Pala Rathiri – Vani Jairam, M. Vasudevan & G. Amaran

I love that today there are compilations whose names stretch out like a nested bundle of encyclopedic data with subtitles and classifications. It’s a testament to how many incredible sub genres and previously secret international sound scene are being unearthed and shared with the world. Our friends at Bombay Connection are doing a great job contributing to this wave. They have now unleashed upon the world FIRE STAR: Tamil electro-funk and synth-pop 1984-1989 by South-Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja. That’s a already a mouthful, but I’d like to tack these words onto the end of the title, Wowee Zowee Shimmy Shaking Masala Magic. Here’s a tasty piece of Tamil music from the 1986 film “Iravu Pookkal” to get you buzzing about what awaits within the album.


Check TennisKrishna’s YouTube channel for more great videos of the Asian influence.