Conscious Groove refers to a musical style or approach that combines elements of groove-oriented music with conscious and socially aware lyrical content. It often incorporates elements of funk, soul, and R&B, characterized by infectious rhythms, tight arrangements, and a strong emphasis on the interplay between instruments.
Funk, on the other hand, is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the 1960s and 1970s. It is characterized by its syncopated rhythms, prominent bass lines, and a strong emphasis on groove and improvisation. Funk music often features a tight and rhythmic interplay between instruments such as drums, bass, guitar, and horns, creating a lively and danceable sound.
When combined, Conscious Groove and Funk create a musical style that not only focuses on the infectious rhythms and energetic instrumentation of funk but also incorporates conscious and socially aware lyrics. This fusion aims to engage listeners both musically and intellectually, using the power of groove and rhythm to convey meaningful messages and promote social consciousness.
Jade Lyons is a seasoned DJ and music producer with over 25 years of experience entertaining dancefloors in nightclubs throughout Chicagoland. Now based in Sedona, AZ, he continues to bring his unique blend of uplifting organic house and techno, ecstatic dance, and melodic beats to audiences all over the world. With a deep connection to his audience and a talent for seamless transitions, Jade creates an immersive and transformative experience for all who hear his music. In addition to his DJ and production skills, he is also a sound healer, using the power of music to heal and uplift the mind, body, and spirit. Currently his music production skills have led to the creation of his newest live music project The Isharu Music Collective, The Isharu Music Collective is an ever evolving heart centered music collective of world class musicians, DJ’s and sound healers creating a variety of organic based music ranging from upbeat organic house and techno to sound healing and meditation music. With a lifetime of experience and a deep understanding of the power of music, Jade is a true master of his craft. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or simply unwind and relax, his music is sure to take you on a journey that you’ll never forget. Come experience the energy and passion that Jade brings to the stage and be transported to a higher state of consciousness.