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
One of my favourite record labels EarthSync has had a brilliant year filled with some spectacular releases. Not forgetting Business Class Refugees by Kartick and Gotam, Shoshan by Shye Ben-Tzur and the very awesome New Day: Laya Project Remixed featuring some world class DJs and producers.
Back in 2009, EarthSync released Nagore Sessions, a unique musical collaboration featuring Sufi, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western elements.
A trio of traditional Sufi dargah singers teams up with Middle Eastern frame drums, the resonant strings of the sarangi (bowed, short-necked string instrument), and Tibetan brass in pulsating, elevated tracks that ring with raw power and an uplifting, transcendent call to love and devotion.
The production team from EarthSync first came to Nagore in the wake of the tragic 2004 tsunami, as part of the Laya Project, a multimedia homage to the cultures and peoples affected by the devastation.
This deep-rooted, yet open-minded musical outlook made transcultural collaboration a breeze. The dargah singers found common sonic ground instantly with Turkish-Israeli frame drum master Zohar Fresco.
Sarangi virtuoso Murad Ali Khan skillfully interwove classical Indian sounds into the folksy, compelling mix, and Patrick Sebag boldly incorporated the sounds of the horns of the Tibetan Buddhist Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. The result remains as divine and urgent as a Sufi prayer, yet instantly enjoyable and infectious.
Buy : NAGORE SESSIONS
Listen: NAGORE SESSIONS MYSPACE
(courtesy of flipswitchpr)
Breathing the sweet sanctity of a Sufi shrine, melodies come unbidden to musician and composer Shye Ben-Tzur. And they burst into full blossom on Shoshan (EarthSync, distributed by White Swan; September 16, 2010), a funky filigree of unexpected trans-cultural devotional songs encompassing the soaring sounds of Rajastan, the literary cadences of Hebrew, and the pulse of a rock bass line.
Devotional Grooves: Shye Ben-Tzur Finds the Divine Unity of Rajasthani Funk, Sufi Qawwali, and Hebrew Poetry
DJ UMB said “it’s gonna be re-vamped/re-done/bits taken out and new bits stuckin, basically you’ll get a REJUVENATED NU MIX that will get an official commercial release later this year” …
Listen to: Beautiful Dervish – A JOURNEY INTO SUFI DUB
On the subject of Celt Islam, he’s another great artist in the ever expanding dubstep/breaks scene. Providing us with world grooves with grimey basslines and dub vocals. This year he’ll be gracing the people of Glastonbury!
Check out some of Celt’s tracks:
Generation Bass by Celt Islam: (heavy mix!!!!!!)