As India celebrates its 64th year of independence, across the world in New York – a pioneering movement and website turns 10.
Today, ETHNOTECHNO.COM celebrates its 10th year online … had it not been for Sankar Sury aka dimmSummer and his vision of bringing asiatic electronica and global beats to the masses … this blog – nada:brahma would never have existed.
I’ve said this many times, ETHNOTECHNO.COM has been, is and always will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for all the music I blog about. All the hardwork and dedication to the scene (both on and offline) has benefited so many people in so many ways!
Sank, thank you for everything from nada:brahma and the readers … may you continue ETHNOTECHNO.COM for another 10years and many more after!
Big Respects to the NYC fam x
As it’s my 100th post I thought what better way to celebrate than with a competition!
So who are GOONDA?
NYC-based production / remixer duo, who have forged a partnership based on a mutual love for music, (DK aka) Bollygirl and Cenzo are GOONDA – created with one goal in mind: good music… no borders… no boundaries.
DK aka Bollygirl
Mumbai born and New York-based producer/DJ/voxist/visualist who redefines and refines the East Coast Bollygirl aesthetic. Stealthily residing on dex @ AVAAZ (the monthly event), heading up High Chai Records and producing tracks at the lab with the GOONDA. DK also a classical Hindi film fanatic has Filmi influences resonating in her music in subtle ways. She continues to crash cultural and musical barriers, defying genres and challenge the listener via her continued efforts of spreading conscious clubbing.
Vincent Schimel, AKA ‘Cenzo, produces urban hard-edged grooves (breaks, drum n bass , chill, dub, rock and hip-hop). Classically-trained as a pianist and singer, he began performing in grade school, but got noticed on MTV after his college funk-rock band Streetwave swept the first prize on the original MTV Basement Tapes contest (with Frank Zappa hosting).
GOONDA Third World Radio is a two disc album that houses an underlying sonic foundation laid by DK and Cenzo. Listen to how they fabricate and fashion a whole host of indigenous sounds with MCs Napoleon Solo (Guasto/Jazz Passengers), Daddy Frank (Surya Dub), Todd Michaelsen (My Pet Dragon/Karsh Kale) and DK (Ming+FS) making a feature on disc one.
Disc two however is a different story altogether. It’s serves as a space for opening their compositions up to friends who offering us stellar global remixes with twists and turns by Chicago’s RadioHiro, UK’s Shiva Soundsystem (BBC), Delhis Jayant, Dhruva G + Sharmaji (Sub Swara), NYC’s own b-boy Ming and more.
So what do you need to do to get your hands on a copy?
Well its mighty simple, answer the two following questions.
1) Who is the iconic boombox-wielding GOONDA on the CD cover?
2) What was the first release on this label back in 2000 when they were simply High Chai Records?
Once you have the answers:
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, stating GOONDA COMP as the subject followed by your answers in the main body.
Deadline for the comp is end of June 2010 – so get crackin 🙂