Chulita Kohinoorgasm - Desi Disco Divas!!!

 

Desi Disco Divas!!! highlights a few of my favorite Desi Disco and Pop songs from the 70s and 80s that I have mostly learned of through collecting Bollywood vinyl. I love how fabulously Bollywood music interprets Western Pop, from dramatically funky introductions, to beautiful synth undertones, and elements of traditional religious music. This mix was inspired by my desire to get people dancing. - DJ Kohinoorgasm

 

Every week we feature a mix from one of our very own Chulitas- the mix comes directly from her vinyl collection.

This week's mix comes directly from DJ Kohinoorgasm's collection.

Kohinoorgasm (one word: ko-hee-noor-gasm) is the experimental pop music project of Josephine Shetty. As a mixed race, queer, desi artist, she seeks to expand the dialogue around multidimensional identity-based experiences by visualizing and performing commentary on complex histories across many mediums, including photography, electronic pop music, and vinyl DJing. Josephine is from Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 Come out and listen to DJ  Kohinoorgasm(CVC Bay Area) spin tunes at our next event.

Tracklist:

1. Performer: Runa Laila

Lyrics: Anjaan

Music Direction: Bappi Lahiri
Album: Superuna

Song: Disco Premee
Label: His Master’s Voice
Released: 1982

Country Release: India
Format: LP Vinyl

2. Performers: Hemant Bhosle feat. Asha Bhosle
Album: Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. II

Song: Phir Teri Yaad
Label:  Guerilla Reissues
Released: 2007

Country Release: India
Format: LP Vinyl

3. Performers: Malaysia Vasudevan & S.P. Sailaja

Music: Ilaiyaraaja
Album: Fire Star: Synth-Pop & Electro-Funk From Tamil Films 1985-1989

Song: Pattu Engey
Label:  Bombay Connection Records
Released: 2012

Country Release: Netherlands
Format: LP Vinyl

4. Performer: Musaraat
Music: Peter Moss

Album: Chal Disco Chal

Song: Maf Karo
Label: Multitone Records LTD/Music India LTD

Released: 1981

Country Release: India
Format: LP Vinyl

 

5. Performer: Runa Laila

Lyrics: Indeewar

Music Direction: Bappi Lahiri
Album: Superuna

Song: Romance
Label: His Master’s Voice
Released: 1982

Country Release: India
Format: LP Vinyl

6. Performer: Nazir Ali feat. Nahid Akhtar & Mehnaz
Album: “Life Is Dance!” Plugged-in Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani picture house.

Song: Life Is Dance
Label:  B-Music
Released: 2011

Country Release: United Kingdom
Format: LP Vinyl

 

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