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mantis // shaa’ir and func [free download album]

Yes you read the title right! … the uber uh-mazing SHAA’IR and FUNC are making their third album MANTIS available for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Just make your way to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/shaairandfunc > click on MY BAND.

SHAA’IR & FUNC – ‘EVERY TIME YOU’RE AROUND’ DIRECTORS CUT’ [from Mantis]

 

SHAA’IR & FUNC – ‘MY ROOTS’ [from Mantis]


shaa’ir n func get a twisted drum ‘n’ bass makeover // bandish projekt

A fantastic Bandish Projekt remix of a Shaa’ir n Func track ‘We’re Not Alone’ – with some twisted drum ‘n’ bass refixing its original sound from the album MANTIS

Also check out the live tabla mix of this track:


indian independence day // an electronic celebration

Today marks 64 years of India’s Independence and to mark the occasion, here are some amazing tracks from the album ‘Vande Mataram: An Electronic Exploration‘ … a fabulous take on the original by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay.

Read more about the album here

Midival Punditz // Electro Indian Mix

Func International // Rocktronics

Listen to the rest of the album below:

 


bandish projekt feat. shaa’ir // 50 ways to leave and come back [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Another treat for y’all today! A beautiful track …

This time from Bandish Projekt (a.k.a. Mayur Narvekar) and Shaa’ir – from Shaa’ir & Func (a.k.a. Monica Dogra) joined Bobby Friction in the BBC Friction Lab to record a remixed track LIVE, in less than 2 hours!

The result was ’50 Ways to Leave and Come Back’ – a live mash up of 3 tracks.

  • Dhobi Ghat theme tune – by Gustavo Santaolalla
  • O Basanti Pawan Paagal – by Lata Mangeshkar (from the Movie ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’)
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – by Paul Simons

This track is dedicated to people of  Mumbai and victims of the recent bombings.

Watch the making here:


dhobi ghat | monica dogra

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat – a beautiful film that steps away from the average stuff churned out by Indian cinema and sets a trend of its own.

Set around Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat, the story pursues four very different people whose lives coincide. Arun (Aamir Khan), an introvert artist trying to move on with his life; Shayi (Monica Dogra), an NRI investment banker on sabbatical in India; Munna (Prateik) an aspiring actor who by day is a Dhobi and by night a rat killer. And finally Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra), a newly-wed in Mumbai who keeps a video diary for her younger brother.

Argentine musician Gustavo Santaolalla provides a stunning background score and soundtrack to the fit in with the commotion of the film, haunting and emotive!

The reason for mentioning this film on nada:brahma is that I’m a massive fan of Monica’s band – Shaa’ir + Func. I met up and had a chat with her when they performed at Sound Bar in Birmingham, truly fab! – read the gig review here.

Definitely check out the film and her music!

 


nada:brahma top tracks of 2010

Merry Christmas people!

I’ve got a round up of what I consider to be the top tracks of 2010 (in no particular order). So enough of the chit chat from me and on with the show.

Aeroplane Dope & D-Skillz featuring Raggo Blunt – Pinky Finger (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)

Akala – Yours and My Children

Anuj Rastogi (Omnesia) – The Dark Knight – Why So Serious (Indian DubStep Remix)

Aref Durvesh + Xfile (xfile remix) – Cloudsurfing dubrub remix

Awake (karsh kale’s morning remix)

Bandish Projekt – Brown Skin Beauty (Liquid Stranger Remix)

Barbouze – Otto Matic Rumble Mix

Bass Flo – Mount Everest

Bonita Applebum – Why Can’t Love

Clare Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (breakage remix)

Daft Punk – Derezzed (from TRON: Legacy)

Dimm Summer – Rubstep – slow burn mix

Engine-Earz Experiment (Feat. Lena Cullen) – Reach You

FILMI – Technicolor

Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)

Jalebee Cartel – Mirrors (Breed Remix)

Karsh Kale & Midival Punditz – Girl Fight (Enter the Dragon)

Kaya Project – When Only Sand Remains (Tripswitch Remix)

Lal Meri – Lal Meri (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)

Mirko Kosmos – Light Warrior

My Pet Dragon – Flow (Karsh Kale’s Way Of The Dragon Mix)

Phaeleh – Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse)

Rita Morar & Steve Carty – Rain (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)

Shaa’ir & Func – Every time You’re Around

Shammi Pithia – The Seeker

Sub Swara – Bend You

Sukh Knight – Gabba Wasp

The Nasha Experience – REDZONE

Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Susheela Raman and Karsh Kale Version)

Amal Lad – Once Upon a Time in London

2011 Favourited already:

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation

 


EVERY TIME YOUR AROUND’ DIRECTORS CUT – shaair+func

The video to “Every time Your Around” from SHAA’IR + FUNC’s 2010 album MANTIS.

This video was directed and beautifully captured by Sandeep Mehta – filming on the streets of lokhandwala, in khar danda village, Mumbai.

This is Bombay through the eyes of Shaa’ir + Func, in its everyday beauty.

Enjoy


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