various artists: "karma culture 2"

KARMA CULTURE 2 is more than a mere sequel: The concept of 'Asia meets Electronica' has been explored further, including not only Asian-flavored sounds from India and East Asia, but also Eastern appropriations of Western pop and dance.



The Empire strikes back, so to say, when for example Indian producer NT Edit & Neha Rajpal present a funky R&B track with sexy soprano vocals which may well have sprung from Dr. Dre's Studio in Southern California. Cultural clash becomes a game which is often the musical equivalent to the deft movements of martial arts, as in X crew 's amazing Two-Step-Garage proposition "akhian". While the majority of tracks on KARMA CULTURE 2 is now by new artists, some of the usual suspects are back again with spanking new, partly unreleased tracks: Dissidenten, Dao, Senses and Kulisch & Vana are among those who could not be ignored for the new Karma Culture, while compiler Christian Arndt (aka DJ PeaceLounge) moved further out East AND West to discover Asian grooves in unlikely places like Brazil (Mantrapop) and Italy (Black Bombay).

No attempt has been made to limit our focus to certein trends, areas or target groups. On the contrary: Only the rough division in "Karma Kicks" and "Karma Cool" serves as an indication as to what goes in which context and what doesn't...


Disk 1

  1. Spaceport Orchestra of Benares - Namaste
  2. Kam Dhillon - Aakh Naal
  3. Balbir Bittu - Gabroo Punjab Dey
  4. Kulisch & Vana - Barry Goes To Bangalore
  5. Kebi Dhindsa - Chak Deyan Ge
  6. genetic druGs - Lakshmi Mantra
  7. X-crew feat Sonia - Akhian
  8. Dissidenten - Lanka's Oddyssey (Ravi Bal Mix)
  9. Ges-E - Tabla C
  10. Eastenders - Original Style (FarEast Mix)
  11. Senses feat N. Atlas - Gipsy Girl
  12. Joshilai - Challa
  13. The Nasha Experience - Virus
  14. Black Bombay - Migration Dub
  15. NT.Edit f. Neha Rajpal - Kaliyon Ka Chaman

Disk 2

  1. Chakra of Dreams -The Walk About Chedi Ubud
  2. Maharaja - Maro Jailo (TgU Rmx)
  3. Oojami - Sitare
  4. Alpaca Heads - Sushi@Sydney
  5. midival Punditz - Night
  6. Trilok Gurtu f. Neneh Cherry - Ganapati
  7. Freequenzer - Lost In Dreams
  8. Jasmon - Dugai
  9. Dao - Ishq
  10. Anaja - Magic Life
  11. Ramesh Shotham - Tamilnadu
  12. Achala - The Voice Of The Hidden Waterfall
  13. Mantrapop - Shanaram
  14. Secret Archives of the Vatican -Little Flower


Releasedate: 26/05/2003
Label: Peacelounge
Format: Doppel-CD
Labelcode: LC 11784
Catalogue No: peal 008
EAN: 4 015698 254525
Distribution: AL!VE AG