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Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Swaraj
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hollywood Records
Release Date: 1/27/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, House, India & Pakistan, India, Acid Jazz, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s, 1990s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 720616806727

CD Reviews

Swaraj-Indo-Acid Jazz Blast
Gary M Rees | 04/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of outstanding, though diverse, tracks in the India-meets-Acid Jazz genre is a joy from beginning to end. Perhaps the strongest selection is Shade's Maye ni Maye based on a lovely melody and infectious groove. Other tracks of note are Kaise Guszar Rahi Hai by Dub Factory, Losing it by Earth Tribe, and Apache Indian's Respect. Although most of the groups are based in London this is world music with heart and soul for everyone."
Lydia | NY | 05/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This compendium of various acid trippy Indian music is a great foray into the mixture of contemporary and the traditional. Swaraj means "self-rule (or independence), is not merely doing what you want, it means having total control over the things that control you." The artists presented here are certainly in very good control of their craft. Artists such as Ravi Harris & The Prophets to Panjabi MC keep things peppy and varied. I love driving around on a warm sunny day blasting this. If you like Talvin Singh, Bally Sagoo or any of the Trance Planet recordings, it is certainly well worth your while to check out SWARAJ. Namaste!"