MON 8/4 Charanjit Singh (from India, Acid House), Heems (of Das Racist), The Kominas at MIDDLE EAST

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Charanjit Singh on how he invented acid house ... by mistake

Cast your mind to the acid house scene and your immediate thought probably doesn't involve an ageing Bollywood session musician. Yet the softly spoken Indian man who greets me at the door of his friend's suburban Acton home on a sunny Sunday morning is credited with creating what some have labelled the first ever acid house record.

Charanjit Singh's back catalogue could have disappeared into musical obscurity were it not for the cult album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat that he created in a few days in Mumbai in 1982. The album is one of the earliest records to use the legendary Roland TB 303 synth – a machine synonymous with the acid house sound – and Singh paired this with the equally renowned Roland TR 808 to create an album astonishingly unusual and ahead of its time. So far ahead, in fact, that it appears to pre-date the first acid house records to come out of Chicago by about five years.....

READ MORE:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/may/10/charanjit-singh-acid-house-ten-ragas

 

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HEEMS (of DAS RACIST)

 

https://twitter.com/HIMANSHU

               

Himanshu Kumar Suri, better known by his stage name Heems, is anA merican rapper from Queens, New York. Best known for being part of thealternative hip hop group Das Racist, Suri is also the founder of Greedhead Music, an independent record label. In 2012, Suri released his first solo mixtape,Nehru Jackets, on his Greedhead imprint and in conjunction with SEVA NY, a community-based organization from Queens of which Suri is a board member. Suri has also written about music and all things South Asian for the Village Voice, Death and Taxes magazine, Fuse, Stereogum and Alternet.

http://greedhead.net/

In January 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Suri #11 on its list of "50 Top Tweeters in Music".

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THE KOMINAS

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The Kominas are a Pakistani-American Desi punk rock band formed in Lowell, Massachusetts. The band currently includes Basim Usmani (bass), Hassan Ali Malik (guitar) and Abdullah Saeed (drums)

https://www.facebook.com/Kominas

 

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MONDAY AUGUST 4

MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS

LeaguePodcast x Greedhead Present: 

Charanjit Singh (from India, Acid House)

Heems (of Das Racist)

The Kominas

18+ $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show 

8pm Doors

 

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014 8:00 PM EDT
Charanjit Singh (from India, Acid House), Heems (of Das Racist), The Kominas
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