|Dhira / Dhira|
|Label:||Universal Music Latino|
|Add Date:||2006-08-06||Pull Date:||2006-10-08||Charts:||RPM/Electronica|
|Week Ending:||Oct 8||Oct 1||Sep 17||Sep 3||Aug 27||Aug 20||Aug 13|
|1.||Nov 11, 2013:||Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC) |
|4.||Jan 17, 2013:||Happy Hour |
|2.||Oct 07, 2013:||Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC) |
|5.||Aug 06, 2012:||Happy Hour |
Vida Tras Vida
|3.||May 27, 2013:||Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC on Memorial Day) |
|6.||Sep 08, 2011:||Happy Hour |
Dhira – Dhira (Universal Music Spain)|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/2/06
Dance/hip hop/electronica from Spain, featuring an Indian singer/sitar player. Most tracks have great beats and a cool mix of Indian sounds and Spanish hip hop, but the English bits are often rather pop and crap (ain’t that just the way?)
IMO this could – and should – chart and be played as Hip Hop and World as well as Dance/Electronica. Tracks 1 and esp. 11 are Reggae, as well…
No FCCs that I could recognize. Most tracks are excellent. I like 4 best and didn’t care much for 6, and the rest are all funky cool.
1. 3:34 ***hip hop in English and Spanish, bit of reggae beat, midtempo and a bit relaxed. Nice Spanish guitar break.
2. 4:03 *mellow electronica opening, then slightly downtempo with acoustic and electric guitar, hip hop Spanish vocal. Folky chorus in English.
3. 3:47 ***sweet midtempo bounce with sitar in Hindi (?), nicely funky. Long fade.
4. 5:00 ****downtempo funky dance groove, hip hop vocals in Spanish, Indian-style female vocals, guest singing by Amparanoia
5. 3:34 ***funky midtempo electronica, sitar and tabla, a bit trance-y but you can still dance to it.
6. 5:00 downbeat folky beat with sitar, hip hop vocals in Spanish, rather pop English chorus – which kinda spoils the effect. Early ending and uptempo funky extra bit at end.
7. 3:24 ***long male Indian vocal intro, then funky dance beat with hip hop Spanish vocals. Slow gloopy bit with female Indian vocals, back to dance groove.
8. 4:13 **languid electronic groove with sitar, a bit of scratching
9. 4:02 **funky guitar and random talking intro, slightly downtempo funky bounce in English and Spanish, fun vocals with a bit of random talking. Ends 25 seconds early, then bit of spoken Hindi.
10. 4:26 **starts witih spoken Hindi and midtempo beat. Wawa guitar and funky riddim with a bit of sitar and flamenco handclaps. Groove fades a minute from end into violin/sitar/shoopshoop noises. Interesting…
11. 4:34 ***cool midtempo reggae with female backup vocals, melodica, funky yet relaxed. Ends early, then random sounds.
12. 12:54 *downtempo sitar funk, chill vibe. Some tabla, electronics, classical guitar. Fades at 4:20, silence til 6:20 when a heartbeat fades in with sitar (backwards?) and random electronica. Which is fairly interesting noise. pretty random and beatless, however.
|1.||Sonrie Smile||7.||Dhira Sound System|
|2.||Una Familia||8.||De Calcuta A Madrid|
|4.||Siete Planchas (Con Amparanoia)||10.||Bollywood|
|5.||This Song||11.||Riddim From Vridanvan|
|6.||Vida Tras Vida||12.||Sarangi Chill|