Multi-cultural diverse sounds blending Indian, South East Asian, North African/Middle Eastern and Detroit into a thrilling, heady mix. And a damn fine, somewhat ambient, Sabres of Paradise mix. I am spoiling you.

TransGlobal Underground is a U.K.-based collective fusing as many different kinds of world music as its members can get their hands on. The group’s core is composed of vocalist Natacha Atlas (who has recorded with Jah Wobble, Apache Indian, and her own band, Atlas Project), keyboardist Alex Kasiek, drum programmer Man Tu, and founder, bassist, and sampler Count Dubulah. The project grew out of a mutual love for dance, avant-garde, Arabic, and world music and draws on each member’s listening tastes and cultural backgrounds. Their debut album, Dream of 100 Nations, was released in 1994, quickly followed by International Times. After 1995’s Interplanetary Meltdown, TransGlobal Underground returned in 1997 with Psychic Karaoke. Rejoice, Rejoice followed a year later and Yes Boss Food Center appeared in spring 2001. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

Featuring the vocal talents of Natacha Atlas, the ‘big’ hit – Temple Head – a club hit but never quite crossed over into the mainstream as it deserved in either of it’s 1991 and 1993 releases (two from each below, of which the first is the most joyful):

“Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking. Keep watching the skies.” – The Thing (1951)

Transglobal Underground – Temple Head (Pacific Mix)  

Transglobal Underground – Temple Head (Zenana Mix)  

Transglobal Underground – Temple Head (Youth Isis Mix)  

Transglobal Underground – Temple Head (Dum Dum Diga Diga Mix)  

Bonus track:
Transglobal Underground – International Times (Pylon Ho Hum Mix) By Sabres of Paradise  

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~ by acidted on December 15, 2009.


  1. […] the featured track is credited to Atlas/Coley/Kakoulli, presumably Atlas being Natacha Atlas from Transglobal Undergorund. Whatever, this is Fabi doing what he does best which is remixing other people’s work. He was […]

  2. […] #46, Transglobal Underground with their 1991 should-have-been-a-hit Temple Head. More on TGU here. This track is a wonderful bit of singalong club music, with some winning piano. Even those addled […]

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