Listen: Su Real Releases ‘Brown Folk’ EP
25 August 2015
Producer, DJ and bass head Su Real has just dropped a new EP called ‘Brown Folks’, his first release since the hugely popular 2014 album ‘Trapistan’.
‘Brown Folks’ is the producer’s bass heavy homage to the motherland and all its, er, “brown folks”. In typical Su Real style, he layers a number of familiar homegrown vocal samples and sounds over bass and beat to add a distinctly native flavour to his bass heavy electronic music (in a similar strain to his contemporaries Nucleya and Alo Wala). The Delhi native makes it clear that everything about his concept album – from the song titles and cover art (courtesy of Pulak Bhatnagar) to the sound itself, is influenced from the place of his origin and the fight to find an identity.
“Brown Folks, as the concept for this E.P., is an homage to the subcontinental-origin musical pioneers that established themselves at a global level. Not just your Ustads like Ravi Shankar and Zakhir Hussein. From Apache Indian's ‘Make Way For The Indian’ to Cornershop's ‘Brimful of Asha’ to Talvin Singh's ‘Sutrix’ to Jai Paul's ‘Str8 Outta Mumbai’ - these songs helped build my identity as a child of the Indian Diaspora. Growing up abroad, never really fitting in anywhere, music defined my identity. Now, back at home, it continues to do so." - Su Real
You can listen to the entire EP here and follow Su Real on Facebook for updates and SoundCloud for more music. 'Brown Folks' is available to purchase on OK Listen. The producer plans to release his sophomore LP ‘Twerkistan’ later this year, and is currently on tour to promote the album.
28 August: Privy Ultra Lounge, Kolkata
04 September: Hauz Khas Social, New Delhi
12 September: Bass Sanskriti, The Farm, Hyderabad
13 September: High Spirits, Pune
19 September: Cloud9, Shillong
Image credit: Pulak Bhatnagar
Main image sourced from 'Crime Capital'