Garrett (garote) wrote,

Hindi Mix 2

The first Hindi Mix was so much fun to assemble, it was inevitable that I would make another one!

I already had a heap of good tracks to weave together, but what I didn't have was a good angle. Eventually I found one by accident. Messing around in Ableton Live, I noticed that a jazzy version of "Chura Liya" - the leading track from the first mix - overlaid nicely with "Dhoom Again", my favorite goofy track from my favorite goofy Hindi movie. (I already stole loops from "Dhoom Again" for a Braindead Monkeys track back in 2008.) That was all it took for inspiration to strike. What better way to start a sequel than with a song about being in a sequel?

Aside from the intro, my favorite thing about this second mix is the commercial breaks I got to graft in, from India's Doordarshan TV network. That Complan commercial - fortified powdered milk being sold as a "complete nutrition" drink, to aspirational lower-middle-class moms - is hilarious, catchy, and offensive, all at the same time. "Your skirt, can't you see, so high above the knee??"


  • (00:00) S.P. Balasubrahmanyam & V. Sarma - China Daani Chirunavvulu (From "Doob Doob O' Rama 2")
  • (00:25) Charanjit Singh - Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne (From "Bollywood Steel Guitar")
  • (00:25) Vishal Dadlani & Dominique Cerejo - Dhoom Again (From "Dhoom: 2 Back in Action" ST)
  • (03:08) Howard Shore - You Can Find The Feeling (Radio Edit) (From "The Cell" ST)
  • (04:39) Cheb i Sabbah - Kese Kese (Transglobal Underground Where's The Sarangi Mix) (From "Bollywood Fusions")
  • (05:59) Commercial break music (From "Full Tension", a variety show by Jaspal Bhatti)
  • (06:01) Achanak - Panjab Bhangra (From "Bombay Bellywood: Bellydance Superstars")
  • (07:07) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy - Shankar Mahadevan (From "Dil Chahta Hai" ST)
  • (09:37) Asha Bhosle & Shailendra Singh - Jaane Do Naa (From "Saagar" ST)
  • (10:32) Bally Sagoo - Aaj Phir Jeene Ki (Guide) [Stolen Loop] (From "Bollywood Flashback 2")
  • (12:39) Daler Mehndi - Gilli Kand Par (From "Ho Jayegi Balle Balle")
  • (14:33) David Starfire - Cobra (From "Bombay Bellywood: Bellydance Superstars")
  • (16:25) Complan advertisement (Recorded from Doordarshan)
  • (17:03) Najma - Miskatonic (From "Bombay Bellywood: Bellydance Superstars")
  • (19:54) Jolly Mukherjee & Sridevi - Chandni O Meri Chandni (From "The Rough Guide To Bollywood Gold")
  • (22:45) Filastine feat. Jesika Skeletalia Kenney - Autology (From "Bombay Bellywood: Bellydance Superstars")
  • (22:55) Station ID sequence (From Doordarshan)
  • (25:57) Ajanta musical clocks commercial (Recorded from Doordarshan)
  • (26:26) Rahul Dev Burman - Kya Gazab Karte Ho Jee (From "Beginner's Guide to Bollywood: Vintage Bollywood")
  • (27:06) Club K3G - Suraj Hua Madham (Oriental Twilight Mix) [Stolen Loop] (From "Lounge Bollywood")
  • (28:36) Surf Stain Eaters advertisement (Recorded from Doordarshan)
  • (29:00) Rapoon - Circling Globes (From "The Fires Of The Borderlands")
  • (29:06) A. R. Rahman - Rukkumani Rukkumani (From "Roja" ST)
  • (33:48) A. R. Rahman & Ismail Darbar - Woh Kisna Hai (From "Kisna" ST)
  • (37:40) Kishore Kumar - Ina Mina Dika (From "Doob Doob O' Rama 2")
  • (38:57) Pritam - Yeh Ishq Hai (Film version extracted from "Jab We Met" blu-ray)
  • (41:48) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy - Jhoom Jam (From "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom" ST)
  • (44:23) Asha Bhosle - O Mera Sona (Teesri Manzil) (From "The Best of Asha Bhosle: The Golden Voice of Bollywood")
  • (47:55) Solace - Saptak [The Samaya Mix] (From "Bollywood Fusions")
  • (51:35) Ranjeet Baal Party - Aey Jawanon (From "Gangs Of Wasseypur" ST)
  • (52:59) Asha Bhosle - Aao Huzoor Tum Ko (Caravan) (From "The Best of Asha Bhosle: The Golden Voice of Bollywood")
  • (55:24) Coca-Cola advertisement (Recorded from Doordarshan)
  • (56:13) Sameeruddin - Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer (Destiny mix) (From "The Streets of Bollywood and Beyond")
  • (57:56) DJ Fixed - Altered "Loader Fight" loop (From "Battery Sentinel")
  • (58:00) Basil Poledouris - Atlantean Sword (From "Conan The Barbarian" ST)
  • (58:30) Maachis - Pani Pani Re (From "Lata Mangeshkar")
All tracks have been edited and/or processed, with additional loops or sound effects thrown in to spice things up. I basically had to run "Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer (Destiny mix)" through a paper shredder, and reconstitute it, to isolate that funky beat progression from a whole bunch of other ill-advised hip-hop shenanigans. My pain is your gain!

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