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DubRaJah brings some real heady dub vibes on Terai, letting the full force of the subcontinental jungle take control. “Mentawi Dub” is a massive track, pulsating steppas beneath a smooth melodica; “Papua Dub” goes deep while the summoning call of “Sumatra Dub” pairs well with the twangy percussion; “Tharu Dub” is as serene as Nepal’s Bardia National Park, “Newars Dub” combines tribal drums and digital rhythms, and closer “Nepal” is a sparse, churning epic. This is clearly musical anthropology gone dub, or is that dub gone anthropological?
<a href=”http://angeldustrecords.bandcamp.com/album/terai” data-mce-href=”http://angeldustrecords.bandcamp.com/album/terai”>Terai by DubRaJah</a>

DubRaJah brings some real heady dub vibes on Terai, letting the full force of the subcontinental jungle take control. “Mentawi Dub” is a massive track, pulsating steppas beneath a smooth melodica; “Papua Dub” goes deep while the summoning call of “Sumatra Dub” pairs well with the twangy percussion; “Tharu Dub” is as serene as Nepal’s Bardia National Park, “Newars Dub” combines tribal drums and digital rhythms, and closer “Nepal” is a sparse, churning epic. This is clearly musical anthropology gone dub, or is that dub gone anthropological?

Kaminanda makes epic psychedelic music, in case the artwork didn’t make that abundantly clear.  Gateways of Consciousness is an exploration into tribal dub psy-trance, so it’s full of diverse instrumentation and world beats, wandering between chill-out and dance-party.  Each track is a lengthy sonic journey: unrestricted by time, a lot gets uncovered.  This could easily, and should, be the soundtrack of the Asian backpacker/beach scene…
<a href=”http://kaminanda.bandcamp.com/album/gateways-of-consciousness” _mce_href=”http://kaminanda.bandcamp.com/album/gateways-of-consciousness”>Gateways of Consciousness by Kaminanda</a>

Kaminanda makes epic psychedelic music, in case the artwork didn’t make that abundantly clear.  Gateways of Consciousness is an exploration into tribal dub psy-trance, so it’s full of diverse instrumentation and world beats, wandering between chill-out and dance-party.  Each track is a lengthy sonic journey: unrestricted by time, a lot gets uncovered.  This could easily, and should, be the soundtrack of the Asian backpacker/beach scene…

The tribal drums lead Masia One’s “Warrior’s Tongue” until her slightly digitized flow leaps onto the beat.  This is a tight future-bass production, with squelches M.I.A., Santigold, and Nicki Minaj can all appreciate, but Masia One holds her own spitting this track hidden under an androgynous hoodie surrounded by Asian street scenes…

As a bonus, she’s released the acapella track for DJs to freely download and remix, and has posted several already on her blog.  Scroll down for the exclusive .wav, it’s hidden on Soundcloud so there’s no link, sorry.  For more music including remixes from Mochipet & ill.Gates, check out Masia One on Soundcloud.

The tribal drums lead Masia One’s “Warrior’s Tongue” until her slightly digitized flow leaps onto the beat.  This is a tight future-bass production, with squelches M.I.A., Santigold, and Nicki Minaj can all appreciate, but Masia One holds her own spitting this track hidden under an androgynous hoodie surrounded by Asian street scenes…

As a bonus, she’s released the acapella track for DJs to freely download and remix, and has posted several already on her blog.  Scroll down for the exclusive .wav, it’s hidden on Soundcloud so there’s no link, sorry.  For more music including remixes from Mochipet & ill.Gates, check out Masia One on Soundcloud.