New World Audio, a record label set up and run by Square Wave and Sukh Knight from The Nasha Experience. This label will house the tracks that which aren’t eastern influenced but still produced by the lads.
The first release on New World Audio sees Sukh Knight team up with fellow East London producer Shandy for the dancefloor smasher, “Look At”. Featuring cheeky vocal snippets from the DJ Krust classic – Kloakin Device – the track has been given the seal of approval by the big man Krust himself.
The B-side showcases a solo production from Shandy. having previously released much harder tracks on Nasha Records – “Lion” is a much more chilled out and dub inspired track, with soothing pads and soulful sax licks, taking you on a journey through the world of dub.
Forthcoming releases include music from Kromestar and Dark Tantrums, and of course more from Sukh Knight and Shandy.
Already on iTunes to purchase!
A couple of weeks ago at SHAANTI’s Eastern Electronic Festival, sandwiched between two great acts, SWAMI and The Nasha Experience was Transglobal Underground (TGU). God knows why had I not seen them live before? They were incredible!
For the past two decades TGU have been making people tap their toes and bop their heads to their invigorating pulsating beats merged multicultural influences from across the world. On the night, the set was led by Tim Whelan with Hamid Mantu on Drum Gurjit Sihra on Dhol and lead vocals provided by Krupa.
Old and new material was performed including the rhythmically infectious “Drums of Navarone” featuring some extraordinary interplay between drummer and dhol player resulting in some magnificent and thunderous sounds!
Drums of Navarone
The track that really got my attention was “Emotional YoYo” (from the album “Moonshout”) sang by Krupa. It was an impressive display of formidable stage presence combined vocal energy that really brought the track alive. I watched people faces as she performed; we were left speechless in admiration. The last time I saw this sort of reaction, I was at London’s Southbank Centre watching Shaa’ir n Func.
Krupa’s dynamic vocal prowess is all about injecting character into the words, colouring them with a healthy dose of playfulness and vigour. As a friend put it she’s “Gwen Stefani on crack. Her style is super quirky and she has more energy than an energiser bunny.”
Krupa also performed “Ridiculous Boy” her soon to be released single from her forthcoming debut album “Wonder IF the Moon”.
My Favourite: Wonder IF the Moon
I’ll be keeping you informed of TGU and Krupa releases.
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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
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
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
Wow its been ages since my last post, too many things going on that have consumed a lot of my time but I’m back so to start it back is a fabulous podcast mix by friend DJ Khalid.
He started off doing Sufi vocals (from the West African tradition) with a group, through my involvement with The International Sufi School – The school of Peace and Service. Through this, they performed at various inter-faith events around the UK as well as Paris France and Dakar Senegal.
DJ Khalid has always been interested in how music is able to help the listener connect to a deeper place within.
He got into radio after sitting in on a friend’s late night show on a Asian commercial station. Since then, He has started off as a volunteer on hospital radio and then worked with a community radio station where he is still involved on an operational level, as well as a brief stint on Asian commercial radio.
DJ Khalid started DJ’ing a couple of years ago, mostly into alternative sounds. Biggest gig to date was playing along side Bobby Friction and Nerm at Vibe Bar a couple of months ago.
This new podcast, the DJ will be diving into experimenting with putting different genres and styles together as well as showcasing artists that he’s really feeling.
The first episode features some amazing tracks from the likes of Floating Points and Utah Jazz, plus there’s an interview with Take, one of LA’s finest Beats producers.
You can stream it here: http://i.mixcloud.com/CbQd
1 Seba – Dangerous Days (Warm Communication)
2 Ges-e & Nuphlo – Tempur (Nasha Records)
3 Floating Points – K&G Beat (Planet Mu)
4 TokiMonsta – Smoke & Mirrors (Ramp Recordings)
5 Take – Neon Beams (Alpha Pup)
6 Take Interview
7 Gagle – Session Untitled No.9 (Jazzy Sport)
8 Kila – Hebden Bridge (Kila Records)
9 Utah Jazz – Take No More (Vintage Recordings)
10 Stac – Balls Bounce (Bonobo Remix) (Wah Wah 45’s)
http://www.globalmystic.com (this is under development)
Twitter – KhalidMusic
Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/DjKhalidMusic
DJ Khalid has his first club night on Thursday 5th August at Public Life, Shoreditch. Its called Liquidgroove, dj’s will be playing deep atmospheric beats and liquid drumNbase. Utah Jazz will be headlining as part of his World Tour and joining him will be the fabulous The Nasha Experience!!
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
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.