Initially Karana represented the psychedelic trance culture of this region which over many years has been supported by a small yet dedicated number of custodians. But, to truly reflect the culture of this energetic scene Karana provides exposure to artists reflecting many angles and musical journeys.
Karana is a Sanskrit verbal noun, meaning: "the act of making, doing, producing, effecting" ; "the special business of any tribe or caste". We decided on a Sanskrit name because this project is ALL about the 'special business' of our tribe. This of course being the MUSIC. It is our aim, that we ourselves take our music to the world, and in effect, 'producing' and 'effecting' our own destiny!!
Its that time of the year again, Karana celebrates its birthday month (3 years and still going strong) with our annual Highveld Bohemians compilation. Volume 4 of this much loved comp takes on a more diverse approach this year. You will find all kinds of genres on here, from Glitch to Psybreaks, Psychedelic Electro to Euphoric Prog, with some high voltage Forest and Hi-Tek Psy thrown in for good measure.
On this comp, we extended a warm invitation to our boys over at ZuluTunes (www.zulutunes.net) to join in on the fun, and boy the tracks from Peak Pilots and Psydeways don't dissapoint. Some familiar faces join them to make a well rounded comp with something on for everyone!
And with this we thank each and every one of you for an incredible 2012 and we really look forward to bringing you a whole host of awesome new releases in 2013 with other exciting new developments! Till then... Play it LOUD!