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’
So, 26th of March, I made my way to Nomad, London with a few friends. What a night! DJ sets by GES-E, OSMANI SOUNDZ, SHANDY and SQUAREWAVE … not to mention KARSH KALE spinning tracks from his latest album CINEMA and DJ ZAKHM invading our sound space with an assortment finest of Asian Underground.
And the main man of the night, AJAY NAIDU for whom this party was for, won Best Actor at the British Asian Film Festival for ASHES …Very well deserved!!!
To commemorate the soon to be released CINEMA by KARSH KALE, He is giving away MALLIKA JAM featuring Anne Rani
A fab night, well worth the trek for! Thank you to RAVI PUROHIT for taking the snaps!
PEOPLE! As you know I have been blogging about Ajay Naidu‘s film ASHES.
Well ASHES has been nominated for Best Crossover film and Best Male Lead at the London Asian Film Festival. http://tonguesonfire.com/.
It will be premièring this weekend in the UK. And to celebrate there is a special pre-party featuring selections from the film score and Karsh Kale‘s forthcoming album Cinema.
Fresh cuts from the global electronica soundscape from Zakhm,
and eastern-influenced bass music from the Nasha Experience crew playing exclusive future releases forthcoming on Nasha Records.
Trust me its going to be one helluva party! One not to be missed, so be there!
Time: 26 March at 19:00 – 27 March at 00:00
Location: Nomad 58 Old St. EC1V 9AJ // Tube: Old Street, Barbican // Bus:55, 243, 812, N35, N55City of London, United Kingdom
Set to be released on 14th February 2011, The Calling Remixes are the latest gems to receive The Nasha Experience treatment. Two stunning bassline heavy tracks with sweet eastern melodies …
Please do make your way to this event – Promises to be a cracking night!
As part of the flood relief efforts, Nasha Records have teamed up with The James Caan Foundation to host an exclusive night of eclectic musical flavours.
A legendary line-up of the original artists that hailed the term ‘ The Asian Underground’, come together for the first time in over 10 years. Mercury Music Award winner Talvin Singh headlines the event, alongside DJ Krust (Full Cycle), dubstep DnB producers The Nasha Collective, State of Bengal, Pandit G (Asian Dub Foundation) and many more.
The event is hosted by BBC’s Bobby Friction with Shahin Badar (Prodigy’s – Smack my Bitch up) performing live.
Taking it back to where it all began, its birthplace in London’s East End, the team will be bringing together soulful sounds, heavy breaks and the alluring Eastern Soundscapes that emerged from the legendary Blue Note in Hoxton and transcended worldwide.
Defining politics and boundaries and with one common objective – raising money for the Relief Efforts, the event will once again go down in musical history.
Event to include raffles and great prizes,
All proceeds go to all proceed’s and donations go towards THE PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF
http://www.thejcf.co.uk/ (The James Caan Foundation – BBC’s Dragons Den Investor)
People, In aid of the Pakistan Flood Relief, Nasha Records are holding a fundraiser gig. All proceeds and donations will be going to the Relief.
Nasha Records have called upon friends to make this one heck of a night – with a STELLAR line up!!
A fantastic way to help out and do you bit plus experience wiked sounds!!
In a few hours NASHA’s next installment will be releasing. I blogged this a few weeks back and now its finally here on purchase.
Review taken from NASHA:
Both tracks – Greasy Spoon and Matix – offer their own atmospheres, whilst remaining stylistically true to that Nasha sound. Greasy Spoon enters your ears, its thumping beat and moody bass forces out anyone’s best screw face.
Whack up the volume, and the palpable vibrations make the air seem as if in slow motion. Be lulled by the hypnotic, persistent beat that leads to the finishing touch of eerily beautiful vocals, cementing this track as a true intoxicant.
What follows on is an obvious epic. Matix is relentless. Building up an intense pressure of instrumental chaos, the delicate vocals are set against this unremitting mountain of hard-hitting noise, making the second drop a real avalanche of sumptuous sounds.
The NASHA gents: Ges-e, Osmani Soundz , Sukh Knight, Shandy and DJ Squarewave.
A) Greasy Spoon
NRV005 (A) Greasy Spoon / AA) Matix) – The Nasha Experience 12” Vinyl / Digital Available from all good music stores and online shops.
Seminal monthly club night returns in May 15th @ The Hobby Horse Basement Shoreditch, London.
Nasha:Experimental is a club space where DJ’s are able to Experiment with Sound, a space for the Open minded.