ALO WALA

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Label: Enchufada
Country: USA, Denmark

ALO WALA is an American-Indian vocalist Shivani Ahlowalia. Live, Alo Wala deliver an explosive dancefloor experience with a bass driven sound rooted in hip hop and beat music mixed with traditional Indian music, South-American rhythms and a range of global sounds and influences. Alo Wala is magic raving. You will find her in lavish geometric shapes and bright colors, flirting in front of euphoric live visuals and bouncing over colossal bass lines from the live band.
In 2014 Alo Wala joined Enchufada, a Lisbon based music label, home of Buraka Som Sistema, The Hard Ass Sessions, Branko, Diamond Bass, amongst others.

American punjabi Alo Wala’s live show is magic raving. You will find her in lavish geometric shapes and bright colors, flirting in front of euphoric live visuals and bouncing over colossal bass lines from the live band.

” The party-happy, multinational band threatened from the start to blow apart the stage with blazing synthesizers and a tropical bass that shook our hips sensually. Hypnotic, jumping beats, flanked by extravagant visuals transformed the concert into a magic and southern rave.”Roskilde Festival

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 poised to step out as one of the bright lights of this movement.

ALO WALA, meaning “The light vendor” in a Bengali and Hindi melange, is Chicago-born rapper, Shivani Ahlowalia.
More than a bedroom vocalist rapping over sample-based rhythms from foreign lands, ALO WALA’s debut EP, dubbed CITYBOY, is marked by a lifetime of journeys. Having lived in the USA, India, Guinea-Bissau, Spain and Denmark, Shivani brings profound universal insight into the studio.

ALO WALA’s sound is the result of the increasingly small world we live in. This trans-national project produced by herself, Julius Sylvest & Copyflex from Copia Doble Systema, features the who’s who of producers in the global bass scene including: Schlachthofbronx, The Clerk, Eloq, Boody, Nucleya, Brooklyn Shanti and even a feature on Buraka Som Sistema’s most recent album BURAKA with the tune, “In A Minute.” Guest verses from the likes of Jahdan Blakkamoore and MC Zulu have ALO WALA tapping the greatest innovating voices of the scene. Italian-Congolese MC, Mudimbi, may be less known but his flow has young Italians of African diaspora twisting their heads and standing up with pride.

CITYBOY is both the title of ALO WALA’s EP and the name of its title track

which is a dancehall inspired, bass-heavy take on the experience of a New York city boy. The song features Dancehall champion Jahdan Blakkamoore who delivers a defining verse and equally confident performance in the music video; an experience that takes the viewer on a galactic journey through the streets of NYC. CITYBOY is Directed by New York aficionado Jamil GS known for his photographic work with vibrant grassroots culture and unquestionable beauty.

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