downtempo with an Indian, Middle Eastern, or Gypsy jazz influence
October 29, 2013 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Looking for some downtempo/chillout music with an Indian, Middle Eastern, or Gypsy jazz influence.
posted by evil otto to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Some of Delhi 2 Dublin's stuff might qualify, e.g. Nightstep.
posted by wintersweet at 11:54 AM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Buddha Bar, Spiritual India, Dunkelbunt
posted by Tom-B at 11:56 AM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Check out some of the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remixes on Pandora. Lots of good stuff in there, though you may need to tune out some of the faster dance-oriented stuff.
posted by jquinby at 12:33 PM on October 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Lebanese Blonde by Thievery Corporation.
posted by cnc at 5:32 PM on October 29, 2013 [3 favorites]

Best answer: There's tons of great stuff on spotify, eg. the following:

Kaya Project - When Only Sand Remains (Tripswitch Remix), Vijaya - Bluetech Remix
Kalabi - Love Song, Montage Theme, Worship
iTom Lab - OM iGod
Magic Sitar Hindi - Nothing but Spirit - Calcutta Sunset Mix (or anything on that compilation really)
Magic Sound Fabric - Cosmic Consciousness
Mo-Shic - Aurora Borealis
Nickodemus - Cleopatra in New York
Random Rab - K'khana, The Spice
Rikhy Ray - Darbari Chillout, Diwali Chillout
Sattyananda - Realize - Original Mix
Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
Cham O' - Dreams of Dahab
Tikal - Canicule

Enjoy :)
posted by reptile at 5:48 PM on October 29, 2013 [3 favorites]

There are a few Muzlimgauze albums I would consider down tempo middle eastern. Something like "In Search Of Ahmad Shah Masood".
posted by bigZLiLk at 1:53 AM on October 30, 2013

Gaudí + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Dub Qawwali.
posted by jet_silver at 4:58 AM on October 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Toufic Farroukh - Lili S'en Fout

Soap Kills was a Lebanese Trip-Hop band whose stuff mostly fits in this category:

Soap Kills - Yahoo
Soap Kills - Leh Zaalen
Soap Kills - Tango

[They released a few albums worth of more good stuff too]
posted by xqwzts at 6:42 AM on October 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Wow. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you all, but wow! Such great music. I wanted to take the time to listen to all of it before responding. In any case, you all have led me in some good directions and suggested some excellent music. Thank you!
posted by evil otto at 8:33 PM on November 20, 2013

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