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  • heath 1:56 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 53431, beat, bhangra roots, electro, energy, harmonics, independent, Sugarless, super, Swami, UK band, Urban Desi, voice, wit   

    Swami’s “Sugarless” – love it! 

    fav early autumn sound obsession: Swami‘s single “Sugarless” from their new album 53431.

    if you’re on Twitter, hear it and comment here: http://www.twitvid.com/7973E

    otherwise, check it at DesiHits.com: http://www.desihits.com/blog/article/video-swamis-sugarless-20090912

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  • heath 11:31 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asian RnB, Mumzy Stranger, Rishi Rich, summer song, UK Asian, Urban Desi   

    Summer song: Mumzy Stranger’s One More Dance 

    Here’s one of those summer songs one can’t get out of one’s head:

    The apparent repeats in the lyrics are close echos, not true repeats.

    The great beats, addictive mix and lyrics are why the song sticks.

    The official lyrics are here.

    Check out Rishi Rich Productions Making Mumzy’s “One More Dance” Video, too.

    One More Dance is the most popular song on my songs blog, and it’s the most searched-for post here.

     
  • heath 12:35 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bhangra, Gora gora rang, Imran Khan, remix, Urban Desi   

    What a remix can do 

    Open it up, cut the edges sharper, make it jump, deliver a richer experience. Case in point, “Gora gora rang” by Imran Khan:

    original:

    remix:

     
  • heath 11:42 am on Thursday, April 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blitzkrieg, dance, hip-hop, Mystics Martyrs & Maharajas album, rap, Tigerstyle, UK bhangra, Urban Desi   

    can you not dance to this? if you liste… 

    can you not dance to this? if you listen with closed eyes, can you resist? heavy baseline over dhol and funny, gritty lyrix!!!! activation mode: most energy centers!

    “What what? Brrrra! T-T-Tigerstyle! What what? Brrrra! What what?…”

    love, h

     
  • heath 5:50 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: a rainy day in April, almonds, appetite, bare feet, beach, chadar, coffee, daffodils, films, forsythia, , , red pear, sleep, , Talisker, tired, toast, Urban Desi   

    Spring appetite: I want some toasted alm… 

    Spring appetite: I want some toasted almonds (a must in April!), a red pear, and some toast, and to walk on the beach in bare feet, even if it’s clammy and cold outside, and a hug from a particular someone (yup, you), and a warm woolly blanket to be wrapped up in when I come back from the beach, and then… a mug of black coffee to drink with a shot of Talisker as soon as I’m wrapped up in that blanket, a good film or some new Desi music playing, and at least ten hours to sleep off my present half-deadness. And the next day, total silence, as I wrestle with the pain of a newly-hatched heart, that had no idea of the shell it had been hidden in all these years. Daffodils and forsythia bloomed all yellow this morning in NYC. The air smells green, though the sky is gray, wet and windy.

     
  • heath 6:41 pm on Saturday, March 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Clay Shirky, journalism, Raghav, Urban Desi   

    Raghav’s song Humrahee and an essay ab … 

    Raghav’s song Humrahee and an essay about how the web is affecting journalism have one thing in common — uncommon beauty.

    Humrahee, written and performed by Raghav — tender, lyrical, gorgeous:

    Clay Shirky’s “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable”, a profound essay on how the web is affecting journalism (and by implication, other businesses and arts):
    http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/03/newspapers-and-thinking-the-unthinkable/

    God bless the Internet — that’s all of us — for what it allows us to experience and share.

     
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