Episode 07

Episode 07 was originally published on July 23, 2018.



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01) "Main Akeli Raat Jawan" by Ajit Singh.

From the 2007 album Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 2.

Boomkat says: "I think we all like a bit of classic Bollywood funk," and describes this album as "funk music as re-imagined by Indian movie composers and in being such we get an absolutely bizarre collision of styles, one part 70s cop show one part Bollywood." Definitely a fun compilation.

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02) "Tintal (Drut)" by ستار طاهری [Sattar Tari].

From the album Tabla.

Ustad Talib Hussain a Tabla player from Pakistan. Hussain studied with his uncle Baba Malang Khan of Talwandi.Later on he further studied with Ustad Gami Khan of Dehli Gharana. This seems to have been a cassette from Peshawar, Pakistan but not much else seems to be known about this particular release. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  • Purchase Ustad Talib Hussain's music at Amazon

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03) "Estacy" by Machito & His Afro-Cuban Orchestra.

From the album 1959 album Vacation At The Concord.

Wikipedia says: “The Afro-Cubans combined Cuban music with orchestrations derived from swing.”

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04) "Deran Deran Alkheir (Well Wishes)" by Bombino

From the album 2018 album Deran.

From Agadez, Niger, Bombino's latest album Deran is out now. His Facebook page describes Agadez: "For centuries, the desert town of Agadez has served as a converging point for the great camel caravans driven by the Tuareg that link West Africa with North Africa and the Mediterranean." "He is a member of the Ifoghas tribe, which belongs to the Kel Adagh Tuareg federation." Pitchfork says: "Bombino’s acumen blends techniques derived from ngoni (a traditional lute), the imzad (a one-stringed bow instrument), and the amplified guitar of Hendrix and Santana."

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05) "Beni Said" by 75 Dollar Bill

From the album 2016 album Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock.

Pitchfork tries to begin describing the band's sound: "Rick Brown and Che Chen both have long resumes, but their duo 75 Dollar Bill began about as primitively as possible. Early on they busked on New York sidewalks, with Chen playing guitar and Brown beating on a plywood box (which also serves as his chair) that he found on a street corner." Rolling Stone describes Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock as: "An album of four stretched-out guitar trances," calling it "one monster of a groove record." Uncut says the band's music falls "somewhere on the interface between blues, drone, psychedelia, post-rock, Arabic music, cosmic jazz and desert rock."

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