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GOVINDA


BIO: 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 WB's “Roswell," MTV's “Road Rules,” and Bravo's “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” as well as many independent films. The Govinda live show immerses the audience with a textured atmosphere of exotic, dubby vibrations interwoven with cosmic visual projections, world class dancers and mesmerizing vocals- all to the magic of his live electronics and violin.

Latest Articles


Envision Festival Adds Rufus du Sol, Tipper, Nahko & More to Lineup Photo Envision Festival Adds Rufus du Sol, Tipper, Nahko & More to Lineup
by TV News Desk - January 21, 2020

Today, Envision Festival, the music festival world's beacon of environmentalism and wellness debuted the complete 2020 music lineup for the tenth anniversary of the now 7-day experience, which is held between February 17th and February 24th in the natural splendor of the Costa Rican jungle along the...
Austin's Eastern Soul Songstress Nagavalli Reveals Special Guests For Cactus Cafe Per Photo Austin's Eastern Soul Songstress Nagavalli Reveals Special Guests For Cactus Cafe Performance This Friday
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2019

Eastern Soul songstress Nagavalliannounces details on her special performance at Cactus Cafe (2247 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas) on June 21. Doors for the show open at 8 p.m.with Barbara Nesbitt opening the night at 8:30 p.m., followed by Nagavalli at 9 p.m., who will also bring out Robert Riggio fr...
Austin's Eastern Soul Musician Nagavalli Premieres Entrancing New Single JHINI RE JHI Photo Austin's Eastern Soul Musician Nagavalli Premieres Entrancing New Single JHINI RE JHINI Today
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2018

Today, Austin's Eastern Soul songwriter Nagavalli premieres her single “Jhini Re Jhini” with Women's International Music Network. The premiere can be found here and the single is available for purchase here. The track comes off her new album “Immersion” set to be released on Jan. 15, 2019. ...
Trouble in the Streets to Release Debut EP 'Electro Tribe' 10/6
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2017

When it comes to music, the most important element for the Austin based band Trouble in The Streets is to create something new. Their sound is uniquely their own pulling from influences like Rage Against the Machine, Beats Antique, to Hiatus Kaiyote. The multi-talented band, Trouble in The Streets h...
Sono Luminus Releases Terry Riley's Dark Queen Mantra for Del Sol Quartet and Gyan Riley
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2017

Sono Luminus announces the August 25, 2017 worldwide release of Dark Queen Mantra, a new recording from Del Sol String Quartet featuring new music by Terry Riley and Stefano Scodanibbio....
Northern Nights Music Festival Full 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2016

Billboard.com reports that Northern Nights Music Festival have announced its full 2016 lineup, withincluding performances from headliners Gorgon City, GRiZ and Claptone's live audio-visual show 'Immortal.'...