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#10 Greg Ellis - Drums on film & more - Alexandre Desplat,  Zakir Hussain, Kodo drummers, JR
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#10 Greg Ellis - Drums on film & more - Alexandre Desplat, Zakir Hussain, Kodo drummers, JR

Welcome to "Inside The Juno Reactor" Podcast Episode 10: Greg Ellis - Drums on film & more - Alexandre Desplat, Zakir Hussain, Kodo drummers, JR) SYNOPSIS: As "Inside The Juno Reactor's" first season closes with Greg Ellis, JR's main drummer and percussionist who contributed with live touring & studio sessions, The Matrix... From his background as a rock/punk drummer to his project with Azam Ali, "VAS", working in the Film & Videogame industry, discussing percussions, musicianship, and technology, reminiscing studio life with Juno Reactor and Mabi, and much more! GUEST BIO: Recognized as one of the more innovative and versatile drummers in the world Greg Ellis has performed around the world and recorded with musical artists from over 30 countries including Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, KODO, Bickram Ghosh, Mahsa Vahdat, Tord Gustavsen, Yungchen Lhamo, Chiwoniso Mairaire, Sugizo, Juno Reactor, Billy Idol and many more. GUEST LINK: https://www.instagram.com/gerhythms/ Produced by Kenji Productions - https://www.kenjiproductions.com Listen to the audio version by selecting your preferred platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Anchor, PocketCasts, and more): https://www.ben-watkins.com/insidethejunoreactor-podcast We are working on some cool weekly material, but we need your help to expand. Subscribe/Follow and leave a Review (on Apple), Rate (on Spotify), and comment on Youtube episodes - it will really make a difference! Ultimately, let us know when you are listening to one of the episodes! Share it on your stories/posts and tag us! Don't forget to use the Inside The Juno Reactor - we'd like to gather all the listeners together! Discover more at: https://www.junoreactor.com #AlexandreDesplat #Argo #TheMatrix
#9 Mabi - King of Conga Fury (Miles Davis, Juno Reactor)
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#9 Mabi - King of Conga Fury (Miles Davis, Juno Reactor)

Welcome to "Inside The Juno Reactor" Podcast Episode 9: Mabi - King of Conga Fury (Miles Davis, Juno Reactor) SYNOPSIS: This week's "Inside the Juno Reactor" is dedicated to Mabi, his life and unique persona, his amazing percussion, musical skills, and cheerful character. In this special interview shot by Ben Watkins 10 years ago at JR's Ridge Farm Studio, we hear the Mabi story: a look at his background and early life in South Africa, to then explore what then became an essential element, Mabi changed the trajectory of Juno Reactor, a collaborator for 15 years. GUEST BIO: One of South Africa's most venerable musicians, a veteran of bands such as Malombo and Sakhile, Mabi Gabriel Thobejane is a natural born drummer. Known in the West as the 'Conga King' he has worked with Robert "Doc" Mthalane, Pops Mohamed, Miles Davis Sipho Gumede, Madala Kunene and Busi Mhlongo. Interested in bringing traditional music to a wider audience he has more recently collaborated with premier trance outfit Juno Reactor. Born 1948 in Mamelodi, South Africa, and passed on June 3, 2021. GUEST LINK: https://www.facebook.com/MabiThobejaneFromDanceToTrance/ Produced by Kenji Productions - https://www.kenjiproductions.com Listen to the audio version by selecting your preferred platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Anchor, PocketCasts, and more): https://www.ben-watkins.com/insidethejunoreactor-podcast We are working on some cool weekly material, but we need your help to expand. Subscribe/Follow and leave a Review (on Apple), Rate (on Spotify), and comment on Youtube episodes - it will really make a difference! Ultimately, let us know when you are listening to one of the episodes! Share it on your stories/posts and tag us! Don't forget to use the Inside The Juno Reactor - we'd like to gather all the listeners together! Discover more at: https://www.junoreactor.com #CongaFury #Percussionist #TheMatrix
#8 Deepak Ram - The Master Behind "Navras" & "Solaris" Bansuri Flute
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#8 Deepak Ram - The Master Behind "Navras" & "Solaris" Bansuri Flute

Welcome to "Inside The Juno Reactor" Podcast Episode 8: Deepak Ram - The Master Behind "Navras" & "Solaris" Bansuri Flute SYNOPSIS: This week Inside The Juno Reactor it's a pleasure to welcome Deepak Ram, a musician of extraordinary grace. His playing is beyond technique, and for me it is sublime. His ability to transport me to other dimensions is what first knocked me out when he came down to my London studio to record a track called "Solaris". On "The Matrix Revolutions", when it came time to call musicians for what was to become "Navras", he was on top of my list. His bansuri can also be heard on movie soundtracks, such as “The Fast And The Furious”, “Matrix Revolutions”, “India, Kingdom of the Tiger”, “Stealth” and “Before The Rains” GUEST BIO: Deepak Ram is a South African-born flautist, composer, keyboard player, and producer of Indian origin. Deepak is considered a master of bansuri, an Indian flute of ancient origin made from bamboo. He is a senior disciple of world-renowned bansuri maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia under whom he studied Indian classical music. Deepak's versatile playing and breadth of musical repertoire meld classical and improvisational techniques of Indian Raga, Jazz, Blues, and Flamenco into a fusion that has garnered critical acclaim internationally. ​GUEST LINK: http://www.deepakram.com/ Produced by Kenji Productions - https://www.kenjiproductions.com Listen to the audio version selecting your preferred platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Anchor, PocketCasts, and more): https://www.ben-watkins.com/insidethejunoreactor-podcast We are working on some cool weekly material, but we need your help to expand. Subscribe/Follow and leave a Review (on Apple), Rate (on Spotify), and comment on Youtube episodes - it will really make a difference! Ultimately, let us know when you are listening to one of the episodes! Share it on your stories/posts and tag us! Don't forget to use the Inside The Juno Reactor - we'd like to gather all the listeners together! Discover more at: https://www.junoreactor.com #Bansuri #Navras #TheMatrix
#7: Jason Bentley: Music Supervisor of the Matrix
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#7: Jason Bentley: Music Supervisor of the Matrix

Welcome to "Inside The Juno Reactor" Podcast Episode 7: Jason Bentley: Music Supervisor, Electronic Music evangelist SYNOPSIS: This week inside the Juno Reactor it is a pleasure to welcome Jason Bentley, Music Supervisor for The Matrix Trilogy, Total Recall, Beetlejuice, The Gladiator, Tron are just a few. When Jason was 18, on holiday in Europe and the UK, early Acid House changed his life His pioneering DJ evangelism paved the way IN the USA for a whole new generation to absorb his love of Electronic music of all genres through his KRCW shows. I first had the pleasure of meeting Jason when I was working on The Matrix Reloaded. GUEST BIO: Jason Bentley is a Music Director, Supervisor, Curator and DJ, known for his involvement in radio and film such as The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Total Recall (1990) and TRON: Legacy (2010). ​GUEST LINK: https://www.instagram.com/thejasonbentley Produced by Kenji Productions - https://www.kenjiproductions.com Listen to the audio version selecting your preferred platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Anchor, PocketCasts, and more): https://www.ben-watkins.com/insidethejunoreactor-podcast We are working on some cool weekly material, but we need your help to expand. Subscribe/Follow and leave a Review (on Apple), Rate (on Spotify), and comment on Youtube episodes - it will really make a difference! Ultimately, let us know when you are listening to one of the episodes! Share it on your stories/posts and tag us! Don't forget to use the Inside The Juno Reactor - we'd like to gather all the listeners together! Discover more at: https://www.junoreactor.com #JasonBentley #TRON #TheMatrix
#6 Youth - Tales of a maverick musician - Grammy Producer
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#6 Youth - Tales of a maverick musician - Grammy Producer

Welcome to "Inside The Juno Reactor" Podcast Episode 6: Martin Glover "Youth" - Producer Killing Joke, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, The Verve, The Orb, KLF, Bauhaus, The Gulps, Brilliant, the Firemen, Faith No More, P.M. Dawn, U2, Marilyn Manson, Crowded House, Embrace, the list goes on... SYNOPSIS: This week inside the Juno Reactor it is a pleasure to welcome Martin Glover aka YOUTH. An old friend who talks about the early days of punk & his formation of Killing Joke) a mentor to so many artists involved in the beginning of Goa Trance, Ott, Simon Posford, Raja Ram, Tip records... A modern-day Renaissance man a painter, a poet, singer-songwriter & producer of Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Taj Mahal adding Grammies to his already cluttered shelf of awards. Behind the gongs is a funny intelligent man who, in this episode, also explains the art of the producer. GUEST BIO: Martin Glover, known by his stage name Youth, is a record producer and a founding member and bassist of Killing Joke. He is a member of The Fireman, along with Paul McCartney. ​GUEST LINK: https://www.instagram.com/youth_martin/ Produced by Kenji Productions - https://www.kenjiproductions.com Listen to the audio version selecting your preferred platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, Anchor, PocketCasts, and more): https://www.ben-watkins.com/insidethejunoreactor-podcast We are working on some cool weekly material, but we need your help to expand. Subscribe/Follow and leave a Review (on Apple), Rate (on Spotify), and comment on Youtube episodes - it will really make a difference! Ultimately, let us know when you are listening to one of the episodes! Share it on your stories/posts and tag us! Don't forget to use the Inside The Juno Reactor - we'd like to gather all the listeners together! Discover more at: https://www.junoreactor.com #KillingJoke #PaulMcCartney #Youth
#5: Taz Alexander - Vocalist, the Matrix to Man Down, JR's secret weapon
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