NEW ALBUM RELEASE
Ritual by DJPK was released on October 17th, 2023 Ritual is a journey of "intergalactic tribal infused muse" made for your daily endeavors and mindful practices. This was all recorded out of "Live in the Lab" sessions at Dreamweave Studios. This collection of "ambiance art" is culturally diverse and made with with instrumentation from around the globe and glittered with synthesizers and modern sounds. Put it on and let go!
Elements by DJPK was released on March 31st, 2023 and is a groovy and ambient musical journey that is entirely created, produced and recorded "Live In The Lab." A true testimony of hard work and thousands of hours of dedication DJPK has put into to the art and craft of "live looping." Within' this sonic painting of spontaneous muse, Elements is best described as a multi-cultural, all improv, looping exploration that is sure to take you on an inner journey throughout many magical, mystical and musical landscapes.
Have a look at the new documentary about the birth of DJPK, where this new musical adventure emerged from, and where it is going!
Official Music Video / Love Remains
Official Music Video / Elements
The new "Studio" album Revelation by DJPK is now available! Revelation by DJPK was released on April 16th, 2022 and is an artfully composed masterpiece of innovation. This 60 minute"India Infused" soundscape journey designed for Yoga, ecstatic dance and mindful practice, layers inspirational spoken words with modern beats and ethereal sounds. Sure to inspire and get you moving on or off the mat.
DJPK / REVELATION
Many in today's society are challenged to find ways to foster community, connection, and peace during a time of widespread conflict and division. Among those is Pete Kartsounes. After 27 years of touring as an award-winning singer-songwriter and acoustic musician, Kartsounes found himself amidst a significant rebirth and revelation. Kartsounes is best known for his inspirational song-writing, signature smoky voice, and astonishing flat-picking skills. Armed with an acoustic guitar, Kartsountes had traveled throughout his lifetime to spread the message of peace, hope, and love through song. From Bali to Berlin, Boulder to Bend, Kartsounes has made his life's work one of healing through the art of sound.
In March of 2020, the world stopped and Kartsounes' career as a public performer came to a screeching halt. This end marked the start of a great new beginning. The time off from touring allowed Kartsounes to travel his most remarkable adventure ever: that of going inward to reveal a massive musical rebirth. In December 2020, Kartsounes was given a Boss RC-505 loop sampler for Christmas. This seemingly simple gift became the launching point for an entirely new genre. Kartsounes' started merging his talents for musical composition, passion for the mind-body connection, and deep appreciation for world music. He began a series of endless experiments with the loop sampler, and the new artist moniker DJPK was born.
Starkly different from Kartsounes' previous work, DJPK weaves modern electronic looped beats with a blend of eclectic world instruments. Songs combine cross-cultural sounds to create unique musical landscapes. Termed the "Beat-Chef of Rhythm and Sound", Kartsounes proves that integrating diversity in music isn't only possible, it's beautiful. Kartsounes claims, "I have always enjoyed making music that fosters connection. This time I saw a new opportunity to do that, one that inspires the celebration of diversity through movement and dance."
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Revelation was released on April 16th, 2022 and is an artfully composed masterpiece of innovation. This 60 minute"India Infused" soundscape journey designed for Yoga, ecstatic dance and mindful practice, layers inspirational spoken words with modern beats and ethereal sounds. Sure to inspire and get you moving on or off the mat.
Through The Muse is a collection of groovy "ambiance" tracks all from live (improv) performances from sessions in "The Lab" at Dreamweave Studios in the summer of 2021. Music for your heart and food for the soul. It's funky, it's jammy and it's organically fresh n' tasty.
Dig Deep was released on April 20, 2021. This album is one of two debut compilations of yet another side of Pete’s artistry: DJPK. Ten up-beat live looped tracks featuring funky rhyme, rhythm, and jam designed to get ya movin’ and groovin’.
The Big Chill was released on April 20, 2021. This album is one of two debut compilations of yet another side of Pete’s artistry: DJPK. Eleven down-beat live looped tracks featuring worldly sounds, electric guitar, and Native American flutes for an earthy ambiance.