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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:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Oct 8Oct 1Sep 17Sep 3Aug 27Aug 20Aug 13

 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