And now one of the more unexpected sounds I’ve heard this weekend… Raghav’s Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya may sound pleasantly familiar; it’s a Hindi dub over the Ricky Blaze-produced riddim behind Gyptian’s summer banger Hold Yuh.
Raghav – Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya (iTunes)
When Gyptian’s people heard the song [Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya] they said “You should definitely put this out there.” I think of this as a Hindi track I am putting out there to share with the world and the way the world is right now digitally, we can do that.
Yesterday, I was going to post a remix of this soca tune Wa-La-La-Leng by Poirier, but I couldn’t find it online and since I try not to upload music that isn’t free I said nevermind. Instead, there’s a different remix of the song on the latest XLR8R podcast which is by Poirier! Since Ninja Tune is celebrating their 20th anniversary, this is a mix of dub, reggae, dancehall, soca, baile funk carioca and electronic cuts strictly from Ninja Tune & Big Dada. BRUK OUUUUUTT!!
Black Roses is definitely essential listening. It’s a massive (literally; 50+ song) mix by T&B head The Captain, creating the perfect introduction for anyone not familiar with 77Klash. Throughout Black Roses, 77Klash raps and sings his way across reggae, dubstep, grime, hip-hop and a few other genres.