Before I turned recognized for my opinions on this planet of bass music, I liked to hearken to extra worldly influenced digital music from the likes of Beats Antique, CloZee, Desert Dwellers, EOTO, Sugarpill, Pega5u5, and the like. Even now that my focus is totally on heavier types, I nonetheless get pleasure from these artists and their work. So it’s my pleasure to premiere the brand new single “Bhangra Saanj” from The String Cheese Incident and Beats Antique.
The two teams have labored intently collectively, usually showing on the identical festivals, for years — and followers have rightfully wished for a collaboration between the 2. Michael Kang of SCI says, “For a few years now, I would run into David and Tommy at some random festival and the conversation would always end up with us expressing a desire to get together to produce a track.”
Eventually, the 2 teams acquired within the studio to jam and got here out with this stunning piece of artwork. The West African, Middle Eastern and Eastern European musical influences are clear as day, with the fragile string work and melodies.
“The percussion part is me playing the Punjabi Dhol drums along with Middle Eastern doumbek and other percussion textures while Tommy doubles the accents on snare drum,” says SCI’s Jason Hahn. “Then I took the track to the SCI guys back in our Colorado studio to zero in on their parts. It’s a really different flavor of a song and the Beats guys have developed their own signature style to play off of.”
When you may have two producers within the studio, it’s onerous to essentially get a transparent image of who did what, when there are such a lot of arms engaged on engineering, association, manufacturing, synthesis, and so forth. But when you may have a gaggle of individuals jamming collectively in a studio on their very own devices, all of that ambiguity fades away. And in that method, it feels that rather more genuine.
Sidecar Tommy of Beats Antique says, “We had the unique opportunity to collaborate with SCI – one of the hardest working independent touring bands in my lifetime! This track has become a mainstay in our live sets and can’t wait to unleash it!”
At final, followers can hearken to “Bhangra Saanj” from The String Cheese Incident and Beats Antique under.