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nerm hosts bbc 6Music // august 2011 [free download]

On Sunday August 21st 2011, Nerm Chauhan (Shiva Soundsystem) took over the 6Mix on BBC 6Music – heres the free download of the show!.

Here’s what got played:

Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Spectrasoul Bootleg) [DUBPLATE]
Emalkay – The World Feat Lena Cullen (Tee Bee Remix) [DUB POLICE]

The Specials – Ghost Town (The Prodigy Cover) [XL]
Asian Dub Foundation & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Taa Deem [FFRR]
Prince – The Beatutiful Ones (Fol Chen Cover) [WHITE]

Engine Earz Experiment & Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – The Reason (LIVE)
Jess Mills – Live For What I’d Die For (Distance Remix)
Susheela Raman – In The Pines (Hit By A Rock Remix) [EMI]
V.I.V.E.K. – Natural Mystic [ON THE EDGE]

Gurpreet Chana & Mason Bach – Roar [DUBPLATE]
Frederic Robinson – Laughing At Clouds [DIFFERENT]
DJ Food – Dark Lady (Alix Perez Remix) [NINJA TUNE]
Blu Mar Ten – Sweet Little Supernova [BLU MAR TEN]

Massive Attack – Teardrop [VIRGIN]
Bulb – Gray Snow Feat Tiiu [RESPECT RUSSIA]
Leftfield – Swords [SONY]
Justice & Metro – Playloop [M JAZZ]

Doctor P – Sweet Shop
Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop
Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Spirits

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only, Take 14) [EMI / APPLE CORPS]
Infinite Scale – Out Of The Blue [ECOSHOCK]
Boddika – Warehouse [HOTFLUSH]
UNKLE – Celestial Annihilation [MO WAX]
Mosca – Square One [BROWNSWOOD]

Fill – Retribution [WHITE]
Reso – Aethra [CIVIL MUSIC]
Apartment:9732 & Bambooclart – Love Injection [VIP]

Renu – London Revellers (Life Support Machine Remix) [HOLYKUTI]

DJ Shadow – I’ve Been Trying (Various I’m Done Trying Remix) [ISLAND]
The Master Musicians Of Jajouka & Talvin Singh – You Can Find The Feeling [PHILLIPS]
Vandana Jain – Ecstatic [BROWN PUNK]
See Red – Violet Rain [DUBPLATE]

Func – Hop [DUBPLATE]
Aziz – Xen & Now [LIVE]

Everywhere + Nowhere // interviews + podcasts by nerm chauhan

OK, so I kind of missed the boat on this one due to studying and work. But better late than never right?

In May 2011 – Director of Kidulthood, Mehnaj Huda released his latest film – Everywhere + Nowhere. Over the course of that month, Nerm Chauhan – Musical Consultant of the film released three podcasts and three interviews with artists involved in contributing to this project.

Fabulous selection of music! … nuff respect nerm!

1) The first interview and podcast is with The Nasha Experience and True Tiger‘s Sukh Knight.

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2) The second is with Shiva Soundsystem‘s very own D-Code.

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3) And finally the man behind The Engine-Earz ExperimentPrashant Mistry.


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January 2011 Mix :: The Return – by Nerm (FREE DOWNLOAD)

People, Nerm Chauhan is back with a brand new FANTABULOUS mix – the first of this year.

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01 Everything But The Girl – Missing (D-Skillz Remix) (Dub)
02 Black Sun Empire – Brommer (Black Sun Empire)
03 Alix Perez – Metric (Tempa)
04 Eksmo – Moving Glowstream (Ninja Tune)
05 Bamboo Clart – Sexy Beast (Dub)
06 The Glitch Mob – Starve The Ego Feed The Soul (Sub Swara Remix)
07 Skream & Example – Shoot Yourself In The Foot Again
08 Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix)
09 Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip – Sick Tonight (Doctor P Remix)
10 Plan B – Love Goes Down (Doctor P Remix)
11 Nu:Tone & Logistics – Bleeper (Hospital)
12 Magnetic Man – Getting Nowhere (Breakage Mix) (Sony)
13 Blu Mar Ten – Deep Inside (Shogun)
14 Hadouken – Oxygen (Alix Perez Remix)
15 Cohere – Hydro (Dub)
16 Massive Attack – Teardrop (Virgin)
17 Bulb – Gray Snow feat Tiiu (Dub)
18 Leftfield – Swords (Sony)
19 Justice & Metro – Playloop
20 Dillinja – The Angels Fell (Metalheadz)
21 LTJ Bukem – Music (Good Looking)

September 2010 Mix :: Tempests by Nerm

Good citizens – Nerm is back with a fabulous podcast for September – a stellar line up of tracks – you wont be disappointed with!

Listen to on Mixcloud

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01 V.I.V.E.K – Natural Mystic (On The Edge)
02 Moderat – Nr. 22 (Bpitch Control)
03 Sharmaji – Qalandar (Low Motion)
04 Magnetic Man – The Bug (Columbia)
05 Squarepusher – Red Hot Car (Warp)
06 Commix – Be True (Burial Remix) (Metalheadz)
07 Alicia Keys and Jay Z – Empire State Of Mind (Karsh Kale Remix) (Dub)
08 Blu Mar Ten – Believe Me (Bop Remix) (Blu Mar Ten)
09 Commix – Midas Touch (Soul:R)
10 Royalston – Glitchbitch (Med School)
11 Loadstar – Link To The Past (Ram Records)
12 Noisia – Square Feet (Vision)
13 Justice and Metro – Solomon (Modern Urban Jazz)
14 Reso – Technetium (Civil)
15 Subterra – Loro Piceno (Dub)
16 Prince – She’s Always In My Hair (Warner)
17 Nerm & D-Code vs Orifice Vulgatron (Foreign Beggars) – Fray (Mental Martians Remix) (Shiva Soundsystem)
18 Sleigh Bells – Run The Heart (Bassnectar Remix) (Dub)
19 501 – Living Colour (Dub)
20 Sub Swara – Bend You (Sub Swara)
21 Foreign Beggars feat Graziella – Keepin The Line Fat (Planas 2Step Remix)
22 The Kominas – Choli

nerms back …


Nerm Chauhan of Shiva Soundsystem is back with a new podcast for the month of June (released in July :))

A fabulous mix filled with a range of music from BLU MAR TEN, FOREIGN BEGGARS to TALVIN SINGH, MAGNETIC MAN and DEXCELL. There are two versions to download. One with him chatting all over it and the second with just the music!

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►►►Nerm Mix/Podcast June 2010 :: Summer Ghosts

01 The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (Apple/EMI)
02 Le Castle Vania – Nobody Gets Out Alive! (Noisia Remix) (Always Ever/So Sweet)
03 Zinc – Nexx (Zinc Music)
04 Jack Beats – Out Of Body (Cheap Thrills)
05 MIA – XXXO (SBTRKT Remix)
06 Jahcoozi – Barefoot Wanderer (Object Object & Raw Milk Remix) (Bpitch Control)
07 Foreign Beggars – No Holds Barred (Goth Trad Remix) (Dented)
08 Plan B – Prayin’ (Breakage’s Bad Week Remix)
09 Magnetic Man – MAD (Columbia)
10 Foreign Beggars vs Chasing Shadows – Typhoon (Never Say Die/Dented)
11 Massive Attack – Risingson (Bassnectar Bootleg) (Dub)
12 Ges-e & Nuphlo – Mousetrap 2 (Nasha Records)
13 Culture Shock – Bad Red (Ram Records)
14 Joe Syntax – Transducer (Dub)
15 B-Complex – Beautiful Lies VIP (Hospital)
16 Xilent – Twice (Tongue Flap)
17 Amoss – We All Grow (Dub)
18 Kava Kava – Clarity (B-Complex Remix) (Chocolate Fire Guard)
19 Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Digital Soundboy Remix) (Columbia)
20 Ketz – Black Orchid (Dub)
21 Undersound – All Seeing (Dub)
22 Dexcell – Lounge (Dub)
23 Bulb – Cruelty Support (Dub)
24 Blu Mar Ten – Overwhelm (Seba Remix) (Blu Mar Ten)
25 Talvin Singh – Butterfly (Bastido Cartel Remix) (Dub)

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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.


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.


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!!


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