Great new release from Dutty Artz drops today by Brooklyn Shanti and we got an exclusive free track to give to you from this most excellent release.
First, more about the release:
Moner Alo translates as “the light of my heart” in Bangla, the indigenous language of Kolkata,India and Bangladesh. New York-based Bengali artist, Brooklyn Shanti, found inspiration for the song while speaking with fellow artist, Anoura, about the state of his heart. During the conversation the track Talking Drum, by Banana Clipz (Boima Tucker “Chief Boima” and Gavin Burnett “Oro 11”), played on Anouraʼs playlist and Shanti started wrting to it. The atmospheric instrumental became a heart-felt Bangla and Spanish duet. Upon hearing Shanti and Anoura’s version, Chief Boima signed it to Brooklyn-based Dutty Artz, for worldwide release. The EP release features remixes by A.R. Rahman protégé, Ashwin “AKS” Subramanian and Austin,Texas based DJ/Producer, Sonora of the Peligrosa All Stars.
About Brooklyn Shanti:
Nabin, aka Brooklyn Shanti, is a mixed media digital artist who began his career as an emcee/producer. Moner Alo continues in his aim to fuse unlikely elements to foster his aesthetic vision: Uniquely rooted in the adaptation of Bengali culture into global sounds and ideas. As a member of hit-making group, the Dum Dum Project, he caught the attention of Afrika Bambaataa and was bestowed the honorary title of “Indian Bambaataa” by the Universal Zulu Nation, becoming hip-hopʼs cultural ambassador to India. He has gained global acclaim producing hits with collaborations such as Func Spec, and releasing a quintessential body of work with major and independent labels. Nabin splits his time between New York and India and is a producer/curator of South Asian sounds and art for Dutty Artz and other institutions.
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