A Worldwide Thing: #March
7 April 2014
Radio Broadcaster and DJ IAMRISHA hosts a weekly show on Delhi-based online radio station Radio 79. It's called 'A Worldwide Thing' and it showcases global underground sounds that range from soul and funk right through to tropical bass. Every month she'll be bringing us a recap of the show's freshest sounds and styles - exclusively for The Wild City.
The summer is near approaching and in-prep we turned the heat up this month with two slick mixes from Philadelphia and Delhi.
Philly-based Brotha Onaci gave us a special hip-hop mix with rare cuts from the US through to Nambia. The turntabalist's style originates from Africa and its diaspora, which he helps spur with his regular high-energy African dance parties back in the States - Sonic Diaspora. Let's get him to India… something no doubt Su Real, our other guest DJ would be involved in. Delhi-based DJ/producer Su Real has been integral in making sure we all keep grinding with his unique bass flavas ranging from R&B through to ghetto-tech, which are nicely styled in his mix.
I think I was spoilt rotten this month, especially from Gilles Peterson's London-based label Brownswood. First time I heard that Anuskha track, I was hooked. The jazz-inflected dance number 'World In A Room' comes from the Brighton-based duo made up of Max Wheeler and Victoria Port. Most definitely a bit of SFA there.
Another lady we love with attitude is Zara McFarlane. She writes and sings with such honesty – a feeling conveyed in her second single 'Open Heart,' an emotionally charged piece of work. Taking the track to new directions is Deep Medi's Swindle. He lays his signature jazzy dub-step, sub heavy rhythms and raw percussion. Have a listen here:
It doesn't stop there. Brownswood also spoiled us with an Alex Patchwork remix of Digg Duke's 'Something In My Soul.' Funky with chopped vocals from the DC-based multi-instrumentalist, no-doubt 'straight-to-the-point, drunken soul with a twist.'