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This is a space maintained by Melbourne-based DJ and electronic music producer, Pradip Sarkar. As a DJ, I often fill-in on radio shows on Melbourne's PBS 106.7 FM. Having an ecclectic taste and collection of music, I have done a range of shows featuring music from Asia, and Africa, as well as electronic sounds from Western cities. I have also DJed at music events in Melbourne, Sydney, Frankfurt, and Berlin. My preferred medium for DJ sets is vinyl, and my emphasis is on psychedelic and tripped-out sounds, from Cambodian psychedelia, Thai luk thung, Indian filmy-funk, krautrock, and musics that can be broadly categorized as "electronic jazz". The DJ mixes in this space will give you an idea of what I like to select for a set.
Sikander is the electronic dance music project and described as deviant leftfield cosmic-house, with influences drawn from early NY deep house, psychedelia, Krautrock, experimental electronica, Asian music and exotica, and ofcourse - film soundtrack (with special fascination for film noir, horror, giallo, and surreal cinema). Added to the palette are field recordings of street noise and nature cries, Asian stringed instruments, industrial drones and hums, kitchen appliances, bugged telephones, vintage machinery, and festive events.
Cinema for the Dead is Sikander’s debut EP, proudly released on Melbourne’s Pinksilver Net imprint. It features 3 tracks written in the manner of film score, from the early Detroit-influenced opener, Trojan Hound - an ode to the era of Sergio Corleone’s spaghetti westerns to Tiger Muffin, with its funk riffs and fuzzy guitar samples, and tabla rolls, owes its influences to 1970s Blaxploitation and Bollywood. The sounds of industrial machinery and 80’s science-fiction led to the conception of the moody Machine Dreams. For free download of the EP: http://www.pinksilver.net/2012/01/28/psnet018-sikander-cinema-for-the-dead-volume-1/
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