Welcome to our new Space Discovery!
Get lost in the Sri Lankan rock city believed to have been created by the gods with Luxembourg-based electronic composer and producer DoosC and Italo-Peruvian musician Gaya Waska. They both believe in the power of music to override the barriers of language, and both like exploring cultures, taking a piece of each and putting it into their music.
With “Lost In Sigiriya” they take us to this beautiful soundscape in which you can really feel the vastness of the space around you, with that echoing effect, what sounds like a raga on soft percussions that grow gradually, twinkly sounds and breathy whispers. A female voice, like that of mother earth, sometimes lets out mellow sounds over marimba, pan flutes and a dazzling organic/tropical house beat.
The space also seems to expand with the sound swelling up and tribal chants rising in the air just for a moment, not too long but delightful.
Towards the end singing children’s voices accompany you to the gates of Sigiriya, and you’re out.
Found again. But wasn’t it wonderful to be lost?
This track is like walking in the gardens around a deserted fortress, it encapsulates the feelings you would go through rather than the noises you would hear. There’s no nature or animal sound in it, but it’s as if there was. You can sense all that’s there.
“Lost In Sigiriya” is made of layers of different rhythms, instruments and sounds which make it indisputably enchanting, I would never tire of listening to it. It’s uplifting, almost anthemic, despite having a very few lyrics and mostly vocals you can feel rather than listen to, with sounds beautifully crafted and put together, to create almost a new language. Both DoosC’s and Gaya’s goal to transcend the barriers of language to communicate a feeling, the mood and character of a place with their music was perfectly achieved in this gem of house music made from and for the spirit.
Welcome to Space, Doosc!
Congratulations on your new release! Briefly present yourself to our Space Travellers!
This track is a collab between Gaya Waska and myself.
So let Gaya introduce herself first:
Hi! I am Gaya Waska, italo-peruvian musician based in Barcelona (Spain). I see my production as a collage, a fusion between different cultures in a cosmopolitan universe. South American folklore background is a source of inspiration for my work and artistic identity. Electronic music allows to me a playful exploration of different moods and atmospheres and a channel of communication between people.
And back to myself, Hi! I am Pierre-Jean aka DoosC, I am a French musician from Megève in the Alps and I have been living in Luxembourg for 15 years now.
I am an electronic music composer and producer and I believe in music as the universal language of humanity, considering it transcends spoken languages, genders, cultures, etc and is able to convey breathtaking emotions that no other medium can.
What’s the story behind your latest release?
“Lost in Sigiriya” is a meditative journey into Sri Lanka. It is the first song of a trilogy that explores world music and landscapes from three different continents to get inspired for electronic tracks with organic house vibe.
“Lost in Sigiriya” will in particular take you on a journey around this mythical place called Sigiriya which is one of Sri Lanka’s most famous historical monuments. It is so astonishing that residents call this ancient palace and fortress complex the eighth wonder of the world. The Sigiriya rock, made of magma from an extinct volcano, is 200 meters higher than the surrounding forest. It is a place with a unique harmony between nature and human presence.
In the track you can hear the voice of Gaya and some ethnic voices as you go deeper into the track and get lost with them in the jungle in mysterious Sri Lanka.
What are your plans for the future?
Gaya + DoosC : Well, as the trilogy principle suggests we have two more tracks to release, one in January (The Bight of Benin) and one in February (Ayaymama).
Also we have another collab planned together in June this year, so that might again be 2 new tracks from our duo released around 6 months later, so probably the end of 2023 or beginning 2024.
DoosC : I have many other collabs planned in 2023 and each time it is an invitation to discover the musical world of another person, always a great experience.
Gaya Waska : The new year brings many new challenges, an EP on the way and more collaborations.
Live concerts in different countries to connect together with the music.
If you had a time machine, in which era would you travel and which kind of music would you bring with you in the past?
Gaya Waska : I would travel to Ancient Greece and dance to the sound of psychedelic music. I would also take the chance to go to the future and bring with me a classic guitar!
DoosC : I would definitely go back to the 90’s where people were using crazy hardware synth to make electronic music, I would like to witness that. And in return I would show them the crazy things you can now do with just a laptop and music softwares like Bitwig Studio. I would also bring some melodic techno tracks from the likes of ARTBAT, Pretty Pink and Ursarix. That would be an amazing experience!