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Music Review: 'Rising From the East'

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Rising From the East

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Bally Sagoo
Producers:
TriStar
genre:
World

We gave it an A-

Sagoo — one of the first DJs to blend Punjabi bhangra and Hindi film songs with Western dance styles — doesn’t deal in that bastard child ”fusion.” The dark, soulful cuts on his second major-label release Rising From the East neither exoticize their club foundations nor dilute their Bollywood vocal stylings. Rather, working for the first time with original songs instead of remixes, Sagoo forges a new species — one that brings a gangsta cool to the passion of a Bombay melodrama, and knows that beats translate even if words don’t. A-

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