Consider Ami Dang running for class president of this year's crop of "New Weird World". Creating melodies out of a mixed bazaar of sitar and hallucinogenic dance pop coupled with the right balance of underground menace and chill sweetness, Ami Dang has crafted an album that brings the world's lesser traveled streets alive with Eastern nuance and a Western wink.
Thoroughly 21st century in every way, Ami Dang's "Hukam" is contemporary global experimental pop at its twisted best. With sweet sitar melodies, Bollywood-diva style vocals, and both minimal and maximal electronic production, her music--pop, experimental, ambient, and house--is ripe for 2011 and beyond.
Hukam means "order" or "command" in Sanskrit and Punjabi.
released February 11, 2011
All music written, produced, and performedby Amrita "Ami" Kaur Dang
Track 4 co-written and produced by So Drove
Tracks 1, 2 & 3 co-produced by So Drove
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 engineered by So Drove
Tracks 6 & 7 engineered by Dave Fell
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, & 7 mixed by Mickey Freeland
Tracks 3 & 4 mixed by Ilya Monosov
All music mastered by Carl Saff
Album art by Jen Kirby
Graphic design & layout by Tim Kearley