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haunting melodies over dark bass, QUEST remix // bandish projekt [free download]

Bandish Projekt Remix of the track Quest original by Vivek Rajagopalan. Quest has acclaimed violinist Embar Kannan on violin and vocals Shri of the Badmarsh & Shri on bass and bowed bass and Vivek on Mridangam and Kanjira. Quest features a haunting melody sung in Tamil over dark bass and heavy undertones. A line from the the great poet Subramania Bharati‘s poem is used to bring the “soul searching” element to this melodious track.


shaa’ir n func get a twisted drum ‘n’ bass makeover // bandish projekt

A fantastic Bandish Projekt remix of a Shaa’ir n Func track ‘We’re Not Alone’ – with some twisted drum ‘n’ bass refixing its original sound from the album MANTIS

Also check out the live tabla mix of this track:


bandish projekt // house/tech/fun/glitch set 2011 [free download]

Heres a free download from Bandish Projekt, a very tech, house and glitch orientated set … Enjoy.


indian independence day // an electronic celebration

Today marks 64 years of India’s Independence and to mark the occasion, here are some amazing tracks from the album ‘Vande Mataram: An Electronic Exploration‘ … a fabulous take on the original by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay.

Read more about the album here

Midival Punditz // Electro Indian Mix

Func International // Rocktronics

Listen to the rest of the album below:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 


bandish projekt feat. shaa’ir // 50 ways to leave and come back [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Another treat for y’all today! A beautiful track …

This time from Bandish Projekt (a.k.a. Mayur Narvekar) and Shaa’ir – from Shaa’ir & Func (a.k.a. Monica Dogra) joined Bobby Friction in the BBC Friction Lab to record a remixed track LIVE, in less than 2 hours!

The result was ’50 Ways to Leave and Come Back’ – a live mash up of 3 tracks.

  • Dhobi Ghat theme tune – by Gustavo Santaolalla
  • O Basanti Pawan Paagal – by Lata Mangeshkar (from the Movie ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’)
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – by Paul Simons

This track is dedicated to people of  Mumbai and victims of the recent bombings.

Watch the making here:


bandish projekt // 2009 elektronica set [free download]

Here’s a mix produced by Bandish Projekt did for The Friction Show (BBC Asian Network). Also known as the Concordia mix by Generation Bass.

Its  free to download. As always just click on the little arrow on the right.

Enjoy!


EXCLUSIVE: Bandish Projekt // Brown Skin Beauty

The delightful Brown Skin Beauty by Bandish Projekt featuring Shane Solanki aka Last Mango In Paris has a video released!

Available to purchase on Beatport

Music: Bandish Projekt
Lyrics: Shane Solanki
Director: Sheila Menon
Dancer:Jyoti Argade
Edit: Touch Rainbow Media
Graphics: Geoffrey Gilson
Produced: Bheja Fry Records
Label: Generation Bass


Chase | Bandish Projekt

Good People, back in September 2010 I blogged about CHASE, the next release from Bandish Projekt.

A fabulous track featuring vocal percussions, beat boxing Indian stylee – Tabla Bols.

Release date: Mar 5, 2011

The track has is remixed by Distrikt (NL), Barbarix (UK) and Lost Systems (US) giving a distinct interpretation to the original.

(all four tracks will play one after another below)


Bandish Projekt – New Video! DIDI 1

Check out the latest from friend Bandish Projekt. They have a brand new site along side their fresh new animated video of DIDI 1 from the album Correkt.

Here is a new set by Bandish Projekt feat favorites of 2010 bass heavy tracks, includes genres like drum n bass, Dub step, breaks .


Generation Bass presents TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP

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


nada:brahma top tracks of 2010

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

 


RichMIx-Shri/Bandish/BobbyFriction

Hey people here are some awesome pics taken last week at RichMix, where Shri, Bandish Projekt, Last Mango in Paris, Sanchita Farruque, Lord Kimo and Bobby Friction graced us with their presence.

I bombed it down the motorway from Birmingham to London and caught the last 50 mins of it. I was disappointed with the turn out.

I get emails and facebook messages from so many people. Sanj, let me know when the next gig is. Sanj the music is awesome where can I see it live? Well there are people out there holding these gigs and people just don’t turn up.

What’s with that? There is a lot of hard work and effort that goes into staging even a small gig. This is a chance for fans to support the artist so they continue to make new music that will push boundaries.

I cannot stress the importance of fan support. Its crucial.

Please do make the effort to attend!

Thanks.

Sanj

Check out the first in many videos from outstanding performances:

The below pics taken by Ravi Purohit:

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GIG ALERT: Bandish Projekt, Shri and Bobby Friction @RichMix

Who knows what’s going to happen with the Commonwealth games, but India is coming to London next week … Bandish Projekt one of the pioneers of “Asian Electronica” is in the country and will be playing at the Rich Mix in London on 8th October 2010 at Bobby Friction Presents along with Shri (of Badmarsh and Shri) will be performing live and Bobby will be DJing some dark desi dubstep! POW!

Photo by: http://www.marcdegroot.co.uk/

Message from BHEJA FRY RECORDS:

I know for all the Hindu community it’s the first day of Navaratri and I have been promised we will get to hear their world famous track Garba Rave which came from the inspiration of the 9 day festival starting on the same day. So if you fancy an alternative night come join Shri LIVE Bandish Projekt LIVE and Bobby Friction DJ Set.

FaceBook group:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154707124559803&ref=ts

RichMix
8pm / Bar / £7 adv / £10 doorBook tickets online or
Call Box Office on 020 7613 7498

“CHASE” – Bandish Projekt

So what’s after dubstep? … new from Bandish Projekt – CHASE, the next release … heres a teaser:

I know theres going to be some good stuff coming up from Bandish – watch this space!


Brown Skin Beauty – Bandish Projekt

OOOOYaaa!

A fabulous collaboration between Last Mango in Paris and Bandish Projekt resulted in this weird and wonderful track.

Along with the original there are some ear tickling remixes from some of the biggest producers in the game.

LIQUID STRANGER – USA and ROBOT KOCH – GERMANY
Check em out:
Brown Skin Beauty – Bandish Projekt Feat. Last Mango In Paris
BROWN SKIN BEAUTY -ROBOT KOCH LIFT OFF MIX
BROWN SKIN BEAUTY -LIQUID STRANGER ASTRAL ABDUCTION MIX
COMING SOON TO A Digital STORE NEAR YOU. Release date 30th August 2010


soul for need – bandish projekt

Oh oh oh … whats this? Got sent another crackin track yesterday – SOUL FOR NEED … by Bandish Projekt

This glitch house track is composed by Heera Pandit,  and features the vocals of the very talented and beautiful Shruti Pathak.

As much as it is about the glitch house, dance, electronica and other genres … theres nothing quite like getting back to the roots and filling yourself with the a bit of classical tonic just to remind you where it all came from.

Heres Mayur Narvekar’s Tabla Take on one of the Bandish Projekt‘s upcoming tracks ..

Bathe in the beats …


Bad Boy Bass – remixes EP

It seems like July 2010 is a good month for music, lots happening. Another announcement I need to inform you about is the release of The BAD BOY BASS EP.

This EP is filled to the brim with the some of the hottest remixes of GAUDI’s ‘BAD BOY BASS’ from the album “No Prisoners”.

International names such as Liquid Stranger | Bandish Project | AlexisK | Bert On Beats | Sound Avtar & DJ Zdeuf who have all brought

something unique to the table with their interpretation of the original.

Out on the SIX DEGREES Records with DJ UMB (Generation Bass) as the Executive Producer, the EP gets its official release next Tuesday – 06/07/2010.

Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)

GAUDI- BAD BOY BASS -BANDISH PROJEKT MIX

Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass (Alexis K BadGirl Remix)

Keep you eye on the Generation Bass blog for a limited free download next Tuesday!!


indian dubstep mashup

I caught this when I was on my regular excursions to GenerationBass.com. Only a few weeks ago I caught up with him for coffee in Brum, Bandish Projekt is consistently pumping fresh new tracks and mixes into the sound waves.

A fantastic mash up of Indian sounds dubstep stylee …

Unfortunate for some reason I can’t get the Fairtilizer player to embed into wordpress. So heres a link.

enjoy …

INDIAN DUBSTEP MASHUP

Mayur, DJ UMB, Pritesh – cheers!


raj:reload part 3

After a short break it was time for an unforgettable audio experience. Watching and posting their “BBC Introducing” vids blogging about these guys over the past few months, Oh how I have waited for this!!

Engine Earz Experiment: Myspace|Facebook

Featuring Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Shahid Abbas Khan, Jenna G and Lena Cullen – it was the fantabulous Engine Earz Experiment.

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This 30 minute set drove the crowd insane, with their fusing of indigenous musics from around the world all covered in dark dubstep and unforgiving basslines that really shakes your core. Playing favourites like Lucky By Design, OHM, Reach You featuring Lena Cullen. Not forgetting the infamous putting them on the map track – Kaliyuga: for the first time two studios versions were merged into one explosive performance with English vocals provided by Jenna G and Indian vocals by Abi Sampanthan.

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The crowd went fanatical when Introspector was performed with Nathan “Flutebox” Lee. Right now I’m having trouble describing what it was like as you just had to experience in the moment.

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Not only was this set about the music, but the stunning visuals that were displayed went hand in hand with every track, each millisecond felt like it went through a well thought out process giving each and every track and visual a deeper meaning that we think. Hats off to you Prash and the crew!

PHEW! … by this time you’d think that was it but wait there’s more, Nathan “Flutebox” Lee and the Clinic an astounding array of talented musicians were up. They provided an acoustic display of explosive blend of musical elements like Hip Hop, Drum ‘n’ bass with Western, Indian classical and Funk melodies, definitely one spellbinding act. A guest appearance was made by Mayur Narvekar aka Bandish Projekt. He joined Flutebox for a wiked jamming session, a teaser to what I was to witness the next day!!! PHOWAAR!!

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My night finished here. I had to catch the last train back to North London. I was gutted, I didn’t get to see the jam with Chandrasonic and Marty Savale from Asian Dub Foundation and Nerms closing set.

I had a truly magnificent night, it was intense, immense and incredible. For those who missed out, it was an experience worth going through to discover new and diverse music.

Thank you Ash Chandola (Director of Swaraj Music) and Southbank! Hope to see more of these events in the future!

* pics taken by David Reffell


raj:reload part 2

Next up was Arun Ghosh, a very suave and mysterious clarinetist and composer, playing with his Indo-Jazz Sextet, busting out some really groovy sounds originating from South Asian mixed in with a healthy dose of jazz attitude, tabla trickery and sky high improvisations. You should have seen this guy; red kurta clad with Adidas trainers and rocking the place, his onstage performance was quite something, he literally swayed with the sound like a snake charmer …

At the same time, Last Mango In Paris was performing, and after Sundays acquaintance with him, I’m truly gutted I missed it.  Check out the vids below to catch a glimpse of the man himself Shane Solanki in action. A bit of cool info here: remember ANOKHA: Soundz of the Asian Underground by Talvin Singh? … theres a track called Accepting Trankuility by The Milky Bar Kid, well thats Shane!. I also missed out on Bishi, If only I was everywhere at once.

Back in the Queen Elizabeth Hall for an electric performance by the very beautiful Monica Dogra and extremely talented Randolph Correia – SHAA’IR + FUNC, again they smashed it. I saw these guys perform only 5 months ago in Birmingham. I’m so glad they were back, they just offer wiked music smothered in energy and passion. Performing tracks from Mantis, their forthcoming album and their previous two and ending with my fav, Embrace. Randolph armed with his candy coloured Gibson guitar and me with my air guitar we jammed and the crowed went crazy … I may just try out for their band hehe …

Above Shaa’ir (Monica Dogra) Below Func (Randolph) pics taken by David Reffell

While the stage was being set up for the next act – DJ Zakhm (Kollectiv, Mutiny NYC) was spinning the wheels of steel and invading our sound space with an assortment finest of Asian Underground from the 90’s and present, including Osmani Soundz’ Spiritual Masterkey and other great favourites.

DJ Zakhm : Pic taken by Hemal Kundalia

While we are on the topic, I got to meet to legends and pioneers of the Asian Underground movement. Osmani Soundz and State of Bengal, listening to their music for the past 11-12years and then meeting them in person was a real honour!

 

more coming soon … Engine Earz Experiment, Nathan Flutebox Lee and Bandish Projekt.


raj:reload part 1

Putting into words to describe a show that transcends all expectations leaving me speechless is what difficult.

RAJ:RELOAD held on 10/04/10, a part of Southbank’s Alchemy, a festival celebrating talent from India, UK and South Asia. Featuring were some of the most dynamic, innovative and humble artists. Saturday was a showcase of pure concentrated talent and immense energy bursting performances from every act.

MI21

The night was kicked off with a legendary film restyled. Mother India 21st Century

Remix, a three hour film compressed into a 45mins silent movie. I sat and watched the 1957 classic be reinterpreted through the  through the World DMC champion turntablist, DJ Tigerstyle produced by Kala Phool. Ill be honest with you, until Saturday I’d never heard of him, probably why I had no expectations and boy was that a good call.

This is was a live dramatic contemporary rendition using electronic sounds, turntables, drum kit, cello and a beatpad as a tabla (which was PHENOMENAL!) A score that conveyed passion and multitude of emotions expressed on screen.

The film was split into 6 or 7 segments. The second part was filled with so much drama and intense music that as it faded out, I remember thinking, blimey that was moving. The third segment was even better, a pure roller coaster of high octane potent sounds that left me with a lump in my throat and almost a tear in my eye …

A true journey of emotions through a combination of  music and visuals and in no way adulterating the original film but making it accessible to a wider audience.


EXCLUSIVE ALCHEMY: bandish projekt|arun ghosh|last mango in paris|nathan flutebox lee

Before I’ve even written the review I have some Exclusive footage for you guys.

Taken by a good mate of mine Raghav Bhatt, exclusively from the intimate event of ‘Alchemy’ at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank on 11/04/2010. Bandish Projekt architect, Mayur Narvekar, teamed up with British-Asian clarinettist, composer and musical performer, Arun Ghosh, Last Mango in Paris and Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee to form musical masterpieces. These short, musical sound bites, were created over just a few days, specifically for the festival.

Bandish Projekt & Arun Ghosh

Bandish Projekt and Last Mango in Paris

Bandish Projekt and Nathan Flutebox Lee


26th January …

India’s Republic Day marks the occasion of the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic, but that’s not really what I want to talk about. On this day, the media puts on a display of patriotic films and songs everything from Meri Desh ki Dharti by Mahendra Kapoor to A.R. Rahaman’s Maa Tuje salaam.

However there is an album out there, rare and hardly listened to, Vande Mataram: An Electronic Exploration. Vande Mataram meaning “Salutation to the Motherland”, brings together an array of accomplished artists to showcase the talent of Indian Electronica.

Vande Mataram is a song composed by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay in a concoction of Bengali and Sanskrit, was the national cry for freedom from British oppression during the freedom movement. It has virtually become a second national anthem and to some it is considered as the anthem.

Vande Mataram: An Electronic Exploration – is exactly what it is. As the age of electronica develops so do the artists, and this album portrays the proficiency, dexterity and an aptitude for the best in modern Indian Electronica. It paints a vivid picture of the traditional Vande Mataram in many colours. Each colour is like a different avatar, providing unique dimensions and perspectives yet retaining Vande Mataram’s original significance.

Recommend listening :

  • Electro Indian Mix – Midival Punditz
  • Rocktronics – Func International
  • Ambient Dub Mix – Jayant
  • Pathshala Mix – Bandish Projekt

bandish projekt: world odyssey mix

Mayur Narvekar aka Bandish Projekt cooks up a delicious World Odyssey Mix on Pathaans Musical Rickshaw