Transglobal Underground… A history…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLQy53UiTro]

Transglobal Underground had to happen. They refused to accept that dance music had to be four to the floor house. They refused to accept that something called ‘World Music’ ever existed. They slowed down hip-hop and sped up dub. They sang in whatever language they felt like singing in. they were DJs but they played live. Their influence is all over the place, sometimes benign, sometimes joyful, sometimes beautiful and sometimes bloody dreadful. But the price of innovation is often a trail of shite left in your wake. A thousand dodgy car adverts with colourful tribespeople, colonialised blanded out ethnic samples and ten year old beats…that’s not it at all…

We’re...

Continue Reading

Transglobal Underground – EFG London Jazz Festival 22nd November 2019

"Full of life and heart and drama, it’s good to have that TGU ethos in the here and now" Songlines 2018

Transglobal Underground 22nd November 2019

LONDON PizzaExpress Jazz Club
10 Dean Street
London
W1D 3RW

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/trans-global-underground

https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/transglobal-underground-1

So what is Transglobal Underground? Well, over 25 years it’s been a DJ/musical collective, a working band famous for it’s scorching live shows, a techno soundsystem, a folk festival rabble rouser, a pop group, a club night, a Middle Eastern hit production team, an improvised study group for Indian classical music, an Albanian brass band, a duo..or was it an octet?...a seminar, a medicine show and several things no one...

Continue Reading

MELUSINE – Children of the sweet water, by TUUP & Transglobal Underground

The Cinema Of The Imagination: Fairytales For Grown Ups

Thu 10 October // 19:30 Bristol

Tickets: £10 advance / £12 on the door

PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING by TUUP
MUSIC by HAMID MANTU AND TIM WHELAN of Transglobal Underground.

Enter a world of supernatural beasts, power, jealousy & transformation.

Medieval rulers of England and France often claimed descent from a part demonic, part angelic, part human, part fish-tailed creature called Melusine - a creator of peace and of conflict, a builder of cities, a vengeful...

Continue Reading

Transglobal Underground – The Colours Started to Sing Again

If you see a barrier, smash it down.

'The Colours Started to Sing Again' is the first new recording by Transglobal Underground in several years. 'I Left My Sweet Homeland' is a remix from the 2009 release 'A Gathering of Strangers'

Digital Album and CD released May 13, 2019

Natacha Atlas sings on 'The Colours Started to Sing Again.'

Nori Kovacs sings on 'I Left My Sweet Homeland'

Transglobal Underground represent something so unique it would be a travesty and blasphemy to attempt to define them in one sentence or write a encyclopedia, you are sure to miss something. Nation Records gave a platform to the band who in turn shared,...

Continue Reading

Natacha Atlas – Strange Days, 20th September 2019, Whirlwind Recordings

Artist: Natacha Atlas
Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Format: 2 x 12" (180g)
Sleeve: Gatefold
Country: France
Genres: Jazz
Pressing: 1000 Copies

Natacha Atlas - Strange Days - “A darkly dystopian Arabic-infused jazz fantasy”

Over the years, Natacha Atlas has worked with Transglobal Underground, Peter Gabriel, Nitin Sawhney, Nigel Kennedy, Indigo Girls, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Ibrahim Maalouf.

CD: High quality, 6 panel digifile with a velvety soft-touch laminate finish & 12 page booklet with lyrics in both English and Arabic

Vinyl: High quality, 180 gram, 12" 2x Gatefold...

Continue Reading

Academy Morticians – What Happened? released on Iron Man Records and Who Killed Culture?

Academy Morticians’ last album, What Happened?, released on Iron Man Records and Who Killed Culture? Records in 2002, was meant to be the final chapter for a band who had already broken up shortly after the recording session but who, all these years later, seem unable to stay dead.

Starting life in the mid-90s in a bedroom near Coventry, Academy Morticians was what happened when two teenagers with a passion for Dead Kennedy’s, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Religion picked up a guitar and a bass and decided to start a punk rock band. Too political for the pop-punk scene and too poppy for the hardcore scene, Academy Morticians finally found their home at the Old Railway in Digbeth amongst the diverse Birmingham punk rock smorgasboard curated by Badger Promotions, and with their first full-length, Shallow...

Continue Reading

How to become an Iron Man Records Patron

Patrons play a vital role in driving forward Iron Man Records vision to create a more engaged independent alternative. https://www.patreon.com/ironmanrecords

Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease.

Iron Man Records would like to release all new records on Vinyl. You are invited to find out how you can become a Patron.

Continue Reading

What does an independent alternative mean to you?

Patrons play a vital role in driving forward Iron Man Records vision to create a more engaged independent alternative. https://www.patreon.com/ironmanrecords

Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease.

Iron Man Records would like to release all new records on Vinyl. You are invited to find out how you can become a Patron.

Continue Reading