Happy New Year people!!!
This is my first post of 2011 and it will definitely change your listening for the year. On 1st February 2011, set to be released on Six Degrees Records – “TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP” is the first compilation album from fellow blogger and friend DJ UMB co-owner of the award winning Generation Bass.
This album is a true testament to what Generation Bass have been working hard towards since Feb 2009 – Pushing the boundaries, bending genres and introducing the masses to the latest trends on the global electronic scene.
“TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP” is the unification of fusion of dubstep and internationally rooted music. DJ UMB pulls together some of the most electrifying producers, bringing their Indian/Sufi/World influences to provide the listener with a true TRANSNATIONAL dubstepping experience.
Fifteen tracks is geared to provide you with earth quaking, dark dubstep and wobbly baselines that meandering up and down in intensity centred around a global core.
Check out the 25min mix teaser of the album:
1. India Sleeping – Mars
2. Kaliyuga – Engine EarZ Experiment
3. Undertow In G# – Alexis K
4. Rude Profile – Fleck & Fish Finger
5. Cumbia Dub – Knowa Knowone
6. Clownie – Innamorati
7. Valium Gitan – Sa Bat’ Machines
8. Only Human – Shem
9. Kamikaze – Dysphemic
10. Shiva Step – Barbarix
11. Bukkake – Syndaesia
12. Bhangra Fever [Piyush Bhatnagar Remix] – MIDIval PunditZ (remix)
13. Brown Skin Beauty [Liquid Stranger Remix] – Bandish Projekt (remix)
14. Dub Reflex – Celt Islam
15. Salahadeen – Jajouka Soundsystem
WOWSERS! I’ve found out that my site, nadabrahman.wordpress.com has been featured in the India’s first book on electronica music – HUB presented by Goethe‐Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Music Gets Me High & Samrat B.
HUB is India’s first and only anthology of electronic music – a legitimate record of everything that’s past and currently happening in terms of music, artists, events and more. The book hopes to create further awareness of Indian electronica via distribution of information, which has not been done before. The published material will serve as an official statement for and about the people involved in this field and give a much‐needed voice to this rising subculture.
This book includes a brief history of electronic music and the impact of technology on music in India from 1982 when Charanjit Singh graced us with “Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat” to the current scene.
There’s a complete list profiles of electronic bands & DJ’s, each containing detailed information about the artist, their discography and contact information. Covers 60 plus artists from India and Indians settled abroad.
HUB also has a collection of features to highlight and critically examine the impact of electronic music in India with respect to prevailing tastes, lifestyle, clubs and the various fringe and lesser‐known facets of this rising subculture.
The Resources section of the book will be most beneficial to music industry counterparts when they want to establish a working relationship with India. It contains information and contact details of most:
Artist Booking & Management Agencies // Venues // Labels // Online Music sites // Sound & equipment vendors
Guest features by:
- Randolf Correia (Shaa’ir + Func),
- Ma Faiza, (Premier DJ)
- Varun Desai (Promoter & Owner – Littlei)
- Pathaan (BBC Asian Network, UK)
This book is defo worth checking out especially for a newbie into the world of electronica rather than someone already familiar with the genre.
Read more about HUB:
DOWNLOAD HUB – (Hi-rez PDF Format – Limited Edition 2011)
A track from the Bollywood movie “My Name Is Khan” done for the ‘Friction Lab’ feature on Bobby Friction’s BBC Asian Network show by Alexis K…
Really feeling this track, not your bog standard remix …
A mix done for Mistajams show that is a showcase of the Dubstep sound with a heavy Indo/Pak influence …
Mix Details (my ones to listen out for in bold)
- Barbarix — Shiva Step (White)
- Sukh Knight — Beneath Your Blouse (Tru Tigers)
- The Love Theme — Indian Girl (Cottenmouth Remix) (Permanent Damage Records)
- David Starfire — Cobra (Sub Swara Remix) (Six Degrees)
- Radikal Guru — Kali (Moonshine Recordings)
- Liquid Stranger — Hexed & Perplexed (High Chai Recordings)
- Nuphlo — Homeland Insecurity (High Chai Recordings)
- Rita Morar & Steve ‘Fingerz’ Carty — Rain (Monkey Dub Recordings)