Emcee, Singer, DJ, producer, and percussionist. In live performance, Srikalogy uses Ableton Live to perform his original music, improvising live with Indian percussion and ambient vocals. His projects incorporate dub, hip hop, reggae, world beats, and sacred mantras. His mission is to uplift, open hearts, and move bodies. The soul in his music is found not only in the rhythms, but in the energy and intention of each beat.
For Srikalogy (whose real name is Srikala Kerel Roach), this transformation is at the center of ‘New Paradigm’, his fifth studio album and first widespread label release, due May 20, 2014 on Black Swan Sounds.
Influenced by artists ranging from From Talib Kweli to Radiohead, Michael Jackson to Matisyahu, Jimi Hendrix to Tinariwen. Srikala was raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York. Throughout his West Indian upbringing, he gained a deep love for listening to and creating hip hop, R&B, dub, and reggae music. Influenced by his mother, who always had a variety of styles in the tape deck, his musical palette expanded as he aged, incorporating various styles of music such as rock, blues, pop and jazz. He recalls spending many days and nights in the basement with his cousin making beats, saying “That’s just something we did growing up.”
“My music is about transformation. So much so, that if you stripped away the music, that message is still there,” he explains.
In all of Srikala’s expressions of sound, he seeks to bring a message of hope, inspiration, and joy to the mass population.