Review:

With nothing exciting to show for quite a while, this "hot" new compilation from Outcaste may just be their saving grace. Keeping in mind that this compilation doesn.t solve the basic need for some originality from this label, it does manage to pack a decent-almost-solid (if not powerful) punch.

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Tracks / Samples:

  1. Intro
  2. Don't Take The Sun Away
  3. Destiny
  4. More Than Words Reveal
  5. I Believe I
  6. Castle
  7. Laugh
  8. Dirty
  9. Drowning In A Cup
  10. Joy One Last Time
  11. As It Happens
  12. Outro

Review:

This album breaks down the stereotypical Asian Massive doors and demands attention - Plain and Simple. The musical composition is stunning - it works blissfully with the emotional charge in the voice of Deep himself and the female vocalist- whose name is nowhere in the CD (personally, a little disappointed at that fact).

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This album represents the outfit for what the future of cross-cultural music is going to be. Tracks varying from cha-cha, to arabic to just plain brilliance. The guys don't belong in a genre (ie. world music) they ARE all the freaking genres.

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Tracks / Samples:

  1. Weight
  2. Achchha - Gordon Webster
  3. Geometry
  4. Chatterbox
  5. Bablo-Lo - Levon Ichkhanian
  6. Walk
  7. Weaving
  8. Nizil il Matar Fag'a
  9. Waterfall

More about this Artist

Review:

Ritesh Das is a visionary tabla player who runs and teaches an ensemble of tabla musicians producing sounds that one can only hope or dream to hear in a concert one day. This ensemble is a tabla student/performer's dream - not only do you learn from a man who has studied with greats like Zakir Hussein, Swapan Chaudhri and Chitresh Das but you also get to perform with your peers and some other revolutionary musicians that redefine their particular genres. The prime example of the former would have to be Rita di Ghent - a vocalist who has, at times, been called the "Coolest Jazz Diva" around.

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Tracks:

  1. Neon
  2. Sabhyata
  3. Trip planet
  4. Kuon Ganjo
  5. Jhuti Muti
  6. Voyager
  7. Barkani
  8. Jina Jina
  9. Allala
  10. Khalouni
  11. A Llil
  12. Assalam

Review:

Claude Challe of Buddha Bar fame has joined artists like Aki Nawaz and set up a new brand on his record label Chall'O Music called: the best of fusion "The Global Beats Collection". (For those out there that already know this - I apologize) The first group of artists, for me at least, from this brand to add to our diasporic sound/movement, are Karmix.

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