Oui! There is a new DJ mix going at Seattle Center.
Artists in the mix include:
Brand New Heavies, Trilok Gurtu, Second Sky, Gavin Douglas & Kwauk Sen, Quantic, Groove Collective, Tony Avalon & the Belairs, 3 Mustaphas 3, Natural Self, Trüby Trio, üNN, Thievery Corporation, James Brown & the JBS, and The Bad Plus.
A link to one track in the mix: “Loisaida” by Groove Collective.
The video for the title track of the Das Dhoom album. “Poetry of Dhoom,” music by Das Dhoom, words by James Whetzel, video by Czech filmmaker Linda Jandejskova
“Dhoom” means a bass hit on a South Asian drum.”Das” means “ten” in Hindi/Urdu and “the” in German.
Sections of the tracks are based upon four traditional kathak lahras in Teen Taal, 16 beats. The Ragas in these lahras are: Pilu, Ramkali, Jaijaiwanti and Chandrakauns.
The rhythms of the lyrics follow the patterns of two traditional tabla gaats.
A simple utan:
Dhage na tin, Takena, Take treka tina gena, Dhage tete gege nana, Dhage tirekite, Dhagenatin takena ta Dhagenatin takena ta Dhagenatin takena dha
And a classic tukra:
Dhage tete, Tage tete, Kura dha kura dha, Kete taka toon toon, Tananana Kut tete dha, kutta dha, kutta dha Kut tete dha, kutta dha, kutta dha Kut tete dha, kutta dha, kutta dha
Yes there’s a new mix at Seattle Center! This mix plays in the International Fountain when the big show music isn’t running and in the background of the Center House.
Artists include: Jean Jacques Perrey, Bobby Ellis & the Observers, Fila Brazillia, Global Dance Project, Augustus Pablo, Ravi Harris & The Prophets, Minotaur Shock, Duke Reid, All Good Funk Alliance, Benny Goodman & Orch. feat. Charlie Christian, DJ Angola, and Heights of Abraham.
One track in the mix: August Pablo “Look Within Dub”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIR4H0kq42k
This mix will run May 24 - 25. And then will return after the NW Folklife Festival and will play May 31st - June 6th.
All you need to do is download the parts, aka “the stems,” and make a remix and then submit it to the Soundcloud group Remix Vibrance:
I’ll select the best mixes at the end of July 2011 and the put them out on my labels Olin Place & Funketabla. Rights to the remix version will by shared with the remixers 50/50, IE any profits that come from royalties, sales or licensing of the remix versions will be split 50% James W., 50% maker of the remix. The tracks will be available on itunes, amazon and other internet download sites.
You listen to the original versions of the tracks in James’s set “Vibrance”
Tracks 4 - 6, called the Amponsah & Kamdar mixes because of the beautiful percussion played by Yaw Amponsah on Asante drums and Viren Kamdar on cajon.
These are live unquantized recordings that were not recorded to click track. There are some small tempo fluctuations in the course of the songs. This was recorded totally live with a “scratch vocal” and “scratch sarod.” New versions of the voice and sarod and bass were added at my home studio. Vocal, sarod, bass and drone parts are totally clean, but there is leakage of parts in the cajon and Asante drum parts and even traces of the original scratch sarod & vocal track. Those are all pretty quiet though so it shouldn’t be a huge issue, but just FYI.
The stems are all wav files around 40 mgs of size on average. They may take a little while to download. I hope you enjoy mixing up my music. If you have any questions send me a message via Soundcloud, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. It might take a day or so if I’m really busy but I will get back to you.
I look forward to hearing what you make! Best musical wishes!
Yes there’s a new mix running at Seattle Center. The mix plays in the background in the Center House and in the International Fountain when the big show music isn’t running.
Artists in the mix: Easy Life Natural, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Toumani Diabate, The Juju Orchestra, Cimcime Aybala, Takénobu, Sabreen, Chikara, DJ Click, Mahala Rai Banda, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Mo’ Horizons, Toucans, Sakya Acquaye & his Orchestra, Pulshar, The Herbaliser, Mychael Danna & Devotchka, and Loscil.
One track in the mix “Martin Rochford’s/Green Gowned Lass” by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (from the album “Live in Seattle”). http://greenlinnet.com/album.php?id=531
In honor of Gabi Campanario, the “Seattle Sketcher,” who made the sketch you see below, here’s another track in the mix. “Can’t Help This Feeling (Instrumental)” by The Herbaliser.
Best musical regards,
Yes there’s a new mix running at Seattle Center. It plays in the background in the Center House & in the International Fountain when the big show programs aren’t running.
Artists in the mix include: Bread Headz, Boozou Bajou, The Funky Lowlives, Johnny Copeland, Bonobo, Rex Riddem, Fort Knox Five, Omega One, Les Bantous, James Brown & the JBs, Tito Puente, We Love, DJ Krush, and Sue Foley.
One track in the mix: “Is It All Cool” by Bread Headz:
Yes there’s a new mix at Seattle Center. It plays in the background of the Center House and in the International Fountain when the big show music programs aren’t running.
Artists in the mix include: Blu Mar Ten, Ananda Shankar, Vitamin String Quartet, Animal Collective, Rafe Gomez, Max Roach & Clifford Brown, Taken by Trees, Saladin’s Orchestra, John Powell, Preston Love, Franco et le TP OK Jazz, Lusine, Roberto Lara, Salif Keita, Gecko, and Gavin Douglas & Sein Kwauk Sein.
Here’s a link to one track in the mix “Chili Mac” by Preston Love: