2013 proved to be an eventful year for NiaSounds with the creation of Rise, a compilation curated for Nia Technique. Splashed with talent and originality, Rise is a panorama of sounds that ranges from upbeat reggae to electro-acoustic fusions, and back again with soothing rhythms. Within the compilation, Prem Joshua curates a nostalgic feeling with their pleasantly atmospheric "Dabari N.Y.C." Jeremy Rocke’s "Rainbow" features a beautiful duet over an acoustic guitar which transitions into an upbeat reggae beat in "Life For Your Money." Rise distinguishes itself with songs of incredible originality like "Lahore Connection" by Prem Joshua, who blends R&B beats with an exotic sitar.
The artist Biboul Darouiche Soleil Bantu brings creativity to a new level in "New World Order" and "Dzogene Ma," where blues, jazz, and funk are weaved into unique electro-acoustic experiences. Prem Joshua & Band add bongos to a funky bass line in "Chandra." Jeremy Roske’s hip-hop song "People Rise" empowers you to rise up to the challenge. Finally, credits roll with David Lurey’s "Om Namo Bhagavate" and complete with Danny Becher’s ambient "Inside."