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Swami's Influences

What do you get when you cross Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Rage Against the Machine, with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Why you get the Desirock producer's Swami ofcourse. Now what I have to wonder is where does bhangra and hip hop come from in those influences. http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=6188&CatID=7

“Desi rock aims to break musical and cultural barriers. Apart from reflecting social issues through music, we want bring about a social change,” says Swami. Ask them whether they can be viewed as a parallel to the Asian Dub Foundation from the Asian Underground Scene, and they are quick to clarify. “ADF is very ferocious with their music and they are more politically charged. We are mellower and want to relate to people on a personal level through music,” says bass player Martin Savale (ironically, the brother of ADF’s guitarist Chandrasonic).

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