Listen: Delhi Sultanate Releases ‘India-2-Africa Bootleg Versions’
8 September 2015
Musician, vocalist and DJ Delhi Sultanate, a.k.a. Taru Dalmia has just released his new ‘India-2-Africa Bootleg Versions’ EP, which “pays tribute to the historical debt owed to the creative genius of Afro-Jamaicans and also evokes the long historical relationship between India and the African continent”
The long time selector and champion of soundsystem culture is also known for his work with The Ska Vengers and his other solo project Bass Foundation Roots (BFR) which pushes roots reggae to the masses in India. If you’re a resident in the capital, you may also remember him from our Echo club nights, where he plays with fellow selectors Moniker and Alter State.
Delhi Sultanate pays homage to Africa and its often overlooked contributions to modern music, both internationally and in India. The 4 track EP begins with a song featuring regular collaborator Begum X, called ‘No Capitalist Shall Escape’ (which should give you a decent idea of the mood and voice that governs ‘India-2-Africa’). Delhi Sultanate also employs some classic riddims (Lighters Up, Damian Marley’s As We Enter and Rockstone) for a solid EP that packs a punch both lyrically and melodically.
You can listen to the ‘India-2-Africa Bootleg Versions’ EP below and download it here on Soundcloud. Follow Delhi Sultanate on Facebook for updates. He will be launching the EP at Bonobo, Mumbai on 19th September.
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