Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground

Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground

by Talvin Singh
     
 
Curated by U.K. DJ Talvin Singh, this dazzling compilation of young British Asian electronicats does for Southeast Asian music what Public Enemy did for soul: introduce the classics to a new generation. Providing contemporary party people with a Rosetta stone for Indian and Pakistani folk, pop, and classical music, ANOKHA will leave you

Overview

Curated by U.K. DJ Talvin Singh, this dazzling compilation of young British Asian electronicats does for Southeast Asian music what Public Enemy did for soul: introduce the classics to a new generation. Providing contemporary party people with a Rosetta stone for Indian and Pakistani folk, pop, and classical music, ANOKHA will leave you wanting more of that funky, exotic stuff. Producer/DJs State of Bengal, vocalist Amar, Singh himself (who's an accomplished tablist), and others make a new Asian music founded upon chattering tablas, Bollywood movie soundtracks, and Lata Mangeshkar samples -- as well as reggae bass lines and lightning-fast jungle programming. It's thousands of years of South Asian sound spliced into one CD of up-to-the-minute cool.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
From Talvin Singh's Anokha club comes the Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground compilation (featuring two of his own tracks). The album is a startlingly natural-sounding fusion of Indian music and instruments with drum'n'bass, breakbeats and electronics, unlike other worldbeat-influenced electronic recordings which feature an abundance of styles but rarely approach true fusion. Besides the Singh contributions and the two tracks by State of Bengal, the highlight is "K-Ascendant" by Kingsuk Biswas (aka Bedouin Ascent).

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/1997
Label:
Fontana Island
UPC:
0731452434128
catalogNumber:
524341

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Performance Credits

Talvin Singh   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Kingsuk Biswas   Track Performer
A.R. Rahman   Track Performer
State of Bengal   Track Performer
Lelonek/Osmani Sounz   Track Performer
Amar   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Talvin Singh   Producer
David Williams   Producer
Kingsuk Biswas   Producer
A.R. Rahman   Producer
Sam Zaman   Producer
Tom Hingston   Images
Amar   Composer
Fridel Lelonek   Composer
Z. Husain   Composer
Matt Mars   Composer
David Williams   Composer
Shane Solanki   Composer
Shohid Jolil   Composer
Saifullah Zaman   Composer
W. Page   Composer

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