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A King of Tunes (Ragadevan)

by The Marv

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Ginger soda 03:06
Donga 04:37
A wind blows 03:53
Kookookoo 02:39


It often starts with an incredible break.
When The Marv discovered Ilaiyaraja's track Vikram, she was blown away by the many grooves of this multi talented artist.
For her third EP, she wanted to pay a tribute to his works from great 70's, 80's and even 90's indian movie scores.
So she started digging again, carefully selecting breaks and melodies from this extremely prolific composer who was given the title of Ragadevan (King of Tunes). Each sample would be like a unique spice to her special ginger soda recipe.

So here's the blend : Heavy beats, hip hop with some house twists, big analog bass, oriental breaks, and some secret ingredients that she only knows about.
You'll be surprised by the maturity of the works of this young female beatmaker, who mastered the boombap science in only a few weeks
Beware, you may experience psychedelic hallucinations: spicy audio sensations, wild animals popping here and there, pastel colors and voluptuous oriental fragrances.

A wind blows, birds are singing a lullaby, I see goats dancing to Ragadevan's oscillations. Wooo I'm high

Ça commence souvent avec un break incroyable.
Quand The Marv a découvert le morceau Vikram d'Ilaiyaraja elle fut littéralement soufflée par la richesses des grooves de ce compositeur multi-instrumentiste.
Pour son troisième EP, elle décide de rendre hommage au travail de ce génie sur les films indiens des années 70, 80 et même 90.
S'en suivit un travail de digging minutieux, une sélection soignée de breaks et de mélodies de ce compositeur prolifique qui reçut le titre de Ragadevan (Maître de la mélodie) .
Vous serez surpris par la maturité du travail de cette jeune beatmakeuse qui maîtrisa l'art et la science du boombap en seulement quelques semaines.
Prenez garde, vous pourriez faire l' expérience d'hallucinations psychédéliques: sons épicés, animaux sauvages bondissants ici et là, couleurs pastels en pagaille et parfum voluptueux vous enveloppant.

Un vent se lève, des oiseaux chantent une berceuse, je vois des chèvres danser au rythme des oscillations de Ragadevan. Wooo je plane!


released September 15, 2014

All tracks produced by The Marv
Patient Mix by Biof
Handcrafted mastering by Blanka - @kasablanka
Tasteful photos and artwork by Marone - mar-one.tumblr.com
Many thanks to my label who trusted me for my first vinyl

This is my tribute to a great source of inspiration, a King of Tunes: Ilaiyaraja


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