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  1. New Top 5 & Swami Album Review

    • Bobby Friction
    • 11 Apr 07, 02:58 PM

    Friction's Top Five Tracks
    1. Tigerstyle - Son Of A Sardar (Immortal Productions/Soldier Sound Recordings)
    2. Unique Sounds Roadshow feat. Surinder Shinda & Minus P – Jagga (Remix) (Babycamp Records)
    3. Sudha – Living By Numbers (White)
    4. Davut Guloglu – Katula Katula (Destan Muzik)
    5. Timbaland feat. MIA Come Around (Mosley Music)

    The Tigerstyle track is number 1 as Ive never heard 'Sikh' music sound like this before. There are many Islamic musicians and artists out there talking about religion and identity - but this is the first powerful & explosive piece of music I've heard from 2nd Gen. Sikhs. Kanwar (the rapper on this track) has done a work of almighty beauty.

    The Unique Sounds Roadshow track is in there as its a Brit Bhangra track with a Grime & Electro attitude, whilst Sudha (part of the band Faithless!) is number 3 becuase her track is sublime and emotional. She's doing electronic music with a soul (an Asian Soul..)

    Davut Guloglu (which i picked up in the Turkish Super Market on Soho Rd!!) is number 4 as its almost like a Turkish/Arabic version of Mundian To Bach Ke....He screams all the way through like Ranjit Main and the strings in the track sound like Gypsys dancing in an Arabic Heaven!

    And last but not least the Timba and MIA track is number 5 as its way leftfield and highly addictive.

    ALSO I heard the new Swami Album and have reviewed it here:-

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/1xtra/F1866167?thread=4049379

    If you have any commments on the review please come back and post here...Gotta big up the bloggers and blogoids!

    Bobby

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  1. 1.
    • At 04:48 PM on 12 Apr 2007,
    • Alex Dust wrote:

    excellent review of the new Swami album! cant wait to hear it!

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    I heard the song by Swami and I like it.

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    I had great faith in Kanwar (the real punjabi rap star) and I am so happy to hear that my bro is making it happen!

    much success,

    -ladla

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    • At 01:21 PM on 13 Apr 2007,
    • Ibrahim Athuman wrote:

    I think everything the stuff you guys producing are great with unique stlyle no much comments keep on. I am artist myself looking for the break through out of the minority community I am Somalian born I grew up in Tanzania and Kenya my main languages are Swahili and English. I am muslim and I want to prove to the World tha Islam is religion of love and harmony not as is been potraid by Islamaphobias

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    Names for the club -

    Friction inspired
    Fig Newton or Quantum Friction

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    • At 11:20 AM on 22 Apr 2007,
    • Jules Loc kland wrote:

    Would someone tell me what you think of Thomas Vecera. I think he's great and has just moved to Australia. http://www.myspace.com/thomasvecera

    Cheers,
    Jules

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    • At 12:54 AM on 12 May 2007,
    • johny boy wrote:

    yo I have heard of kanwar... he aight... he still needs a lot of improvement but he does sound a lot better than before on this track with tiger.. keep on doin wat ya doin.. good luck..

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    1. 5 Aside feat. Sanjay – ‘Lights Out’ (Demo)
    2. Swami – ‘Hey Hey’ (White Label)
    3. Mikko – ‘Pataka’ (Ladoo Records)
    4. Shizzio feat Scank Man – Blackfoot Hustlin(Demo)
    5. Bishi - Never Seen Your Face (Gryphon Records)

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