Saturday, 8 May 2010

Sub Swara - The Balance - Coup d'Yah

I first got interested in Sub Swara through the gorgeous Fort Knox Five remix of the track - The Balance. You can hear it on the FNFive - Party Funk mix previously mentioned on this blog here. Listen out for Party Pushers and the remix of the Beatles - Revolution - another pair of favourites from that excellent mix that I play alot at home (tip: great for parties too).

The Balance remix has become a bit of a Ra-anthem for me at the moment with really personally meaningful lyrics and a tune that sticks in my head and keeps me bouncing along:

The Balance - Fort Knox Five Remix can be found on its own on their soundcloud page.

and the original is on theSub Swara debut album Coup d'Yah (June 2008) - follow that link to their website and you can hear the original. Completely different from what I expected but still love both versions.

Chorus Lyrics (sort of): We no born rich, we no dress fine, We R want ting in me own mind, We R link up, We R make tings, We R party hard til we break tings. We R physical, we emotinal, We R live free, We R liberal, We R fight back, We outrageous, We R deadly, We contagious... So what about de balance den den? Its all about the balance balance! Amen!

Killa Sound Boy on their sound cloud page is good too and here's their myspace page.

Here's how they describe themselves:
Sub Swara hails from Brooklyn, New York and plays music with a genre-bending bass weight that parallels the depth and diversity of its hometown. Consisting of Dhruva, Dave (Sharmaji) and Haj, with vocalist Juakali, Sub Swara’s music centers on a wide array of influences, from dub to dancehall to hip hop to punk rock to funk and global sounds. Meticulously crafted for both the dancefloor massive and the headspace, Sub Swara’s music unites tribes by bridging gaps across all lines. The crew blends both electronic production and live instrumentation into its recordings and performances, creating an intense, human touch in its modern, electronic sound.

If you go to the website and give your B-Day and e-mail you can also download a free mix of theirs. It's a really eclectic mix of global sounds, dub and funk - plus alot of other influences that blend nicely together. Here's the track listing:

Super Human Happiness The Hounds

Sharmaji vs. DJ Rekha/Bikram Singh/Wyclef Jean Basement Bhangra Anthem (Sharmaji RMX)

Taal Mala Sess Whey U Waan

Hem Rich Chroma

Guido feat. Yolanda Way You Make Me Feel

Mosca Nike

Foreign Beggars Get a Bit More (Baobinga RMX)

DJ C feat Zulu Animal Attraction (Piranha Piranha & Tuffist RMX)

Jahcoozi Pillowcase (Octa Push RMX)

Distal Boss of the South

Superisk Eva Takada (Wascal RMX)

Seiji feat. Bembe Segue Get it Together

Kush Arora Humidifer (Jammer Club RMX)

Other Weapons feat. Juakali, Lady K & Dr. Israel Backflow (Sub Swara RMX)

Ghislain Poirier feat. MC Zulu Go Ballistic (King Cannibal RMX)

Lady Chan Sticky Situation (Toddla T RMX)

RSD Naked Mario Cart pt2

D1 Hold on to Me

1 comment:

  1. Funnily enough I played those Fort Know Five mixes when I couldn't be arsed to DJ any more at that house party on Sat and everyone danced their nuts off to them!