Dhira / Dhira
Album: Dhira   Collection:General
Artist:Dhira   Added:Jul 2006
Label:Universal Music Latino  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-06 Pull Date: 2006-10-08 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 17 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 11, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Sarangi Chill
4. Jan 17, 2013: Happy Hour
This Song
2. Oct 07, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Sarangi Chill
5. Aug 06, 2012: Happy Hour
Vida Tras Vida
3. May 27, 2013: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC on Memorial Day)
This Song
6. Sep 08, 2011: Happy Hour
Sarangi Chill

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-08-02
Dhira – Dhira (Universal Music Spain)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/2/06
Dance/hip hop/electronica from Spain, featuring an Indian singer/sitar player. Most tracks have great beats and a cool mix of Indian sounds and Spanish hip hop, but the English bits are often rather pop and crap (ain’t that just the way?)
IMO this could – and should – chart and be played as Hip Hop and World as well as Dance/Electronica. Tracks 1 and esp. 11 are Reggae, as well…
No FCCs that I could recognize. Most tracks are excellent. I like 4 best and didn’t care much for 6, and the rest are all funky cool.
1. 3:34 ***hip hop in English and Spanish, bit of reggae beat, midtempo and a bit relaxed. Nice Spanish guitar break.
2. 4:03 *mellow electronica opening, then slightly downtempo with acoustic and electric guitar, hip hop Spanish vocal. Folky chorus in English.
3. 3:47 ***sweet midtempo bounce with sitar in Hindi (?), nicely funky. Long fade.
4. 5:00 ****downtempo funky dance groove, hip hop vocals in Spanish, Indian-style female vocals, guest singing by Amparanoia
5. 3:34 ***funky midtempo electronica, sitar and tabla, a bit trance-y but you can still dance to it.
6. 5:00 downbeat folky beat with sitar, hip hop vocals in Spanish, rather pop English chorus – which kinda spoils the effect. Early ending and uptempo funky extra bit at end.
7. 3:24 ***long male Indian vocal intro, then funky dance beat with hip hop Spanish vocals. Slow gloopy bit with female Indian vocals, back to dance groove.
8. 4:13 **languid electronic groove with sitar, a bit of scratching
9. 4:02 **funky guitar and random talking intro, slightly downtempo funky bounce in English and Spanish, fun vocals with a bit of random talking. Ends 25 seconds early, then bit of spoken Hindi.
10. 4:26 **starts witih spoken Hindi and midtempo beat. Wawa guitar and funky riddim with a bit of sitar and flamenco handclaps. Groove fades a minute from end into violin/sitar/shoopshoop noises. Interesting…
11. 4:34 ***cool midtempo reggae with female backup vocals, melodica, funky yet relaxed. Ends early, then random sounds.
12. 12:54 *downtempo sitar funk, chill vibe. Some tabla, electronics, classical guitar. Fades at 4:20, silence til 6:20 when a heartbeat fades in with sitar (backwards?) and random electronica. Which is fairly interesting noise. pretty random and beatless, however.

Track Listing
1. Sonrie Smile   7. Dhira Sound System
2. Una Familia   8. De Calcuta A Madrid
3. Nrisinha   9. La Noche
4. Siete Planchas (Con Amparanoia)   10. Bollywood
5. This Song   11. Riddim From Vridanvan
6. Vida Tras Vida   12. Sarangi Chill