Born in the Indian Ocean on the island of
Mauritius, Ravin was educated in the Hindu tradition, and
was then taken by his Indian parents to Jaipur in Rajastan
where he would spend most his youth. As a teenager, Ravin
then came to Paris where he began working in a record
company selecting vinyl compilations.
Very quickly music became his primary meaning in life, and
while playing in clubs throughout the 80s, Ravin embarked on
a musical voyage that would endure for many years. During
this period the happening clubs in Paris witnessed the rapid
emergence of new electronic sounds and Ravin, now resident
DJ at the Rex, Boy and Bains Douches immersed himself in the
exciting high tech wave that would engulf the world.
The opening of the Buddha Bar in 1997 marked a turning point
in Ravin's musical direction. The magical atmosphere of this
temple-like place harmonised perfectly with Ravin's
personality and artistic taste. In the years that followed,
Ravin, while working as in house DJ at The Buddha Bar,
became an internationally renowned pioneer of an entirely
new genre of music that mixed the eastern airs of his youth
with the electronic sounds of his new home in Paris. He
gained a double gold disc as author of Buddha Bar III and
the following year released Amnesty International with
Franck Nigel to commemorate its 40th anniversary.
Ravin's growing international reputation has taken him to
far off places where he regularly appears in some of the
world's most cutting edge clubs, while still remaining
resident DJ at the Buddha Bar. Ravin quite literally lives
for music. One of his favourite proverbs recalls Nietzsche:
"without music, life would be a mistake"
In January 2003, Ravin released his latest offering: a
double CD box set entitled Siddharta. This treasure chest
contains 30 rare musical gems unearthed from far flung
places. The result is a sleekly constructed musical journey
that traverses the world's musical landscape and celebrates
the emotion and passion of Siddharta.
Buddha Bar III (04/01)
Amnesty International (11/01)