And here is that fabulous mix I was tweeting about the other day!
A thirty minute set by the legendary Osmani Soundz for Bobby Frictions show on the BBC Asian Network …
Absorb the drumscapes! …
So, 26th of March, I made my way to Nomad, London with a few friends. What a night! DJ sets by GES-E, OSMANI SOUNDZ, SHANDY and SQUAREWAVE … not to mention KARSH KALE spinning tracks from his latest album CINEMA and DJ ZAKHM invading our sound space with an assortment finest of Asian Underground.
And the main man of the night, AJAY NAIDU for whom this party was for, won Best Actor at the British Asian Film Festival for ASHES …Very well deserved!!!
To commemorate the soon to be released CINEMA by KARSH KALE, He is giving away MALLIKA JAM featuring Anne Rani
A fab night, well worth the trek for! Thank you to RAVI PUROHIT for taking the snaps!
PEOPLE! As you know I have been blogging about Ajay Naidu‘s film ASHES.
Well ASHES has been nominated for Best Crossover film and Best Male Lead at the London Asian Film Festival. http://tonguesonfire.com/.
It will be premièring this weekend in the UK. And to celebrate there is a special pre-party featuring selections from the film score and Karsh Kale‘s forthcoming album Cinema.
Fresh cuts from the global electronica soundscape from Zakhm,
and eastern-influenced bass music from the Nasha Experience crew playing exclusive future releases forthcoming on Nasha Records.
Trust me its going to be one helluva party! One not to be missed, so be there!
Time: 26 March at 19:00 – 27 March at 00:00
Location: Nomad 58 Old St. EC1V 9AJ // Tube: Old Street, Barbican // Bus:55, 243, 812, N35, N55City of London, United Kingdom
Set to be released on 14th February 2011, The Calling Remixes are the latest gems to receive The Nasha Experience treatment. Two stunning bassline heavy tracks with sweet eastern melodies …
Last night The Nasha Experience organised an epic gig in aid of the Pakistan Flood victims (as previously blogged). The line up included Talvin Singh, State of Bengal, Osmani Soundz, Nerm & D-Code, Rita Morar and many more.
Today they are interviewed and featured in KMAG.CO.UK with a free download too!
Snippet of the interview:
The traditional view of Eastern music involves colourful clothing, intricate choreography and lavish production. However, one group of musical pioneers from East London are bringing the genre to a modern Western club scene.
Nasha Records have been producing Eastern influenced dance music for almost 20 years, and in doing so have pioneered an original sound, palatable to both eastern and western tastes.
“The label set up in 2002 after we left Outcaste records,” explains founder Ges-e as we relax back at their studio after a gig at London’s East Village. “We wanted to continue what we had been doing, but with more of a dance edge.”
Read the rest of the interview: click here
AUDIO CHEF: Free Download
Here’s the forthcoming track – Cyber Guru
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!!
Tuesday was an momentous occasion … why? well its in the title 🙂
Shiva Soundsystem’s Nerm Chauhan and D-Code were back on the BBC, taking over the air waves once more. This time on BBC1 covering for Nihal.
t’Was a jam packed mother of a show Listen to it here – but only for a few more days
Two awesome mixes caught the attention of my ears, the first one by dimmSummer of Ethnotechno & HighChaiRecordings featuring 15 tracks in 5 mins … let those piece of cartilage hanging off your head soak up the vibez
dimmSummer BBC Radio1 MEGAMIX
The Nasha Experience are back with another EP soon to be released! Aptly titled Gabba Wasp EP which is guaranteed to leave you buzzing!
Heres a sample:
A1) Gabba Wasp – Sukh knight / B1) Fog Horn – Shandy B2) Narnia – The Nasha Experience
A1) Gabba Wasp – Sukh knight / B1) Fog Horn – Shandy B2) Narnia – The Nasha Experience
Released by: Nasha Records Release/catalogue number: NRV006 Release date: Aug 30, 2010
I got to the RichMix a couple of hours early as I was meeting a good friend (TJ Chana, Asian Underground London FB) to chill out and chat with. To my surprise and sheer good fortune Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Vishal Vaid and Pt. Ajay Prasanna where busy sound testing. Can you imagine the excitement within? Being a fan of these gents as long as I’ve been a fan of Talvin’s I got the opportunity to watch them fine tune their performance – a true blessing.
After having dinner with them and the legendary Osmani Soundz and Shandy from The Nasha Experience we made our way back to the venue to an absolutely pumpin’ vibe. Bobby Friction was on the decks busting some of the finest dubstep getting the crowd warmed up for one amazing night.
Like majority of the people I had been waiting for this for ages! The last time they were in London together was 1999 when Karsh and Punditz first met! The place went MENTAL when Karsh, Punditz, Vishal and Pt Ajay walked on stage.
Below pics & vids by TJ Chana:
Jumping straight into the first track PD7 from the album Breathing Under Water a great way to start. Intense table beats and drum n bass combined with beautiful melodies being played by Pt Ajay on the Bansuri was a treat!
PD7 – Live @ Richmix
Next up was Letting Go from the album Liberation. This time, Karsh switching from Tabla to the drum kit and a fantastic entry number for Vishal Vaid, whose voice captivated the crowd. I was watching some of the reactions of some of people around me and their eyes popped.
Letting Go – Live @ Richmix
Letting Go was followed by the very dreamlike and feel good track – Sunbeam that features on a fantastic compilation album called REVOLUTION RISING: ethnotechno.com vol.1 presented by dimmSummer.
This track carries you off to a totally different place if you allowed it to soak into and through you. Utilising Vishal’s vocals to the best of its ability.
Then a track we had all been waiting for, named after his daughter and on the original featured tabla maestro himself Zakir Hussain! A beautiful improvisation and an expansion of the original just enhanced it tenfold! I don’t have need to say anything more … just watch the below clip …
Milan: Karsh Kale/Midival Punditz Ft Pt Ajay Prasana
After Milan, my favourite track off the album Hello Hello and originally sung by Angaraag Papon Mahanta was on. Naina Laagey, a seriously beautiful track. I cannot fault it in any way, was simply enchanting and breath-taking.
Heres the original: Live at Paleo Fest 09 not RichMix.
After another an amazing 4 tracks, Atomizer, Electric Universe, Drifting, Bhangra Fever
They ended the gig with Challa.
“the government is picking up the pieces after KK, MPz VV and Pt.AP smashed London” … TJ Chana
Im a huge fan of these guys, got all their albums etc. However there’s nothing like watching your favourite artists performing on stage just a few feet away from you and really bringing alive what you’ve been listening to through speakers and earphones for so many years. It’s how the tracks were intended to be heard LIVE! As I mentioned before there were some
fantastic renditions of original tracks and that a good thing! You don’t want to be hearing the same version as the CD, you want that extra spin, something unique that puts their talents on display which they delivered gracefully.
All the guys are incredibly down to earth, and that’s probably one of the best things about the music I listen to, getting to interact with the artists and finding out they’re just like you and me. The great thing about the gig was the reaction of fans. Watching their faces light up track after track, seeing a constant smile of appreciation made it all worth it in the end!
By far one of the best gigs I’ve been too!
I know for a fact the gig was only a fraction of what they are capable of, I just hope they keep coming back to the UK and allowing us to experience their life’s work.
Thank you: Karsh, Gaurav, Tapan, Vishal, Pt. Ajay, Osmani Soundz, Shandy, TJ Chana!! and Thank you to all those that follow the NADA:BRAHMAN and support the Asian Underground FB page, fantastic meeting you guys hope to see you all again.
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.
Guardian of the Spiritual Master Key – Osmani Soundz brings you a mix done for BBC Asian Network’s Electro East hosted by Nerm Chauhan.
Osmani Soundz – Spiritual Masterkey (Omni / Island Records)
Osmani Soundz – OS System original mix (White)
The Nasha Experience – 100 Colours (Nasha Records)
Inside Info – Sound was Golden (Critical Music)
Osmani Soundz – Lushmeena (Nasha Records)
Big Bud – White Widow (Sound Trax)
Stranjah – 40 days (White)
Hard Rockers – 68 (Nasha Records)
Ges-e / Osmani Soundz – The Calling (Morphy Refix) (White )
The Nasha Experience – Harappa (Nasha Records)
Shahin Badar Feat The Nasha Experience – Distortion (White)
The Nasha Experience – Flyer Manz (Nasha Records)
The Nasha Experience – Clotted Cream (Nasha Records)
Shandy – Foghorn (White)
The Nasha Experience – Banzuki (White)