Archive for April, 2017

Na Kar Bandeya Meri Meri | Chintoo Singh Wasir

Musician Chintoo Singh Wasir ensures that he always has a tough act to follow; his own! But the sufi and folk instrumentalist-cum-singer continues to deliver an inspired effort with “Na Kar Bandeya Meri Meri” and, while the ballad falls just a wee bit short of the excellence of his previous efforts, the song is nevertheless a heartfelt, honest offering that remains well worth listening to with the instrumentation containing light keyboards playing in the background, supported by perfectly matching simple arrangements. Introspection and subtlety are the hallmarks of Chintoo’s songs, reinforced by his earthy vocals and his expertise on playing rubab, and at least several listens will be required in order to fully appreciate the understated “Na Kar Bandeya Meri Meri”.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download ‘Na Kar Bandeya Meri Meri’ exclusively on Artist Aloud – Talent First App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2oP6uSC
Wynk Music: http://wynk.in/u/101htF1aPIHfsZ
iTunes India: http://apple.co/2luQTXR
iTunes International: http://apple.co/2mAibga

Chahun Main Yahin – Ramji Rana

Rapper-actor Ramji Rana, whose roots can be traced to a small village, eventually moving him from Meerut to Mumbai in 1995, has been actively involved in theatre performances and singing since six. Since then, Ramji has also found time to become a computer software developer, founding his own company, and continuing his new found domain expertise in music that commenced with his 2016 debut, “Ek Look Menu De De”, now leading to “Chahun Main Yahin”, a track composed and sung by him. Keyboards open the track, followed by an uptempo, and infectious, swing beat. Although Ramji describes his music as “hip-hop beat with rap”, “Chahun Main Yahin” is certainly too tame to connect with fans of street level hip-hop, but the song has sufficient hooks – courtesy the arrangements that also contain a sitar sounding interlude – and beats to crossover to a platform where the track really deserves to be: the dance floor!

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download ‘Chahun Main Yahin’ exclusively on Artist Aloud – Talent First App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2oP21zy
Wynk Music: wynk.in/u/102zz7K6JphKDY on
iTunes India: http://apple.co/2qlviTy
iTunes International: http://apple.co/2psklSR

Zinda | Yaj

If having a management degree could be translated into a musical career, people would probably find their journey into this creative field a lot simpler or, perhaps, they would concentrate more on their academics or, better still, both! But here, double management graduate Yaj has, on discovering that “the life that you live is seldom the life that you imagine”, has attempted to place his preachings into practice by diversifying into a musical career which has earned him “some awards” during his study days. Now that Yaj has taken the “plunge” – his words, not ours –  at first, it appears, that being corporate was certainly a better option for Yaj. However, on repeated listenings of “Zinda”, what seeps through is that the soft pop song consists of a pristine gloss that, while impressive within Yaj’s vocal limitations, simply focuses on something clean, safe, and crystal-clear. Unfortunately, enthusiasm by itself cannot salvage stock tunes, and there remains sufficient scope to push Yaj’s content creation in the correct direction and to an achievement at a superior level, if only his sound is enriched by stronger production for depth and for subtlety.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download ‘Zinda’ exclusively on Artist Aloud – Talent First App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2mMT9uC
Wynk Music: http://wynk.in/u/101UDjL5X6usDt
iTunes India: http://apple.co/2m12zof
iTunes International: http://apple.co/2lG5QGy