With this said, it is another project that Pathaan thinks will
really take him to the place he wants to be. Having reached an
agreement with ‘Music For Dreams’ - to release a
compilation entitled ‘Pathaan’s Global
Rotation’. The name stems from his residency in New York up
until September 11th, and the plan is to tour the album with a
view to taking up a new residency in New York on a monthly basis.
Watch this space...
The reason that Pathaan ended a very successful stint in the
Big Apple is as unfortunate as the events themselves…
“September 11th was on a Tuesday and I was due to go out on
the Friday,” he explains . “Of course everything just
shut down after that, and since then I just haven’t had the
urge to go back. It’s all been put on hold to let things
calm down. I just thought it was possible bad taste to go out
there pioneering my own sound, so I backed off after knowing what
the repercussions would be.
However Pathaan and his US representatives now feel that the
time is right for him to return, and as soon as they have found
the right venue he will return with renewed vigour.
Another string to the Pathaan bow is his association with
Italian producer Gaudi, with whom he has combined forces as
Orchestral World Groove. The duo combine a love of dub and
percussion with global elements to provide a startling backdrop
of live remixing and unrehearsed jamming in their unique sets.
“Basically I’m on decks and CDJs with a 4 channel
mixer, and through the mixer Gaudi’s got a Theremin, a
Moog, a Khaos pad, and a drum/percussion machine with 2 or 3
effects boxes. So we are remixing our own music and other
people’s music live and unrehearsed. It really seems to
work and I guess that’s why we had one of the best
residencies at Cargo in London.”