Signs album cover
Signs

Badmarsh & Shri

2001
Outcaste Records

DJ Mohammed Akber Ali and tabla player Shrikanth Sriram only made two albums together, but both are important examples of how exciting the intercultural fusions of the Asian Underground movement could be. Opening with the title track (a reappropriation of a classic reggae tune), their second album then explores jungle, hip hop, and chillout grooves in a way that could leave you thinking that the Brits had never left India and instead had stayed and achieved a complete musical integration with their former colonial subjects.

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