Essential Asian R&B Album (Outcaste Records)

Published: Wed Feb 16 2005

The past two years have seen Asian influenced R&B grow from an underground club scene to a chart-topping sensation. Outcaste Records prepare to truly cross this exciting new genre into the mainstream, with the release of Essential Asian R&B, a showcase of the best in young, urban Asian music.

Fresh from the success of the Essential Asian Flavas series, Outcaste have created an album that showcases the scene’s up-and-coming tracks, alongside smash hits such as 2Play feat Raghav’s ‘So Confused’ and Jay Sean’s ‘Stolen’.
Jay Sean has already had huge crossover success with his debut album and here contributes the previously unreleased ‘I’m Ready’ to the compilation. Fellow chart botherers and hot production double-act The Pirates call on the vocal talents of Shola Ama to provide an answer to Mario Winans’ top selling single with the smash ‘You Should Really Know’. Further support is provided by Rishi Rich, who takes time off from producing artists including Craig David and Britney Spears, to enlist the help of fellow scene stalwart Juggy D on ‘Hum Tum’. While Bobby and Nihal favourites Rouge bring ‘Don’t Be Shy’ to the mix, the track that has been on heavy rotation on the pair’s Radio 1 show for the past year.

Bringing together a selection of hits, remixes and exclusives which provide an insight into the burgeoning Asian urban scene Outcaste release Essential Asian R&B on January 31st.

1. The Pirates feat Enya, Shola Ama, Naila Boss & Ishani ‘You Should Really Know’
2. Jay Sean ‘I’m Ready’
3. Rouge ‘Don’t Be Shy’
4. Rishi Rich feat. Veronica & Juggy D
‘Hum Tum’
5. Bally Sagoo ‘Naiyon Dil Lagda’
6. Ranidu Lankage ‘Ahan Kara Nagare’
7. Raghav ‘Teri Baaton (Your Words)
8. Beenie Man feat Ms. Thing
‘Dude’ (Panjabi Hit Squad Mix)
9. Dakota ‘Street Warrior’
10. Notorious J.A.T.T. ‘Hoi Hoi’
11. Jnas (Sanj) feat Caramel ‘I’m So Into You’
12. 2Play feat. Raghav ‘So Confused’
13. Syklone vs. Jay Sean ‘Stolen’
14. Juggy D ‘Akheer’
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