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Raghav

The songs are: Let’s Work It Out – especially loved because it samples Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar (spotify), one of the most beautiful 50s Golden Greats ever written, performed here by Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle (yes, as in ‘Brimful of Asha’),… Continue Reading →

Favourite songs of ALL TIME

Had a fleeting conversation with my work folks on Friday, when Matt played ‘Cruisin” on the office stereo, about how many songs you can have in your “favourite songs of all time”. I actually think the number isn’t clearly defined… Continue Reading →

It’s like Hollywood, but with a “B”…

I’m a British-born Indian and, over the past 10-15 years at least, have immersed myself mostly in what I suppose would be deemed Western (with generous sprinklings of “world”) music. From time to time, though, I’ll go to an event,… Continue Reading →

Los Zafiros – Bossa Cubana

Wonderfully theatrical accompanying vocal, odd bird audio effects and what sounds like maracas running the whole way through…it’s fantastic. First heard in the office as an Alex pick – I could imagine this track in a scene from an old… Continue Reading →

Aussie Hip Hop

So my Illy reference in relation to “Where Is My Mind?” by Pixies led to some Aussie hip hop recommendations from Me, And All My Friends – I thought I’d check them out. Hilltop Hoods (not hip hop hoods, as… Continue Reading →

The Quantic Soul Orchestra – She Said What?

Hmm…I think this is the same as the one feat. J-Live, but I’m not 100% sure. Featured on the 2007 release from exceptionally talented producer/DJ/artist Will Holland, who has performed under numerous guises (Quantic, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, half of… Continue Reading →

Hui-a – Maori Fusion

I’d heard the recorded versions of Hui-a’s music but, although incredible in themselves, they in no way prepared me for the powerful and evocative live performance I was lucky enough to witness at Soho’s Sacred Cafe yesterday evening (a sneaky… Continue Reading →

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