I love Kerieva‘s voice! its beautiful, passionate and intense!
Having a split Manouche (‘Gypsy’) and Irish lineage, Kerieva’s musical palette creates a rich soundscape reflecting her heritage within her contemporary surroundings.
Her latest album ‘Stand Aside’ released 2010, sees her alighted at a new destination, where traditional sounds and percussion interact with electronic beats, textures and beautifully layered strings. Heavily featured are, Indo-jazz clarinettist Arun Ghosh, who provides a melodic counterfoil to her soaring vocals and Dr Das, co-founder and original bassist of Asian Dub Foundation, who supplies his trademark heavyweight dub sound.
Kerieva regularly collaborates with other artists and producers. She works closely with Steve Chandra Savale (AKA Chandrasonic), she will be guest vocalist on the latest Asian Dub Foundation album, due for release early 2011.
The live show – ESCAPADE will push creative and musical boundaries further. It is a weekly musical adventure and experimental jail-break of a night consisting of a live band, visuals, DJ’s and guest artists.
Escapade will be held every Thursday, starting from 20th January 2011 (FREE ADMISSION)
This show has an unmissable launch night line up! Guests include:
- SANCHITA FARRUQUE (ex Nitin Sawhney, Trilok Gurtu, Shri and Swati Natekar)
- COCO VARMA (AKA: Earthtribe : Sitarfunk : Eastatic)
- POULOMI DESAI (Usurp Gallery)
- NIKKI LUCAS (Future Fusion)
Location: THE OAK BAR Corner of Green Lanes and Leconfield Road. Nearest tube: Manor House (Piccadilly Line) Buses 341 or 141 towards Newington Green or bus 73 from Tottenham Court Road / Kings Cross or Angel
INFO LINE +44 (0) 7989 978 362
Bassist/performer/producer Dr Das is one of the founder members of Asian Dub Foundation (ADF), which developed out of a youth music workshop he was running at London based music organization CM in 1993. He left ADF at the end of 2005 to resume his exploration of dub related experimental music and engage in new collaborations.
Dr Das’s debut solo album EMERGENCY BASSLINES (2006) is an instrumental set where his trademark bass melodies guide you through a dense jungle of distorted Indian percussion. The overall sound is both militant and optimistic, reflecting a world in a state of flux.
Fast forward to now and we have NEW tracks from a live set, which are taken from 2 unreleased albums.
Some of the tracks are about are about to here are to be released as downloads by an Italian label called Elastica who are a successful dubstep label.
They’ve also commissioned some of their producers to do dubstep versions of these tracks, and as soon as they’re out, you’ll hear about them here … first!!!
Dr. Das on MySpace: www.myspace.com/drdas
Check it out: 11 tracks (they will play one after the other, alternatively click on the link below!)
It was only at the tail end of last month I blogged about this next album http://nadabrahman.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/revolution-rising/
Now this month, the founder of ethnotechno.com - dimmSummer, is making waves and noiz in the motherland … Why? because his first compilation album release REVOLUTION RISING: ethnotechno.com vol.1 presented by dimmSummer has been picked up by Universal Music India. OH YEAH!
When the background score to a Bollywood hit film is composed by underground dance music icons Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale, you know something’s brewing in the realm of Indian left-field electronica. While electronic music split open international consciousness with the Goa trance scene, it evolved with the Punditz and Kale on the Karthik Calling Karthik soundtrack. Today we have arrived at what is perhaps the finest collection of electronic dance music to hit the Indian nation, Revolution Rising: ethnotechno.com vol. 1 (Universal Music India).
This is certainly not trance, however. New York City-based producer dimmSummer has been involved in this scene for over a decade, as both visionary graphic and web designer, as well as with his innovative radio station, EthnoTechno.com, which can be considered a blueprint for this sixteen-track compilation. The movement that he helped front is poised to move above ground in the subcontinent’s musical mindset, and with this album, we are one step closer to the future of music in India.
Building from his personal relationship with all the artists on Revolution Rising (originally released on High Chai Recordings), dimmSummer handpicked a number of exclusive tracks from this impressive roster of talent. Given the broad reach of his website, and the devoted fans it has acquired, nobody else could have possibly assembled such an album. It quickly gets to the throbbing heart of the underground dance scene, presenting a thick exploration of dubstep, chillout, D&B, and thriving electro.
Exclusive tracks by tabla wizard Karsh Kale with ghazal master Vishal Vaid (“Sunbeam”), as well as pioneering DJ Cheb i Sabbah (“Morey Pya Bassey -The Arch Cupcake Remix), make this a must-have for fans of either. A world of South Asian sound arrives via rarely heard tracks and remixes by Asian Dub Foundation, Transglobal Undergound, State of Bengal, Niraj Chag, Genetic Drugs and Rohan.
Of course, Midival Punditz appear with the inspired “Tonic,” and NYC crew Goonda rocks a heavy beat on a RiddemKillah remix of their song, “Fearless,” featuring MC Zulu on vocals. Nucleya, a former partner in Bandish Projekt, reinvents the RD Burman classic, Mehbooba. Finishing in fine form, dimmSummer himself has his hypnotizing way with Bob Holroyd’s operatic “Light Water.”
Bollywood has long dominated the music scene in mainstream India. Today people are realizing there is a world more out there, and it seems an opportune time for this groundbreaking electronica to slide into the mix. Industry giant Universal Music India’s optioning of Revolution Rising is a necessary first step in this bold new sonic world, one that will certainly help define the next decade and beyond in India.
After a short break it was time for an unforgettable audio experience. Watching and posting their “BBC Introducing” vids blogging about these guys over the past few months, Oh how I have waited for this!!
Featuring Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Shahid Abbas Khan, Jenna G and Lena Cullen – it was the fantabulous Engine Earz Experiment.
This 30 minute set drove the crowd insane, with their fusing of indigenous musics from around the world all covered in dark dubstep and unforgiving basslines that really shakes your core. Playing favourites like Lucky By Design, OHM, Reach You featuring Lena Cullen. Not forgetting the infamous putting them on the map track – Kaliyuga: for the first time two studios versions were merged into one explosive performance with English vocals provided by Jenna G and Indian vocals by Abi Sampanthan.
The crowd went fanatical when Introspector was performed with Nathan “Flutebox” Lee. Right now I’m having trouble describing what it was like as you just had to experience in the moment.
Not only was this set about the music, but the stunning visuals that were displayed went hand in hand with every track, each millisecond felt like it went through a well thought out process giving each and every track and visual a deeper meaning that we think. Hats off to you Prash and the crew!
PHEW! … by this time you’d think that was it but wait there’s more, Nathan “Flutebox” Lee and the Clinic an astounding array of talented musicians were up. They provided an acoustic display of explosive blend of musical elements like Hip Hop, Drum ‘n’ bass with Western, Indian classical and Funk melodies, definitely one spellbinding act. A guest appearance was made by Mayur Narvekar aka Bandish Projekt. He joined Flutebox for a wiked jamming session, a teaser to what I was to witness the next day!!! PHOWAAR!!
My night finished here. I had to catch the last train back to North London. I was gutted, I didn’t get to see the jam with Chandrasonic and Marty Savale from Asian Dub Foundation and Nerms closing set.
I had a truly magnificent night, it was intense, immense and incredible. For those who missed out, it was an experience worth going through to discover new and diverse music.
Thank you Ash Chandola (Director of Swaraj Music) and Southbank! Hope to see more of these events in the future!
* pics taken by David Reffell