Stoned Asia Music as a concept is five years old and still
going strong, and having thus far released extremely collectable
compilations and collecting great sounds from around the globe
the time has finally come to release exclusive original artist
led music to the globe.
As well as A&R for Stoned Asia Music, Pathaan is an award
winning DJ, producer & contributor to dance music bible DJ
Magazine, host of London's finest multicultural nights such as
Swaraj & Audiosutra (days gone by) and Orchestral World
Groove @ Cargo and Stoned Asia Music @ Market Place nowadays; an
all round muso with his finger on the pulse of modern world beat
Therefore when 'Punjab' by Karunesh was liscensed for
Pathaan's compilation series, 'Stoned Asia Music Edition 4'
having already been featured by 'Claude Challe' on the 'Buddha
Bar' series, Pathaan felt the track should be revisited and
released on vinyl with the original.
Karunesh has been living in Hawaii for the last decade, but
his cradle was in Cologne, Germany. After a near fatal accident
he was hovering between life and death for 2 weeks. This
experience started off his spiritual journey, leading to India
where he lived in an 'ashram'. Musicians from all over the world
came and Karunesh developed the ability to weave different styles
and feelings into his sound of rhythmic atmospheres.
So, with the original on the A-Side you have the 'Orchestral
World Groove club mix'. It had to happen. Pathaan has hooked up
with a like minded artist, 'Gaudi' and formed 'Orchestral World
Groove' (2 years ago), that have actually signed to Music For
Dreams and will be releasing their debut sometime next year. Here
they have kept the structure of the track intact and gone
straight for the dance floor.
On the flip, 'Chiller Twist' who recently gained much acclaim
for remixing Solid Sessions's Janeiro on Positiva turns in a deep
tech-house version which will no doubt also see dance floor
action. To close the package 'Orchestral World Groove' provide a
With Test Pressings already sent out to a few discerning DJs,
this 12" has already been 'Chill-Out' tune of the week on Ali B's
Capital Radio show on Friday 30th August and played by RobDaBank
on his 'Blue Room' show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday 14th September
as well as Imran Khan on BBC London Live on Friday 6th September
and being championed by Pathaan, Chris Coco, Mixmaster Morris and
also Ricard Dorfmeister to name a few.
The original track by far is one of the most heart rendering
tracks you'll ever hear in your lifetime, if you're into 'ethnic'
sounds; and with the remixes present, just sit back and glisten
or get on the dancefloor. Pure class !