When you listen to Karsh Kale, I dare you not to dance. You can do a little wiggling around in your chair at work; you can nod your head slightly on the Metro; or you can full-out go crazy in your kitchen. But you won’t be able to sit still. The soul of Kale’s music is in the beat, and the body is the fusion of Indian, American, and English music into something truly accessible.
Songs on his new release “Broken English” range from the slow melancholy of “Beautiful” to the rocketing dance beat of “Hole In the Sky” or “Rise Up.” It’s not club music, as in you just want to hear it in the club because it’s boring elsewhere; and it’s not just Bollywood pop — it’s smart and tasty. The ability to fuse musical cultures isn’t just something you do by magic, and Kale’s artistry is apparent in every track. He even has a section on his site that explains how each song was written and what his motivations were (like nifty CD liner notes, only I didn’t have to pay $18.99 for them, which is excellent). And even cooler, on the site you can stream every single song from Broken English, as well as some remixes and b-sides. Go have a listen — and I dare you not to dance out and buy “Broken English.”
[These tracks have been removed. You can contact me if youâ€™d like a copy.]
Karsh Kale – Hole in the sky
Karsh Kale – New Born Star
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