Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Vancouver is one of my favorite cities. When I lived in Seattle, I would often make the drive over there in order to partake of the beautiful, natural landscapes, the great food and most of all, the super nice people. Vancouver is also a real music city with some fantastic local bands, DJs and clubs. When it comes to their "Global Grooves" scene, the Beats Without Borders parties are THE place to be. For many years this crew hosted our regular "Six Degrees Nights" in their fair city and they continue to feature artists like Jef Stott, Gaudi and Cheb i Sabbah.
One of the Beats Without Borders crew Tarun, dropped off his Delhi 2 Dublin musical project on a trip to San Francisco a while ago. While the idea of fusing South Asian Bhangra styles with Celtic music may initially raise an eyebrow or two, in reality the mash up results in a deliriously fun, cross cultural party that is fresh, unique and very dance-able.
I'm very excited to hear their forthcoming remix project but in the meantime, the group has slipped us a free track from the original CD to whet your appetite and rock your world.
Delhi 2 Dublin is a 5-piece mashup of electronica and global music styles. Fusing tabla, fiddle, dhol, punjabi vocals, electric sitar, and electronic beats ranging from reggae to drum and bass, the crew takes listeners on a wild ride through global sounds and synchronicities. They've played some of the biggest festivals in Canada, including opening Canada Day on Parliament Hill for 40,000 people in 2007. Recently, they've toured California twice, and will soon be taking their sound to Eastern Canada, the UK and India. Their debut album reached #3 on the Canadian world music charts and has received airplay all over the world. International, dem say we international...
Delhi 2 Dublin will be releasing a full-length remix album on November 1st, 2008, with tracks by David Starfire, Adham Shaikh, Swami, Eccodek, and many more.
"Delhi 2 Dublin is the perfect mix of bhangra(ic)-celtic synchronicity, it only happens once and you are hearing it" - Cheb i Sabbah
For the FREE download of "Apples" click here
promo vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN-7dpAzNPg
Posted by Global Noize at 11:55 AM