- live on 11.11.2014
Artist: SU REAL
Release Date: 11/11/2014
- Free Download via Trapistan.com
, Soundcloud & Bandcamp
- CD with 2 bonus tracks, available only at live events
- USB with 2 bonus tracks, DJ mix archive, music videos - available only at live events
3. East Indian
6. Crime Capital
9. Cosmic Yoga
12. Satyam (*Bonus*)
13. Mechashiva (*Bonus*)
These recordings are licensed via Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
The following samples were used in the production of this recording:
Public Enemy & Anthrax - "Bring The Noise"
Mohawks - "The Champ"
Bounty Killa - "East Indian"
DJ Vadim ft. Moshun Man - "Terrorist"
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
Soulja Boy - "Swagger On"
Kendrick Lamar - "M.A.A.D. City"
Q-Tip - "Work It Out"
Asha Bhosle - "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja"
Yogi Ramesh Pandey - "Cosmic Yoga"
Sun Ra - "Space is the Place"
Osho - "From Death to Deathlessness"
Lata Mangeshkar - "Satyam Shivam Sundaram"
Raghu Dixit Project - "Parasiva"
"Trapistan" is a state of mind. Ostensibly, yes, the aim was to make India's first album of Trap music but over the 4 months spent ruminating over the concept, much emerged that wasn't sound. In the U.S. they refer to the "trap house" as the seedy location where criminals engage in nefarious illegal activities. The meaning of the name is somewhat obvious - the lifestyle is tempting, full of the many pleasures of life and heaps of bravado, but in the end, it's a trap. It consumes you, not the other way around and you can't just get up and walk out.
So i've come to believe that most brown people around the world are Trapistani's, even though Trapistani's come in all colors, shapes & sizes. We're still largely "trapped" in belief systems, value systems, institutional systems that are outdated and serve to maintain the status quo. We pray to different Gods yet we all suffer the same fate. From Jersey City to Jalandhar, Dubai to Dharavi, we're trapped by a trail of history, culture, genetics and environment that is greater than all of us. For whatever it's worth, Trapistan is my attempt to break out.
There are more than a few people I'd like to give special thanks to for helping me finish the album with their encouragement and feedback: Tej Brar, Sohail Arora, Mohammed Abood, Kerry Harwin, Jatin Puri, Arjun Rajkishore, Sahej Bakshi, Udyan Sagar, Nikhil Kaul. The list of people I have to thank for supporting Su Real in general is much longer and look forward to doing that in person across the country on the album launch tour!
Artwork: Arjun Rajkishore
Mastering: Jatin Puri
Photography: Sachin Soni
released November 11, 2014