quarta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2010
terça-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2010
British vocalist Apache Indian (born Steven Kapur) performs a highly eclectic form of ragga informed by the bhangra style of his east Indian heritage. After cutting his teeth toasting in U.K. dancehalls, Apache Indian began to release singles in the early '90s. Many of these singles would appear on his 1993 major-label debut, No Reservations, including "Don Raja," a song that exemplifies Apache Indian's cross-cultural fusion and earned him a new nickname as well.
By the mid-'90s, ragga production often included elements of hip-hop, and Apache Indian's next record was no exception. Featuring guest appearances from Jamaican reggae stars Frankie Paul, Yami Bolo, and American MC Tim Dog, 1995's Make Way for the Indianincluded sampled tabla beats and spawned a U.S. club hit with the shuffling R&B of "Boom Shak-a-Lak." The "Don Raja" of British ragga began to increase his international exposure, appearing in Hindi films like Love Birds and a feature role in Love Story '98. He continued to record as well, releasing Real People in 1998 and Karmain 2001.
segunda-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2010
domingo, 14 de fevereiro de 2010
sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2010
sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2010
Russendisko é uma banda alemã que fez este álbum que na verdade não tem nenhuma música deles. Este álbum tem a participação de vários artistas do Rússia, Sibéria, Ucrânia e Estônia. Foi feito como fonte de inspiração para eles, procurando nos lugares mais remotos, bandas que fazem um som agradável e diferente, com muita influência local. Mais que recomendado!!!
quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2010
quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2010
Perkalaba is the name of a little village in Ukraine, where there was a huge mental hospital until the mid 1980's. Most of its patients, rebellious artists, people whose values differed from communist ones, were against the political system and for that reason were forced to undergo a treatment there. The same name was chosen by a band which formed in
Perkabala's music is described as 'Hutsul punk-folk' while the artists are inspired by musical traditions of Huculszczyzna , Bojkowszczyzna and Zakarpacie (Ukrainian regions).
Perkabala's music moves the listeners because it sounds familiar and full of life. However, this deja vu option is an absolutely-not-postmodern attempt to quote allusions. Their music is completely abstract and the lyrics are not burdened with sensorial hallucination. Every punk or Rasta who can write will make a cool song out of one line, a surprising combination of words. What is so special about it then? Drive! Something we call a drive. A bit amateurish instruments playing is overshadowed by the musicians and their positive energy that radiates to the audience. Communication takes place.
Music that is full folk themes claims to be labelled folk or wedding music. Critics keep trying to find similarities and make comparisons. Nevertheless, in this case the method is easy - musical eclecticism and patchwork. Everything can be mixed and mingled with sounds in a joyful and natural way. Everything is unity. In this combination the band is full of lightness, good humour and light-heartedness. Unintentionally. Simply - the music of the Mountains. The constant presence of mountains, fresh air and sun. But the key thing is the fact that it is not an imitation. One can pretend a large number of things, for example intellect or the sadness of the world, but cannot pretend the real debauchery and dissoluteness. Anarchy. We are constantly told that politics, show business and money are the most important issues in life. In fact, they do not mean anything to the true deep life since they only fill the space and the air. That is why, such artificial things cannot be found in Perkabala's music. It is good for you! It is always trendy! It lives!