Karsh Kale is an American musician, record producer, film composer and DJ. He is considered one of the pioneering figures in defining the Asian Underground genre by mixing disparate genres of music such as Indian classical and folk with electronica, rock and ambient music. In addition to production, DJ work, Kale is known for his tabla drumming and film composition. Born as Utkarsh Kale on 1 November 1974 to Indian Marathi speaking immigrants in West Bromwich, UK, Kale was raised in Stony Brook, New York after his parents relocated in 1977. Kale took an interest in drums and became a tabla player. Kale's father introduced Kale to a broad range of music, which included traditional Indian music, classical and early hip-hop. From this broad range of influences, self-taught, developed his own style, which led to his "electric tabla". In 2000, Bill Laswell founded Tabla Beat Science, inviting Kale, along with Zakir Hussain, Talvin Singh, Trilok Gurtu and Sultan Khan. Together, the group released Tala Matrix that year.
The album is considered to be one of the most influential Asian Fusion albums to date, the group embarked on a tour, of which one of the shows was released on DVD. While a Music Production and Performance student at New York University, Kale began playing in bands and working as a session musician. In 1999, Kale began work on his first EP, Classical Science Fiction from India and began hosting bi-weekly "Futureproof" events, which consisted of DJ and electric tabla sets; these events attracted the attention of San Francisco label Six Degrees Records. Soon after, Kale became the first Indo-American to be signed to a solo recording contract in the United States, a move, followed by Kale's first full-length album, Realize, in 2001. Realize considered as a major milestone in what Kale called "Asian Massive", was followed with 2002's Asian Massive Tour, which featured Midival Punditz and Cheb i Sabbah, 2003's Liberation. Zakir Hussain was featured in the album and in the major attraction of the album "Milan".
Kale's third album, 2006's Broken English, was predominantly set to English lyrics, a shift from his previous albums. His follow-up Breathing Under Water, released in 2007, was the result of a two-year collaboration with sitar instrumentalist Anoushka Shankar. In 2011, Kale released Cinema, influenced by Kale's experiences in composing for Bollywood, he won GIMA Awards best fusion album for the same, beating A. R. Rahman. Kale has composed for crossover and Bollywood films including Chutney Popcorn, Indian Cowboy, Ocean of Pearls, Pyaar Impossible!. His tracks have been featured in shows such as HBO's True Blood and Real Time with Bill Maher. Two of his songs were included in as sample music in Windows Vista by Microsoft. Kale's songwriting credits include songs with Sting and Norah Jones, has remixed songs by artists including Paula Cole, Yoko Ono, The Cure. Kale worked with Midival Punditz on a rescoring of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. In 2012 Kale was one of an esteemed group of music producers selected to take part in MTV India's music incubation project: Coke Studio for its second season.
Working with Indian artists including Warren Mendonsa, Monali Thakur, Benny Dayal, Apeksha Dandekar and more, he produced some of the series most innovative and well received tracks. Solo albums Realize Redesign: Realize Remixed Liberation Broken English Breathing Under Water Cinema UP With Tabla Beat Science Tala Matrix Live at Stern Grove Palm Pictures Talaman Soundclash, Live at the Filmore Bright Like This Classical Science Fiction from India Play Pause Back Seat Lavni Distance Remixes Beautiful Remixes EP Manifest Remixes EP With Dave Douglas Freak In Gully Boy Indian pop Official website Karsh Kale on IMDb Karsh Kale on SoundCloud Karsh Kale performing on NYC Radio LIVE
Brian Sumner is a British skateboarder, Christian pastor and traveling evangelist from Liverpool, England. Sumner came to America at age 15, he resides in Huntington Beach, CA. He received notoriety in Britain for winning contests with his stair/handrail skating. After finishing school and 6 months of art college in Liverpool, Brian made his way to the US around the age of 16 to further his skateboard career. Brian turned professional at the age of 19 and has skateboarded for some of the biggest companies including Birdhouse, Adio, Independent, TSA, Analog, Rocket Wheels, Fender Guitars, Truth Soul Armor, Reliance Skateboards and Airspeed shoes. Brian made his US debut in the skate video The End. Brian has been in other films including One Step Beyond by Adio shoes, on many 411's and on Baker videos. Brian spent many summers travelling the US on Tony Hawks Gigantic skate park tour which aired throughout America on television, helped present skateboarding to a new generation of skateboarders. In 2001, Brian wrote, directed and edited an instructional skateboard video called "The Tao of Skateboarding."
It starred skaters from Paul Rodriguez, Ed Templeton, Bam Margera, Andrew Reynolds, Jim Greco, Kevin Long, Jeremy Rogers and more. He became known for his dyed black hair and fitted clothes, as he took flip tricks to rails and stairs while skating to fast music. In 2003 Brian was a stunt double for Adam Brody in the film Grind and made a cameo appearance as himself. In 2004 he appeared in Sleepover. At this time he worked in music videos for Reggie and the full effect, Saves the Day and OPM. Working with Adio, the Brian shoe with his staple Union Jack graphic sold thousands of pairs around the world, he had endorsement deals for video games, tech decks, boards, pants and trading cards. Brian and Tracy divorced after Brian began to question life and purpose. After separating from Tracy, dealing with anger management and facing hard times, Brian began to study the different religions of the world. After doing community service at a Christian thrift store, running into Christian Hosoi, in prison for five years, Brian soon ended up repenting of his sins to Jesus Christ and becoming a Christian.
Brian began sharing the Gospel of sin and repentance right away along with many other fellow skateboarders. Soon after this Tracy became a Christian, they were remarried, Brian became to serve as a Deacon at the Sanctuary Church and began preaching on Sunday nights. In 2005, along with fellow skateboarders, Christian Hosoi, Jay Haizlip, they started the Uprising, a skateboard ministry that reaches out to youth and the skating community through assemblies and large arena festivals. In 2008 the Uprising was documented by Steelroots, a Christian youth television network, made into a reality television show; the first season of The Uprising, had eight episodes following the ministry around California and Britain. Season 2, began airing in the autumn of 2009 and filmed an additional 10 episodes, estimated to have reached into 100 million homes and won awards in the United Kingdom. In 2009 Brian started the skate ministry SkateBible. SkateBible.com. That year, he wrote, co-produced with Howie Lang, edited and starred in "Foolishness" a 60-minute Gospel presentation by SkateBible and SumHow productions.
This film went around the world by way of television, word of mouth and DVD. In 2013 it won many awards along with best Evangelistic film of the year. John Piper commented "Brian Sumner’s skate-studded DVD, "Foolishness,” is the fullest 60-minute Gospel word I’ve heard." Brian partnered with I AM SECOND ministries IAMSECOND.com and filmed his testimony that along with celebrities and more, plays on the internet worldwide. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpErcb8g84&feature=autoshare. In 2011 Brian helped produce, skate in, co-ordinate stunts and act in as himself the Skipstone Pictures film Hardflip. Starring in this film is skateboard legend Christian Hosoi, John Schneider, Rosanna Arquette, Randy Wayne and Sean Michael Afable. Brian's avid love for Gods Word, led him to various Bible schools and courses, one of, Francis Chan's, Eternity Bible College. In 2011 he spoke at Liberty University the biggest Christian university in the world. Today Brian is a Pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Huntington Beach, where he preaches/teaches and focuses on city Evangelism and Outreach.
He continues to travel the world partnering with ministries and the like, with the goal of reaching the lost. In 2015 Brian put out his first book "Never Fails", a "30-Day Devotional" for married couples and singles.. Brian was married at 19 to Tracy Sumner of California, their son Dakota was born soon after. They divorced within two years, but remarried and gave birth to their second child, Eden. In 2010 Tracy gave birth to their 3rd child Jude. Today Brian and his wife Tracy are part of the Rock Harbor Community, where they finished marriage through Rock Harbor under Dr Tirabassi, so they can continue to help couples in their struggles and challenges. "The Uprising Skateboard Ministry". Retrieved 20 December 2006. "Brian Sumner Home Page". Retrieved 4 April 2007. "The Uprising: Brian Sumner Bio". Archived from the original on 11 November 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2009. Http://www.briansumner.net/ http://www.skatebible.com/
The Chocolate Watchband
The Chocolate Watchband is an American garage rock band that formed in 1965 in Los Altos, California. The band went through several lineup changes during its existence. Combining psychedelic and garage rock components, their sound was marked by David Aguilar's lead vocals, as well as proto-punk musical arrangements; the band's rebellious musical posture made them one of the harder-edged groups of the period. The Chocolate Watchband was signed to Tower Records in 1966 and released their first single, "Sweet Young Thing", in 1967. In the year, the band released their debut album, No Way Out. Though the album was nationally unsuccessful, the band became a frequent attraction in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1968, their second album, The Inner Mystique, was released and included the band's most popular song, a cover version of "I'm Not Like Everybody Else". By 1969, the band released their final album, One Step Beyond, however it was not as regarded as their past work, the band broke up in 1970.
This band should not be confused with The Chocolate Watch Band, a London-based UK group that issued two singles on Decca Records in 1967. The Chocolate Watchband was formed in the summer of 1965 in Los Altos, California by Ned Torney and Mark Loomis, who had played guitar together in a local band known as The Chaparrals in the previous year; the two were joined by other local collegies Rick Young, Pete Curry, Jo Kemling, Danny Phay to form the first version of the Chocolate Watchband, a name, meant to be taken as a joke. All five musicians had a background rooted in rock and roll and blues, with each one having spent time on the local club circuit; the band garnered a local following, integrating cover versions of British Invasion groups The Who, into their live repertoire. Curry was soon replaced by a jazz drummer from Cupertino High School, they never recorded any commercial releases. The band was gaining popularity until Torney and Phay accepted an offer from a rival band, The Otherside, to join their group.
Kemling followed soon after dismantling the first incarnation of the band. With the first version of the Chocolate Watchband disbanded, Mark Loomis moved on to join The Shandels. Becoming disillusioned, he took the discarded name "Chocolate Watchband" and recruited The Shandels' bass player Bill'Flo' Flores and former Watchband drummer, Gary Andrijasevich. Next he convinced former Topsiders guitarist Dave "Sean" Tolby to enlist; the group recruited David Aguilar as the lead singer. Loomis asserted the role of leader during this initial time period, although the band never acknowledged it had a designated leader. Songs to cover were presented, shows were talked about, the band voted together on all decisions. Sean Tolby obtained the latest in Vox equipment while Loomis provided the space for nightly rehearsals. Within a week, the band began performing at local clubs in San Francisco's South Bay, playing a range of songs that included obscure British import tunes never released before in the States.
Unlike other local bands who were covering the latest hits from the top 10 on radio, the Chocolate Watchband played songs few people had heard before. Thus, in many instances, these songs became associated with the Chocolate Watchband and not the original artists. Six months after opening for the Mothers of Invention at the Fillmore Auditorium, Hollywood music producer Bill Graham urged the Chocolate Watchband to sign a management contract with him, he was opening up a new Fillmore East in New York City and wanted to shuttle the Chocolate Watchband, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane back and forth from coast to coast as his personal house bands. However, having signed a management contract with local promoter Ron Roupe a week earlier, their future followed a different path. Roupe, having secured a recording deal with Green Grass Productions in Los Angeles, introduced the band to producers Ed Cobb and Ray Harris; the band flew to Los Angeles and entered the recording studio. Cobb introduced the band to a song he had written a week earlier named "Sweet Young Thing".
Released in December 1966 by Tower Records, the B-side featured the group's cover of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", another stage song the band played. However, unknown to the Watchband, Tower Records farmed the distribution of their recordings out to Uptown Records, a rhythm and blues label with predominantly black artists. Frontman Aguilar began writing material for the band, including originals like "Right By My Side", "Gone & Passes By", "Don't Need Your Lovin' Anymore", "No Way Out" and "Sitting There Standing." The band's second single was the more restrained track "Misty Lane", released with a sweet orchestrated ballad, "She Weaves a Tender Trap", as its B-side. During this period the band were featured in two Sam Katzman films: Riot on Sunset Strip and The Love-Ins; the latter film inspired the group's next single. The single was released with the B-side "No Way Out", an instrumental spawned from a studio warm-up with spontaneous Aguilar vocals that Cobb took credit for.
With Loomis gone, the band drifted apart in late 1967, shortly after the release of their first album, No Way Out. The band would reform with Sean Tolby, Billy Flores, Gary
Fantazia is a dance organisation based in the UK. Founded in 1991 by James Perkins, it was set up at a time when breakbeat hardcore was on the ascendent within the rave scene, having grown out of the Acid House movement. Given the popularity and appeal of the music to a new generation of disaffected youth, the company grew in line with the movement, holding six large raves in 1992; the following are some of Fantazia's events in the early 1990s: • Fantazia New Year: 1991/92 at Westpoint Exhibition Centre, near Exeter. 10,000 people. 8,000 people. 16,000 people. 28,000 people. 16,000 people. Some other large-scale events were The Showcase, Second Sight, tours of The Haçienda, Barrowlands and The Big Bang at the SECC, Glasgow in 1993; as part of a general trend in the rave movement, not only were these events legal, but particularly large. As above, Fantazia’s rave at Castle Donington was the largest outdoor rave to be held in the UK – with no fewer than 25,000 people. Additionally following on from the Raindance events, Fantazia raves featured certain characteristics of theme parks and mainstream celebrations.
For example, the Fantazia at Castle Donington included a stage dressed as a castle, a giant inflatable dragon and a large pyrotechnic/ firework display. However, these things should be seen as peripheral, as the music constituted the core of each event and the movement in general. At the Castle Donington event alone, over 60 DJs & PAs played throughout the night. Unlike many other rave promoters in the early 1990s, Fantazia filmed all their major events and released videos; these were successful in the charts. One successful video, for example, was of the Big Bang New Year event which reached No. 2 - beaten only by Take That. This footage is available to license; this represents an interesting timeframe of an era that many people shaped and, at the same time, that influenced many people. The company moved away from raves around 1993-94 as the regulatory environment became less favourable for organisations to put on large, one-off events e.g. councils refusing licences and charging exorbitant licence application fees.
As a result, Fantazia abandoned plans for another large-scale Castle Donington-esque outdoor party and instead focussed its energies on the recording side of the company –, founded to release the ground breaking Old Skool compilation The First Taste. From this grew the successful series The House Collection/Club Classics; these featured attractive fetish clad women, on the covers and were mixed by top House DJs like Boy George, Jeremy Healy, Carl Cox, Tony De Vit and Paul Oakenfold. Selling over 100,000 albums the company went on to sell many millions of records. In 1997 the company held Fantazia: The Return of a Legend, at the G-Mex in Manchester. Once again this broke records as over 12,000 people made this the largest indoor House music event. List of electronic music festivals Fantazia Website
One Step Beyond (song)
"One Step Beyond" is a tune written by Jamaican ska singer Prince Buster as a B-side for his 1964 single "Al Capone". It was made famous by British band Madness who covered it for their debut studio album of the same name. Although Buster's version was instrumental except for the song title shouted for a few times, the Madness version features a spoken intro by Chas Smash and a audible but insistent background chant of "here we go!". The spoken line, "Don't watch that, watch this", in the intro is from another Prince Buster song, "Scorcher", whilst the next line "This is a heavy heavy monster sound" is taken from Dave & Ansel Collins' hit "Monkey Spanner"; the first of those became a trademark during the early promos of MTV, where the video was in heavy rotation.. According to Alan Winstanley, one of the producers, the released Madness version was a rough mix, created by taking the original 1 minute 10 second instrumental and repeating it, with the second half treated with an Eventide harmonizer to make it sound different.
Langer and Winstanley intended to do a full remix but found that the double-length rough mix had been sent for mastering before they got the opportunity. The song is used to begin live performances by the band; the single produced the band's first music video, directed by Chuck Statler. The video features a performance on the Hope and Anchor stage in Islington, filmed on 7 October 1979; the video features Chas Smash, performing the lead vocals, although he was not at the time a member of the band. Lead singer Suggs is present in the video in front of the band, holding a microphone, although he does not sing the lead vocals; the cover art for the single is from a photoshoot by Cameron McVey. It is similar to the photograph used on the album cover art, but features the band in a different pose; the Spanish release of the song featured different cover art, although the photograph used was from the same photoshoot. Though the lyrics are performed by Chas Smash, he does not feature on the photograph, because he was not a full member of the band at the time.
However, he is shown on the back cover of the album in various dancing poses. The Italian version features a two-tone drawing of the pose containing only four dancers; the album version of the song features the full spoken introduction by Chas Smash. However, this was cut short for the single release; when the song is performed live, Smash ad libs during the instrumental portions of the song. To capitalise on the success of the song, Madness recorded the song in different languages; the song was recorded in Spanish as "Un Paso Adelante" and in Italian as "Un Passo Avanti". Chas Smash recorded the vocals for the Spanish version on 30 June 1980 at Eden Studios; the band decided to record the song because many popular English songs at the time were being covered by Spanish artist Luis Cobos, the band wanted to do it first. The Italian version, "Un Passo Avanti", was used to open up during the Italian part of their world tour, in October 1980. An extended version of the song, with a run time of 3:33, is included on the 1997 US compilation Total Madness: The Very Best Of Madness.
It includes the full spoken introduction by Chas Smash. In addition to its single release and appearance on the album of the same name, "One Step Beyond" appears on the Madness collections Divine Madness, Complete Madness, It's... Madness Too, Total Madness, The Business, Ultimate Collection and The Millennium Collection; the Spanish version appears on the 1992 releases of the "House of Fun" single. It is used to open concerts live, has been since the first Madstock!. These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "One Step Beyond". 7" vinyl12" vinyl Seattle rock/ska band MOON released their version of'One Step Beyond' on their 2010 EP called The Moon EP. One video of their live performance on YouTube is available. List of number-one singles of 1980 One Step Beyond... at Discogs
One Step Beyond...
One Step Beyond... is the 1979 debut album by the British ska-pop group Madness. It was ranked 90th in a 2005 survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time; the album, recorded and mixed in about three weeks, peaked at number two and remained in the UK Albums Chart for over a year. It was the first album produced by the Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley team, who would go on to work with artists such as Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Dexys Midnight Runners, They Might Be Giants, David Bowie as well as producing many more Madness albums; the "Nutty Train" photo on the sleeve, shot by Cameron McVey, was inspired by the photo of Kilburn and the High Roads roadie, Paul Tonkin, on the back-cover of their album, Handsome. The title track, released as a single, was written and recorded by the Jamaican ska musician Prince Buster; the spoken line, "Don't watch that, watch this..." in the introduction is adapted from another Prince Buster song, "The Scorcher".
Their first single, "The Prince", was a tribute to the musician. The other Prince Buster cover on the album, "Madness", wasn't listed on the original LP in the UK, nor many other territories, it was listed, however, on the North American release because it was issued as a single there. "One Step Beyond" — 2:18 "My Girl" — 2:44 "Night Boat to Cairo" — 3:31 "Believe Me" — 2:28 "Land of Hope and Glory" — 2:57 "The Prince" — 3:18 "Tarzan's Nuts" — 2:24 "In the Middle of the Night" — 3:01 "Bed & Breakfast Man" — 2:33 "Razor Blade Alley" — 2:42 "Swan Lake" — 2:36 "Rockin' in A♭" — 2:29 "Mummy's Boy" — 2:23 "Madness" — 2:38 "Chipmunks Are Go!" — 0:51The 2009 reissue includes the music videos for "The Prince", "One Step Beyond...", "My Girl", "Night Boat to Cairo" and "Bed & Breakfast Man". The first four of these were included on the version of One Step Beyond... issued as part of the box set The Lot. The bonus disc contains B-sides as well as all three songs only released on the Work Rest and Play EP in April 1980.
A 35th-anniversary edition was released in 2014. It includes 14 of 20 tracks from a 1979 rehearsal tape entitled "Fab Toones" and a DVD featuring videos, Top of the Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test appearances and a BBC documentary. "The Prince" — 2:31 "Bed and Breakfast Man" — 3:24 "Land of Hope and Glory" — 2:42 "Stepping into Line" — 2:38 "One Step Beyond..." — 2:17 "My Girl" — 2:58 "Mistakes" — 2:52 "Un Paso Adelante" — 2:33 "Nutty Theme" — 2:10 "My Girl" — 2:28 "Stepping into Line" — 2:15 "Un Passo Avanti" — 2:22 "Deceives the Eye" — 2:00 "The Young and The Old" — 2:04 "Don't Quote Me on That" — 4:31 "Razor Blade Alley" — 2:35 [Dance Craze live version) "Night Boat To Cairo" — 3:12 "One Step Beyond..." — 2:53 "Nutty Sounds" — 3:13 "Mistakes" — 2:53 "Sunshine Voice" — 3:32 "My Girl" — 2:50 "Memories" — 2:31 "Believe Me" — 2:39 "Lost My Head" — 2:24 "Razorblade Alley" — 2:33 "Land of Hope and Glory" — 2:47 "Mummy's Boy" — 2:21 "In the Middle of the Night" — 2:51 "You Said" — 2:21 "Stepping into Line" — 2:29 "Bed and Breakfast Man" — 4:15In addition, the remaining 6 tracks from "Fab Toones" were not included on the CD due to space constraints.
However, these tracks were available as downloads "Madness" — 2:20 "My Mates" — 2:40 "Shop Around" — 3:01 "There's Always Something There to Remind Me" — 4:05 "Swan Lake" — 2:49 "Rockin in A♭" — 2:09 Singles and EP from the album: "The Prince" /"Madness" "One Step Beyond" /"Mistakes" on the 7" Single, "One Step Beyond" /"Mistakes"/"Nutty Theme" on the 12" single – October 1979 "My Girl"/"Stepping Into Line" plus "In The Rain" as an extra track on the UK 12" single – December 1979 Work Rest an