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:
Anuj Rastogi (Omnesia) and Hasheel Lodhia recently met up with tabla maestro Aref Durvesh in Canada. When talented musicians get together, they don’t just hang, they develop and nurture musical ideas.
Here’s the product of their live floor jam sessions.
‘I Wanna Know’ – Random Live Jam (ft. Aref Durvesh) 2011
“I Wanna Know” – Promo 1
Written by: Anuj Rastogi
Aref Durvesh: Tabla
Anuj Rastogi: Spoken Word
Hasheel Lodhia: Bansuri
‘Deep Blue’ – Random Live Jam (ft. Aref Durvesh) 2011
Tracks from Anuj’s forthcoming album, “o2”.
“Deep Blue” – Unofficial Totally random jam
Written by: Anuj Rastogi
Aref Durvesh: Tabla
Anuj Rastogi: Guitar
Hasheel Lodhia: Bansuri, Vocals
Folks, got another exclusive for you from Canada by my brother, Anuj Rastogi. He was interviewed by SoulTV.net a few weeks ago. The subject is peace and love, and touches on the question whether artists play a role in providing compassionate messages for all mankind regardless of faith, colour and creed.
Anuj draws on his experiences as an artist and his responsibility in communicating thoughts and emotions through music. Plus, there’s a few glimpses into Anuj’s new album which is under way.
A deep and thought provoking 15 mins interview – a must watch!
I have a fabulous NADA:BRAHMA EXCLUSIVE for you! … all the way from Canada my bro, Anuj Rastogi has sent me his latest video for CODE BLUE.
Composed, arranged and produced by Anuj, CODE BLUE is the second single on his 2009 EP “Dark Matter.” This track features a unique sonic journey with a twist. Sampling the sound of a defibrillator, and building out an ambient and ethereal dub inspired soundscape, it was time to call in the doctor — literally.
Jay Banerjee (aka Dr. J) is a multi-instrumentalist, a long time collaborator, and an anesthesiologist whose Sarod became the main character through this sonic journey, with some effective mangling and sculpting from Anuj. The video takes this medical-musical metaphor and our need for breath into a journey through the human body.
“Dark Matter” the EP explores a darker, heavier sound than 2007’s critically acclaimed “Omnesia”. “Dark Matter” draws on intense bass, dubstep and and other electronic influences, and features moving Indian classical performances from Tabla wizard, Cassius Khan, and Violin maestro, Sharat Chandra Srivastava, and multi-instrumentalist, Jay Banerjee.
The perfect mix of Indian Classical and Dubstep … enjoy!
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
One evening with a few spare hours, a crazy idea, some video footage later…
The result …. A cracking remix by Anuj Rastogi (OMNESIA) of Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard‘s original composition “Why So Serious” for the film The Dark Knight.
A brilliant dubstep mashup with Indian elements and a great video too!
In the month of September ’10, a fantastic night took place in Toronto, Canada. Talvin Singh and Anuj Rastogi (Omnesia) came together for an intense live performance where Anuj opened the night with the Omnesia ensemble.
nada:brahma (intentionally missed out the ‘n’) have EXCLUSIVELY received the below edits/mixing of the full live sets. These are a true testament to Anuj and the vibrant work he does with music, really putting a unique spin on the original tracking making the experience that extra bit special.
Totalling around 32 minutes and in 8 parts, there is combination of some stationary HD footage, and some “guerilla” footage, featuring some of Anuj’s new material/works in progress.
Check it out – you’d be mad not to … enjoy!