Friday, 30 December 2011

Jay Dabhi / Jay Sean - 2012 remix

Jay Dabhi, the DJ who produces great remixes like Kawan's Other Life and Mumbai After Dark, has come up with a remix of Jay Sean's 2012. This is a funky track with a club vibe which is perfect for celebrating the end of the year. I'm sure the original version of 2012 will be played to death this year, but this remix keeps the song sounding fresh. Jay Dabhi has released the remix on soundcloud as free download so you really can party like it's 2012.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Parichay - All New Everything

Parichay, the Canadian artist who won Zee TV's Antakshari at the age of 12, released his new album All New Everything today. It includes the singles Tum Habibi and Queen of Spades. Parichay is giving this album away as a free download. You can download it via his facebook page or soundcloud. Full Sari-Clad Speakers review of All New Everything coming soon!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift

It's Christmas Eve and if you have forgotten to buy a present for a loved one, fear not as help is at hand from Sari-Clad Speakers. Below is a collection of amazing tracks that the artists are giving away as free  legal downloads. All you need to do is burn them onto a CD, wrap it nicely and you have a very cool gift on a budget.

Dub Sharma - Why This Kolaveri Di Bass Remix

Aag - Bewafa 

Bobby Friction's Nitin Sawhny vs. Talvin Singh mix

Jay Status / DJ Sanj - Silli Silli 

PropheC - Meri Jaan

Jabi - Rani's Pressure

Jay Dhabi - O Mere Dil Ki Chain Remix

Swami - Dumdaraka

Govind Bachu - Dafli Wale Dafli Baja

The 12 Days of Bollywood

Whilst browsing on Soundcloud, I found this little seasonal gem. It's a reworking of the traditional song The 12 Days of Christmas Bollywood style. To listen to all the 12 days, visit Tara Arts on Soundcloud. 

Happy Christmas from Sari-Clad Speakers HQ! 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Sari-Clad Speakers on Twitter!

Sari-Clad Speakers, your favourite Desi music blog, is now on twitter. Follow me @saricladspkrs and stay up to date with what's happening on the blog. I'm a former twitter phobe, so please be patient while I'm still ironing out a few technical problems and getting my head round it. Twitter feed comming to the blog soon!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Dub Sharma's Take on Why This Kolaveri Di

Dub Sharma, the dubstep producer from Chandighar, has come up with his own remix of Why this Kolaveri Di.This is an underground bass remix with a hint of dubstep. The result is a dark and funky track that is well put together. Dub Sharma even managed to make Dhanush's vocals sound half decent in this remix. Out of all the weird and wonderful remixes I've heard, this is definitely one of the best. Dub Sharma is kindly giving it away as a free download, just click on buy this track now and add it to your collection of Kolaveri Di remixes.

Friday, 16 December 2011

The Dhol Foundation at the Royal Variety Performance

In case anyone missed it, here is TDF's act at the Royal Variety Performance. The performance starts at 2.18 in. The Dhol Foundation formed part of a drumming ensemble which included Stomp, the Japanese group Kodo, 3run and the Royal Marines Corps. It was truly spectacular. not only did it sound great, but it looked awesome thanks to some clever choreography. This has got to be one of the best cross cultural music collaborations I have seen in a long time.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Talvin Singh v Nitin Sawhney on Friction Free Download!

Back in September, Bobby Friction did a Talvin Singh v Nitin Sawhney mix on his show. He put this on soundcloud and I blogged about it when it first went up. Now Bobby has decided to give away this mix as a free download. Early Christmas presents don't get much better than this! You can download your copy here.

Govind Bhachu's Friction Lab Remix

Govind Bhachu, an 18 year old musician and producer from London, has remixed Dafli Wale Dalfi Baja for the Friction Lab. The track, which was originally from the film Sargam, premiered last night on BBC Asian Network's Friction show. This is a great remix is a dubstep reworking of a bollywood classic and Lata's voice floats nicely over the beats. It's currently available as a free download on soundcloud, so get it while it's still up there!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Dhol Foundation Open Royal Variety Performance Tonight

The Dhol Foundation, the drumming group who perform regularly at Womad, opened the Royal Variety Performance in Salford. The show is on  ITV tonight and starts at 7:30pm. TDF are playing alongside Stomp and Kodo, who are were flown over from Japan for the performance. The group recently performed on BBC Breakfast. You can watch the band's front man Johnny Kalsi explaining the Dhol to the BBC news website here.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Why This Kolaveri Di? Remixes Part 2

Why This Kolaveri Di, the Tamil and English song, is becoming a bigger viral than anyone could have ever imagined. Big name stars like Tigerstyle are putting together their own remixes and Akshay Kumar has bought the rights to the song. In my original post listing the remixes that were appearing, I predicted that there would be more to come. And there were. Here are a few more weird and wonderful remixes of Why This Kolaveri Di. 
The Kolaveri Di Exam

The Tigerstyle Bhangra Kolaveri Di

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dhol Foundation on BBC Breakfast

Johnny Kalsi, the front man of The Dhol Foundation, has just tweeted that he will be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow. Johnny will be performing with 6 dhol drummers at 8:20am on the red sofa with Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams, so make sure you set your alarms properly tonight!

PropheC - Meri Jaan

PropheC, the singer and producer from Canada, has released a song called Meri Jaan. This is a great track and shows off PropheC's vocal ability. It has a funky an electro vibe similar to Zehar which he released in October. Like Zehar, PropheC has kindly made Meri Jaan is available as a free download at this time of year when wallets are looking a bit empty! You can get a copy of the track here

Take Five: Dev Anand

Today's Take Five is a tribute to Dev Anand, who sadly passed away on Saturday. The actor, who was 88, acted in 114 Hindi films and took the lead role in 110 of them.

Guide - Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya
Based on a novel by R.K. Narayan, Guide is an epic masterpiece of Bollywood film. In Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya, Dev Anand sings agains a backdrop of beautifully choreographed dancers.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Imagine - The Lost Music of Rajasthan

Imagine, the arts programme presented by Alan Yentob, will explore folk music in Rajasthan. The Lost Music Of Rajasthan will be shown on BBC1 at 10:35pm tomorrow. This episode of Imagine documents musicians who are under threat from the New India. Alan Yentob is guided by John Singh, who auditions musicians for a festival that he founded. The programme features drummers, a storytelling priest and Bhanwari Devi who has sung at the Edinburgh festival.