Bombay Black was a collective of musicians and bands formed in 1999 in Bombay (not known as Mumbai yet). Featuring a spectrum of electronic, rock, fusion, vocal and jazz elements, this collective created a genuine ruckus in the indie music circles of India circa 2000.
Produced by Lindsay D, Samrat B, Paresh K & Randolf C, these two albums remain to date as the most progressive ventures taken up to represent the underground subculture brewing in Bombay. Influences of acid-jazz, drum&bass, trip hop, post-rock and ambient melodic stints can be heard on these songs as much as unique hybrid forms concocted locally.
Read the rest over at audiopervert’s (Samrat B) blog … big respect to Samrat for making the albums available for free download!
Download the albums below:
BOMBAY BLACK VOLUME ONE
BOMBAY BLACK VOLUME TWO
Mirko-Kosmos is back with another official free download release. Its called OTHER SPHERES – its not a super happy party album for sure … but more the electronic soundscapes of a leftover dark winter in the post apocalypse … definitely one for the headphones 🙂
WOWSERS! I’ve found out that my site, nadabrahman.wordpress.com has been featured in the India’s first book on electronica music – HUB presented by Goethe‐Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Music Gets Me High & Samrat B.
HUB is India’s first and only anthology of electronic music – a legitimate record of everything that’s past and currently happening in terms of music, artists, events and more. The book hopes to create further awareness of Indian electronica via distribution of information, which has not been done before. The published material will serve as an official statement for and about the people involved in this field and give a much‐needed voice to this rising subculture.
This book includes a brief history of electronic music and the impact of technology on music in India from 1982 when Charanjit Singh graced us with “Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat” to the current scene.
There’s a complete list profiles of electronic bands & DJ’s, each containing detailed information about the artist, their discography and contact information. Covers 60 plus artists from India and Indians settled abroad.
HUB also has a collection of features to highlight and critically examine the impact of electronic music in India with respect to prevailing tastes, lifestyle, clubs and the various fringe and lesser‐known facets of this rising subculture.
The Resources section of the book will be most beneficial to music industry counterparts when they want to establish a working relationship with India. It contains information and contact details of most:
Artist Booking & Management Agencies // Venues // Labels // Online Music sites // Sound & equipment vendors
Guest features by:
- Randolf Correia (Shaa’ir + Func),
- Ma Faiza, (Premier DJ)
- Varun Desai (Promoter & Owner – Littlei)
- Pathaan (BBC Asian Network, UK)
This book is defo worth checking out especially for a newbie into the world of electronica rather than someone already familiar with the genre.
Read more about HUB:
DOWNLOAD HUB – (Hi-rez PDF Format – Limited Edition 2011)
Nucleya aka. Udyan Sagar is vastly contributing to the dubstep/electronica and bollywood scene in India. After splitting up from Bandish Projekt, Udyan has gone about inventing his sounds.
Redefining the indian electronica scene by creating a fusion of complex cut up edits and unheard indian sounds, with cutting edge production and genre-defying rhythms. For the love of indian electronica and a desire to create what would be indian electronica in the future, nucleya is making music that he wants to hear because no one else has made it for him.
Horn OK Please is the latest venture by Nucleya towards a new direction of Bollywood Remix culture. After Nucleya remixed the track “Uff Teri Adaa” for Farhan Akhtar film “Karthik Calling Karthik”, A mix for Rahem Kare, a track from film “Cash” and many more.
Nucleya aims is to push Bollywood music to the international dance music charts, by inventing a cutting-edge blend of new-generation electronic music and everlasting Bollywood tracks. This Album Features Artists like MCJD from Canada and SoundAvtar and Shivang from India.
Atomizer – Midival Punditz (Nucleya Remix)
Beat 1 – Nucleya
Electronic Ideologies with Rob Khan brings you obscure electronic experimental beats from around the globe. From Bombay to Bristol the show will bring you some of the freshest experimental sounds from around the world directly to Open Air.
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!: