It has been a while since I’ve posted a playlist.
This one has a rather dull title and is not entirely accurate, for many of the tunes here are inspired by the rivers and regions of India as much as by her cities. And not a few are composed in honour of places in Pakistan.
But let’s not be too literalist.
India, like all places is a conceptual thing as much as a geography. And it was not so long ago that all of the subcontinent was considered India.
These are tunes from the diaspora and from outside of India. People peering back to where their forefathers came from or outsiders looking in. Jazz, chill-out, dance jams, dark industrial grind core, bluegrass-ragas, fused and blended sounds.
Hope you enjoy.
Track List (vol. 1)
01 Ja Sha Taan (Transglobal Underground Karachi Deathcult Mix) [Fun Da Mental]
02 Bihu (Assam) [Deep Forest and Rahul Sharma]
03 CIA Contractor Freed Over Pakistan Killings [Vatican Shadow]
04 Ganges a Go-Go [DJ Shadow and Automator]
05 Agra [The Indian Core]
06 Bobbywood [The Bombay Royale]
07 Chittagong Chill [State of Bengal]
08 Letter from India [Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin]
09 Adrift In Kerala [Bob Holyroyd]
10 Thillelo (Kerala)[Deep Forest and Rahul Sharma]
11 Karachi [Absolute Ensemble]
12 Calcutta Blues [Dave Brubeck Quartet]
Track Listing (Vol. 2)
13 Yamuna [Hindugrass]
14 Punjab [Rez Abbbasi Quartet]
15 Miles From India [John McLaughlin and friends]
16 G.T. Road [Clinton]
17 India [Zap Mama]
18 Life In Goa [Black Bombay]
19 Ganges Delta Blues [Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt]
20 Multani [Joe Harriott and John Mayer]
21 Sialkot [Sunny Jain Collective]
22 Rawalpindi Blues [Carla Bley]
23 Jaipur [Amancio D’Silva and Joe Harriott]
24 Himalaya Blues [Knut Reiersrud, Hans Fredrick Jacobsen and Vajra]
25 Karnatak journey [Black Bombay]