Our favourite Indian Electronic purveyors and regular artists who feature on the Generation Bass label, Bandish Projekt recently dropped a shed load of awesome tunage on the brilliant Common Tongues EP with a host of collaborators and including a cheeky Ludacris remix. There’s a free Bollywood remix too of some classic movie soundtrack too!
Most of this stuff is head and shoulders above a majority of Indian and indeed western Electronica. Peeps still sleeping on this sleeping giant of an act.
Bandish Projekt have also recently turned in an incredible remix of a Streamer track for his upcoming “Walking with Camels” Remix EP which we’ll be dropping soonish… :
Here’s some more info on the individual tracks and their collaborators:
In the story of the Bhagavad-Gita, the Prince Arjuna is tormented as he drives into battle in his rickshaw, because he might have to kill his brothers. He consults his cross-dressing rickshaw driver, who happens to be the superhero god Krishna in disguise. Krishna busts some lyrics to Arjuna. This track conjures images of early morning ragas by the side of the Ganges.
Produced by – Bandish projekt (Mayur Narvekar)
Words & Poetry – Last Mango In Paris
Vocals Aishwarya Joshi
Flute – Shreyas Dave
To boldly go where no woman has gone before… A bass heavy, beat which sounds a bit like Indian Sitar Trek. Kali Yatra features MC Mawali, a star in the making. A stalwart of India’s growing hip hop scene, his killer flow is matched by intelligent, political and conscious lyrics, delivered here in Hindi. Malawi raps in many languages.
American rappers rap about “hos”; Indian rappers rap about feminism, vegetarianism and non violence to every living soul. Cows is a cheeky satirical remix of Ludacris’s misogynist banger, Area Codes. Features the sick skills of Mc Tod Fod, rapping in Gujarati – Gandhi’s mother tongue.
This Free Download From the 1973 movie Bobby starring Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor. This new track Shaair from Common Tongue is a Bandish Projekt interoperation on the old school Bollywood sounds .
Get the full Ep bhejafryrecords.bandcamp.com/album/common-tongue
Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal
Singer: Shailendra Singh