DJ Cheb i Sabbah

August 6, 2006

Krishna Lila
Six Degrees

Fantastic album of Indian music by Algerian (by way of France and lately a house DJ in San Francisco) DJ Cheb i Sabbah. Despite his adopted Muslim-sounding name, this album is made up of Hindu devotional music and divided into two halves: North and South, representing two schools of traditional Indian Hindu music. There’s a lot of great Indian singing, in both male and female voices, and tons of traditional indian instrumentation all layed under Sabbah’s electronic beats. Some notable guests here include Karsh Kale, Bill Laswell, Natasha Atlas and it’s engineered by longtime Laswell cohort Robert Musso. This is a beat heavy, rich and exotic world fusion album, simultaneously modern and ancient sounding. It’s definitely an album for those with a wider sense of ‘here’ and a long concept of ‘now’.

Krishna Lila



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  2. I was about to post this myself! I like it and I’ve been posting Indian stuff so this was next. I’ll choose something else now.

  3. Acoustiss, I really liked your Bismallah Khan post! That’s great music.
    Dinossauro, I like your site as well, and plan to stop by often!

  4. very curious to this dj cheb
    the one you post after this i have and i am very charmed with it
    i gues i gonna have some good ear noise!

  5. You’re most welcome!
    You won’t be disappointed; both albums are great.

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