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  Asian Dub Foundation
Asian Dub Foundation grew out of a Community Music project in the Farringdon area of London, and ADF still feel that their music is strongly linked to the community that nurtured them.
It's as simple as that." The Asian Dub Foundation sound is broad enough to take in the traditional melodies of India, the turntables and rapping of hip-hop, the samples and beats of drum and bass and the guitars, bass and drums of rock and roll.
ADF have campaigned vociferously for a review of the case, the details of which strongly suggest that Satpal was wrongly convicted: clearly, they view their music as a medium for higher issues.
members.tripod.com /~NutmegUK/bandindex/adf.html   (518 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asian Dub Foundation is a British alternative electronica band, that play a mix of breakbeat, dub, dancehall and ragga, also using rock instruments, acknowledging a punk influence.
Asian Dub Foundation are currently working on a dub/punk opera, Gaddafi: A Living Myth about the Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, which opens at the London Coliseum on September 7th 2006.
Asian Dub Foundation's music has been featured in some video game titles; "Flyover" in Burnout Revenge, "Rise To The Challenge" in FIFA 2004 and "Fortress Europe" in Need for Speed: Underground.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian_Dub_Foundation   (646 words)

 AMZ - December, 1998 -- Asian Dub Foundation
ADF took it's moniker from it's origins as a teacher-student relationship developed into a political force of break-beats and master-mixed messages.
ADF also uses this cool, twangy, middle-eastern guitar sound for spice, which serves as some of the hook in the more tangible songs.
Luckily for ADF, their passion is reflected in their drive for an original approach to their chosen musical path, and has resulted in a talented, driven and extremely listenable album.
www.music-reviewer.com /12_98/world16.htm   (435 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Dub is the teacher," ADF chant on the racial-unity stomp of "Dub Mentality," "Jungle is the preacher." Punk shouter, ragga chatter, and rap rhymer Master D even declares himself "iron like a Lion from Zion" on "Naxalite," the album's surf-jungle opener, which is named for a late-'60s uprising of landless West Bengali peasants.
ADF, who perform this Sunday at Axis, hooked up as part of Community Music, an educational center in London, and they have always seen themselves as more of a trans-generational pedagogical sound system than a band (their ages range from late teens to mid 30s).
ADF guitarist and programmer Chandrasonic once told me he thought ADF were "the real Brit-pop," a post-punk fl and Asian ghetto mini-movement that reflected the racial and political realities of contemporary England, not Beatlesque daydreams of UK whiteness.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/98/11/05/ASIAN_DUB_FOUNDATION.html   (1295 words)

 Cyprus Avenue
ADF 's distinctive sound is a combination of hard ragga-jungle rhythms, indo-dub basslines, searing sitar- inspired guitars and 'traditional' sounds gleaned from their parents' record collections, shot through with fast-chat conscious lyrics.
ADF did their first headlining tour of the US and Canada in the Spring of 1999 getting an excellent response, with the majority of the dates being sold out.
Audio Active from Japan accompanied ADF on this tour and it was dubbed the 'Asian Invasion.' Their third album Community Music was released in March 2000, named of course after the place where they started and out of respect to their ethnically and culturally diverse 'outernational' fanbase.
www.cyprusavenue.ie /artists/asiandubfoundation.htm   (926 words)

 PIXELSURGEON | Reviews | Music | Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Indeed, Asian Dub Foundation began life as a sound system (hence the directness of the band name), a role which still complements when not playing typical concerts.
It's the fact that South Asians had a band that were in radar view that didn't just strum chords, that didn't only descend from original blues and country music, and were rising.
Asian Dub Foundation have sewn the seeds and have an avid fanbase worldwide still.
www.pixelsurgeon.com /reviews/review.php?id=1141   (658 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Asian Dub Foundation brought their thunderous fusion of rap, break-beat and punk into the mainstream with their debut album RAFI's Revenge.
A lot of Asian people haven't heard of ADF because of the way the music industry is segregated.
Dub is the foundation of our music because it is about heavy bass and rhythmic aspects of our music - to the front.
www-student.newn.cam.ac.uk /~jlm39/intdone/adf.htm   (621 words)

 Eye Weekly - Asian Dub Foundation - 10.29.98
Asian Dub Foundation recently made headlines in the British music press after comedian David Baddiel made an off-the-cuff remark during a record industry panel discussion, joshing that the group's music "scared him" and that their song "Assassin" contains a death threat.
When the concept of dub started, it had to do with people like Lee Perry getting sounds out of a four-track tape recorder which people even back then expected to only be produced on 16 tracks.
ADF are also now running their own music workshops for community youth in a 10-week pilot project, which, sponsorship permitting, will eventually become a full-time learning centre they hope will yield CDs by the kids.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_10.29.98/music/asiandub29.html   (592 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation: Collective musings
ADFED had a significant impact on ADF itself after Zaman departed to devote his energies to civil rights and anti-racism organizations at the end of 2000.
ADF came out of a specific workshop in which Deeder was a student.
When I realized that what dub bass was doing was basically playing a cyclical melody as opposed to simply underpinning chords played on a guitar or keyboard, I thought “Wow, this is a wicked instrument.” Dub is very subversive because it inverts Western music in that the hook line—the melody line—is played by the bass.
www.innerviews.org /inner/adf.html   (4278 words)

 Ghadar May 2000
ADF ‘like their politics’ (Huq, Footloose Magazine, March 1998) and ‘theirs is a no compromise in your face agitation.
But it is important to not reduce ADF to an insular British context, as the forms of political mobilisation they advocate are also linked to the subcontinent at the same time that they bear upon community organisation and education in the UK.
What is important here is that ADF persevere with their use of music as an organising tool despite the protocols of the music industry, culturalist commentators and the State force arrayed against them and like-minded activists.
www.proxsa.org /resources/ghadar/v4n1/hutnyk.htm   (1376 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation - Biography
Asian Dub Foundation - the London collective has been pushing back the limits of artistic expression, delivering a series of explosive albums and gigs, for some ten years now.
Asian Dub Foundation's music is simultaneously atmospheric and in your face, it's involved and it's rousing, it's catchy and it's cerebral; it connects communities, breaks down clichés, and offers solutions while others merely subscribe to flimsy consensus.
Blending dub and post-punk guitar with incisive melodies, "Enemy Of The Enemy", is a scathing attack, an unstoppable sonic manifesto.
www.contactmusic.com /new/home.nsf/webpages/asiandubfoundationx04x02x03   (1701 words)

 MUTINY ::: Musicians ::: Asian Dub Foundation
Asian Dub Foundation are 21st century MIDI warriors.
ADF's forceful presence has helped to demolish many stereotypes of Asian musicians and by extension, Asian people.
An acknowledgement of this came in the form of the BBC Asian Award for Music in December 1998.
www.mutinysounds.com /film/musicians/adf.php   (196 words)

 mybindi.com - Music - Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Aniruddha Das and youth worker John Pandit were tutors at the Community Music House and one of their students - Deeder Zaman - a 15-year old Bengali rapper (related to vocalist/bassist of State of Bengal).
ADF's defining signature is their live shows, which have brought the group the reputation of being one of the best live bands in Britain.
The band has focused equally on deconstructing stereotypes (no, they are not going to play bhangra because they are brown boys) and give access to play music through projects which focus less on the myth of the musical genius and more on accessibility and self-expression for the pure sake of it.
www.mybindi.com /arts-entertainment/music/adf.cfm   (365 words)

 Amazon.com: Tank: Music: Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Asian Dub Foundation's 2005 studio album 'Tank', is packed full of reggae, jungle rhythms and topical lyrics raising questions about life in 2005.
ADF should consider dropping Asian since all I hear is the usual jungle, dub and rasta with some metal guitars.
asian combines elements from their past such as faster beats and furious vocals/lyrics and present with songs like round up, warring dhol, tommorow begins today and melody7 adding more slowed downbeats and dub reggae flava on this.
www.amazon.com /Tank-Asian-Dub-Foundation/dp/B0007DAYK6   (1321 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Asian Dub Foundation is England’s answer to America’s Rage Against the Machine —- without all the hard-ass guitars and screechy posturing.
Asian Dub Foundation is just going to keep audiences bobbing their heads until somebody sits up and listens.
ADF talks about its cross-cultural identity and the music that has grown from the members' heritage and musical tastes.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=1184   (427 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Tank: Music: Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
ADF's fifth album, Tank, sees the 21st century MIDI warriors again ploughing their distinctive sound, as hard ragga-jungle rhythms, indo-dub basslines, searing sitar- inspired guitars and 'traditional' sounds gleaned from their parents' record collections combine to bring a thoroughly modern global sound.
ADF is a talented crew of musicians...and I still hope to hear some creative music coming from them.
Unfortunately, Asian Dub Foundation have added a new vocalist on this album who commits the biggest crime - he makes ADF sound unoriginal, and he appears to have nothing to say.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tank-Asian-Dub-Foundation/dp/B0007DAYK6   (688 words)

 3rd I South Asian Film Festival
ADF, comprised of South Asian performing artists, began in 1993 and was at the roots of what became known as the "Asian Underground" movement.
Because of ADF, suddenly it was cool and hip to be South Asian and the youth now had role models, a public face and music that related to their past, present and future.
ADF's music, messages and performances demonstrated to South Asian kids that they didn't have to put up with racism, denigration, glass ceilings or other faces of cultural repression prevalent at the time.
www.thirdi.org /festival/film/dubfoundt.htm   (367 words)

 Amazon.com: Rafi's Revenge: Music: Asian Dub Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
ADF combines several flavour to the mix- rap, ragga, jungle and even a touch of bollywood, sometimes unsuccessfully.
Agenda wise, ADF succeeds where RATM failed- there is a consistent political focus to ther writing- the acceptance and accreditation of South Asian and Afro Carribean youth in the United Kingdom.
ADF do not play to the mainstream, if you are into jungle, drum n' bass, techno, reggae, hip-hop you will definately dig this album.
www.amazon.com /Rafis-Revenge-Asian-Dub-Foundation/dp/B00000DLV4   (1147 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation - Enemy of the Enemy : album review
However, where ADF once hammered home their points, these days they seem content to be more like seasoned observers.
At the risk of being churlish, it would have been nice to hear some all-out rocking from ADF on this album, a la Free Satpal Ram, not for the sake of it, but only because ADF are actually so good at venting their rage in those musical surroundings.
Asian Dub Foundation - Enemy of the Enemy
www.musicomh.com /albums/asian-dub-foundation.htm   (620 words)

 BBC - London - Entertainment - Power play
London's Asian Dub Foundation are known for their pan-ethnic beats and outspoken political beliefs.
Harnessing the fiery, maverick talents of Asian Dub Foundation to the staid professionalism of the ENO is a surprise in itself.
Combining music with politics is nothing new for Savale (nicknamed Chandrasonic in the ADF structure, because of his ability to tune all the strings of his guitar to one note and then play the instrument with a knife).
www.bbc.co.uk /london/content/articles/2006/09/06/theatre_asian_dub_foundation_gaddafi_feature.shtml   (712 words)

ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION est 'Le meilleur nouveau groupe du monde' selon DAVID BOWIE, PRIMAL SCREAM et Irvine Welsh.
ADF est invité dans de grands festivals aux Royaumes-Unis et dans le reste de l'Europe mais aussi au Japon, au Fuji Rock Festival.
Grâce à sa persévérance, ADF a contribué à briser bien des à priori sur la musique issue du continent asiatique et par voie de conséquence sur son peuple.
asian.dub.foundation.free.fr   (959 words)

 Pieces of hate - www.smh.com.au
The film, which won Mathieu Kassovitz the best director award at Cannes in 1995, is a perfect vehicle for Asian Dub Foundation, who have been described as the "last angry band in Britain", typecast as "rappers with a cause" who make as much noise on stage as they do off, fighting racial injustice.
ADF are no strangers to Australia, having toured three years ago.
Asian Dub Foundation perform the live score to La Haine at the Enmore Theatre, Enmore Road, Newtown, on January 17 and 18.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/01/05/1073263183147.html   (1298 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation
Dub Mentality mp3, size - 7610496 b, length - 269 sec.
Dub Mentality mp3, size - 6992000 b, length - 291 sec.
Asian Dub Foundation R.A.F.I. Assassin mp3, size - 6094976 b, length - 254 sec.
hotmp3.org /index.php?k=7235   (1162 words)

 IRR: The HomeBeats soundtrack: an interview with Asian Dub Foundation
Asian Dub Foundation was first formed in the East End when Quddus Ali was attacked by the BNP in 1993.
It actually continued the workshop that we were doing which was about young Asians getting into the music industry, learning to perform, learning the experience of performance and articulating what they want to say.
The most important element of what we can do is educate, inspire and teach people who want to get into the idea of music, of music performance, the methodology that you can use, a blueprint as it were.
www.irr.org.uk /publication/cdrom/adf.html   (995 words)

In one of its boldest experiments to date, ENO has commissioned Asian Dub Foundation - best known for their blend of breakbeats, rap and politics - to write an opera.
ADF will provide the music, helped by a female violinist simply known as Mee.
ADF, meanwhile, want to "take over a different space for different people and ideas and sounds, and use our music to tell a story".
blog.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=59126677&blogID=95941986&MyToken=4af29b23-0844-4f6d-a4fe-3382d391b885   (595 words)

 Asian Dub Foundation
In the past couple of years the BBC have established the British Asian Network to cater for the multicultural nature of the UK.
Even Radio 1 has a highly rated show dedicated to the best in Desi Rock, Bhangra n Bass etc. Asian music in the UK has been supported by John Peel and Andy Kershaw in the mainstream and by pirates and innovative radio shows in the regions.
Transglobal Underground, Apache Indian, and Asian Dub Foundation must also share some of the credit for exposing Asian culture to the UK.
www.reggae-reviews.com /asiandub.html   (181 words)

 CMT.com : Asian Dub Foundation : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Asian Dub Foundation formed in 1993 as an outgrowth of the documentary Identical Beat, a film shot at London's Farringdon Community Music House, the site of a series
In charge of the workshops were tutor Aniruddha Das and youth worker John Pandit, also a noted DJ; with one of their students, a 15-year-old Bengali rapper named Deedar Zaman, they soon formed a sound system which they called the Asian Dub Foundation.
After earning a reputation as stand-out live performers, the band -- which now included dancer Bubble-E and second DJ Sun-J -- won widespread acclaim for the 1995 single "Rebel Warrior." Their first full-length effort, Facts and Fictions, followed later that same year, and in 1998 Asian Dub Foundation returned with Rafi's Revenge.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/asian_dub_foundation/bio.jhtml   (231 words)

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