Ok been a long time since we did anything on Kush Arora.
We’ve included his tracks on posts from time to time but we have not done anything singularly on him alone since last year when I covered him HERE.
He’s moved on a little from the Indo-Dancehall to Funky, Double Time Dubstep and African Grime!!!
Some really interesting stuff here!
You can download a studio mix jam-packed with original material and funky bashment.
1. Kush Arora- “Humidifier” ( forthcoming voodoo sessions ep) acapella- MC Zulu-spread the word+Bounty Killer- Warlord Walk
2.Kush Arora- “Rumbler Riddim”(unreleased live dub) acapella + MC Zulu- Caress(from DavidLast and Zulu’s “Musically Massive”)
3. Other Weapons feat Lady K +Dr. Isreal+Juakali ( SubSwara Remix) -“Backflow “
4. Other Weapons feat. MC Zulu – “So Decadent”( Kush Arora Remix)
5. Ill Cosby + Natalie Storm “look pon me “-“Lo Oyen”
6. Lil Silva – Flex vs. Pulse +Kush Hunter “Rasta Daggering”
7.Warrior One -” Bad Like Jimmy Cliff”
8. Beware&Motorpitch-“Pororoca” + Tarrus Riley – “Trap Setter”
9. Secret Agent Gel – “6 Am Shuffle” + Wiseproof”Wallflower Flex off Dread Bass Chronicles”
10. Monkey Steak – “Haarlem Drift”
11. Mj Cole Feat. Fox – “Fly Up Yo Banna”
12. Busy Signal – “Bakka Di House”(KAMASUTRA RIDDIM)
13. Beenie Man- “Gucci Glass”
14.Lady Chann – “Sticky Situation”(Toddla T Remix)
15. Nickodemus- 2 Sips & Cup ( Kush Arora Remix)
16. L Viz 1990 – “Compass ” + Bongo Chilli “Wine Mek Me See You( Off dread bass chronicles)
17. Freeland – “Do You” (High Rankin remix)
18. Mosca – “Nike (Club Edit)”
19. Kush Arora – Blood Magic” ( Unreleased live dub) +Juakali “Two Finga”
20. Sully – “Phonebox” (Point B Remix) + Juakali “Dem Boys”
21. Kush Arora – “Empty Alleys” (forthcoming Voodoo Sessions)
22. Eprom – “Never”
23.Octa Push feat. MC Zulu -” Baila Mundo”
24. Kush Arora – “Deal Breaker” ( live dub) + Mc Zulu “Lose Control”
25.Schlachthofbronx feat Spoek & Gnucci Banana- “Ayoba”(Ku Bo remix)
26. Jahcoozi feat Lexi Lee – “Freeze(Kalbata remix)”
27. Distal – “Boss Of The South”
28. Wiley – “Average Worker”
29.Roll Deep Riddim unknown
30. Marcus Visionary – “Crackhead”
Here’s the OFFICIAL line on the release and download some more freebies below!
KUSH ARORA – VOODOO SESSIONS – MAY 18TH
Kush Arora presents ‘Voodoo Sessions’, a journey that continues the legacy of his bass driven Indo-Caribbean catalog. This time a tribal approach of funky, double time dubstep and African grime is the order of the day as Kush explores new territories for the first release of this year. Kush Arora has been sculpting sound in San Francisco and beyond for the past decade, branding his own signature imprint on dancehall, dread bass, dubstep, and Indian music.
The title track “Humidifier” skirts around the house tempo tropical sound, fueled with angular drum and effects edits. It contributes Indian remix theme elements into a completely new territory for the funky sound and touches upon edges of dub.
“Empty Alleys” continues on the sample heavy theme with a 138 BPM soca-step banger fit for any dubstep or electro DJ, reminiscing on a New York sound drenched in Indian aesthetics.
The release also features a remix of “Nakhil” by Maga Bo, previously released on Dutty Artz featuring K-Libre from Tunisia, with Bay Area afro beat dub master Bakir adding his hands to the remix. A grime and meditational approach is taken to the vocal, contributing sped up African instrumentation with industrial darkness.
2. Empty Alleys
3. Maga Bo featuring K-Libre – Nakhil (Kush Arora and Bakir Remix)
4. Humidifier (Club Edit)
About the Artists:
Over the past years Kush Arora has shared the stage with the likes of Thievery Corporation, The Bug, Flying Lotus, 2562, Digital Mystikz, Bassnectar, and countless others. His style has been sought after in the remix capacity by the likes of Balkan Beat Box, Zion I, 2 Short, and he recently finished a new project with MC Juakali called Dread Bass Soundsystem. His work with the Surya Dub crew earned them best club night awards in San Francisco, and he has been featured in Pitchfork Magazine, BBC, LA Weekly, URB, and XLR8R.
Maga Bo has been featured on countless releases from across the globe from Dutty Artz to Six Degrees Records, and avidly has contributed much to the daring side of cultural electronic music. “Nakhil” was originally released on his record “Archipelagos” on Six Degrees Records. Bakir runs the SF-based Dubs Alive imprint, and has shared releases alongside DZ, Jazzsteppa, and is currently is on tour playing trumpet with Jazzsteppa across the U.S.A.