Roach Killa’s Debut Album “The Revolution” released in September 09 by MovieBox UK peaked at No.6 on the ITUNES World Charts. His 1st Single Yaara Dildara feat Shahid Ali Khan reached No.1 on the BBC ASIAN NETWORK Charts. The video is currently on heavy rotation on all the major Global Channels B4U, SONY Ent Television, Zee TV, Brit Asia UK Roach Killa’s been touring Europe, Asia and Middleast promoting his music and has created a massive fan base around the world. His songs have been playlisted on all the commercial radio stations across Europe.
This album caters to the new age Desi’s around the world. It has a urban desi flavour that is a mix of the western and eastern genres of music. This album demonstrates Roach Killa’s ability as a well rounded artist with different tones from reggae, rap and South Asian influences. The collaborations on this album show his diverse ability in different genres of music appealing to a broader audience.
BlueBand Musiq’s Top 3 picks:
1. Yaara Dildara
This is the first single off the album and has gotten much recognition. This song was No. 1 on the BBC Asian Network Charts. This song features the melodious voice of Shahid Ali Khan. This track is a fusion of traditional sounds from Shahid Ali Khan and urban vibes from Roach Killa; put together to tell a story about a love lost. It draws you in emotionally to the song. You can find the video to this song at roachkilla.com.
If you like conscious reggae, this is the track for you. This song talks about real issues that young people face in society and the hardship of the ghetto. This song shows you the true reggae side of Roach Killa.
3. Killin ‘Em Feat. Maria Marcial and Skelitor
This song is a upbeat dance song. The collaborations on this track bring different flavors of music from RnB, Rap to Reggae. You can find the music video for this song on Much Music’s website. It’s has potential to be the next hot club anthem.
Over all the part I enjoy most about this album is his lyrical content. It’s very real and raw and draws you into his music because it’s easy to relate to. This album shows you that he is a very diverse artist with different tones. Its keeps you excited because you don’t know if the next song will be a Hindi mix, rap or conscious reggae. The only constructive criticism I have to offer is the album cover does not reflect the album. This is a great album to pop into your player on a weekend and you can jam to the whole album without feeling that it’s repetitive.