Get involved and remix Bombay Dub Orchestra and win a place on our NYC Remix Album

As we mentioned a week or so back we are compiling a new remix release featuring remixes of both BDO albums by New York City based remixers, dj’s and producers. The release is curated by New York based songwriter, producer, dj and artist extraordinaire Tony Grund. The project will features a host of up-and-coming underground remixers, dj’s, artists and producers as well as a few key names on the New York club scene. Those included on the album will be announced shortly. Accompanying the remix will be animations, short films and video. We’ll be putting our favourites into various film festivals around the world and adding the rest to our YouTube Channel.

We are featuring one remix by someone from anywhere around the globe – And we are holding a competition to chose the winner – Guys ‘n’ Gals This could be you!

If you fancy a crack at remixing one of our tracks send us an email to info@bombayduborchestra.com with NYC Remix as the subject with the track title you’d like to remix and include an example of your remix work. If you get into the next round we’ll email you a link to the stems/parts. We’ll feature the best ten online with our favourite making it onto the album

We are very grateful for you support from musicians and music fans alike. Without you guys we’d have no audience to play to – no one to hear our efforts. So thanks again and do get in touch!

Andrew & Garry

Bombay Dub Orchestra London September 2011

Look out for the Bombay Dub Orchestra remix on forthcoming Natacha Atlas release

Thought we’d let you know that on 27th September a great new album from the legend that is Natacha Atlas is due for release on Six Degrees Records. We were fortunate enough to do a remix along side some great names.

After two highly acclaimed string driven, predominantly acoustic projects, Natacha Atlas returns to the Global Dance-floor with Mounqaliba-Rising: The Remixes. Globally celebrated singer Natacha Atlas’ latest release Mounqaliba was a decidedly acoustic affair, recorded with a 20-piece Turkish ensemble and a chamber orchestra & integrating western and Arabic styles. Mounqaliba (which means being in a state of reversal’ in classical Arabic) was a stunning set of original songs & evocative interludes, which also featured a beautiful version of Nick Drake’s classic “Riverman”.

From her days singing with Transglobal Underground to her seminal solo releases,Natacha is acknowledged as a pioneer in fusing Middle Eastern and Electronica styles. Mounqaliba-Rising: The Remixes finds the vanguard of the global fusion world paying homage to one of the most distinctive & beautiful voices in modern music.

Remixers like Beats Antique, Nickodemus & The Spy From Cairo, Cheb i Sabbah, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Syriana, David Starfire, EarthRise SoundSystem, Kaya Project and many more, take Natacha’s latest opus into new directions ranging from lush ambient journeys to dynamic rhythmic explorations.

The Bombay Dub Orchestra New York City Remix Project

Just a quick mention of our forthcoming NYC remix project.

Over the next few months we’ll be compiling a new remix release featuring remixes of both BDO albums by New York City based remixers, dj’s and producers. The release is to be curated by New York based songwriter, producer, dj and artist extraordinaire Tony Grund. The project will feature a host of up-and-coming underground remixers, dj’s, artists and producers as well as a few key names on the New York club scene. Accompanying the remix will be animations, short films and video.

We will also be featuring one remix by someone from anywhere around the globe. We will be holding a competition to chose the winner – This could be you!

We’ll be releasing more info over the next week or two as to how you can get involved either on the music side or with the visuals! You can also get involved and head up one of our Promo Street Teams

Bombay Dub Orchestra in NYC

Earlier this week we played a cool set at François K’s Deep Space at the rather cool club Scielo. A great sound system and a great crowd helped make it a great night.

This Monday 25th April BDO will be appearing at Pianos in the upstairs bar accompanied by tabla player Sameer Gupta. Opening the night will be Tony Grund from Echostream  Bombay Dub Orchestra will start at 9/9.30 with Sameer joining them later in the set.

Later in the week BDO will be guest at (le) Poisson Rouge Dj’ing another set of electronica mixed with Indian and Middle Eastern influences.

Facebook page for Pianos gig.
Facebook page for Poisson Rouge gig.

Bombay Dub Orchestra DJ Set New York Dates – April 2011

So we have the latest dates for our mini venture to NYC. As you know we’ll be there for Tribecca Film Festival. We thought we’d hook up with some old friends and do a few low key gigs to enable some of our New York fans and friends to come and chill. It’ll be our first time as BDO so we are very excited.

Dates So Far are:

18th April Deep Space opening for the mighty Francois K – Free Entry!

25th April Pianos123 Ludlow (at the corner of Stanton) Dj Set with guest Musicians – great grub and booze at this place. It’s a nice early one 8-11pm Free for ya’ll

28th April Le Poisson Rouge Gallery – The Sundown Sessions with Earthrise Soundsystem – Guesting for our good friends Earthrise Soundsystem for some dub, chilled electronica and plenty of Eastern vibes. Guest musicians to be announced.

Bombay Dub Orchestra in New York City April 2011

We’ll be in New York City for ten days in April. Heading to Tribeca Film Festival for a movie which is in competition. Scored by Garry – Marathon Boy screens 4 times during the festival. Try and see it if you can! Whilst there we’ll be doing a few guest DJ slots around town. First confirmed date is opening for Francois K at Deep Space. Info here! 18th April.

DEEP SPACE
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
A C E 1 9 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave

More info and dates soon!

Bombay Dub Orchestra head for Jamaica as part of BMI’s songwriter camp

Garry Hughes and Andrew T. Mackay of the Bombay Dub Orchestra will be heading out to Kingston Jamiaca next week do take part in BMI’s Kingston Songwriters Camp. They will be joining other BMI songwriters from around the world. They will be recording at the famous Anchor Studios.

Anchor Studios began with the vision and talent of Augustus “Gussie” Clarke. Gussie launched his record producing career in 1972 at the age of 18 with U-Roy’s “The Higher the Mountain”. This track marked the beginning of Gussie’s long term love affair with music and helped him establish himself as one of the top producers of all time that Jamaica had to offer; the track quickly moved to ‘classic’ status. He went on to produce Big Youth’s classical Screaming Target album and I-Roy’s Presenting I-Roy, both of which have been referred to as “among the best dee-jay albums ever produced”. Over the years, Gussie continued to certify his status as super producer, working with the likes of Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Gregory Isaacs, Augustus Pablo and Freddie McGregor.

In 1987 he opened his own Music Works Studios and being the visionary that he is, Gussie embraced the digital era of music production. This helped propel him into further success with hit productions such as Rumours by Gregory Issacs and J.C. Lodge’s Telephone Love which was the biggest international reggae song in 1988. Gussie continued his career as a high profile producer through the 90′s working with Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest, Cocoa Tea and many others.

Andrew & Garry will also be working on the new Bombay Dub Orchestra album recording with some local greats. There will be updates throughout the recording on this blog with pictures and videos.

Check out the amazing documentary ‘Marathon Boy’ scored by BDO’s Garry Hughes

The latest movie to be scored by Bombay Dub Orchestra’s Garry Hughes premieres this Friday at the Sheffield Doc Fest directed by Gemma Atwal.

“its the stuff of film noir, a tale of dreams, greed, and envy, with a child at its centre. Unforgettable.”
Sheffield Doc/Fest

At three, Budhia Singh had already run six 13-mile half-marathons. Born into the slums of Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, Singh’s mother sold him to a peddler for 800 rupees. Not long after Biranchi Das, a judo teacher who also runs an orphanage, bought him back, and soon discovers Budhia’s talent for running.. But when Biranchi has the four year old Budhia run 42 miles, the debate begins: is he providing Budhia with a rare opportunity, or is he exploiting a boy too young to know what he really wants. When the government gets involved the case becomes a political football, and rumours of vast sums of money attract gangsters eager to drive a wedge between Biranchi and Budhia. What starts out as a real Slumdog Millionaire turns into a the stuff of film noir, a tale of dreams, greed, and envy, with a child at its centre.

About the festival

Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in November. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe.

Doc/Fest is the only place in the world where you will meet sectors of the whole of the British documentary industry under one roof. Each year, the industry conference attracts the leading names of British documentary makers and executives in British television. The delegate mix of over 1800 includes documentary and factual producers, directors, buyers, commissioners and distributors. It is the perfect place to launch your latest documentary, pitch new ideas, meet future co-production partners and get insider tips from some of the world’s best documentary makers. It is a relaxed and friendly place to hold meetings with producers, commissioners and distributors, learn about the latest trends in production and discover new innovations and emerging talent.