I’m launching Evelyn Sharma as a vocalist later this month, and per usual, I’m more than happy taking a back seat to the leading lady. Here’s all the press so far since the moment I said, “Let’s go get ‘em,” more soon.
It has been seven long years since I have released a full length album. For four of them, I considered where I wanted to go next as an artist. For the past three, I have been recording what has evolved into “Bedstuyle”. Here is the cover art for both the regular version of the album and the “extended” version of the album, which will include some treats everyone should like.Read More
What Edward Said, part of the 6 year anniversary celebration for Dutty Artz: 6 Years Deep!
What Edward Said, the first installment in the Dutty Artz 6 Years Deep anniversary series, connects the dots between Middle Eastern, African, and Asian cultures, concepts much written about by the late scholar Edward Sa’id. Mixed by Ushka and Brooklyn Shanti, it begins with Thai sarama music, weaves in Bollywood and bhangra then migrates west to Palestinian hip hop and Egypt’s underground youth electro-shaabi and mahraganat scene. Ushka, a deejay of Sri Lankan origin raised in Thailand, alongside Brooklyn Shanti, a Bengali-American music producer, pulled from the soundscapes of their own backgrounds to formulate a mix which creates context around the apex of their playlist – the original production and adaptation of “Hanuma Vanama” (recital of the monkey). The result is a Lankan and Bengali fusion take on folkloric dance music.
Intro – Wai Khru Ram Muay ไหว้ครูรำมวย
Dard E Disco Moombahton Bootleg
Been Around the World- DAM
Chole Ke Peeche interlude
احا الشبشب ضاع – Amr Haha
Chole Ke Peeche (DJ Alarm Edit) – Alka Yagnik
9th wonder (Ushka x Brooklyn Shanti blend) – Digable Planets
Hanuma Vannama – Ushka x Brooklyn Shanti
Al Wesda Al Khlya (feat. Ortega) – OKA
Mashalah – Sajid-Wajid
Peeniya (feat. Anjuman Hussainpuri) – DJs Inc
It’s my honor to announce that this Saturday morning at 10 AM I will be speaking on a panel for WFMU’s Radiovision 2013 conference. Moderated by Elena Roslogova, we will be having a nice discussion about digital media, music, publishing and the overall implications involved in new model music distribution and dissemination. The event will take place at the Scholastic Theater in SoHo and the day will be packed with talks and discussions which any/all digital media futurists are bound to be extremely excited by. Yay! Hope to see you there!Read More
There’s a lot of new music inspiring me at the moment. Here’s a mood board of sounds I’ve been putting together, specifically with frequent trips between New Delhi and New York in mind. Free download. Enjoy!Read More