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Talvin Singh

Sal De Ban

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i love his productions. so many have followed his style and made it really faddy (ie mid-east percussion) but he is a true originator of style - not just downtempo, but this is the best place for some talvin singh appreciation...! Although to be fair, i have not heard if he's working on a new album....has he gone into hiding?
 

rentboy

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he's an artist that i've barely touched upon.

However, lately i've been playing a BBC Breezeblock set of his and liking alot of the middle eastern-tinged dnb he drops throughout.

Care to recommend a starting place?
 

Sal De Ban

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the first album i heard of his was "ok" - it came out some time ago but it is still awesome. "ha" came out this century but his style hasn't changed a whole lot...for the better.
 
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Taro

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yeah he is really good, although its been years since I've listened to anything that he has done
 

Polymorph

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Originally posted by Taro
yeah he is really good, although its been years since I've listened to anything that he has done
Yeah seriously. What's up with all these so-called "downtempo" acts anyways. Seems like mid-90's to 2001 was their moment, then *poof*, they're gone.

(*I mean, it's not like I stopped drinking allongés in café-culture...*)

Anyways, "Vikram the Vampire" from "ok" was an awesome song, and I personally gave "Ha" a lot of play, though the lustre of originality was a bit more lost on that album (the D&B-infused tracks still cranked, though).

For a Talvin twist, try and dig up this Master Musicians of Jajouka (Feat. Bachir Attar) disk that he produced in 2001. Those guys were the original trance-meisters, tho' Talvin makes this disk a bit more 'palatable' for Western tastes. It's quite sweetly 'out-there'.
 
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Sal De Ban

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Also reaching towards Talvinesque greatness is Nitin Sawhney from somewhere out there across the sea. i have his first album...there's about two songs that are great - but for these two songs its worth it! "Breathing Light" is a song worth hearing....and "Moonrise"
 
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