Heres the latest video of Khwaab, the second track from Niraj Chag‘s 2006 debut album, ‘Along the dusty road’. The track is a melodic stunner, featuring one of my favourite vocalists Swati-ji Natekar and Japjit Kaur makes an appearance in the video
My good friend Shree Sreenivasan of Ethnotechno.com reviews the track below:
“The piano and beats-driven “Khwaab” (The Dream), a track that Nihal called “one of the most sensuous, soulful and beautiful tracks” that he’d heard in his current capacity as BBC Radio 1 DJ and all-round Asian music tastemaker, benefits greatly from featured vocalist Swati Natekar. Already a recognizable, and deservedly so, voice in electronic music circles due to her work with everyone from Talvin and Nitin to Craig Armstrong, Natekar questions, in Hindi, whether her life is just a dream over the most sublime of melodies.”
read the entire review of Along the Dusty Road here
As India celebrates its 64th year of independence, across the world in New York – a pioneering movement and website turns 10.
Today, ETHNOTECHNO.COM celebrates its 10th year online … had it not been for Sankar Sury aka dimmSummer and his vision of bringing asiatic electronica and global beats to the masses … this blog – nada:brahma would never have existed.
I’ve said this many times, ETHNOTECHNO.COM has been, is and always will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for all the music I blog about. All the hardwork and dedication to the scene (both on and offline) has benefited so many people in so many ways!
Sank, thank you for everything from nada:brahma and the readers … may you continue ETHNOTECHNO.COM for another 10years and many more after!
Big Respects to the NYC fam x
Featured on Bobby Friction‘s show last week, heres the #bassPorn mix by ethnotechno.com founder and friend dimmSummer.
A mix packed with enough #bassPunch it’ll knock your ears off … you may need a spare change of undies too
1. Karsh Kale – One Step Beyond [Six Degrees] ::VS:: deadmau5 – One Trick Pony [mau5trap]
2. Nasha Experience -feat. Shahin Badar – Distortion [Nasha Records]
3. Nasha Experience – Clotted Cream [Nasha Records]
4. Shiva Soundsystem – Glitterstep (Sub Swara Remix) [Shiva Soundsystem Recordings]
5. Downlink – Crippled Camel [Rottun Recordings] ::VS:: FILMI – Hinduistics [Patriarch Recordings]
6. Wallpaper. – #STUPiDFACEDD [white]
7. JRabbit – Sexy Party (Terravita Remix) [Play Me Records] ::VS:: Das Racist – Who’s That Brown? [white]
8. Eptic – Fools [Chronos]
9. Foreign Beggars – Scatta (Skrillex Remix) [mau5trap]
10. FS – Touch O Klass [Play Me Records] ::VS:: FS – Shake Dat Ass [High Chai / Patriarch Recordings] ::VS:: Foreign Beggars – Scatta (Skrillex Remix) [mau5trap]
11. M83 – We Own the Sky (Datsik Remix) [white]
12. Alexis K – Somniloquy [High Chai Recordings]
13. Chase & Status feat. Liam Bailey – Blind Faith (Trolley Snatcha Remix) [Mercury Records]
14. FILMI – Hinduistics (FS Remix) [High Chai / Patriarch Recordings]
15. Nucleya – In My Heart [High Chai Recordings]
16. Kito feat. Reija Lee – Sweet Talk [Mad Decent]
17. Nucleya – Kandit Nayaka (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix) [High Chai Recordings]
Reminder: dimmSummer presents: SUBcontinentalBass is out 5th May 2011
Hey people, I’ve written a review on Kaya Project‘s Desert Phase Remixes featured on Ethnotechno.com. For me, personally, this is a big thing. When I first got into asian/indian/eastern/ethno electronica at uni back in the early 2000′s, this site was (and still is) my go to place. It has the latest news, reviews and interviews not forgetting an innovative radio station.
Read the full review here: Kaya Project :: Desert Phase Remixes
Kaya Project – Calico Stomp (Gaudi Remix)
Kaya Project – When Only Sand Remains (Tripswitch Remix)
Kaya Project – Dust Devil (Liquid Stranger’s Cortex Vortex Remix)
This release marks the return of FS (of MING+FS). Partnering up with High Chai / Patriarch Recordings, FS delivers his signature style dance music smashed with dubstep providing the listener with an electro-glitch-ridden head banger – floor stomper of a track.
Hailing from Brooklyn, FS is a respected hip hop producer and a highly sought-after remixer who has worked with Coolio, Brandy, and Channel Live of the KRS-One Posse.
My good friends from High Chai Recordings have been featured on the FAIRTILIZER blog! Check out the interview with the man himself dimmSummer.
Heres a quick snippet:
Click here to read the rest of the interview and listen to a Super Sonic Exclusive mix by dimmSummer …
Also check out the ethnotechno online radio
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.