Janaka Selekta & SETI X aka Mandeep Sethi come together for their first collaboration, bridging genres and generations of Asian underground frequencies. Filmed in the Endless Canvas Special Delivery Warehouse in Oakland, California, SETI guides the viewer through layers and layers of visual code and modern day supreme heiroglyphics blasted against the walls of concrete, speaking stories of struggle, happiness, and life. It’s time to mobilize.
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The second song from the episode, which features Mandeep Sethi aka Seti X. The track has been once again produced by none other than Karsh Kale, and features Shruti Pathak & Benny Dayal on the vocals alongside Mandeep Sethi on the verses.
California based MC Mandeep Sethi aka Seti X from Slumgods, gets featured on Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2. The track also features Apeksha & Benny Dayal, and its been produced by Karsh Kale. Karsh kale is an Indian-American producer, and is considered to be the pioneer of Asian Underground Genre. He’s been mixing Indian classical and folk with electronica, rock, pop, hip hop and ambient music
DRS caught up with Mandeep Sethi for a quick Interview about his experience at coke studio, and working with Karsh, Beny and Apeksha.
DRS: How did you get involved in Coke Studio ? Mandeep Sethi: Karsh Kale and Brooklyn Shanti hit me up asking me to come back to India to join Karsh’s all star collectiv of folks. I had just got back from India but have always had tremendous respect for Mr. Kale and his body of work and was excited at the opportunity of collaborating with him, especially back in our homeland.
DRS: Why is this important for hip hop in India? Mandeep.Sethi: To a certain degree, I think this will help young hip hop artists who have been struggling with the issue of legitimacy around their art form. Hip-Hop does not need to be validated by anyone outside of the culture, but this will allow folks outside the culture to get a peak of what we are all about. I think it will also shatter the image of what hip-hop looks like when they see me gettin down.
DRS: Any future plans? Mandeep.Sethi: I’m definetely looking forward to coming back to India and working alongside my One Commission fam, making music with 2Shadez, Kru172 & Desi Beam. I have a couple new mixtapes and collaborations in the works, and am really excited to share them with my global family.
TeamBackPack has teamed up with the Slumgods to showcase the first ever international TBP cypher! Cypher veteran and Slumgod Mandeep Sethi returns, alongside MC Heam rippin’ in his native language, Hindi. Join the movement!@Slumgods – www.Slumgods.com
“UNFILMED FANTASIA” Is Taken From Mandeep Sethi’s Debut Mixtape “AaJna Chakra” Which Was All Written & Recorded In India. The Music Video To The Track “UNFILMED FANTASIA” Is Now Available Worldwide Over YouTube. Check Out One Of The SIKHest Videos. The Power And Beauty Of Our People Are Captured In This Perfectly
Some real good stuff comin out after a long time. This one right here is a must listen. Prozpekt and Mandeep Sethi up in this one, killin it with some dope rhymes. The track is called “The Shit i’m on”. Do check this out if you’re looking for some real hip hop.