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stormy weather EP // gods robots [FREE DOWNLOAD]

GODS ROBOTS – a dynamic blend of world class songwriting, energetic stage performance, cutting edge technology and old school musicianship. The duo’s stage show unites original songs with Taamara delivering a powerful combination of english lyrics with nuanced classical India stylings alongside Janaka Selekta‘s hard hitting riddims dubbed from his multi-channel electronics platform. Improvisation is a key element of GODS ROBOTS as they move seamlessly from their original songs to a DJ dance format and back again. High energy and LIVE.

STORMY WEATHER their EP with a seamless blend of catchy English lyrics, classical Indian instrumentation and underground rhythms defines the unique GODS ROBOTS sound.

It is the sound of an infinitely interconnected world where borders are becoming increasing meaningless. Elements of drumstep, dubstep, hip hop, dub and even drum n bass shine as singer Taamara effortlessly moves from soulful and bluesy English lyrics to classical Indian vocal melodies. Their upcoming album especially produced for Bittorrent features virtuoso Sarod player Alam Khan in a rare non-classical Indian music context and Mike Pipes on flute and guitar.




FALLING Ft. Alam Khan






dr das // shadow war / red corridor / chandraya remix

I bring you the latest from the lab of Dr. Das First up, we have Shadow War, from the album Step into Dubizm (Part 1)where sets his trademark cyclical basslines against a backdrop of heavily manipulated, often distorted percussion loops.

The second track is “Red Corridor”. From “Sunadamala Vol 1″ album set. Originally written 2004. This version remixed 2011. The ‘sunadamala‘ is a lo fi Indian electronic raga sequencer or ‘lehera’ machine used mostly as a practice tool by classical vocalists and tabla players. Dr Das has fed the sound through filters and distortions and built basslines, drum and percussion patterns around it. Thus creating an album set based on eight different ragas in different rhythmic cycles.

Red Corridor” is named after the political term for the swathe of forest in India from W Bengal to Central India where “Naxalite” guerilla forces have been engaged in an insurrection against the Indian state for several decades. Many indigenous people, known in India as “Adivasis” have joined this army, including 90,000 women, having been displaced from their ancestral lands and forcibly dispossessed by mining companies backed up by army and police forces.

Finally a treat! … Dr Das has remixed “Chandraya” featuring the Sufi vocals of Sukhawat Ali Khan from the self titled album by San Francisco’s Dhamaal Sound System. Written by Janaka Selekta and Sukhawat Ali. First remixed 2004, this version 2010.


AWAKE (remix ep) Janaka Selekta (FREE DOWNLOAD)

OH! … Since ChaiWallas Boombox mentioned this to me, I’ve been eagerly awaiting its release and its out now – FREE TO DOWNLOAD BABY! … yes thats right!

A four track eclectic remix EP of AWAKE from the album PUSHING AIR by Janaka Selekta. Remixes by Ealzee, Adil Medina, Sunskript and g-ta offering their own interpretation for you to groove and chill out to … LOVE IT!

1.Awake (Ealzee’s Morning Dub Remix)
2.Awake (Adil Medina’s Deep Remix)
3.Awake (Sunskript’s Thread Through Me Remix)
4.Awake (g-ta’s DnB Remix)


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:

Do not miss out, as I mentioned in my previous post, you will not be disappointed!

janaka selekta : pushing air

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!!

Pathaan’s Top 25 of 2009

Ive been listening to Pathaan’s show for a while now.  Every week he brings us 2 hours of the very best in World dance, Outernational Electronica and Asian Chill.

My favourite part – World Odyssey Mix – 20 mins of greatness from artists across the globe like Janaka Selekta, dimmSummer and Bandish Projekt and many many more!

Check out the link to his page on the right.

Laya Project Glorious Sun Remix [Earthsync Recordings]
Karsh Kale ft. Vishal Vaid Sunbeam [High Chai Recordings]
Munty Chasing Cobras [Munty Recordings]
Minimow Bollyhouse (SIS Remix) [Exploited Records]
Celt Islam Uprising [Urban Sedated Records]
Jalebee Cartel Midnite Madness [Dada Music]
The Nasha Experience Clotted Cream [Nasha Records]
Liquid Stranger Hexed And Perplexed [Interchill Records]
PrOmid Becloud [Liquid Grooves]
Cornershop Free Love ’69 Ample [Play Records]
Omfo Arabesque [Essay Recordings]
Khaled Liberte [Wrasse Records]
The Very Best ft. Ezra Koenig Warm Heart Of Africa [Moshi Moshi Records]
Shantel Citizen of Planet Paprika [Essay Recordings]
Amadou & Mariam Ce N’est Pas Bon [Because Music]
MIDIval PunditZ Drifting [Six Degrees Records]
Dubterror Shinobi [Universal Egg]
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro Albela [Tru Thoughts]
Niraj Chag A Thousand Books [Buzz-erk Records]
Talvin Singh Butterfly (Murcof Remix) [Island Records]
Ancient Astronauts Lost In Marrakesh (With Entropik) [ESL Music]
Karekare Kohatu [Dubmission Records]
Bandish Projekt Waiting [Bheja Fry Records]
Phaeleh ft. Indi Kaur Healing [Urban Scrumping]
Bombay Dub Orchestra Strange Constellations [Six Degree Records]