Tala Matrix: Tabla Beat Science Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove
This is a global super-group of some of the greatest percussionists and classical instrumentalists from India paired with younger generation drum and bass musicians and producers (US and India). Formally, this is a Bill Laswell project, but like good art, this collective transcends any one person or idea. It is probably one of the most important percussion and modern drum and bass collectives to exist in our time! Forget my words. Listen! classical to hyper modern. It's all there, plus a massive Soul. enjoy
My favorite Everything But The Girl era on one album, lots of bitter relationship stuff here, also a lot of hope, love honesty, lies, and heartfelt emotions infused with a DJ edge that I still love to revisit.
I miss that time and place where jungle dancers would happily explore music like this on the dancefloor.
pure underground lovleyness. bringing together my two fav things, drum and bass and cool t-shirts. love it!!
While her name originally turned me off (DJ Rap), her newest album “Up All Night” definitely turned me on. I am a bit of an Electonica junky; House, Trance, Breakbeat, DnB (Drum & Bass), Downtempo, Broken Beat, Nu Jazz, you name ... While her name originally turned me off (DJ Rap), her newest album “Up All Night” definitely turned me on. I am a bit of an Electonica junky; House, Trance, Breakbeat, DnB (Drum & Bass), Downtempo, Broken Beat, Nu Jazz, you name it. DJ Rap’s new album is definitely in heavy rotation at the moment. The Drum and Bass she mixes isn’t hardcore, which is nice as I like a lot of the Drum and Bass elements; hard bass lines, sultry vocals, high BPM’s and the list can go on. DJ Rap has spun this album with a complicated soundscape that is mesmerizing. At one end, you have the high BPM’s (Beats Per Minute), then at the other end, the other layers are much more mellow, calm and soothing. Up All Night is a very intelligent DnB album. At times, the feeling I have been getting from it is best described as being the driver of a Formula 1 race car during a race and at the same time seeing everything going by you in slow motion.