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News September 2012
Candid is out now. Here is the official press release...
After recording the instruments and voice parts separately on opposite sides of the world,Global Soul Electronica digital audio postcard “Candid” will be available for digital download this Friday. Despite being 8,000 miles apart, in The Tropics & The Temperate, founders Felix Xfile Macintosh and Danelle Harvey continued working on the Candid Unleashed project. The musicians, recording artists and independent label owners met at a networking event for female record label owners in London. A mutual love of tigers and music helped seal their connection and they attended a William Orbit Production master class together soon after. After swapping their relative music industry experiences and production techniques on their tube journey home, they decide to work together on a project. Despite Danelle’s imminent departure to the Tropics to write and record her new single album, they continued to collaborate between Felix’s base in London and Danelle’s base in a tropical remote jungle. Felix recorded the bass, and Danelle recorded the vocals. The Udu African claypot was recorded remotely from Cornwall in the UK and they decided to add it to the mix. The “Digital Audio Postcard” name tag was given to the project due to the process of posting audio and video footage to each other via snail mail and digital methods. Their remote recording method was also used to create video footage from both the jungle, London and Cornwall. Upon completion of the song, they decided to release it as a single.
The co-release by Tygahoney Music’s Funk ‘n Honey and Tigersonic Tracks, the labels run by Danelle and Felix, will be available direct from the Candid Unleashed Website as a download:http://candidunleashed.co.uk on September 21 2012.
Rational Exuberance ep
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Aref Durvesh is one of the most active tabla players in the UK and has previously collaborated with the likes of Sting and Susheela Raman. On "Rational Exuberance" he joined hands with bass player and producer Felix Xfile Macintosh from Xkollective and V.U. and the two long-time collaborators created a soothing six track EP of world music downtempo electronica. Needless to say the focus is on tabla patterns (from steady and relaxing to fast and exciting) and deep bass lines, but the addition of vocals (by Aref himself as well as a female guest vocalist), guitar, bansuri and live drums on a few tracks make it a sexy fusion of styles and musical etymology that fans of Suphala, Tabla Beat Science, Karsh Kale and others will surely enjoy.
review Marc Urselli Chain D.L.K.
Rational exuberance is the latest offering from Bassist/Producer XFile and Tabla maestro Aref Durvesh. This six track EP effortlessly blends elements of dubstep (namely half-time measures and dark baselines), Indian Classical and IDM. Durvesh's tabla and bols provide the rhythmic framework throughout, anchoring the listener in an ethereal set of soundscapes. X-File's highly textured synths, broken breaks, thick bass and effected samples form the rest. Live performances from guitarist Sebastian Cure Bansuri player Lisa Mallett, drummer Ian Powell and vocalists Dune and T-Root add a dimension of musicianmanship that is sorely missing from asian electronica today. Together, the parts are a recipe for innovative and highly polished asian acoustica.
review S.C. path of one
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BBC Asian network
"Deep beats and electronica fuse effortlessly with real world organica"
Chris Merriman subba-cultcha