Harvi - ‘Who Am I’
If you remember the late 1990’s “Asian Underground” days & the dirtier side of those times, you will no doubt have heard of a brilliant band called Charged. They were the punky young upstarts from the Midlands of the UK who just didn’t give a f*ck! The self styled ‘Electro Punjabi Dakoo’s’ dealt in feedback, noise, aggressive South Asian samples & the swagger of Gubbar Singh with a Rocket Launcher. It was watching this band, that introduced me to a very young Nerm from the Shiva Soundsystem who at the time was their dancer.
The main creative force behind the band took a sabbatical of about 12 years (how long!?) and is now back with a vision, a sound, and a look that can only be described as ‘Jubilee Year Psychedelia.’ Watch the video, sing the song & fly the freak flag with pride.