Indian-British DJ, tabla player, and junglist who created the Anokha party at London's Blue Note nightclub, featuring Asian punk bands and DJs in some sort of wack-ass noise battle. (It has since moved to Fabric and it is now less frequent. Probably ditched the punk bands, too) Singh's music combines elements of techno, jungle, and traditional Asian sounds. He has contributed tabla skills and string arrangements to many, including Tabla Beat Science, The Future Sound of London, Duran Duran, the Indigo Girls, and Bjork.
Appearances (abbreviated, the full list is huge and easily obtainiable on discogs.com)
Nothing Really Matters - Madonna
- Shiva Station Remix EP - Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra
- Malkouns (Night on the Ganges) (talvin singh remix)
- Malkouns (Night on the Ganges) (talvin singh ambient)
Maria - Blondie
- Nothing Really Matters vikram remix
Anger and Grief - Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sleeping Madness - Ken Ishii
- Maria (Talvin Singh Rhythmic Remix)
A bazillion chilloutibizaindianasianundergroundjungleclassix compilations
- Water Dripping Down the Middle of the Forehead
Talvin won the 1999 Mercury Prize for his debut album, OK. He was the underdog, fighting against such dance music heavyweights as Underworld and the Chemical Brothers.
RIYL: Tabla Beat Science (Singh is a member), Karsh Kale (another member of Tabla Beat Science), State of Bengal, DJ Cheb I Sabbah