Biddu orchestra eastern journey - Disco Savvy: 1977 Disco

Author Michael Veal considers dub music , a Jamaican music stemming from roots reggae and sound system culture that flourished between 1968 and 1985, to be one of the important precursors to contemporary electronic dance music. [13] Dub productions were remixed reggae tracks that emphasized rhythm, fragmented lyrical and melodic elements, and reverberant textures. [14] The music was pioneered by studio engineers, such as Sylvan Morris, King Tubby , Errol Thompson , Lee "Scratch" Perry , and Scientist . [13] Their experiments included forms of tape-based composition that Veal considers comparable to musique concrète , with its emphasis on repetitive rhythmic structures being comparable to minimalism . Dub producers made improvised deconstructions of existing multi-track reggae mixes by using the studio mixing board as a performance instrument. They also foregrounded spatial effects such as reverb and delay by using auxiliary send routings creatively. [13]

Biddu's family originally hailed from Kodagu in the Karnataka state of India , but he was born and grew up in the city of Bangalore , where he attended the Bishop Cotton Boys' School . [1] He carries the clan name of Chendrimada. In the 1960s, as a youth, he developed a liking for the then new pop and rock music, as he said in a media interview, listening to pop hits played on the shortwave radio band of Radio Ceylon of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), which was then popular throughout Asia. He learnt to play the guitar and in his late teens and early twenties he frequented the clubs and bars of Bangalore , and soon started a music band called 'Trojans' with a few friends, including Ken Gnanakan, who later went on to start an NGO called "ACTS". The band was India's first English-speaking band, [8] and found success playing cover versions of The Beatles , [9] The Rolling Stones , [5] Trini Lopez and hits of other Western stars of the day, in the clubs of Bangalore and also other Indian cities, such as Calcutta and Bombay. The band, however, split since Ken Gnanakan wanted to pursue higher studies, leaving Biddu alone as the sole member of the band. He played under the name 'Lone Trojan' and was very popular as an act at a night club called "Venice" in Bombay which was located opposite Eros cinema.

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