Charanjit Singh


The rediscovery of Singh's 1982 album "Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" caused a stir in the world of dance & electronic music when it was re-released in 2010. An album sounding like acid house recorded in Bombay in 1982, three years before the first Chicago and Detroit releases. It was not a hoax. Charanjit recorded ancient Indian ragas using Roland drum machines and synthesizers - all set to a 'disco' beat - creating what Mojo magazine referred to as "a startling piece of proto house". Since 2012, he and veteran Dutch producer Thee J Johanz have been touring with the original Roland gear to ecstatic responses. Their performances both stun and amaze, but perhaps most importantly, have people dance like maniacs to music that sounds familiar, but at the same time, like nothing else.

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Video 8/7/2014: Charanjit Singh

The Indian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger pairs raga with a disco beat, offering several variations on Indian classical music.

Charanjit Singh