After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with the Mounqaliba Remixes. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas’ latest release Mounqaliba was a decidedly acoustic affair, recorded with a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra & integrating western and Arabic styles. Mounqaliba (which means being in a state of reversal’ in classical Arabic) was a stunning set of original songs, evocative interludes, and a beautiful version of Nick Drake’s classic “Riverman“.
From her days singing with Transglobal Underground to her seminal solo releases, Natacha is acknowledged as a pioneer in fusing Middle Eastern and Electronica styles. The Mounqaliba Remixes finds the vanguard of the global fusion world paying homage to one of the most distinctive & beautiful voices in modern music.
Remixers Beats Antique, Nickodemus & The Spy From Cairo, Cheb i Sabbah, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Syriana, David Starfire, Kaya Project, Radiohiro, DoGbeaTs, Zab Spencer, Another Fine Day, The Kaya Project, 310, EarthRise SoundSystem, Basha Beats take Natacha’s latest opus into new directions ranging from lush ambient journeys to dynamic rhythmic explorations.
Batkallim (David Starfire Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
A fabulous mix by none other than Pathaan. This mix is a never release before groovy, exotic, downtempo mix filled with eclectic electronica and global beats.
Pathaan says :
I’m not a politician but am human and sickened by the current world affairs……….
During a time of religious conflict, war, oppression, famine and racism etc etc, can music change & influence man ? I BELIEVE IT CAN !!!
So here begins a story I feel I must share and a mix for you to download !!!
Just under a decade ago, as a mark of respect and to acknowledge in my own way the 1st anniversary of 911, this was a ‘Stoned Asia Music’ priority release in Sept’ 2002 that was never released in THIS form. The reason being, a few of the distributors felt nervous about the tracklisting especially the 1st track and the point I was trying to make through the music !!
So I went back to the drawing board and changed the whole release to get the nervous distributors off my back. That version did very well for the label and can be read about here : www.pathaan.com
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr
EarthRise SoundSystem is the Artistic and Live team of DJ/Writer/Yogi Derek Beres and Producer/Percussionist Duke Mushroom.
This set is a Mixdown for Infusion 2010 party – is a fabulous cocktail of global sounds from Lal Meri to The Spy From Cairo and Natacha Atlas. Featuring new art by Craig Anthony Miller and set by Derek Beres.
- Angolè – Teta Lando
- Of Parties and Stars – Tumi & the Volume
- Somos Pacificos – Chocquibtown
- If Love – Agape feat Nadia Harris
- Souba Souba (Bluetech Mix) – Vieux Farka Toure
- Indian Dope (Drumspyder Mix) – The Spy From Cairo
- Bad Things – Lal Meri
- Batkallim – Natacha Atlas
- Blue Eyed Black Boy – Balkan Beat Box
- AguaSalá – Bomba Estéreo
- Big BW – Fat Freddy’s Drop
- Egypt By Air (Bombay Dub’s Ambient Cinematic Remix) – Bombay Dub Orchestra