ALO WALA

Interplanetary Bass – US

BIO

Alo Wala is the sound of a new Europe, a new world, and a new way of thinking about one another as belonging to an interconnected global society. Today in a time when dancehall and hip hop informed culture has taken hold worldwide, local club DJs, multi-lingual rappers and bedroom producers are coming into their own and becoming leaders of a new generation. Alo Wala is one of the very bright lights of this movement.

In just a couple of years, Alo Wala, born Shivani Ahlowalia, has established herself as one of the most exciting names in global club music scene – playing over 150 shows spanning several continents and earning acclaim from pioneers like Buraka Som Sistema, Branko, Clap Clap, Nucleya, and many more. Alo Wala meaning «the light vendor» in a Hindi / Bengali melangé, creates a cisp hybrid sound that combines an unearthly double-time rap flow with thundering bass and sonic input from all corners of the world. A new approach to dance-floor-happy-protest music is born.

Having lived in four continents, Ahlowalia brings a distinctive perspective to her sound. Over the past few years, this Punjabi-American vocalist & me has released two Eps – 2014’s Cityboy (Enchufada Label) and 2015’s Vibrate To Win (both produced by Danish production unit Copia Doble Systema) earning wiedspread acclaim and performance spots at festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Roskilde (DK), Sunburn (India) and Sole Dxb (Dubai) to name a few ; Her hyptonic live show has clearly captured hearts and ears across the world.

Her most recent release, Paralyzed (2017), co-produced by Clap-Clap and Branko, is a mission that showcases the need to come together fearlessly and PUSH in the face the vitriol and hate that’s being championed by a few across the world. The music video to Paralyzed, directed by long time collaborator Jamil GS, chammpions this message through vivid imagery and explosive acrobatics, while capturing the recurring clash of cultures in India between the old and the new loving children while she continues to weave through studios to work with some of her favorite producers. Her new sound harnesses the expanded nature of motherhood.

DISCOGRAPHY

2015 : Vibrate To Win – EP (Enchufada)
2014 : Cityboy – EP (Enchufada)
2014 : Little Lotto – single

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