Hip Remixers Recombine Ancient Sarangi

Ustad Sultan Khan -  Rare Elements
Ustad Sultan Khan – Rare Elements
Ustad Sultan Khan

Rare Elements (Sounds True/5 Points Records, 2006)

The great Ustad Sultan Khan appears on a cutting edge recording, with original tracks, that mixes South Indian music with the latest electronic trends. Sultan Khan‘s reverberating dilruba sounds like an out of this world spacey guitar accompanied by trip hot beats, groovy jazz, dance grooves and ambient electronica.

Sultan Khan achieves this hip club sound with the help of some of the finest remixers: the ubiquitous Thievery Corporation, Joe Claussell, Ralphi Rosario, Nickodemus and Osiris, Brainpolluter, and Radar One.

If you like world beat with an Indian edge, it can’t get better than this.

Buy Rare Elements.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.