1/ Samarpanam (The Dhuni mix) (Traditional,Sabbah) 2.42 Mix by Cheb i Sabbah 2/ Shri Durga (Traditional,Sabbah) 6.04 Mix by State of Bengal 3/ Durga Puja (Traditional,Sabbah) 7.35 Mix by TJ Rehmi 4/ Kese Kese (Where's the Sarangi mix) (Traditional,Sabbah) 6.18 Mix by Transglobal Underground 5/ Ganga Dev (Traditional,Sabbah) 7.39 Mix by Bedouin Ascent 6/ Kese Kese (Beast of Asia mix) (Traditional,Sabbah) 6.35 Mix by Bally Sagoo 7/ Shri Durga (The Organic Science mix) (Traditional,Sabbah) 8.15 Mix by Fun Da Mental 8/ Radhe Krishna (The Babu Chandidasa mix) (Traditional,Sabbah) 8.57 Mix by Cheb i Sabbah Original tracks PreTooled and engineered by Baba Larry Ji at Nasik Studios, Berkeley, California Vocals and instrments on the original trakcs recorded by Randy Rood at Emeryville Recording Co., Emeryville, California Production on the original tracks by DJ Cheb I Sabbah Mastered by Brian "Big Bass" K. Gardener at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood CD design by Cheb i SabbahNaga Baba (1): sampled voice.
2000 - Six Degrees Records (USA), 657036 1021-2 (CD)
Another issue with this album is that it doesn't really break any new ground. Maha Maya is a remixed version of dj Cheb I Sabbah's previous album, Shri Durga. Because of this, one would think that new, creative, and interesting approaches and ideas would come out of it, especially since numerous other DJs are involved. Unfortunately, the result is far from intriguing. Their take on the art of remixing seems to be based on predictable guidlines, putting beats and samples precisely where one would expect them. We can see that dj Cheb I Sabbah has talent individually by looking at own productions ("Samarpanam" and "Radhe Krishna"), but that's not enough to save things here.
Sonia Zjawinski (courtesy of the Skinny website)