Su Real - "Brown Folks" E.P.
Available from www.oklisten.com
on Aug. 24th, 2015
CHECK INDIA TOUR DATES @ WWW.REALSUREAL.IN
1. Indian Curse
2. Bajre De Soundboy
3. Dum & Dumma
4. Brown People
5. Dilli Shahar
FRI AUG 21 @ BONOBO, MUMBAI
SAT AUG 22 @ SOCIAL, BENGALURU
FRI AUG 28 @ PRIVY ULTRA LOUNGE, KOLKATA
FRI SEP 4 @ SOCIAL, NEW DELHI
SAT SEP 12 @ BASS SANSKRITI, THE FARM, HYDERABAD
SUN SEP 13 (2 P.M.) @ HIGH SPIRITS, PUNE
SAT SEP 19 @ CLOUD9, SHILLONG
"Brown Folks", Su Real's latest E.P. showcases a rapid evolution from his November 2014 full-length release, the concept album, "Trapistan". "Twerkistan", the full-length follow-up to that album, described by various Indian music critics as "raunchy, hedonistic" and "bawdy & robust", is slated for later this year and promises to be even more so.
In the meantime, Su Real delivers a solid selection of desi bass anthems, mashing up traditional Indian music with modern styles of dance music like twerk, moombahton, midtempo and dancehall. The suspenseful build-ups and climactic clangs of opener "Indian Curse" yield to flavors of broader appeal - some might even say a commercial edge, given recent trends in dance music. Tracks like "Brown People" and "Dum & Dumma" feature Su Real on vocal duties for the first time while "Bajre de Soundboy" and "Dilli Shahar" are dancefloor-oriented remixes of north Indian oldies.
Su Real says, "Brown Folks, as the concept for this E.P., is an homage to the subcontinental-origin musical pioneers that established themselves at a global level. Not just your Ustads like Ravi Shankar and Zakhir Hussein… From Apache Indian's "Make Way For The Indian" to Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" to Talvin Singh's "Sutrix" to Jai Paul's "Str8 Outta Mumbai" - these songs helped build my identity as a child of the Indian diaspora. Growing up abroad, never really fitting in anywhere, music defined my identity. Now, back at home, it continues to do so."