07 September 2009

Monday's mp3: Bombay to Belfast?

Hey there Rootsians: I'm off to Bumbershoot today, will return with sonic stories and aural adventures. I mentioned that one of my target shows is Vieux Farka Toure. One other group I'm eager to see is Ontario-based Delhi 2 Dublin, a fabulous Indo-Celtic band that has made a few swings around North America that I've missed. I expect their spicy blend of Celtic, Indian, and dub music will be a sweet tonic for those of us in the Northwest now enduring the first serious rain of what will soon become our extended wet season. Bring on the chutney, bring on the dance.
Delhi 2 Dublin remixed - on SoundRoots.org
Delhi 2 Dublin has a self-titled album out that has gotten good radio response on Spin The Globe. Their remix album is a little heavy-handed for my taste (with the notable exception of "Apples," which gets mellower and more acoustic as Tspoon's Po' Girl Remix), but I've definitely warmed to this track remixed by Eccodek (the musical identity of Canadian musician/remixer Andrew McPherson).

[mp3] Delhi 2 Dublin: Stage 5 (Eccodek's One Drop Remix)
from the album Delhi 2 Dublin Remixed

The post title reveals a little known fact about the group, by the way. They had considered Bombay 2 Belfast as a group name, but some violent events suggested that having the word "bomb" in the name next to "Belfast" might not be the best marketing move. Thus, Delhi 2 Dublin.

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