MIDIval PunditZ - Naina Laagey (Munty Edit)

Classic not Forgotten

The noughties have been marked by the rise of the Indian electronica scene and no single band has had more influence on its growth than the Midival Punditz. Comprised of New Delhi based producers Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, the Punditz have been repeatedly heralded as pioneers of a scene that has ushered in some of the freshest global music out of India. On their last studio album 'Hello Hello', the duo successfully documented their own personal journey as artists and brought their sound into the present.

As India’s influence on the world through music, film and fashion hits a new peak as evidenced by the worldwide popularity of the film 'Slumdog Millionaire', the Punditz have kept their hands on the wheel and helped steer this ship into a new century of sound and culture.

'Hello Hello' encompasses all the varied worlds in which this producer/DJ team exists - tying them together through a sound that brings International Electronica, Global Pop, Folk and Indian Classical with modern day song writing. The result is a sound that is uniquely Midival Punditz.

One of the highlights on 'Hello Hello', is the  slow atmospheric song, 'Naina Laagey', written collaboratively with Assamese singer/producer Papon. Possessing a lovely melody straight from the tradition of Indian Classical love songs this beautiful track is sung over a tolling piano and Brian Eno-esque electronics. That said, step forward spiritual, deep, dubby  and atmospheric UK based producer 'Munty' and we are treated to this outstanding edit.

Enjoy, download http://soundcloud.com/munty/naina-laagey-munty-edit  & share !!!

Published Sunday Feb 19 '12