Last night on the Bobby Friction show (BBC Asian Network), my brother from France – DJ Soundar dropped an old skool asian underground mix filled with some of my favourite tunes by Dhamaal Soundsystem, Visionary Underground and many more.
About DJ Soundar : One of an innovative new wave of DJs, Soundar was the first Asian DJ / producer and Asian underground music promoter on the urban French electronic music scene. With versatility & skill, he mixes the rich, intricate & complex sounds of his cultural heritage with western urban & electronic beats, producing music with passion & integrity. His mixes transport you to a place where time-honoured Indian traditions meet contemporary western technology, reflecting his true cultural and artistic identity with the sensuality and authenticity of his work.
Big respect to DJ Soundar for keeping the scene alive in Paris and the rest of France!!
1/ Dhamaal Sound system: ‘Z Motion’
2/ Visionary Underground: ‘Freedom’
3/ Dhamaal Sound System: ‘Oopari’
4/ Zahid: ‘Electro K’
5/ Dhamaal Sound System: ‘Twilight Creeper’
6/ Dj Feelfree & Ges-e ‘Sonic Solution’
7/ Trigger (White Label)
8/ Visionary Underground: Militant 24 (feat Aref Durvesh and Sonia Mehta)
9/ Visionary Underground: ‘Make it Happen’
10/ Apache Indian: ‘Aum Namo Shiva’
Think Kula Shaker meets hip hop and you’re left with a pretty good idea of who Supersoul Connection are. A Slovenian band formed in 2007, led by RMD and Dhyan, their aim, to promote the message of tolerance, awareness and peace through intense lyrics with substance, all from a spiritual perspective.
Their debut album “Klik” released in 2007 is a beautiful and successful fusion experiment. Taking vast inspiration from ancient Sanskrit spiritualism culture that has influenced numerous tracks such as “Avatar”, “Radhe”, and “Maha-Mantra” – written in Sanskrit. Blending it into a trippy, upbeat, musical feast that features traditional Indian instruments such as the sitar and the mridangam inter-fused with electronica, hip-hop, break beat, and trance. A few of the tracks on the album are in Slovenian but they also have their translated tracks in English.
With a fan base just keeps growing, SSC are a conscientious hip-hop band taking the subject matters and passing on to their audience, in a broader perspective through bold and straightforward presentations.
The one thing I love about these guys is that they are all about the cause they strongly believe in, no glitz, glam and no beating around the bush. It’s about the music and the positive message. They have far more in the pipeline, creating their own videos, artwork and spirited lyrics – there’s so much more to come!
Currently unsigned, SSC are looking for a record label take them on.
A superb, direct and clear cut message – brillant!: