AjantaMusic comprises brothers Paul and Robin Simon, ex-members of Ultravox, John Foxx, Magazine,,Glen Matlock, Cowboys International etc. with guest musician Tony Lowe. Their music is a unique style of chill-out, blending spanish and oriental guitar melodies with funk and the original electro style that is the brothers' hallmark. Enjoy and dream ...

Paul and Robin Simon began their careers in music forming bands in their home town of Halifax, Yorkshire. One such band included Billy Currie, later to join Robin in Ultravox. They were then asked to join Limmie Snell [Limmie and the Family Cookin'] in Limmie Funk Limited, which toured the UK.

In 1976, the brothers found themselves in London, at the heart of the punk scene around The Roxy Club and The Vortex. They had been introduced by Billy Currie to a protégé of Eno's called Ian North, newly arrived at Island Records from New York. The band they formed together began as Radio and featured Martin Gordon (Sparks) on bass, Ian and Robin on guitar, and Paul as drummer. This evolved into Neo.

After Neo, Paul joined Cowboys International, via Girls At Our Best and The Fallout Club (featuring Thomas Dolby), while Robin joined Ultravox and Magazine. As the 80s progressed, Paul worked in production with frequent Paul McCartney and George Martin collaborator Fiachra Trench, occasionally joined by Robin, and Tony Lowe. Robin continued to tour and record with John Foxx, occasionally joined by Paul. Tony Lowe, meanwhile, worked with Visage, Pet Shop Boys, and Julian Lennon.

By the early 90s, Paul had joined long-time friend Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) in The Mavericks, which became The Philistines, while Robin had been reunited with Billy Currie in Humania. The brothers also recorded jointly with John Foxx and Sue Rachel as Blitz.

Ajanta Music evolved from an experimental touring-only line-up, formed by Paul and Robin, which had travelled the world throughout the 90s. As the millennium dawned, they arrived on Ibiza. The influence of the musical fusion and chill-out scenes in the north of the island, filtered through their previous musical experience, crystallised into Ajanta Music.


Snow On The Beach
Inspired by Paul's visits to Nepal and the actual occurrence of snowfall on the Ibiza beaches in February 2005, a funky groove with a nod to the long-forgotten Yellow Magic Orchestra.



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And Now We Dream
An evocative electro-psychedelic piece with hints of India.



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Disco Mafia
A heavy funk bass line and a Spanish acoustic guitar meet the lost electro warriors. "Disco Mafia" is wall graffiti from Ibiza Town 2006.



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Cosmi's Cove
A dreamy Spanish/Indian guitar piece with shades of the psychedelic-era Beatles



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Chango
The first song written for the And Now We Dream album, a synthesiser-led oriental mega riff with a dub-influenced bass line.



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K2
From Pokhara to Rotterdam ... oriental heavy funk above the cloud line



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See a live clip of AjantaMusic performing their track Snow on the Beach at www,myspace.com/ajantamusic or Youtube.
AjantaMusic were No 1 on the IACmusic.com Ambient chart during February,2007 and in Julyreleased a new 30 minute Podcast on ITunes via Voiceprint, a leading UK based music distributor. Visit www.voiceprintwebradio.com to hear Paul and Robin, interviewed by Lorna Soul.

AjantaMusic are currently recording their second album in London and Ibiza with guest collaborators Dave Formula (Magazine, Visage),Tony Lowe (Pet Shop Boys, Julian Lennon) and Pete Jones (Cowboys International, Public Image Limited) Featured vocalists are Gina Watson and Danelle Harvey.

AjantaMusic played live in London Nov 10th 2006 alongside AjantaMusic DJs, Montana Verde VJ visuals and dancer Minnie Russnak. Special Guest DJ set by The Glimmer Room.

USA release of a live version of AjantaMusic's track And Now We Dream released on the Echoes Living Room Concert Series CD, Refractions, November 16th 2006. (www.echoes.org)

AjantaMusics album, And Now We Dream, has been on rotation on John Dilibertos Philadelphia-based Echoes radio show since 1 May 2006. It charted on the shows Top 25 tunes for May (No.11) July (No. 8) and September (No. 6). Echoes is the leading international radio show for ambient, acoustic and electronica. It is broadcast on over 130 public radio stations in the USA, and is available for streaming worldwide.

The Echoes Living Room Concert session, recorded by the band in London in May 2006, and an interview with Paul and Robin, were first aired in July. Both have been regularly re-broadcast since then.

Related CD releases for AjantaMusic as of December 2006 include:
Robin's album as a member of Ultravox, 'Systems of Romance', re-released by Universal Records.
'Only After Dark', 80s compilation by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor of Duran Duran, includes 'Slow Motion' (from 'Systems of Romance') by Ultravox.
Paul's current releases include his album with Cowboys International 'Cowboys International Re-visited'. 2008 sees a release by Cherry Red Records of a Girls at Our Best retrospective also featuring Paul.

Ajanta Music performed on the Spanish island of Ibiza, headlining at Namaste, a weekly multimedia party held every Wednesday throughout the summer at Las Dalias, San Carlos. Their final appearance for the season was Wednesday 13th September 2006 and they have been invited to appear again next year. We invite you to Ibiza in 2007!

The band held the launch party for their first album, And Now We Dream, on Saturday 22nd April 2006 at The Kings Head Ballroom, London W3 .

AjantaMusic DJs began a chillout residency promoted by www.chilloutwest.com on Thursday 30th March 2006 at EstEstEst, Chiswick, LondonW4. DJs Paul Simon (AjantaMusic DJs) and Lorna Soul (HFM, Ibiza) played electronica, nu-soul, and urban classics.

AjantaMusic's first album, And Now We Dream, became available in January 2006.

For more information and to purchase the CD directly visit our website www.ajantamusic.com. And Now We Dream is also available on iTunes,, CDBaby, and at Sister Ray Records, London.
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