Who knows what’s going to happen with the Commonwealth games, but India is coming to London next week … Bandish Projekt one of the pioneers of “Asian Electronica” is in the country and will be playing at the Rich Mix in London on 8th October 2010 at Bobby Friction Presents along with Shri (of Badmarsh and Shri) will be performing live and Bobby will be DJing some dark desi dubstep! POW!
Photo by: http://www.marcdegroot.co.uk/
Message from BHEJA FRY RECORDS:
I know for all the Hindu community it’s the first day of Navaratri and I have been promised we will get to hear their world famous track Garba Rave which came from the inspiration of the 9 day festival starting on the same day. So if you fancy an alternative night come join Shri LIVE Bandish Projekt LIVE and Bobby Friction DJ Set.
Please do make your way to this event – Promises to be a cracking night!
As part of the flood relief efforts, Nasha Records have teamed up with The James Caan Foundation to host an exclusive night of eclectic musical flavours.
A legendary line-up of the original artists that hailed the term ‘ The Asian Underground’, come together for the first time in over 10 years. Mercury Music Award winner Talvin Singh headlines the event, alongside DJ Krust (Full Cycle), dubstep DnB producers The Nasha Collective, State of Bengal, Pandit G (Asian Dub Foundation) and many more.
The event is hosted by BBC’s Bobby Friction with Shahin Badar (Prodigy’s – Smack my Bitch up) performing live.
Taking it back to where it all began, its birthplace in London’s East End, the team will be bringing together soulful sounds, heavy breaks and the alluring Eastern Soundscapes that emerged from the legendary Blue Note in Hoxton and transcended worldwide.
Defining politics and boundaries and with one common objective – raising money for the Relief Efforts, the event will once again go down in musical history.
Event to include raffles and great prizes,
All proceeds go to all proceed’s and donations go towards THE PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF
http://www.thejcf.co.uk/ (The James Caan Foundation – BBC’s Dragons Den Investor)
People, In aid of the Pakistan Flood Relief, Nasha Records are holding a fundraiser gig. All proceeds and donations will be going to the Relief.
Nasha Records have called upon friends to make this one heck of a night – with a STELLAR line up!!
A fantastic way to help out and do you bit plus experience wiked sounds!!
Today I get an email from the fab people at Sadler’s Well notifying me of a unique Nitin Sawhney gig!
Confluence is the title of new collaboration between Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney.
What is it about:
The highly acclaimed Confluence fuses Sawhney’s music with Khan’s unique blend of classical Kathak and contemporary technique. Exploring how the independent stories of these two kindred spirits converged, Confluence offers the opportunity to re-visit their collaborative work together (Kaash, zero degrees and bahok) but it is more than simply a retrospective of their previous pieces. It is an exploration of the nature and fabric of creativity itself. (taken from the website)
A stunning show, but this finale was the icing on the cake, Nitin Sawhney on the acoustic guitar, maestro Aref Durvesh on the tabla and Akram Khanperforming a contemporary Kathak piece with a difference.
Khan wore Ghungrus (feet bells) around the ankles, in order to intensify acoustically the rhythmic movements of the feet which created a jaw dropping performance!
In a few hours NASHA’s next installment will be releasing. I blogged this a few weeks back and now its finally here on purchase.
Review taken from NASHA:
Both tracks – Greasy Spoon and Matix – offer their own atmospheres, whilst remaining stylistically true to that Nasha sound. Greasy Spoon enters your ears, its thumping beat and moody bass forces out anyone’s best screw face.
Whack up the volume, and the palpable vibrations make the air seem as if in slow motion. Be lulled by the hypnotic, persistent beat that leads to the finishing touch of eerily beautiful vocals, cementing this track as a true intoxicant.
What follows on is an obvious epic. Matix is relentless. Building up an intense pressure of instrumental chaos, the delicate vocals are set against this unremitting mountain of hard-hitting noise, making the second drop a real avalanche of sumptuous sounds.
The NASHA gents: Ges-e, Osmani Soundz , Sukh Knight, Shandy and DJ Squarewave.
A) Greasy Spoon
NRV005 (A) Greasy Spoon / AA) Matix) – The Nasha Experience 12” Vinyl / Digital Available from all good music stores and online shops.
Seminal monthly club night returns in May 15th @ The Hobby Horse Basement Shoreditch, London.
Nasha:Experimental is a club space where DJ’s are able to Experiment with Sound, a space for the Open minded.