Susheela Raman is back with her fifth album, ‘VEL’ (tamil for divine spear) marking her most accomplished and inspiring recording to date. Susheela constantly pushes cultural barriers to find new and ancient connection points between India, England and beyond.
One of my fav tracks: DAGA DAGA
VEL was released yesterday, so go buy!!
Check out the gripping samples from the new album:
Merry Christmas people!
I’ve got a round up of what I consider to be the top tracks of 2010 (in no particular order). So enough of the chit chat from me and on with the show.
Aeroplane Dope & D-Skillz featuring Raggo Blunt – Pinky Finger (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)
Akala – Yours and My Children
Anuj Rastogi (Omnesia) – The Dark Knight – Why So Serious (Indian DubStep Remix)
Aref Durvesh + Xfile (xfile remix) – Cloudsurfing dubrub remix
Awake (karsh kale’s morning remix)
Bandish Projekt – Brown Skin Beauty (Liquid Stranger Remix)
Barbouze – Otto Matic Rumble Mix
Bass Flo – Mount Everest
Bonita Applebum – Why Can’t Love
Clare Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (breakage remix)
Daft Punk – Derezzed (from TRON: Legacy)
Dimm Summer – Rubstep – slow burn mix
Engine-Earz Experiment (Feat. Lena Cullen) – Reach You
FILMI – Technicolor
Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)
Jalebee Cartel – Mirrors (Breed Remix)
Karsh Kale & Midival Punditz – Girl Fight (Enter the Dragon)
Kaya Project – When Only Sand Remains (Tripswitch Remix)
Lal Meri – Lal Meri (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)
Mirko Kosmos – Light Warrior
My Pet Dragon – Flow (Karsh Kale’s Way Of The Dragon Mix)
Phaeleh – Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse)
Rita Morar & Steve Carty – Rain (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)
Shaa’ir & Func – Every time You’re Around
Shammi Pithia – The Seeker
Sub Swara – Bend You
Sukh Knight – Gabba Wasp
The Nasha Experience – REDZONE
Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Susheela Raman and Karsh Kale Version)
Amal Lad – Once Upon a Time in London
2011 Favourited already:
Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation
Three really nice videos I found on Youtube of Susheela Raman, Aref Durvesh and Kumar Raghunathan performing at OUTERINDIA
OUTERINDIA – a platform created to promote the best in all genres of music related to South Asia. Starting with live events, it is also intended to establish a much-needed curated internet resource for all South Asian Music.
Performances by – Susheela Raman, Aref Durvesh,Kumar Raghunathan, Kartik Raghunathan, Taalis Drums, Sam Mills with special guests SHRI and JC001.
“Susheela Raman is that rarity: a true innovator.”
As one of the leading artists and pre-eminent vocalists to emerge from the Asian Diaspora builds towards the releasing of a new album, here’s a rare unreleased five track EP to download for free!!
The EP also consists of Waiting in Vain – A fantastic rendition of Bob Marley‘s Waiting in Vain collaborated with Karsh Kale.
The new album’s main references are based on ancient Tamil religions and culture, marginalised and downplayed by the mainstream culture in India and an intense sort of rough post-punk sound with added Indian violin, played with passionate verve by Kumar Raghunathan and masterful percussion by long-time collaborator, tabla guru Aref Durvesh.