Tracks:

  1. Along The Dusty Road
  2. Khwaab
  3. Sajana
  4. Tanaha Dil
  5. Bangles
  6. Kanya
  7. Intermission - Part 2
  8. Ghar
  9. The Nomad
  10. An Offering
  11. Allah Hoo
  12. Outro - The Beginning
  13. Khwaab [Bengali]

Review:

Evoking thoughts of Talvin Singh and Nitin Sawhney, Niraj has stepped up to a new level. After hearing his stuff with Outcaste Records, Dum Dum Project and the multitude of other projects he has worked on, it came as no surprise that this album is stellar. What was surprising though, I heard the best album in 2006 months after it's official release.

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Tracks:

  1. Emergency Bass
  2. Kosmic Pranksta
  3. Dub Accelerator
  4. The Alchemist
  5. Free Agent
  6. End Of Empire
  7. Frontline Party
  8. Khapa Militantz
  9. Slow Cortex
  10. Pitch Black
  11. Communique
  12. Force Tranquille

Review:

Now this is true dub - bass militancy. There are practically no melodic instruments - wind, string or otherwise - only hard hitting drums, bass lines and beats; for the purist this might be a bit repetitive i.e. lacking a soul. But, bass is a string instrument and if you wish to move a moment, groove another one and shake in the third then here is your album.

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Tracks:

  1. Sirens
  2. On The Edge
  3. China Doll Remix
  4. Folk Song
  5. River Of Dreams
  6. Break Em
  7. Warrior
  8. Payback
  9. Rock The Remix
  10. Knowledge
  11. Nuclear
  12. Untitled Beginnings
  13. Stupid Games Instrumental

Review:

Mo Magic comes at us with a lot of history (think Outcaste Records) and talent. When it comes right down to it however, neither are of any importance if the man doesn't know how to apply them. Luckily for everyone, he knows exactly what he's doing!

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Tracks:

  1. ENDING TIMES Intro feat Jagtar on Dholack
  2. SEX AND VIOLENCE feat. N4SA on vox, R. Sukhadia tabla
  3. COLD WORLD feat. R.Sukhadia on tabla
  4. WEED CONTROL feat. Mr. Frank on vox
  5. ANARCHY feat Sultaan,N4SA on vox
  6. SAD CORRUPTION feat. Amit Kumar Das on Santoor
  7. BLOODY PARASITES feat R.Sukhadia Tabla N4SA vox
  8. KOI NE BOLE Feat Sukh on vox and A. Hegg guitar
  9. RIGHT A NOW feat N4SA
  10. ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTt feat. Jagtar on Dhol
  11. TECHNOLOGY feat. N4SA on vox
  12. BRITISH SUCKING DESIS feat Amit Kumar Das on santoor
  13. TRIBULATION feat Sukh on vox
  14. SUPPOSE BURNT BLOOD MIX feat. N4SA,Qureshi tabla

Review:

Though, I realize this review is a bit late (as the album has been out since April 2006) I wanted to share a cd with AV listeners who happen to be reggae fanatics also. With Bhangragga, what you get is a version of what would've happened had reggae originally sprouted in India. The album is filled with the raw nature you'd expect (and want) from a reggae album without the unnecessary bling-bling BS you get from the "big names" these days.

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Tracks:

  1. Toura Toura: The Nav Deep Remix; DJ Sandeep Kumar
  2. Sadats: Les Filles de Marrakech Remix; Fnaire
  3. Alkher Illa Doffor: The nectar Remix; Bassnectar
  4. Jarat Fil Hum: The Chalice Remix; Yossi Fine
  5. Esh 'Dani, Alash Mshit: The Rai of Light Club Remix;Temple Of Sound
  6. Sadats: The Sufi Sonic Remix; MoMo
  7. Alla Al 'Hbab: The Hydrophobia Remix; Dar Beida 04
  8. Toura Toura: The Medina Remix; The Chakadoons
  9. Madh Assalhin: The Zen Breaks Remix; Makyo
  10. Esh 'Dani, Alash Mshit: The Constantine Remix; BillLaswell
  11. Im Ninalou: The Groovio Deep End Remix; Gaurav Raina(Midival Punditz)

Review:

While La Kahena might have been a tough sell for Cheb's non-African/Arabic fans, La Ghariba reaches out to that crowd and, might I add, grabs attention very aptly. There is something for everyone here.

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