Heres the latest video of Khwaab, the second track from Niraj Chag‘s 2006 debut album, ‘Along the dusty road’. The track is a melodic stunner, featuring one of my favourite vocalists Swati-ji Natekar and Japjit Kaur makes an appearance in the video
My good friend Shree Sreenivasan of Ethnotechno.com reviews the track below:
“The piano and beats-driven “Khwaab” (The Dream), a track that Nihal called “one of the most sensuous, soulful and beautiful tracks” that he’d heard in his current capacity as BBC Radio 1 DJ and all-round Asian music tastemaker, benefits greatly from featured vocalist Swati Natekar. Already a recognizable, and deservedly so, voice in electronic music circles due to her work with everyone from Talvin and Nitin to Craig Armstrong, Natekar questions, in Hindi, whether her life is just a dream over the most sublime of melodies.”
read the entire review of Along the Dusty Road here
A nice to the point interview with Nitin Sawhney by Samira Shackle, The NEW STATESMAN.
HOW AWESOME!! The BBC has made available to watch and download Nitin Sawhney’s HUMAN PLANET @ BBC PROMS … 1hr 18mins of pure genius!
Download it now from the below link! You only have a limited time – until 12th AUGUST ’11 so you may want to hurry! 🙂
Apologies the embedded video doesn’t work but heres the direct link:
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Highlights of the Human Planet Prom, featuring Nitin Sawhney’s evocative music for the acclaimed television series interspersed with performances by artists and ensembles from around the world.
Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in specially commissioned new arrangements of the Human Planet score with accompanying visuals from the series. Featuring behind-the-scenes documentary content and interviews with the artists, the concert is hosted by explorer and TV presenter Paul Rose.
Artists include: Ayarkhaan (Sakha Republic), Bibilang Shark-Calling Group (Papua New Guinea), Khusugtun (Mongolia), Rasmus Lyberth (Greenland), and Enock Mbongwe (Zambia).
Folks, yesterday you got to download Daydream Remix … today you get the second track – The Devil and Midnight By Nitin Sawhney and remixed by Engine-Earz …
A massive respect to both artists for bringing their talents together and making the sounds co-exist with one another …. as with the other track this one will be made available on the CD version of Last Days of Meaning.
Download the track below:
Last night on Nihal’s show [BBC Radio 1] we got to hear a WORLD EXCLUSIVE …
An Engine-Earz remix of Nitin Sawhney’s Daydream. Engine-Earz have remixed two tracks for Nitin Sawhney, the second being The Devil and Midnight. Both will feature of “The Last Days of Meaning” album [CD version].
Watch out for Shammi Pithia’s remix too!
Truly thunderous with a bit of epic sprinkled on top! As my friend Anusha described it – Ramayana meets Star Wars!
Grab your free download below!
Keeping with the Nitin Sawhney theme, here is a three part interview conducted by Nikki Bedi for BBC Radio London on his upcoming ninth studio album, “Last Days of Meaning.”
You can purchase the album from here
Last night, I was at Nitin Sawhney‘s ‘Last Days of Meaning’ album launch concert at the Royal Albert hall. As always, he out did himself AGAIN! Sawhney performed a couple of tracks from the new album, along with some well known classics, with the help of a string quintet and key members of his band including Martyn Kaine on drums, Aref Durvesh on Tabla and Dholak, Ashwin Srinivasan on flute and vocals, Ian Burdge on cello, Tina Grace, Nicki Wells, Natty and Lucita Jules on vocals. With a special guest performance by Soumik Datta!
There was another special performance included. The one I was waiting for … A 15 minute organ piece performed on the 140 year old 9,999 pipe Willis Organ commissioned by The Royal Albert Hall and played by Nitin Sawhney‘s childhood friend prominent Hammond organist, James Taylor of the James Taylor Quartet.
For this untitled piece, Sawhney was accompanied by a String Quintet, Engine-Earz front man Prashant Mistry on keys, Ashwin Srinivasan on the Flute and Martyn Kaine on drums.
There’s only one word to describe this performance … EPIC!
Organ Composition // Nitin Sawhney // Royal Albert Hall // 2011 (1 of 2)
Organ Composition // Nitin Sawhney // Royal Albert Hall // 2011 (2 of 2)