December 11th, 2006, 08:15 AM
View Full Version : SSC India Exclusive: Indian Mixes from DJ Detroit Desi (me)
December 11th, 2006, 08:15 AM
December 11th, 2006, 11:02 AM
I just downloaded both of them, it's quite neat. Keep em coming!
Chal ne Sajan sounds just right for a nightclub, IMO. Also, Shambo Sadha Shiva sounds more Indian than Chal ne Sajan to quite an extent.
December 13th, 2006, 04:38 AM
December 13th, 2006, 07:22 AM
^ DJ Detroit Desi - How Demah Go [Tantra Mix] (http://files-upload.com/files/29086/DJDetroitDesi-HowDemahGoTantraMix.mp3.html)
This was a fun one to do. A remix of a fairly old (and unpopular) Soca song by I'm not sure who (Khablis?) I remixed the song in a more upbeat and Indian style, and it was a hit in local clubs and the like. My friends in Trinidad and Guyana tell me its popular on the club circuit there.
I just downloaded it, and while I prefer it to Chal ne Sajan, it feels a bit strange to hear an Indian-style song with Spanish lyrics. It's quite an interesting remix though, and I can see why people in people in Trinidad like it.
^ DezmondK; DJ Detroit Desi - Bow Down and Pray (http://files-upload.com/files/29091/DezmondKDJDetroitDesi-BowDownandPray.mp3.html)
I had the pleasure of working with an underground rapper called DezmondK and a soundsystem in making 2 Indian-influenced tracks. He wanted them to sound "powerful" and "Vedic." I wans't exactly sure what he meant by "Vedic-sounding", so I did my best. I made the beat for 2 songs, and his people tweaked it a bit to better blend the vocals. This is the first one I'll upload.
About the song, though I don't completely agree with the lyrics (he's a hardcore athiest), on my objection to them, he explained he was talking about organized religion. Fair enough.
The original music I got from a variety of sources, including but not limited to Ravi Shankar, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. My friend is on the guitar
Listening to this one, the sentiments expressed remind me of some of Rudra's works, in some ways (e.g. criticism of organized religion). The use of what sounds like a Vedic-chanting-inspired tone for the chorus "Pray to your god" is a neat touch. Otherwise, the Indian feel is more subtle in this one than others. However, there is something to be said for subtlety, and in this case it works, allowing the rapper to concentrate on making his point. Overall, it's my favorite DJ Detroit Desi work. :applause:
December 14th, 2006, 02:11 AM
Thanks for the comments man. Yeah the last one is one of my favorites. That he changed his original lyrics to best fit the song makes it work that much better :)
June 3rd, 2007, 02:30 AM
June 3rd, 2007, 02:42 AM
Very nice Jai! I love "Bow Down and Pray", its great. Although Im not into the hip hop or soca scene, I find that these all sound phenomenal! Im into industrial though, which is the closest I can come to being an electronica-soca fan, but I still love these ones.
Do you listen to any Hindustani classical? Carnatic? Or jazz? Im into electronica too and industrial - great stuff Jai!
June 3rd, 2007, 03:06 AM
great music Jai. I downloaded all 4 tracks and liked 'Bow Down and Pray' the most. I used to like Hip Hop/Rap at one time but then that gave way to Rock and others. That track is easily better than some of the crap i've heard in the past.
June 3rd, 2007, 04:20 AM
June 3rd, 2007, 05:09 AM
Dawn's lyrics were completely unexpected, in light of the background music style and all. DesmondK must've been really frustrated when he wrote all that.
Bow Down and Pray is still, IMO, the best of the bunch.
Got more stuff?
June 30th, 2007, 07:19 AM
I got some more, will upload later :)
October 2nd, 2008, 12:41 AM