Visual Audio album cover
Visual Audio

State of Bengal

1999
One Little Indian

He only lived to be 50 years old, but during his all-too-brief career Saifullah Zaman was a pillar of the emerging Asian Underground movement in the 1980s and 1990s. Under the name State of Bengal, he organized music clinics for kids and eventually became a successful producer and DJ. His work as a solo musician — particularly on Visual Audio, his debut album — combined jungle, hip hop and Bollywood film music in a manner that paved the way for a generation of his colleagues.

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