Various Artists Rare Elements
- Words: Tyra Bangs
- Label: 5 Points
Fans of Talvin Singh, Karsh Kale and Asian Dub Foundation will likely be overjoyed with this compilation from new New York label 5 Points. A host of artists from around the boroughs-including Joe Claussell, Nickodemus & Osiris, and Ralphi Rosario-remix the work of Ustad Sultan Khan, famed for his masterful playing of an Indian fiddle known as the sarangi. Most of Rare Elements is standard downtempo/South Asian fusion fare for lazy mornings. The tracks that stand out incorporate innovative rhythms and bhangra influences, such as Brainpolluter's broken beat bumper "Majhi Re" and Radar One's snaky Bollywood Burning remix of "Meher Ali.""
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