Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
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A super high energy mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae, Rock and Electronica with global rhythms and club beats. Delhi 2 Dublin's music works equally well in sweaty nightclubs and outdoor festivals!

Biography

Turn Up The Stereo is not only the title of the current Delhi 2 Dublin album, it is also the philosophy behind the album. Sometimes we just need to drown out the noise of the world and make the music louder, declares vocalist Sanjay Seran. Tarun Nayar, who handles electronics, keyboards and plays tabla in the band, adds, Its also a metaphor for us turning it up in many ways for this album. We spent ten times the amount of time and effort writing this album as we have in the past. We really tried to make everything better, from music and lyrics to production and artwork. Part of the process included a retreat in Bali. After performing at a festival on the Indonesian island in the spring, Nayar and Seran, joined by dhol player Ravi Binning, rented a house and jammed out on the songs. One of the most enlightening exercises was the day we spent playing all our songs acoustically on a guitar. We'd never been able to do that with our material - it really showed us the strengths and weaknesses of the songs. A strong song can be played with very little instrumentation and still sound awesome! says Nayar.

 

Delhi 2 Dublin is the new pop music. Their songs and the band itself reflect the cultural diversity present in most major cities around the world. They challenge the definition of urban music and drag it to the intersection of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae and Electronica. They have created their own niche. Nayar states, As a band, we're not interested in making the same album over and over again. The music we listen to in the tour van, and are inspired by, changes almost weekly. At the moment, we're loving Santigold, Major Lazer, Jazzy B, Burial, Buraka Som Sistema, Four Tet, Moombahton, and tons of underground stuff at the moment, which is quite different from the music we were listening to when we made our last album. Another big change for Turning Up The Stereo was the band co-writing with outside songwriters for the first time. While being careful to maintain the Delhi 2 Dublin vibe and their unique sound, they found the experience to be a positive one. The best part of it all was that we realized that our intuition is a great tool and that we should totally trust it. We learned that trust is very important when it comes to being creative, reasons Seran.

 

Aside from the band, one of the key contributors to the new album was multi-instrumentalist and producer Dave Sharma. Sharma is a friend whom they met for the first time onstage in front of 100,000 people! Working with him was really great. He is super fast and a genius in the studio, exults Seran. We knew we wanted to up the ante on the electronics of this album and Dave seemed like the perfect fit. More than that, however, Dave is a talented songwriter. Having his ear on everything as we developed these ideas was essential to the finished arrangements, agrees Nayar. 

Nayar sums up the bands outlook, We hope people will like this album. We wanted to make something fun; that we love and will help us do what we love, which is travel around the world playing music. The Delhi 2 Dublin crew is constantly touring. The road warriors feel that they plug directly into the worlds music and energy. The strong word-of-mouth for their live performances has enabled them to build a loyal and continent wide fan base. The band has played several of the top festivals in Canada, the UK and the U.S. and, in 2014, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim, Australia and Europe. A new album and new international touring opportunities all signal that originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. Described by one magazine as the United Nations of rock n roll, they have become one of Canadas most buzzed-about bands. This year will only see them enhancing that reputation.

Discography

Delhi 2 Dublin - 2008
Remixed - 2009
Planet Electric - 2010
Planet: Electrified - 2011
Delhi 2 Dubland (EP) - 2012
Turn Up The Stereo - 2012

Set List

We usually play one set, 60 to 90 minutes in length. We can divide it in two, but prefer to play one continuous set.

Songs:
1) Turn Up The Stereo
2) Dil Nachde (Remix)
3) Supafunkadholic (Remix)
4) The Answer
5) Our House
6) Apples/ Apples Remix
7) Celtic Dub
8) Harmonizin'
9) S.O.S.
10) the Happy Track
11) Love Is The Hero
12) Raise It Up
13) Laughing Buddha
14) The Strength of a Lion
15) Revolution