- Badmarsh & Shri
Badmarsh & Shri
Pendant sa formation, Badmarsh (dont le nom signifie 'rascal' en Hindi) a travaillé au studio reggae Easy Street, qui fournissait de l'équipement pour un nightclub appelé Labyrinth. Après une visite au Labyrinth, il s'intéressa au DJing, et presque immédiatement se mit à acheter des platines et des vinyls ; il obtint rapidement une place de résident au club où il resta 5 ans. Shri, de son côté, tourna pendant 5 an avec Nitin Sawhney, qui produisit plus tard son album solo Drum the Bass. L'album fut bien accueilli en Europe.
The duo came together through Shabs, head of Outcaste Records, who thought that the pair's individually different sounds would complement each other in a group. The duo released their debut album Dancing Drums in 1998, which contained a culmination of drum and bass, hip hop, Indian classical music and jazz.
In 2001, Badmarsh & Shri released their second album, Signs through Outcaste Records. A continuation of their musical migration, the album was considered panoramic dance music by the record's publishers, switching between dancefloor music, and a more sensuous, chilled style.
"We wanted to make music that moved you on the dancefloor as well as at home. Everything had to be emotive, whether it made you angry or made you swoon. But it also had to funk. We wanted it to be about feeling rather than thinking - that was our vision,"Badmarsh and Shri
The duo drew their inspiration from their respective backgrounds of dancehall reggae and hip-hop, as well as funk, Latin and African rhythms. They also made use of strings, synthesizers and flute, along with the vocal talents of UK Apache, who is also considered an integral part of live shows.
- Nitin Sawhney
- Outcaste Records
- UK Apache
- Portail de la musique
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