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live from girona // anoushka shankar

Heres a short clip of whats to come in Anoushka Shankar‘s big European tour.

This is her performance of  “Inside Me” live at the 12th Girona Festival featuring the repertoire of her debut album on Deutsche Grammophon combining Indian and Spanish musical traditions.

bacardi NH7 weekender 2010 // the documentary

I really wish  I was attending this festival in November … it has the most amazing line up from acts across India and the world. A true representation of Indian and Indian influenced independent music.

Here is the documentary of last years NH7 …

The first edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender was held at Koregaon Park, Pune in December 2010. The festival saw over 50 bands perform over multiple stages on three days, with thousands of fans enjoying perhaps the happiest music festival experience in India. Asian Dub Foundation headlined the festival, which also saw performances from artists like The Magic Numbers, Susheela Raman, Indian Ocean and The Raghu Dixit Project.

The 2011 edition of the festival will be held between November 18-20 at Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta City, Pune. For more information, visit –

GIG ALERT // engine earz @ shaanti [11.11.11]


 On 11.11.11 SHAANTI [Birmingham] is back after the last successful one.

This month ENGINE EARZ – best described as ‘Massive Attack for the dubstep generation;’ dubstep’s first fully live act are winning an assorted army of fans will be doing a DJ set at the Rainbow Warehouse and Garden in Birmingham.


Shaanti, Friday 11 November 2011 (Monthly).

The Rainbow Warehouse, Adderley Street
Birmingham. West Midlands. B12 0LD
Price £5 students (NUS) all night, non-students £8 all night.
Advance Tickets:
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maaya // the dewarists [s01e03]

Folks, the fantastic Episode 3 is here!!!!! This week sees an amazing journey of The Dewarists taking us on an intimate visit to Delhi with Indian Ocean, folk rock giants and perhaps the biggest band in India today. Joining them is Mohit Chauhan, celebrated playback singer and balladeer extraordinaire.


‘borderland’ // soumik datta

BORDERLAND is the name of a spectacular show commissioned by the DSC South Asian Literature festival. Inspired by the poem of the great Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore‘Borderland’ is an exploration and interpretation of the many ‘borders’ present in our lives.

The show has been orchestrated by the Sarod maestro, Soumik Datta, who brings together not just poetry and music, but film, lighting and the art of storytelling to the stage. Last Thursday, Embrace Arts, Leicester hosted an intimate performance of ‘Borderland’ which served up a fiery audio-visual encounter.

Borderland begins with Soumik on the demanding fretless Sarod, narrating a story throughTagore’s words. As the performance evolves, he is joined by other musicians; by Rahel on vocals,Guiliano Modarelli on electro-acoustic Guitar and on Tabla, Souvid Datta. Laced into the mix are vivid, uniquely crafted visuals that give the spoken words more depth and dimension.

The four musicians, led by Soumik, really brought Tagore’s poetry to life in a truly classical-meets-contemporary manner. Different genres of music ranging from Indian classical, flamenco, Indo-Jazz, blues and folk combined subtly to create a musically opulent atmosphere with contemporary soundscapes. All was married impeccably with electronica, culminating in a chic and elegant display of intelligent cutting-edge music.

A massive thank you to Soumik Datta, DSC South Asian Literature festivalKala Kahani and Embrace Arts for putting on an amazing show!

the ninth inning ep // gonjasufi [free download]


GONJASUFI, an artist whos voice was described by Pitchfork Media as “a scraggly, scary, smoked-out croak that creeps like the spiritual offspring of George Clinton and Leadbelly”. The vocalist, MC, disc jockey and yoga teacher from San Diego, California released his latest four track EP ‘The Ninth Inning’ on on the 24/10/11.

Here’s a track from that EP, “EATFISH”, featuring a guest verse from fellow Californian MC,  Blu and production from Blu and Mainframe.

Download here

GONJASUFI – “EATFISH” w: BLU (Produced by Johnson&Johnson)

Gonjasufi speaks on releasing “The Ninth Inning” EP for his fans

kya khayaal hai // the dewarists [s01e02]

Set against the frenetic pace of the city of Mumbai, Episode 2 features a cross-border collaboration between Pakistani singer-songwriter duo Zeb & Haniya, and two veterans of Bollywood — composer Shantanu Moitra, and lyricist Swanand Kirkire.




electronic ideologies ep15 // rob khan

Rob Khan returns with a brand new podcast featuring new music from Goth Trad, Kahn, Sully, Makoto and introducing up and coming producer Guy Furious plus the best dubstep, garage, grime, bass and beyond! Also find Electronic Ideologies on Facebook >>

Vodpod videos no longer available.

essential mix // flying lotus [free download]

In 2008 Flying Lotus gave us his essential mix, 2 hours of beautiful sounds for around the cosmos …

Studio Session, Winner Of The Essential Mix Of The Year – BBC Radio 1 November 29 2008

Introduced By: Pete Tong

paradise circus // massive attack vs burial

Burial delivers a haunting rework of Massive Attack‘s Paradise Circus, an incredibly immersive and emotive piece of music from one of the most influential producers of a generation.

This clip taken from Mary Ann Hobbs‘ excellent XFM show, where it was aired for the first time yesterday.

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