Canadian downtempo and chill artist Sol Rising today made his Monstercat debut, teaming up with melodic house producer Banaati for their blissful single, “Arise.” Widely known for his sonic influence across the Yoga and mindfulness communities, this record marks Sol Rising’s first foray into the progressive house space, effortlessly blending his inspiring melodies with Banaati’s atmospheric production. Symbolic of one’s ascent from a dark place, the mystical energy flowing through the track reaches a powerful climax, breaking free of the tension with driving synths and bright keys.
Stream – https://listen.monstercatmusic.com/arise-8nzy
Sol Rising shares, “I sent a demo for “Arise” which I created with the intention of working in a club environment, yet still having an inspirational vibe and a connecting thread to my more chill music. Monstercat Silk heard the track and thought that Banaati would be an amazing collaborator with his experience and familiarity in the melodic/progressive house genre. I listened to his music and was super excited to work with him, and I’m happy to report that his production took the song to a whole other level!“
Banaati adds“I’m incredibly excited to share this collaboration with Sol Rising which is his debut within this genre, and I’m very honored to be a part of this new direction of his. It will surely be interesting to observe how people will react to this production, which is undoubtedly an emotionally driven, club-oriented track! We hope that people will feel a connection to this song and help them escape from the everyday struggles for a moment.“
Sol Rising originally broke into the music scene through hip hop, becoming one of America’s top scratch DJs earning accolades at prestigious competitions like DMC and Scribble Jam. As meditation played a major role in his upbringing, he eventually pivoted to spiritual music and has since toured his emotive repertoire everywhere from Lightning in a Bottle to Dalai Lama events. Fans can look forward to catching “Arise” live as Sol Rising takes the Main Stage at Monstercat Compound on August 20 in Vancouver.
Banaati is a lauded leader in the melodic and progressive house niche, spanning multiple releases on Monstercat Silk over the past year. His fan-favourite records “Love Again” and “Chasing Shadows” recently landed in rotation on SiriusXM Chill, and his monthly Spotify listenership has exploded as he’s graced several notable playlists that have placed him in the spotlight. This is just the beginning of a career-defining year for Banaati.
Sol Rising Bio
Sol Rising’s original soundscapes evoke feelings of inspiration and bliss through an eclectic mix of electronic music, mid-tempo, downtempo, chill-trap, ambient and lo-fi.
Born in Vancouver BC, raised in Fairfield Iowa, Sol Rising began meditating at age four with a walking mantra technique. His mother took him to visit numerous spiritual teachers, who inspired him on the spiritual path he walks today. As a teenager, he became a hip hop fanatic. His rooted interest in hip hop led him to learn the art of scratching — using turntables as musical instruments. Sol Rising soon became one of America’s top scratch DJs, winning second place at the DMC, the world’s most prestigious DJ competition and first place at Scribble Jam, the same competition that Eminem competed in along with other notable underground artists.
After graduating in the top 5% of his accounting class at the University of Iowa, he realized accounting was not his path. A journey to India illuminated his true calling — to light up people’s awareness of their true nature through music. This led him to study audio engineering and production at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco, CA.
Now a successful Producer with 20 albums released, Sol Rising has been streamed over 120 million times on Spotify and Apple music. He has licensed music for brands such as Apple, Clarks Shoes, Hotels.com, Snapchat, Airbnb and US Polo as well as a placement in Academy Award winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film “Loro.” Sol Rising has been featured in major media outlets including The Washington Post and Yoga Journal. Sol Rising is an international touring DJ playing festivals in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia at festivals such as Wanderlust, Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle.
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