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Karsh Kale

Percussionist/songwriter Karsh Kale (pronounced Kursh Kah-lay) is primarily known for his tabla (the paired hand drums of northern India) and electronic percussion playing skills. Born of Indian parents, Kale grew up in the U.S., but was equally influenced by music of the East and West, resulting in the creation of a highly original style -- where electronic dance and meets Indian folk. Kale's debut on record was as part of Tabla Beat Science (the 2000 release Tala Matrix), while his own debut album, Realize, was issued in July of 2001. The debut featured guest appearances by such notable Indian classical musicians as sarangi player Sultan Khan, bansuri (flute) players Ajay Prasanna and Steve Gorn, as well as Ethiopian pop vocalist Gigi. A few weeks before the album's release, it's first single, "Distance," was issued -- featuring a total of four remixes, one by Kale himself -- plus additional remakes by Banco de Gaia and fellow Asian Massive producers Midival Punditz and Capt. Groove, both of whom are based in India. In 2002, Kale released Redesign, which offered remixes of the songs from Realize by such artists as Bill Laswell and DJ Spooky. ~ Greg Prato
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Stations Featuring
Karsh Kale

    Electronic Chill

    Electronic Chill
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    World Music

    World Music
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Albums by
Karsh Kale

Top Songs by
Karsh Kale

  1.   Song
  2.   Milan
  3.   Instinct
  4.   Avalanche
  5.   Manifest
  6.   Absence
  7.   Drive
  8.   Satellite
  9.   Distance
  10.   High
  11.   Anja
  12.   GK2
  13.   Dancing at Sunset
  14.   Smile
  15.   Liberation
  16.   Joy
  17.   Break of Dawn
  18.   Epic
  19.   Taaruf
  20.   Shiva
  21.   Longing by David Visan
  22.   Shyam
  23.   Wake
  24.   Snowflake
  25.   Be Like Water
  26.   Butterfly Effect
  27.   Up
  28.   Shedding Skin
  29.   Supernova
  30.   Sunbeam
  31.   Man on Fire
  32.   Mallika Jam
  33.   Ma
  34.   Island
  35.   Cinema
  36.   Spirits in the Material World
  37.   City Lights
  38.   Some Things Are O.K.
  39.   Innocence and Power
  40.   Free Fall
  41.   New Born Star
  42.   Beautiful
  43.   Cinematic Reprise
  44.   Letting Go
  45.   Dirty Fellow
  46.   Analog Mood Swings
  47.   GK_
  48.   Jah Has Cool Girl by Nadia & Yamina Nid El Mourid
  49.   Destroy the Icon
  50.   Empty Hands
  51.   Tour Guide
  52.   Home
  53.   One Step Beyond
  54.   Saajana
  55.   Conception
  56.   Light Up the Love
  57.   Deepest Blue
  58.   Reemergene
  59.   Play
  60.   Following Sunlight
  61.   Indus Railway
  62.   Thin Line of Blue
  63.   Rise Up
  64.   Turnpike
  65.   Peekaboo
  66.   Hole in the Sky
  67.   Oceanic
  68.   Fabric
  69.   Phoenix Rising
  70.   Louder Than Bombs

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