To all BASS-JEDIs … Landing on 5th of May is an epic compilation album on High Chai Recordings SUBcontinentalBASS. Combining 14 insane inter-galactic adventures striking the perfect balance between western grit and melodic eastern influence.
Following in the footsteps of High Chai’s signature ground-breaking compilations over the years, dimmSummer recruits ace talent from across the globe to craft exclusive material for this new offering covering dubstep, tropical, drumstep, & reggae.
“With another killa release, High Chai Recordings is well on its way to having its own distinctive musical language !!” Pathaan (Globetronica, BBC)
Included are bass music superstars that High Chai first broke onto the Beatport charts: FS (#4 Dec. 2010), B.R.E.E.D, Piyush Bhatnagar, Radiohiro, Alexis K, Nuphlo & Goonda, along with a fresh crop of upcoming talent sure to make bassbins rumble.
Listen to the sample mix below, I assure you this is going to be one album you simply cannot do without this year!! …
- Naz :: Saawariya
- Liquid Stranger :: Fist of Fury
- FILMI :: Hinduistics (FS Remix)
- Dubfi Soundsystem feat. Radiohiro and MC ZULU :: Make It Happen
- Nucleya :: In My Heart
- Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax :: NYC-2-India -feat. Delhi Sultanate
- Sabbo :: Come to Me
- Kush Arora :: Time Runner -feat. Shamik
- B.R.E.E.D :: Gravid
- Nuphlo :: Soul Safari
- Piyush Bhatnagar :: Rhapsody
- Ketz – Yaadein -feat. Rita Morar
- dimmSummer :: dreadSpace
- Alexis K :: Somniloquy
From a producer with an ear for honed beats comes Xenith Anon. An EP fashioning solid vibes with attitude giving M.I.A a run for her money!
Released on Patriarch Recordings, this is FILMI’s debut release. Xenith Anon is a fabulous mix of electro/hip hop coming together with an Indian flair threaded through seamlessly. Totally loving “Technicolor” and “Hinduistics” is by far my favourite, a darker yet romantic fusion with winding tempos and a sexy undertow that builds and melts against an analog bass break.
Each song is like a mini movie sondtrack dealing with a social issue without being too preachy. “Technicolor” is about Mumbai’s red light district as Big B and FILMI ride thru kamatipura in their “Technicolor” Limousine glowing in the red light.
It didn’t take me long to get into this EP, it encapsulates vibes from far off places, deep harmonies, dirty urban rhythms and hot vocals enough to keep it on heavy rotation on your iPod.
FILMI‘s ability to capture the seductive and disturbing ambiance of India’s mystical street life resonates with a dreamlike quality, entwining a meaningful journey, and transcending the typical music escape.
Growing up in Mumbai, India, FILMI would often be found in front of the TV singing along to Indian cinema classics, and emulating heroines such as Zeenat Aman, Parveen B and stunt-queen, Fearless Nadia.
Her global influences developed with an equal fascination for her father’s collection of Fela, Fania All Stars and the Beatles, as she began to show a flair for the dramatics and a love for music.
FILMI continues to create and fuse her ethnic influences with the gritty sounds of New York, as she relentlessly continues to push musical boundaries.
Merry Christmas people!
I’ve got a round up of what I consider to be the top tracks of 2010 (in no particular order). So enough of the chit chat from me and on with the show.
Aeroplane Dope & D-Skillz featuring Raggo Blunt – Pinky Finger (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)
Akala – Yours and My Children
Anuj Rastogi (Omnesia) – The Dark Knight – Why So Serious (Indian DubStep Remix)
Aref Durvesh + Xfile (xfile remix) – Cloudsurfing dubrub remix
Awake (karsh kale’s morning remix)
Bandish Projekt – Brown Skin Beauty (Liquid Stranger Remix)
Barbouze – Otto Matic Rumble Mix
Bass Flo – Mount Everest
Bonita Applebum – Why Can’t Love
Clare Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (breakage remix)
Daft Punk – Derezzed (from TRON: Legacy)
Dimm Summer – Rubstep – slow burn mix
Engine-Earz Experiment (Feat. Lena Cullen) – Reach You
FILMI – Technicolor
Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)
Jalebee Cartel – Mirrors (Breed Remix)
Karsh Kale & Midival Punditz – Girl Fight (Enter the Dragon)
Kaya Project – When Only Sand Remains (Tripswitch Remix)
Lal Meri – Lal Meri (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)
Mirko Kosmos – Light Warrior
My Pet Dragon – Flow (Karsh Kale’s Way Of The Dragon Mix)
Phaeleh – Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse)
Rita Morar & Steve Carty – Rain (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix)
Shaa’ir & Func – Every time You’re Around
Shammi Pithia – The Seeker
Sub Swara – Bend You
Sukh Knight – Gabba Wasp
The Nasha Experience – REDZONE
Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Susheela Raman and Karsh Kale Version)
Amal Lad – Once Upon a Time in London
2011 Favourited already:
Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation