Govinda is the alter-ego of producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.
Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda's music has been on TV including stations like WB, MTV and Bravo as well as many independent films.
The Govinda live show immerses the audience with a textured atmosphere of exotic bass vibrations interwoven with cosmic visual projections, world class dancers and mesmerizing vocals- all to the magic of his live electronics and violin.
Taking influences from game-changing producers in the ever exploding Electro-Hiphop-Glitch-Funk movement, and combining it with elements of bluegrass, folk, blues and jam, Vibe Street (Ben Davis) brings a flavor that is unrivaled in the world of music today. Davis has coined the genre "Grass-Hop/Future-Folk" to describe his unique sound - ranging from feel good, blue-grassy tunes, to spacey, soulful electronic beats that can rock a late-night dance tent. Combining forward thinking and versatility, Vibe Street is providing music fans across all spectrums with the refreshing dose of originality that they so desperately crave.
Homemade Spaceship is the creative efforts of Multi instrumentalist Rob LeVere. Creating Outer Space inspired Electro Soul Funkstep Glitch hop what ever you want to call it by creating and layering his own recordings into a 100% original piece of music. Playing everything from Guitar to saxophone to Synth/Controllerism live, Each show is guaranteed to be a lively experience of Funk, Space, and Bass.
Supported by: Gravitas Recordings, The Mile High Sound Movement