Friday, April 11, 2003

Return of the Massive

I feel like this blog has been panjabimcblog the past couple of months, so I thought I would post this clip from the January 2003 edition of URB magazine. The article is well written, and I think does a good job at describing the feel of the Asian Massive tour. While this article describes the NYC show, I must say the show in DC at the 9:30 club was amazing. Beginning with DJ Sets by Cheb i Sabbah, Karsh Kale, The Midival PunditZ, and Zakhm, the show later too on another element with Karsh on the electric Tablas with Zakhm, the Punditz, and Cheb i Sabbah accompanying on the turntables. It was truly memorable. Another part that was really cool was Cheb i Sabbah's DJ set, as he took the crowd on this crazy journey from Arabia, to India, to Electronica, and then banged it with some Bhangra. The 9:30 club is not really known as a venue for Bhangra or international sounds, and the crowd reflects this. To see this crowd with their hands up, mimicing the movements of farmers from Punjab was pretty neat. Anyway, enjoy the article pasted below. The Asian Massive compilation disc (a really really good mix of continuous Asian-influenced electronic beats) is available on Six Degrees records, and can be purchased from online vendors like

Additionally, look out for Karsh Kale's upcoming album, Liberation, which is being released June 3, 2003.


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