Transglobal Underground (sometimes written as Trans-Global Underground or simply as TGU) is a London-based music collective who specialise in a fusion of western, oriental and African music styles (sometimes labelled as "world fusion" or "ethno-techno"). Their first four albums featured Natacha Atlas as lead singer and their single "Temple Head" was used in a Coca-Cola advertising campaign for the 1996 Olympic Games. In 2008 they won the BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music after the release of their seventh official album, Moonshout.
A British institution. Nearly two decades on from their formation by the multi-talented Djs/producers/musicians Tim Whelan and Hamid Man Tu, their longevity is based on an ability to continually refesh their trademark multicultural sound and stay one step ahead of their many imitators.
`The Stone Turntable' is the band's latest studio opus and see's the band in fine form fusing Dance, Trance and World music in the way that has made Transglobal Underground famous the world over.
Once again London's original global fusionists have come up with a dizzyingly diverse bunch of tunes...it's all swaggeringly confident and, against-the-odds, cohesive. Perhaps their most in-tune with the zeitgeist effort yet. -- Howard Male, The Independent, May 15th, 2011
Transglobal have been there from the start...and 20 years, and eight albums down the line, they're sticking to their open-minded free-spirited guns...sounding more like a proper band than ever before.
--fRoots, June 2011