Susheela Raman

Susheela Raman

Susheela Raman hails from the movement of immigrant and second-generation musicians from the Indian subcontinent based in Britain, who perform a fusion of traditional and classical forms from their homeland with contemporary beats and dancehall tracks from Western Europe. Raman was born to immigrant parents in London in 1973, and her family soon moved closer to the subcontinent, taking a home in Australia, where she soon started learning and performing South Indian classical song. With a bevy of recitals under her belt, she began working with more blues-based music (soul, rock, R&B) for a while, alternating between that and new studies in Hindustani song with Shruti Sadolikar. Returning to England within a few years, she began work on the idea of fusing Indian classical forms with more contemporary Western ones. Aided by Sam Mills, who had done similar projects with one of the contemporary Baul singers, Raman worked with a huge number of foreign artists on the Salt Rain project, released in 2001. She was nominated as the first world music artist for the British Mercury Prize, and satisfied with the results of Salt Rain, Raman used the same basic guidelines to create Love Trap, released in mid-2003.

Title Album Genre Tools
Zero City VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Electronic and Synth
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dark, Ominous, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and World Fusion
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #1
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40926
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Raise Up VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Percussion
Key:
B minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Percussive/Drums, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Game Day, Patriotic, Sunny Day, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
choral, female, and male
CD/Track #:
VEL, #2
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40927
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Daga Daga VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Bass, Conga Drums, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Synth, Tablas, and Violin
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Party, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, Patriotic, Rainy Day, Strip Tease, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
choral and female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #3
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40928
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Magdalene VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Cello, Conga Drums, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Synth, Tablas, and Violin
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Dark, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Patriotic, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
choral and female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #4
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40929
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Eighteen Floors VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, and Synth
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Feel-Good, Ominous, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Soft Rock, and World Fusion
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #5
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40930
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Paal VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Cello, Conga Drums, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Tablas, and Violin
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Aggressive, Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Patriotic, Rainy Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #6
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40931
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Orfea VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Bass, Conga Drums, Drums, Dulcimer, Electronic, Percussion, and Xylophone
Key:
G minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Dark, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Patriotic, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and World Fusion
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
choral and female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #7
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40932
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Vel Undu VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Cello, Conga Drums, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Tablas, and Violin
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Game Day, Patriotic, Rainy Day, Strip Tease, Victory, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #8
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40933
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Fools VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar
Key:
B minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Feel-Good, Moody, Ominous, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Soft Rock, and World Fusion
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #9
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40935
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Muthu Kumar VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Conga Drums, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Percussion, Strings, and Violin
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, Game Day, Patriotic, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #10
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40936
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Ennapane VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Conga Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Tablas, and Violin
Key:
C minor
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Aggressive, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Game Day, Goodbye, Patriotic, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock and World Fusion
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #11
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40937
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Vanai Kavil VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Electronic and Synth
Key:
D
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Ominous, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Patriotic, Rainy Day, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and World Fusion
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #12
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40938
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Cargo VEL Alternative, World
Client:
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and World
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
A minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and World Fusion
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
VEL, #13
Release Year:
2011
Track ID:
40939
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back