Archive for June, 2017

The Rain – Bombay Bairag

The essence of world music remains alive and kicking, thanks to the continuing efforts of indigenous talent Bombay Bairag, a collaboration of two singers – Ashish Ranjan Thakur and Harpreet Hassrat – who owe the name of the band to the spirit of Mumbai city where their music was created. While the typical Western elements are fused here with Indian instrumentation, the sound is much closer to the deep foundation roots of Bombay Bairag’s ethnicity, courtesy the members’ tutelage in Indian classical music. Their singing, and the prominent usage of flute, makes it obvious. Often, though not always, the aim of world music is to find ways to create unity and harmony between Western instrumentation and more earth- and nature-oriented cultures as can be found within India. In time, fusion has become a favorite way for adventurous contemporary musicians to broaden their sound with newly found rhythms, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it and, even if you may have heard several similar collaborations in the past, this seasonal offering from Bombay Bairag remains refreshing.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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

Also Available on:
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Also Available on iTunes International, Wynk Music, Reliance Jio Music, Idea Music Lounge.

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Vichodeya – Aroon Bakshi

 

Passionate and vividly ecstatic, Sufi music is both philosophical and mystical as it tackles the themes of love and death with refreshing humanity. On “Vichodeya”, Ludhiana-born and raised film and television actor Aroon Bakshi provides his own slant to it, as he explores the traditional art form through modern instrumentation. Thanks to music arranger Raajesh Rathod, that is precisely what he does in making the song excel as the interlude of keyboards providing a lilting piano feel, and the changed tempo with the introduction of guitar just prior to the melody returning to the sounds of its commencement, really provide the support that the singer’s gruff voice requires to make this song – both composed and written by Aroon Bakshi – eminently listenable.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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

Also Available on:
Hungama Music: http://bit.ly/2r3yh6j
iTunes India: http://apple.co/2qrIppd

Also Available on iTunes International, Wynk Music, Reliance Jio Music, Idea Music Lounge.

Club Stamp – D-Boy featuring Abstrxx

 

If your career has been a person behind musical scenes – from U.K. talents to our very urban desi now, Hard Kaur – there always exists an aspirational level to break out on your own. That is precisely what D-Boy has done by turning into a solo act but, often, with a little help from his friends. On “Club Stamp”, he has shared his platform with Toronto-based Abstrxx and, together, they foist their royal funkiness with “Club Stamp”, a hands up dance hit, fitting equally well into the genres of pop and R&B. Though barely three and a half minutes in playing time, “Club Stamp” is a blast of a product containing strong elements that, hopefully, will become D-Boy’s trademarks: smooth melodies, suave rhythms, and the programmed sounds of brassy horns. “Club Stamp” is certainly worth checking out, thanks also to the marvelous guitar and bass work from Nick Childs, and will be mostly accessible to those who grew up to the disco sounds from the ’70s.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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

Also Available on:
Hungama Music: http://bit.ly/2qy1eqO
iTunes India: http://apple.co/2qDcMat

Also Available on iTunes International, Wynk Music, Reliance Jio Music, Idea Music Lounge.