Bandish Projekt Remix of the track Quest original by Vivek Rajagopalan. Quest has acclaimed violinist Embar Kannan on violin and vocals Shri of the Badmarsh & Shri on bass and bowed bass and Vivek on Mridangam and Kanjira. Quest features a haunting melody sung in Tamil over dark bass and heavy undertones. A line from the the great poet Subramania Bharati‘s poem is used to bring the “soul searching” element to this melodious track.
OH YES! … need I say anymore?
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]
JUST RELEASED Delhi 2 Dublin EP: Delhi 2 Dubland. For a limited time, you can purchase this collaboration and remix album, all on the reggae and dubwise tip, on Bandcamp for just $5 bucks!
After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with the Mounqaliba Remixes. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas’ latest release Mounqaliba was a decidedly acoustic affair, recorded with a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra & integrating western and Arabic styles. Mounqaliba (which means being in a state of reversal’ in classical Arabic) was a stunning set of original songs, evocative interludes, and a beautiful version of Nick Drake’s classic “Riverman“.
From her days singing with Transglobal Underground to her seminal solo releases, Natacha is acknowledged as a pioneer in fusing Middle Eastern and Electronica styles. The Mounqaliba Remixes finds the vanguard of the global fusion world paying homage to one of the most distinctive & beautiful voices in modern music.
Remixers Beats Antique, Nickodemus & The Spy From Cairo, Cheb i Sabbah, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Syriana, David Starfire, Kaya Project, Radiohiro, DoGbeaTs, Zab Spencer, Another Fine Day, The Kaya Project, 310, EarthRise SoundSystem, Basha Beats take Natacha’s latest opus into new directions ranging from lush ambient journeys to dynamic rhythmic explorations.
Batkallim (David Starfire Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Another fabulous mix on the Bobby Friction show [BBC Asian Network]. This time by the original taste-maker and an inspiration … DJ PATHAAN! …
This 30 mins mix consisting of asian balearic eclectic exotic electronic beats to chill you right out … and its a free download
Also check out and buy his latest release: pathaan’s playlist :: ibiza // MUST HAVE!
2. Tropics – Mouves (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix) [Planet Mu]
3. Sudha – Living By Numbers [Pathaan's Countdown Remix] [Copyright Control]
4. Minimow – Bollyhouse (SIS Remix) [Lola’s World]
4. Junkie XL – Molly’s E (Original Mix) [Nettwerk]
5. Alpha-X – Finally Free (Pathaan Space Mix) [iLabel]
Last night on the Bobby Friction show (BBC Asian Network), my brother from France – DJ Soundar dropped an old skool asian underground mix filled with some of my favourite tunes by Dhamaal Soundsystem, Visionary Underground and many more.
About DJ Soundar : One of an innovative new wave of DJs, Soundar was the first Asian DJ / producer and Asian underground music promoter on the urban French electronic music scene. With versatility & skill, he mixes the rich, intricate & complex sounds of his cultural heritage with western urban & electronic beats, producing music with passion & integrity. His mixes transport you to a place where time-honoured Indian traditions meet contemporary western technology, reflecting his true cultural and artistic identity with the sensuality and authenticity of his work.
Big respect to DJ Soundar for keeping the scene alive in Paris and the rest of France!!
1/ Dhamaal Sound system: ‘Z Motion’
2/ Visionary Underground: ‘Freedom’
3/ Dhamaal Sound System: ‘Oopari’
4/ Zahid: ‘Electro K’
5/ Dhamaal Sound System: ‘Twilight Creeper’
6/ Dj Feelfree & Ges-e ‘Sonic Solution’
7/ Trigger (White Label)
8/ Visionary Underground: Militant 24 (feat Aref Durvesh and Sonia Mehta)
9/ Visionary Underground: ‘Make it Happen’
10/ Apache Indian: ‘Aum Namo Shiva’
From High Chai Recordings:
Following B.R.E.E.D’s remix of Jalebee Cartel’s “Mirrors” race to number 10 on Beatport’s Top 100 Dubstep charts in January 2010, B.R.E.E.D returns with his 4 track EP on High Chai Recordings. Mashing up dubstep influences at varying tempos with old skool rave references and plenty of dance floor fun, B.R.E.E.D’s new EP INCU-BASS is sure to get people jumping. Choose between the face-pounding drumstep of “Guttersnipe,” the off kilter alien-step of “Low Rider,” the epically orchestral “Scheme Of Strings” or the crunching dubstep of “The Wicked Story.”
B.R.E.E.D also did a mix for our friends out in Delhi – TheWildCity.com … heres the free download:
Wild City #004 – B.R.E.E.D …..
After the highly successful remix of Everything But the Girl – Missing … D-Skillz is back with a new remix, this time a tribute to the Indian cinema legend, Shammi Kapoor who passed away on Aug 14th 2011.
The remix was commissioned for the Friction Lab on BBC Asian Network aired 07/09/11
This classic was originally sung by Mohammad Rafi.
Mohammad Rafi – Yahoo! Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahee (D-skillz remix)
On Sunday August 21st 2011, Nerm Chauhan (Shiva Soundsystem) took over the 6Mix on BBC 6Music – heres the free download of the show!.
Here’s what got played:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Spectrasoul Bootleg) [DUBPLATE]
Emalkay – The World Feat Lena Cullen (Tee Bee Remix) [DUB POLICE]
The Specials – Ghost Town (The Prodigy Cover) [XL]
Asian Dub Foundation & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Taa Deem [FFRR]
Prince – The Beatutiful Ones (Fol Chen Cover) [WHITE]
Engine Earz Experiment & Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – The Reason (LIVE)
Jess Mills – Live For What I’d Die For (Distance Remix)
Susheela Raman – In The Pines (Hit By A Rock Remix) [EMI]
V.I.V.E.K. – Natural Mystic [ON THE EDGE]
Gurpreet Chana & Mason Bach – Roar [DUBPLATE]
Frederic Robinson – Laughing At Clouds [DIFFERENT]
DJ Food – Dark Lady (Alix Perez Remix) [NINJA TUNE]
Blu Mar Ten – Sweet Little Supernova [BLU MAR TEN]
Massive Attack – Teardrop [VIRGIN]
Bulb – Gray Snow Feat Tiiu [RESPECT RUSSIA]
Leftfield – Swords [SONY]
Justice & Metro – Playloop [M JAZZ]
NICK PITTSINGER: DUBSTEP ORCHESTRA SUITE
Doctor P – Sweet Shop
Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop
Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Spirits
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only, Take 14) [EMI / APPLE CORPS]
Infinite Scale – Out Of The Blue [ECOSHOCK]
Boddika – Warehouse [HOTFLUSH]
UNKLE – Celestial Annihilation [MO WAX]
Mosca – Square One [BROWNSWOOD]
Fill – Retribution [WHITE]
Reso – Aethra [CIVIL MUSIC]
Apartment:9732 & Bambooclart – Love Injection [VIP]
Renu – London Revellers (Life Support Machine Remix) [HOLYKUTI]
DJ Shadow – I’ve Been Trying (Various I’m Done Trying Remix) [ISLAND]
The Master Musicians Of Jajouka & Talvin Singh – You Can Find The Feeling [PHILLIPS]
Vandana Jain – Ecstatic [BROWN PUNK]
See Red – Violet Rain [DUBPLATE]
Func – Hop [DUBPLATE]
Aziz – Xen & Now [LIVE]
Heres a free download from Bandish Projekt, a very tech, house and glitch orientated set … Enjoy.
In midst of all this darkness of riots in the UK, ANUJ RASTOGI (Omnesia, Canada) moved by what is happening and in a creative frenzy channels his anger over these riots positively! Last night, he wrote, recorded, arranged and mixed a new spoken word track based on the events over the last few days.
Heres what Anuj said:
For the last few days London has been under siege from within with senseless violence and rioting. I saw the video of a young kid getting helped up by rioters, only to get robbed seconds later by the same thugs – and this set me off.
While the riots have since spread to Birmingham, Manchester and elsewhere, I could only voice my frustration through the spoken word.
The track is free to download from soundcloud! – support the cause and spread the word of positivity!
Watch the video:
Download the track from here:
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:
And here is that fabulous mix I was tweeting about the other day!
A thirty minute set by the legendary Osmani Soundz for Bobby Frictions show on the BBC Asian Network …
Absorb the drumscapes! …
Here’s a mix produced by Bandish Projekt did for The Friction Show (BBC Asian Network). Also known as the Concordia mix by Generation Bass.
Its free to download. As always just click on the little arrow on the right.
Folks, yesterday you got to download Daydream Remix … today you get the second track - The Devil and Midnight By Nitin Sawhney and remixed by Engine-Earz …
A massive respect to both artists for bringing their talents together and making the sounds co-exist with one another …. as with the other track this one will be made available on the CD version of Last Days of Meaning.
Download the track below:
Last night on Nihal’s show [BBC Radio 1] we got to hear a WORLD EXCLUSIVE …
An Engine-Earz remix of Nitin Sawhney’s Daydream. Engine-Earz have remixed two tracks for Nitin Sawhney, the second being The Devil and Midnight. Both will feature of “The Last Days of Meaning” album [CD version].
Watch out for Shammi Pithia’s remix too!
Truly thunderous with a bit of epic sprinkled on top! As my friend Anusha described it – Ramayana meets Star Wars!
Grab your free download below!
What … another free download? … YUP! This time from our very own UK producer NUPHLO straight out the labs of STUDIO ROCKERS.
A lovely atmospheric track to chill out or groove to on the dance floor!
Got a massive free download for to today courtesy of New York based Brooklyn Shanti aka Nabin Shanti.
Brooklyn Circa 2012 is the title for the free album release for the summer season. Consisting of tracks featuring Shigeto, Signal Path, Mandeep Sethi, A-Live of Greenstreet and more, the release was assembled in a manner which Nabin calls, “My best effort to exert Ginsberg’s ‘first thought/best thought’ philosophy.”
His description of what he’s put into the creation is as follows: Blood. Sweat. Tears. Heartbreak. Old lovers. Old English. New friends. New York. Aliens. Cops. Robbers. Cowboys. Indians. Spread love. It’s the Brooklyn x Bombay way. SlumGODs: We were never dogs.
Some amazing artists featured on this album, definitely worth checking out!
Here’s a FREE DOWNLOAD of a track that was produced 2 years ago by B.R.E.E.D, a remix of Constructing the Absence by Sub Swara from their album Coup d’Yah
Check out their new site:
People, Nerm Chauhan is back with a brand new FANTABULOUS mix – the first of this year.
01 Everything But The Girl – Missing (D-Skillz Remix) (Dub)
02 Black Sun Empire – Brommer (Black Sun Empire)
03 Alix Perez – Metric (Tempa)
04 Eksmo – Moving Glowstream (Ninja Tune)
05 Bamboo Clart – Sexy Beast (Dub)
06 The Glitch Mob – Starve The Ego Feed The Soul (Sub Swara Remix)
07 Skream & Example – Shoot Yourself In The Foot Again
08 Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix)
09 Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip – Sick Tonight (Doctor P Remix)
10 Plan B – Love Goes Down (Doctor P Remix)
11 Nu:Tone & Logistics – Bleeper (Hospital)
12 Magnetic Man – Getting Nowhere (Breakage Mix) (Sony)
13 Blu Mar Ten – Deep Inside (Shogun)
14 Hadouken – Oxygen (Alix Perez Remix)
15 Cohere – Hydro (Dub)
16 Massive Attack – Teardrop (Virgin)
17 Bulb – Gray Snow feat Tiiu (Dub)
18 Leftfield – Swords (Sony)
19 Justice & Metro – Playloop
20 Dillinja – The Angels Fell (Metalheadz)
21 LTJ Bukem – Music (Good Looking)
Transnational Dubstep is the first major compilation to document the fusion of dubstep and global roots music. It has been conceptualized & compiled by co-owner/editor & the driving force behind the Generation Bass blog, DJ UMB in cooperation with Six Degrees Records. The record pulls together some of the most exciting new producers in electronic music who are incorporating sounds from around the planet with the bass bin shaking thump of dubstep.
Enjoy the free download today, an exclusive remix of the Fleck & Fish Finger track “Rude Profile”, remixed by Pan Agnostix. The full length album drops on February 1st 2011
Blu Mar Ten, are a truly dynamic musical act who dabble in lush experimentation with downtempo, ambient, house, breaks, techno & left-field.
Heres a fabulous mix they did for Fabric …
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