Legendary genre busting mixers of beats, dub, oriental fusion, bhangra, funk and
whatever else they come across.
Transglobal Underground came into being during the electronic dance scene of the early 90s. Pioneers in the mixing of club culture with world music, their first single ‘Temple Head’ went Top 30 and their debut album, ‘Dream of 100 Nations’ top 20. They became best known for their storming live shows which made them festival favourites and have seen them touring worldwide ever since. Along the way they picked up a BBC World Music award for their seventh album ‘Moonshout” been a DJ collective, a techno soundsystem, a Middle Eastern hit production team, a backing group for an Albanian brass fanfare, a seminar, a medicine show and several things that no one involved would admit to if they could even remember them.
The current lineup is based around original members Hamid Mantu and Tim Whelan and features the UKs best known sitarist Sheema Mukherjee (also of Cornershop, Imagined Village, TUUP, a major figure on the UK storytelling scene, and Rav Neiyyar (Bollywood Band) Original vocalist Natacha Atlas still often makes appearances, along with Dubulah of Dub Colossus and original rapper Inder Goldfinger (Winachi Tribe). All appear on the collective’s 2020 release ‘Walls Have Ears.’
“Representing the living, beating heart of multicultural Britain”
“Since their inception, Transglobal Underground have stuck to their guns and led by example”
Rock n Reel
“They show no signs of losing that magic that makes them so special...they compress more sounds, beats and genres into one song than most bands manage in a whole career.”