Midival Punditz / Midival Punditz
Album: Midival Punditz   Collection:World
Artist:Midival Punditz   Added:Nov 2002
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-18 Pull Date: 2003-01-20 Charts: Electronic, Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 5 Dec 29 Dec 15 Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24
Airplays: 3 2 1 2 1 6

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 19, 2011: Music Casserole
4. Jul 11, 2004: 15 Miles til One Day
2. Jun 06, 2005: Selectronica
Bhangra Fever
5. May 19, 2004: Bigger than Bollywood
3. Aug 10, 2004: radiomundi
Bhangra Fever
6. Dec 30, 2003: radiomundi

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-11-05
Midival Punditz Label: Six Degrees
Rating (scale of 1-10, 10 being best): 8.5

(this CD should be in WORLD)
This CD represents the latest in “Indian Underground electronica”. Both of the Midival Punditz perform/DJ regularly at the Cyber Mehfil parties in New Delhi. The Punditz call themselves “Art'core d'b heads with Asian style D'nB” – and as such, the music is Indianized heavy breakbeat w/ some big synths. These two 20-somethings are kickin’ mad beats in the spirit of Talvin Singh, Cheb I Sabbah, Tabla Beat Science, and all the great Indian/fusion/electronica artists. I hope the Indian pop shows at KZSU take notice of this bad-ass CD. Please play it! Try: 3,4,5,6,8,12.

1. Asian flute melodies, swirling synthesizers, big huge breakbeats
2. Asian string melodies reverberating, big dance-pop buildups
3. Ethereal Indian female vocals, fluttering strings, big huge breakbeats
4. Indianized breakbeat techno w/ garbled electronic vocal intro, twisted electronics & tablas – this track smokes
5. Swirly female vocal w/ big crunching breakbeats – trippy
6. Twangy string melody w/ pounding percussion, guys cheering – Hey! Hey! (I love this track! It is, as the title suggests – “BANGHRA FEVER!”)
7. Huge bumpin’ breakbeats w/ some Asian effects/percussion looped
8. Ethereal Indian female vocal exotica – long intro, then beats come in
9. Big synthesizer buildups (like trance) w/ exotic Asian flute, a bit of spoken word
10. Spiritual Indian male vocal wailings, mad tablas & programmed percussion, big breakbeats
11. Indian string instruments lay out a dramatic melody, built up w/ snappy bumpin’ beats
12. Ethereal Indian female vocal w/ slow trip-hop-ish beats – trippy & abstract

Track Listing
1. Air   7. Mercury
2. Extasis   8. Night
3. Fabric   9. Forest Dreams
4. Insite   10. Ajmer
5. Far From Home   11. God of Love
6. Bhangra Fever   12. Dark Age