Welcome to the EPK website for BRAWL IN PARADISE, the new album by ELYAS KHAN.
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Elyas Khan is an art/rock composer and performer. Drawing from his UK-Indian/Pakistani heritage and creative upbringing in the NYC art, music & theatre scene, he traverses global musical routes as a sort of poetic trader: producing music of the awakening streets from New York to Mumbai, Berlin to Casablanca. His primal instrumentals, ancient vocals, electronic chaos, and bass heavy grooves generate music as at home beside classics like Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart as it is with contemporaries like Animal Collective orBjörk.
Brawl In Paradise is Elyas' first solo record following three releases from his NYC based band Nervous Cabaret (Näive). Elyas chose a different city to write each album in. To compose Brawl In Paradise he headed for Berlin and the historic NalepaStrasse FunkHaus. It spans 5 genres from electornia, Pop-rock, chill-out, to indie-dance/new disco. The single BELLS was picked up for radio rotation across Europe and remixed for Club play by German DJ Team Turntablerockers
Rejecting cultural and artistic nostalgia, Elyas rips apart his music, creating new soundtracks of post-glam, pre-revolutionary, art-rock: styled, not fashioned. In the timeline of popular music genres, Khan fits with musicians who are defined within their own context: artists such as Peter Gabriel, Devo, Bjork, Radiohead or M.I.A.
“Khan stands out for his wonderfully gritty delivery” New York Times
Khan’s autodidactic, multi-disciplinary training allowed him to play most of the instruments on the album, with some guest performances by: British writer Neil Gaiman, composer Sxip Shirey, drummer Eric D’Urso (Budzillus), violinist Rafael Bord (Heurlements de Leo), contra bassist Daniel Cordes (17 Hippies) and vocalist Saudia Young.