Full of groovy, cheesed-out Bollywood disco synthetics, Rupaye Dus Karod has it all: weird drum pad breakdowns, funky Shaft-esque horns, and a v v silky, sexy sax.
On today, the day of Michael Jackson’s 52nd birthday, International Tapes is celebrating the man in the form of this amazing compilation of lost 80′s Europop and Asian dance synth gems. All misspellings and misnomers as described on the tape info are in tact… main one sticking out is London Burger, which is supposed to be London Boys. And no, Trotzky Burger isn’t a typo.
A compilation for the wounded, Tieng Hat Muong Tenh is a series of ballads exhibiting pain, longing, and heartbreak. The album’s heavily reverbed voices cry cautionary tales to the listener, pleading “Don’t Drag No More!” What makes this tape unique is the array of subtle stylistic shifts, from Luongtuan’s pop hymnal, to Bao Trang’s death marches, the compilation even dabbles in waltzes and shimmery 60′s psychedelic pop.
Feel the fight to win. Be the best you can be. Rise above all challenges. Never give up. Do it for Mom. Do it for Dad. Prove yourself. Confront your fears. Test your might. Face your destiny. Push it to the limit. Relish in the salty burn of sweat streaming into your eyes. Triumph over all.
A1 Olympic Spirit – John Williams
A2 One Moment In Time – Whitney Houston
A3 Fight (No Matter How Long) – The Bunburys
A4 Indestructible – Four Tops
A5 Reason To Try – Eric Carmen
A6 That’s What Dreams Are Made Of – Odds & Ends
B1 Shape Of Things To Come – The Bee Gees
B2 Peace In Our Time – Jennifer Holliday
B3 Willpower – Taylor Dayne
B4 Harvest For The World – The Christians
B5 Rise To The Occasion – Jermaine Jackson & La La
B6 Olympic Joy – Kashif
This cassette is hands down one of my favorites. Bilingual Vietnamese/American New Wave covers featuring an alarmingly pensive female MC, fake audience applause, awkward phrasing/translation, and synths that really push the limits of taste. Do you see that cover? Damn. Wanna get wild and inside of that lady.
B1 Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Trizzie Phuong Trinh
B2 Back Seat Of You Cadillac – Vy Lan
B3 Hello – Khánh Dũng
B4 Like A Hurricane – Nhât Ha
B5 Arabian Gold – Cao Lâm
DJ RJ uses Bollywood songs to drive these remixes, and he does it damn tastefully. Anyone that mixes Nice & Wild’s Diamond Girl into a song is good in my book, but then taking it a step further and mixing it with Bollywood? It’s like mixing two of your most favorite foods together… think donuts and ice cream. Panties dropping just like raindrops (you feel so good upon my lips).
Remember when I reminded you how much Bollywood you’re missing in your life? International Tapes is now thrilled and a little turned on to bring you College Girl/Amiri Garibi, the double soundtrack for the eponymous Hindi films. That’s right, it’s a double penetration of Bollywood. The soundtrack, in all its tambourine-shaking, henna-tattooed-foot-stomping, Hindi-Hollywood glory, takes us through the stories of the films—maybe. Listening to it is a little bit like watching a telenovela: you don’t understand what the fuck is happening, except that the attractive heterosexual leads on the cover (or credits) are probably in love, and probably encounter some obstacles (strict Hindi fathers? Accidental pregnancies? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” only to be arrested on suspicion of cheating?), and probably overcome those obstacles to be together forever. Or at least one final dance number. You don’t understand what the fuck is happening, but you know you’re staying home on a Sunday night to watch it anyway, and you’ll totally cry all the way through it. That’s what College Girl is, but with the added plus of having a title that gives you all kind of awesome Google search results.
B1 O Meri Sasu O Mere Saale
B2 Budhi Ghodhi Lal Lagaam
B3 Babul Bhi Roye
B4 Tawaif Kahan Kisi Se Mohabbat Karti Hai
B5 Bhool Bhulaiyya Teri Ankhiyan Saiyan
Yo check it so Kajal falls in love with this dude Ravi at a show, they totally bone and get married. Even though Ravi is a baller Indian pop star, they move into his family’s mansion together. Ravi’s cousin is a total asshole and kind of kills Ravi. Wandering and broken, Kajal bumps into Raja, who has the giant’s wallet (fuck ton of rupees). She eventually moves on and begins to fall for Raja, when all of the sudden Ravi comes back from the dead. Then Ravi’s cousin and weird uncle are pissed they didn’t finish the job, try to kill and do Kajal by strapping a bomb around her (totally Dudley Do-Right style). Ravi totally takes the bomb, kills himself for love, and Kajal+Raja do it into oblivion.
Imagine that story, for 2 and a half hours, with dance numbers. That’s what this is.
You can watch the whole thing on YouTube, everything I said is true.
A1 Aisi Deewangi
A2 Teri Umeed Tera Intezar
A3 Sochenge Tumhe Pyar
A4 Teri Isi Ada pe Sanam
B2 Tere Dard Se Dil
B3 Teri Umeed Tera Intezar (Part-2)
B4 Koi Na Koi Chahiye
Jegog is a form of Gamelan from western Bali. These pieces are each about 30 minutes long of hypnotic, hyper textural bamboo percussion, jaring you in and out of trance.
A1 Tangis Alit (Excerpt)
B1 Sekar Jagat