Archive for June, 2018

Whine Up – Nasty Ninja

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‘Whine Up’ is a five-track album from desi hipster Sumeet Suvarna, also known as Nasty Ninja, and a co-founder of ‘Mumbai’s Finest’ in 2006, who has since embarked on a solo career. On running through genres like Boom Bap, Trap, and Dancehall, among others, Nasty Ninja’s versatile style combines Hindi and English rap. The unconventional, non-musical model where there is minimalistic instrumentation with the focus being on rapping and drum programming is best showcased on “Falling For You”, which loops into the lyrics of “woo hoo”, which makes me wonder if this really is the future of Indian hip-hop.

 

– Reviewed by Parag Kamani

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Every Lil’ Girl Of Mine – Underground Authority

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Kolkata-based ‘Underground Authority’ was formed in early 2010 with the merger of two bands, Banned and Skydive. “Every Lil’ Girl Of Mine” is a composition inspired musically and lyrically by the song “What did you learn in school today?” by folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton that appeared on his 1964 album, ‘Ramblin’ Boy’, which spoke about the American school system misinforming children on the events of history. Similarly, “Every Lil’ Girl Of Mine” takes on the step of protesting against the government’s idle promises on the safety and security of women in our country. Supported by Underground Authority’s rock sounds, “Every Lil’ Girl Of Mine’ is certainly a song that requires widespread support.

 

 

– Reviewed by Parag Kamani

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Sun Toh Zara – Hiroo Thadani

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It’s never too late to pursue your passion seems to be the underlying theme for “Sun Toh Zara”, an inoffensive, mid-tempo tune from industrialist Hiroo Thadani. In reaching an age when people would, by convention, consider retirement, Hirooji appears to reflect on it just as the beginning of a musical career that commenced for him with a debut album in 2013. The music on “Sun Toh Zara” and its lyrics are provided by Arbind Jha who seems to keep the composition simple for Hiroo Thadani to showcase his energy and, in turn, assist Hirooji into becoming a true inspiration for those who truly believe that age is just a number. Way to go, Hirooji!

 

 

– Reviewed by Parag Kamani

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