spirit. You’ll want to download their entire album, or at least a track or two on iTunes, and tell your festival or event promoter friends about Ekayani and Yoga on the Dance Floor, and they will be thanking you for the hot tip after they book the hottest headliner their show has had in years.”— Mark Metz, Conscious Dancer April 20th, 2017


“It was a great time…Your performance was awesome and great for everyone there! Everyone got great energy from your performance. You’re amazing!”- Tom S., Executive Producer, Full Moon Jam Rincon, PR (Mar 15, 2014)

“This was not your average Friday night! “Wow! Love her Bhakti sound! She made us groove and dance the night away! Thank you! Thank you Ekayani… for the Bhakti sound that made us dance, dance, dance! So fun to do this with… all the other beautiful dancers! We hope you come to the Nest again!”- Beth O’Bymachow, Guest Testimonial, Raven’s Wing Yoga (The Nest) (Apr 26, 2014)


“By the way, I’ve had your CD in my car all week. I enjoy it.You have a great voice! Peace and love, Banning”- Banning Eyre, Afropop Senior Editor (Mar 28, 2014)


“CD Review: Loved It! Danced my ass off :))”- Betsy Aiello Sanders, Betsy Aiello Sanders (Mar 20, 2014)


“I realize I only want your music in my class. Of all the yoga music out there yours is the best!”- Loren Russo (Lila Padma), Loren Russo, Jivamukti instructor (Feb 26, 2014)


“The kirtan word needs a female kirtan singer like you I feel..Mixing classical style and a more contemporary approach. Om love ”- Carlos Menjivar, Co Manager Director, JivaMukti Yoga School NYC (Aug 30, 2013)

“Just purchased this CD to prepare for my interview with EKAYANI, the Devotional Chantress with Ekayani and the Tom Glide Space on Tues, Aug 6 at 4pm EST on the City World Radio Network. If you love deep house music, yoga, Sanskrit chants and positive affirmations, do yourself a favor and buy this CD!”- Karina Yanku,LMT, The Healing Artist radio show (Jul 26, 2013)


“Ekayani and The Tom Glide Space’s Yoga on the Dance Floor transports yoga to the club world through ancient Sanskrit and Bengali mantras set to the mystical and funky goddess of house music…we are entranced by Ekayani’s soft voice and Space’s top notch production…”- Aria Maryland, LA Yoga Magazine (Jan 01, 2010)


“Ekayani – I wanted to thank you for the unique experience you created last week. It was magical and singular event..Thanks for your talents and efforts…Come see me again soon! Love, Gabe Wishing you love and progress”- Gabriel Vyotas, Bar 13 (Mar 15, 2013)


“NEWSONIC LOFT PARTIES hosted by none other than DYNASTY ELECTRIC, witness another great act to emerge from that camelot of dance parties. yoga-related music composed to be very hip and relevant to our times, you’ll love her groovy vibes just as much as disco mike does, i’m sure!”- Disco Mike, DanceStand Show (Mar 13, 2013)

“Tom Glide is fantastic. I have never experienced music that drew me in and mesmerized me so effortlessly. He (Tom) is really great.”- Carmela Tal Barton, Fan Review (Mar 11, 2013)


“Authentic. You can tell what you do is authentic. You are mesmerizing.”- Richard West, playwright (Mar 05, 2013)


“De New York sensatie Ekayani & The Tom Glide Space gooit met album Yoga on the Dance Floor hoge ogen in het dance circuit. Ekayani: “Een mix van ancient devotional sang,brazil en minimlalistiche tech house. Mainstream epoch underground.” Goed. DJ-vader des vaderlands Joost van Belien flustered ons eerier in dat world music het hetemaal worst, due het cal del goes zijn. Erg popular is hun number Money to Burn, dat twee weaken door de kredietcrisis uitkwam en de malaise voorspelde. “het gaat over de problemn die er komen ais we meer nemen dan ons eigenlijk toekcomt” Schijnt vooral een megahit te zijn op Wall Street.”- staff writer, De Pers (Oct 24, 2012)


“Thank you! It was a pleasure for me to be led into dancing by such a beautiful soul. You could lead a stadium full of people with your energy.”- Victor, Miami, Fl, Fan Testiomnials (Oct 01, 2012)


“That was so much fun!!!”- Kevin S., Miami Beach, Fl, Fan Testimonials (Oct 01, 2012)


“Thank you for the beautiful enlightening journey this Saturday night.Lot’s of blessings with sharing the name of Krsna”- Jenniecke, Sharanam Yoga, Miami , Fl, Fan Testimonials (Oct 01, 2012)


“..thank you for a great evening of inspiring beats!”- Reza Parsiani, Miami, Fl, Fan Testimonials (Oct 01, 2012)


“I thought it was going to be a snooze fest. I thought well I’ll get out my blanket and sleep for a half hour at this meditation. What a surprise. It was great!”- Patrick N., Miami, Fl, Fan Testimonials (Oct 01, 2012)


“Wow….It’s PURE House Music!”- Victoria Brunacci, Synergy Yoga Miami (Aug 16, 2012)


“..a really cool album + remixes…”- Cheb i Sabbah, his own words (Dec 14, 2010)

“…Love the music you’re making..”- Lenny Kravitz


“I absolutely enjoyed the rocking grooves and beautiful atmosphere created by Ekayani and Tom Glide’s music. The experience was heartwarming, peaceful, and energizing. Ekayani creates an atmosphere where everyone feels free to dance their inner spirit. Thank you for an amazing evening. ”- – Marya Mayer, Production & Event Manager, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 7/31/10


“This… is amazing. I love it not only because of its production but it captures the spiritual essence of deep electronica. Diggin’ it man….”- – Mansoor Hassan


“..yogis at every studio on the planet will be dancing soon. The New York singer and Paris composer teamed up to create a new crossover sound in dance music grounded in…house music with world flavors with evocative vocals from Ekayani bringing the bhakti. Hot yoga takes on new meaning…Dance your downward dog!””- Mark Metz, – Conscious Dancer Magazine (Jan 01, 2010)


“The music is beautiful and the videos are quite cool.”- – David Vendetti, South Boston Yoga


“It has such a warm feel to it and I think that you really hit the start of the future of dance music with this style. Even though I do not understand the Sanskrit or Bengali, Tom’s tunes and your voice makes the whole album a relaxing and energetic trip. The video is also very good, the hiphop dancers are a very good example of how genres are mixed on the album, hiphop, dance, world, reggaedub…excellent.”- Rob Van Den Bos, XtraTranceCast, Netherlands


“Really, really great sound! Ekayani’s voice reminds me of the great voice of Tracey Thorn. My preferred songs are “Parama Karuna” and “ Third Eye (Sapphire Mix).”- – Andrea Belli, Radio 105 Italy, INDAKLUB


“I absolutely LOVE Jaya – I’m gonna be playing it at every gig… (it’s) sick sick sick…”- DJ Joe Di Padova, Deeper Shades Recordings


“Ekayani with Tom Glide will open your third eye. Their cutting edge new dance music is revelatory.””- Mike McHugh, New Century People’s Choice Awards


“Unprecedented. Lifts dance music to a place of yogic transcendence. This is the sound of the future. Recommended for anyone seeking higher consciousness with an irresistible beat.” – Prof. Joshua Greene, Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison


“Forget the unwieldy title’s spiritual trappings (unless you are into such things, in which case roll with it): This album is simply deep electronic house of a very high caliber. Studio whiz Glide provides a pillowy base-a melange of chilled techno,prog-house and global rhythms – over which Ekayani intones ancient texts and lyrics of more recent vintage in English,Bengali and Sanskrit. The result is as much a mood piece as it is club fodder, dance music sheathed in a warm glow of emotional resonance.”- Bruce Tantum, Time Out NY (Nov 12, 2012)

  • “Wonderful job tonight! You were glowing and joyful. I’ve never seen a fusion of styles and languages like that before and I love the color of your voice.”— Holly McCormack, vocal coach , October 7th, 2017
  • “(Here’s the Light ) We love it!”— Daniel Zonderman, JAMMFM.NL
  • “Who is the wonderful human being? Mesmerizing with complete control of the stage there are actually no words to describe how good your show is. I will never miss another one of your shows again!”— Barry Schwartz, Grown in Brooklyn October 8th, 2015
  • “I am interested in this sound vibration project. Lately it has been a lot about frequencies. They are really starting to find scientific evidence for the medical and health values of frequencies (cats purring, meditating, etc.) so you are right there on the edge as usual.”— Clare D, New York, FanMay 6th, 2015