Rajesh Hardwani | Black Asia, Vol. 1

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Black Asia, Vol. 1

by Rajesh Hardwani

An travel journal translated in sound.
Genre: Electronic: Freestyle
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1. Intro : Karanguni
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2. Bollywood Lust
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3. Liquid
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4. Interlude : Welcome To Singapore
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5. Salvation Man
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6. Lemon Grass
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7. Interlude : Sivaji Park
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8. Indian Blues
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9. Sushi
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10. Interlude : Hong Kong Terminal
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11. Tim Sum Vindaloo
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12. Interlude : Indians & Gays
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13. Sweet Pain
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14. Battle
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15. India
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16. Interlude : Chinese Medical Hall
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17. Crack
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Alice Thorpe

Fantastic!
I love Black Asia, I love r-H, I love this! This is great stuff that must be heard by all. By all!!!!
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J. Sin

Attempting to eliminate the stigma
Attempting to eliminate the stigma that comes with black folks in Asia, r-H uses ethnic sounds that are notably Asian sounding overtop of hip-hop beats and jungle breaks. While the influences are worldwide including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Arabian, and Malaysian, the mixes deliver a right-here-at-home feel with acid jazz likeness. Not only will this album light up the trendy downtown downtempo clubs but it’s sure to fit well with most people’s home stereos as they entertain guests or just chill out.
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Bill Ribas

Rajesh Hardwani is what the initials stand for
Rajesh Hardwani is what the initials stand for, a man who once wanted to be a dj, but on this disc, found himself on the production end of things. And the 17 cuts here never lack for interest, partly due to rh's scavenging abilities. Seems he has assembled not just the beats, but the instrumentation that goes on top. Now that instrumentation might be an instrument found in Japan, or China, or India, or in Arabic cultures. Simply put, you never know what to expect. The result, however, is seamless. Far be it from me to be a fan of electronica, but the diversity on these tracks is captivating. On "Indian Blues," for example, a delta blues guitar starts up, and is then overlaid with what sounds like a bus terminal. Then the drums come in, Indian drums that is, and all of a sudden it's the wildest thing you've ever heard. And, sure, some of the 30-second interludes are merely filler, but when r-h is on his game, the songs are damned interesting. Though his website was listed as www.rh.hk, I could never get it to fire up properly. Maybe you can.
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Martin

Renaissance of the Asian Underground
This album generally sounds unlike anything I've heard before. Despite that, it is not completely alien to the Asian Underground as we know it, it rather is a renaissance of the same, an avatar for the new millenium, and it comes from Singapore, who would have expected that?
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dj Kamisetti, dJOGI, NL.

Onmin te moeilijk
This album is an amazing cross-fertilization of different Asian influences, and ingeniously reflects the cultural mix-up Singapore lives in…. Speaking about Asian fusion funk...dammit…, this cd will def. be worn out of being played too many times, will seriously need to make a backup copy …. Hope to see u perform in Rotterdam soon!
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Irfan

album of the year
album of the year for me
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huberto

i like interludes
i like the interludes. don't know what "karanguni" means but interesting effects. obviously live and personal recordings so makes me feel "closer" to r-H. songs are all different but sticks definitely to asia. nice work.
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Sarah L. White

The best DJ set I have ever seen/heard!
Hello r-h!!! This is Sarah from Spain. I attended your performance in Singapore (WOMAD or something like that???) and you are GOOOOD! Really really GOOD! Love your style, music selection and mix! No surprise your music on this CD is fantastic! I've signed up on your web site :D Please write back ;D
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Meenakshi

What a show!!!
r-H's live performance is fantastic! He has the guts to break all the rules with his mix of ethnicity and crazy loud thumping beats. And with his fellow performers, Prana, they make the best music I have heard so far! I will be there for his his next gig...that's for sure!
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Jignesh Patel

Just excellent
Never have I heard such great Asian fusion before. It's very well done and I hope there is more in store. Indian Blues is simply amazing.
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