I hope you get the joke in the title but that aside, this is a cracking and beautiful mixtape that this US DJ & Producer of mixed Indian/Columbian heritage has delivered for Mishthi Music.  This has perfectly complimented my Saturday afternoon!  It even includes some Electro-Qawali!

Maieli is one of the new generation of “Brown Power People” who are due to be making a mark in the scene alongside peeps like DJ Haram, 8ulentina, Foozool, Otina and many others and so keep a watch out, it’s already catching on.  I think one of their main sources of inspiration comes from powerful & established players in the scene like Future Brown, Nguzunguzu & Fatima Al Qadiri amongst others.

And of course this mixtape is not “exotic” for GB readers but it might be for the likes of Red Bull lol!

Here’s what Mishthi Music have to say:

Time to ring in 2016 with an amazing tropical desi mix by Los Angeles DJ Maieli! For our sixth installment of our Mishthi Music Mixtape series, Maieli digs into her Colombian and Indian roots to create a mix that swirls Desi dance with hip shaking Latin sounds. The mix heavily features the lyrical talents of Horsepowar – for whom DJ Maieli produces beats for. Pulling tracks from the deeper sounds of Raxster, Adil Omar, Sikh Knowledge and as well as mixing in some classic filmi samples, this mixtape brings it hard.


  • Maieli – Untitled (Unreleased)
  • Timbaland ft. Magoo – Indian Flute (Pepeflinco Reggaeton Remix)
  • Sabo & Cassady – La Curura Remix
  • Maieli – Indo-Rain
  • DJ ANTZ – Don’t Taal ‘Em
  • Jai Matt ft. Dr. Srimix – Don’t Tell ‘Em (Dhol Remix)
  • Maieli – Last Call
  • Sikh Knowledge – Drunk Ali Khan
  • Aazar – Masala
  • Mahendra Kapoor vs. Uproot Andy – Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Rafael Aragon RMX) 
  • Horsepowar – Eyebrows on Fleek (prod by Maieli)
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Barso Re (from Guru) (Intangible Remix)
  • Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons – Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)
  • Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Timbalero (Nguzunguzu Remix) 
  • Raxstar – Poison (Zair)
  • Adil Omar & Talal Qureshi – Nighat & Paras
  • Horsepowar – Pinky Swear (prod by Maieli)(Upcoming Release)

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