Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based 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 he 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 licensed on shows like “Roswell” WB, “Road Rules” MTV, and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Bravo as well as many independent films.
The Govinda live show is truly a multi-sensory experience that features professional dancers, live projections, resonating vocals and a sonical sound-scape. His live experience is full of vibrant energy that plays to its crowd. Govinda performs on Ableton Live accompanied by classical violin. Govinda is currently touring in support of his album “Universal On Switch” which was released independently earlier this year.
This Thurzday, Govinda brings this mind opening experience back to the Mousetrap stage. His violin mixed with his production talent sets him aside for one of the most unique shows you will witness. The last show was packed and the crowd was captivated by his performance. Let Govinda string you along his journey at Altered.
You’re about to embark on a very exciting adventure.
A journey which along the way will bring to you new color,
new dimension and a new experience.
Let your minds eye go wild.
Every atom of your being is animated by its action.
From an invisible source comes blunted breaks,
deep bass, ethnic elements from around the world, lush keyboards,
warm brass and samples from the caverns of yore…
The music emitting from this jukebox takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey
thru the past, present and future. A deep space beam which hints at
dub, hip hop, downtempo, soul, funk, latin, jazz.
All captured forever in Hi-Fi.
…I am one with its rhythm…
Thurzday, January 22nd
5565 N. Keystone Ave