You may know Tarun ‘Tspoon’ Nayar from his much in demand band Delhi 2 Dublin, but what you may not know is that Tarun is also a Vancouver based DJ/producer who is about to turn Asian-fused electronica on its ear. After travelling the four corners of the globe, Tarun has compiled 10 years of material for his latest solo effort, 22º of Beatitude (Chaiwalla’s Boombox; March 01, 2011) which he describes as his most personal work to date.
Recording sessions with artists worldwide, 22º of Beatitude brings us to temples in Bhutan, to street corners in Tokyo and even to an intimate conversation between the artist and his grandmother. Breaking out of the dancefloor-driven format, Tarun’s aim was to record as many of the sounds as possible, live, without the use of sample libraries. Each of these songs tells a story, and each story is a chapter in the artist’s life. They are a decade-long evolution of sounds that blend culture, beats and bass. With influences ranging from Talvin Singh to Bassnectar, Tarun’s music aims to break boundaries and bring people together.
Kezang La LIVE by Tarun Nayar (feat Tashi Nencha and Rup Sidhu)
In the run up to the release of Janaka Selekta‘s debut album Pushing Air on 06/07/10, ChaiWalla’s Boombox is offering 5 glorious tracks to download for free … But only for the next 7 DAYS!!!
Follow the link and Check it out: http://chaiwallasboombox.bandcamp.com/
Do not miss out, as I mentioned in my previous post, you will not be disappointed!
Janaka, born in Asia, raised in Europe and the Middle East, and currently residing in the United States. He is a rising talent on the global music scene. Under the monika Janaka Selekta, he writes, produces and DJs music that brings together the classical, folk and roots styling of South Asia, Arabia, Jamaica & Africa with the cutting edge sounds of hard hitting electronica.
PUSHING AIR is the debut album from this San Francisco based producer, out on the new label Chaiwalla’s Boombox on July 6, 2010. I’ve been listening to Janaka’s stuff for a while and I can tell you, you wont be disappointed. With dub reggae that meets energy of bass rattling dancefloors and a space where Indian classical folk traditions collide into the fringes of electronic music a cocktail any ear will go weak for!
From “Pushing Air” to be released on July 6th, 2010 on Chaiwalla’s Boombox, are giving away “Reborn” free to download.
More on this guys in future posts for sure!!