PODCAST: Yoga Girls

By
Rob Hochschild
April 17, 2012

Yoga Girls is an electronic dance music duo known for incorporating elements of yoga mantras into their heavy noise and electro sounds. Current Berklee student Lillia Betz and recent Berklee graduate Dione Tan are from France and Singapore, respectively, and their music is a merger of organic sampling and grimy, distorted synth sounds. They site their musical inspirations as Trentemøller, Simian Mobile Disco, Wolfgang Gartner, and artists on the Ed Banger Records label. Betz and Tan met in Cuba and discovered a common fascination with yoga's energetic qualities, and decided to explore the idea of conveying this through dance music.

They'll perform on a conference-opening bill for Rethink Music with Karmin and Junior Boys. Other Rethink performers include GZA, the Lumineers, and Mayer Hawthorne.

This episode of Sounds of Berklee features the Yoga Girls' "Downward Dog."

to Yoga Girls' "Downward Dog"