Review - Midival Punditz

Artist: Midival Punditz

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Oddly enough, the idea of a "tablatronic" group actually coming from India seems somehow strange. After all, the clash of club beats and sitars has been a distinctively U.S./U.K. phenomenon, with most DJs in India professing a deep love for hard trance and "bhangra." Yet with DJs like Talvin Singh and State of Bengal's Sam Zaman "bringing it back home," the movement has been enthusiastically (if belatedly) received by the club culture in India. New Delhi's Midival Punditz are one crew taking up the charge, moving out of their bedroom studios and into the clubs with lush tracks that combine exotic ambience, traditional percussion and hard-driving beats. On their debut, the lessons of the studio and the club come together, yielding tracks built upon a sturdy electro foundation, accented by the rich textures of sitar, flute and piano lines. It's relentlessly beautiful and though Midival Punditz weren't the first, they show that when the lines of cross-cultural communication are reversed, some interesting things happen.

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