Delhi 2 Dublin is a group of five musicians who mash up electronica and world music, keeping it heavy on the
Bhangra, Celtic and Dub flavours. Fusing tabla, fiddle, dhol, Punjabi vocals, and electric sitar with scorching
electronic beats, the crew takes listeners on a wild ride through global sounds and synchronicities.
Originally formed for a one-shot performance during Vancouver's Celtic Fest in March of 2006, word of their foot stomping, high energy live set started to spread, and the project took on a life of its own. Since then, D2D has
been busy gigging constantly, playing some of Canada's largest festivals as well as being invited to open the
massive Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 2007. Their debut album "Delhi 2 Dublin" reached #3 on the Canadian world music charts and has received airplay all over the world. Recently, the crew has just finished putting together their second album "Delhi 2 Dublin - Remixed". This time, D2D chose some of their favorite producers from around the globe to remix their first album but with more bass, more energy, more funk... and more dance floor bliss!
"We didn't set out to write fusion music. We just set out to have a good time and party together on stage. We LOVE playing live, vibing off one another, joking around... We started writing music that brought us to that space, music to make us smile, to make us sweaty on the dance floor, music that lifted our hearts. And it just so happened that because of our various backgrounds, from Indian to Irish to Anglo-Saxon to Korean, we ended up making 'fusion' music.
Maybe what we really represent is a universal shift, a movement away from cultural and religious boundaries and towards understanding, friendship and love. These are exciting, yet trying, times and sometimes it seems as if the whole world is going crazy. Where many often focus on differences and separations, we think that Delhi 2 Dublin may be here to show that we are now, and have always been, one and the same."
The crew: Tarun: Tabla, Electronics | Ravi: Dhol | Andrew: Sitar, Guitar | Kytami: Violin | Sanjay: Lead vocals
Sound: Electro-acoustic Celtic-Punjabi Fusion with touches of Reggae, Break-beat, Drum ‘n Bass, and Hip Hop
Influences: Manu Chao, Transglobal Underground, Cheb I Sabbah, Dhamaal Soundsystem, Swami, T.D.F.