If you are in the mood for something outside the mainstream, and you dig global electronica/downtempo sound, I highly recommend, Karsh Kale’s new album, Broken English.
Recorded in five cities and on two continents, this album features a talented cast of collaborators such as Trixie Reiss (The Crystal Method), film composer Salim Merchant (one half of the “it” Bollywood composer team, Salim-Sulaiman) and Dierdre (Ekova), Broken English is Kale’s most diverse. Two days after it’s release, Broken English is in the top fifteen ITunes Electronic Charts. It is a truly global sound.
In that same genre, I recommend Thievery Corp’s AOL Sessions, Gotan Project’s Diferente, and Ursula 1000’s latest release, Here Comes Tomorrow.
Thievery has done an awesome remix of Gunjan’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram, and it is well nothing like the original. I think the single is worth buying. Meanwhile, I also highly recommend, Road to Benares by Thunderball, which is part of AOL Sessions album.