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Ilaiyaraaja – Fire Star

“…in the late 80s electronic beats and synths were eagerly embraced by the film industry of South India along with kung fu fights, aerobics, sunglasses and jogging outfits.”

Currently vibing to some dope ’80s Tamil film music from South Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja’s new compilation Fire Star: Synth-Pop and Electro-Funk from Tamil Films 1985-1989, out now on Bombay Connection. Check a cool album sampler below, as well as the video for standout track “Pattu Enge” from 1987 film Poovizhi Vaasalile, which incidentally sounds vaguely like the steez Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland were going for on “untitled 5″ from this year’s Black is Beautiful (also below):



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