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`Platform Top 10 pe aayi hui gadi 16 April ki Hindi se Marathi, Marathi se Bengali, Bengali se Gujarati aur Gujarati se English jaane waali 10 gaano ki dheemi local hai, yeh local sabhi gaano pe rukegi !!’ 

Thanks to this day, 16th April, really a legendary date!! Agar 16th April nahi hota, toh aaj…… Bhagat Singh  nahin hota, Gabbar daaku nahin ban paata, Raj Simran ko dulhaniya nahin bana paata, Aditya Geet se kabhi mil nahin paata, Mumbai – Delhi ka distance sirf 18 hrs kabhi nahin hota and the most important…..MAIN AAJ OFFICE NAHIN AA PAATA !!

Guys, today in 1853 was the day when the 1st passenger rail took off from Mumbai to Thane! For a 159 yrs now, the `RAILGAADI’ has been an integral part of our lives. Be it summer vacations, college exams, getting to work on time, it has always been there! The very sound of `chuk chuk’ is so musical, symbolic of `starting and then reaching your destination’!

The Railgaadi over the years has introduced us to such melodic passengers like `Jiya o jiya o jiya kuch bol do’ , `Rahee matwale’, `Hai apna dil to awara, `Auraton ke dabbe mein mard aa gaya’, `Aao bachchon tumhe dikhayen jhaki hindustan ki’, `Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu’, `Pyar bantthe chalo’ , `Gaadi bula rahi hai’, `Hum dono do premi duniya chhod chale’, `Jeevan hai ek sapna’, ` Phoolon ki rang se’, `Dekhoji ek bala jogi’ to the more recent `Chiku buku’,`C haiyya Chaiyya’, `kasto mazaa’,  and `Dhadak Dhadak’. And if we recall, It also introduced rap in India, with `railgaadi railgaadi’- remember Ashok kumar in the 1st Indian rap song?

The firangi `Train’ has also not been far behind with songs like  “A Passage To Bangkok” – Rush, “Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne , “Driver 8” – R.E.M, “Locomotive Breath” – Jethro Tull, “Long Train Runnin'” – The Doobie Brothers, “Love Train” – The O’Jays, “Peace Train” – Cat Stevens

 Such an amazing journey of 159 yrs deserves an applaud! This week ArtistAloud pays a musical tribute with 10 songs, 10 stations, 10 languages, on 1 amazing train – THE RAILGAADI TOP 10!! Get your weekly pass, listen and download songs from 10 different stations, 10 different languages all this week……only and only on `Pudhil station ArtistAloud, Agla station ArtistAloud, Next station ArtistAloud!!

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MONDAY MORNING BLUES ?

Poor Monday mornings, always associated with adjectives like Blues, Lazy, Grouchy, Sleepy and you’re probably reading this at 9:30 am either on your gadget waiting for the `teacher from hell’ to come and take lecture at your school/college, or sitting on your office desk waiting for the coffee machine to warm up and you are thinking ……`of course what else could a Monday morning be? But we at ArtistAloud think a little differently…….

Did you realize today is the 9th?? Come on guys, it’s `the 9th’!! Don’t get it yet? Ok lemme explain…

9 is a magic number, multiply any number with 9 and what you get is …a 9! The Hebrews referred to nine as the symbol of immutable Truth. And here’s the truth…..

 ArtistAloud is here to change your Monday morning blues and all other sicknesses into `BLISSFULL HAPPINESS’. Multiply your happiness x9 this week as we take you on board the ArtistAloud flight to `CLOUD NO 9 ‘… No, you won’t have to worry about coming back, coz hey its 9, whatever you do, how much ever you try and exhaust your happiness, you are just not gonna run out of it !! So what are you waiting for?? Kick start your Monday by listening to 9 happy melodies all this week in the `Cloud no 9’ playlist…..Only and only on ArtistAloud.com

Month Long Vacation needed – Formally or On Demand!!

 

Dear Boss;

“It’s April …. The month meant to be taken off …. Formally or on Demand!”(Heh  …heh..)

 

Every Music devotee – from every corner of the world should write to his/her organization requesting this perk which would only enhance their music-ness further.

And why should that be??

Hey, simply coz it’s April – a month when the whole world is packing its bags and heading towards the coolest music festivals `happening’ across the Globe!! Okay, now that the letter has been delivered to the boss/es, it is time to get down to doing some real work!!  So here it is, listed below are the top 10 music Festivals happening this month on our planet!! Guess which of these is gonna be most headed out for??

  1. 1.      Sensation São Paulo April 17 Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil – The best dj’s bring the house down in this insane event that has taken place in venues across the globe. This festival requires everyone to wear only white and last year it saw a big wave of 40,000 people dressed in white dancing and grooving away!!

 

  1. Snowbombing April 5 – April 10, Mayrhofen, Mayrhofen, Austria – People in this cold cold country wait for two things; the first sunshine after the harsh winter and the music festival!! The music is a mix of indie/electronic. Head to Austria catch headliners Fatboy slim, the Editors, and Doves along with other indie/electronic artists

 

  1. Rokolectiv April 23 – April 25 Bucharest, Romania – only in its 5th year, a smaller festival but make no mistake, this one will blow you away!!

 

  1. Awakenings Easter Weekender April 23 – April 25 Gashouder Amsterdam, Netherlands – a theme based music festival spanning across 3 days…..they say this festival an institution, cannot be wrong as it takes place in Holland, one of the top 3 in the world for music festivals !

 

  1. Coachella April 16 – April 18 Empire Polo Field Indio, United States – catch Jay-Z, DJ Tiesto, and Gorillaz at America’s best music fest , an indie’s dream !

 

  1. Electron Festival April 1 – April 4 Geneva, Switzerland – contemporary dance troupes perform through the day, various exhibits to attend throughout the city and at night, it’s time to burn your feet to the music!! And while you are at it, send your folks for a `run around the trees’ wearing linen /chiffon J

 

  1. Electronica en Abril April 16 – April 24 Spain Barcelona | Madrid – Get high at this electronica overdose which spans lasts for two weekends

 

  1. Mayday April 30 Westfalenhalle Dortmund, Germany – This is big daddy of music festivals in the EU. Trance fanatics have been storming this festival, running in its 20th year!!! Is 50 djs enough to satisfy your thirst for trance??

 

  1. New Orleans Jazz Festival April 23 – May 2 New Orleans, USA – Ok now this is a pilgrimage for music lovers!! The city music messiahs Blues, Jazz and Dixieland Jazz took birth. So whats happening this year? Well not much, just ….you might have heard of Pearl Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, and Anita Baker?

 

  1. Bang Face Weekender April 23 – April 25 Pontins Camber Sands Sussex, United Kingdom – Ok so this is where you go you `Prehistoric Bangasaurus ‘!! Don’t be baffled, that’s the theme for this year at this insane festival!! In simple words, it translates to `caveman at a rave’!! A festival with a name which you probably shouldn’t tell your folks about but if you manage to get here…you’ll love the rave, acid and electro acts!!

 

Whoa!!! Four weeks of super fun across the globe! But doesn’t all this make one think that  in a country obsessed with festivals of all kinds, why isn’t there a culture of music festivals? Yes, agreed that there are a few music festivals around but the impact is really not there .Our music is rich. With artists in various genres and styles and it certainly can boast of a huge list of stalwarts in our treasury!

So, now, do you think music festivals can give Indian music a global recognition which it truly deserves?]

(PS – is this good enough boss? Can I now leave for the month… Can I?)

 

Blog For The Week – 2nd – 8th April 2012

This week is a special one ! If we look down in history, it is a week which has given us extreme jubilation and extreme sorrow …. On one side, it was a week which saw our nation becoming the world champions in international cricket, beating Sri Lanka in the final on the 2nd of April 2011……and on the other side…..this was also a week in the year 1994, in which the world lost a rock god, a man whose guitar obeyed his master’s instructions, a music legend, Kurt Cobain!

Happiness and Sorrow are the two opposite but also the most important ends of any form of art, especially Music. And this is why we want you to experience and relive these beautiful emotions on our Portal!

Relive the jubilation of winning on Artist Aloud with the talented band `Muziminds’ and their song `India hi jeetega’. Check them out under `NEW THIS WEEK’ to know more about them.

Artist Aloud pays a tribute to the guitar god / musical legend Kurt Cobain as we bring to you the top ten rock songs all this week

Let the thumping of the drum beats, the vibrations of guitar take you through this beautiful journey back in time!

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Seagram’s FUEL Music Day – Relive the Longest WebCert – Video by Video

On the 2nd of March 2012, Artist Aloud put together one of the most challenging events showcasing 50 artists back to back performing a song each. There was music performed across genres and languages including Pop, Rock, Global, Alternative and even Bollywood. When we conceptualized the event we had so many things to think about but the most concerning one amongst all was the arrival of all the artists who were to perform. Every artist’s performance was timed and slated and meant to be sacrosanct because that would ensure a smooth flow. What we saw was pure harmony between each of the people involved in this event – the artists, the event organizer, the crew. And what you see now is the end product of what turned out to be one of the most fulfilling events that we have ever done. We promise this event to be an annual event with more such promising and exciting artists who only want to perform and make music.

Radio Mirchi Music Awards

The 4th Radio Mirchi Music Awards was conducted last evening. It was really interesting to see how many new talent have sung in Bollywood Films this year. The industry is becoming so open to new talent today. Its really great to see this. Those days seem to have gone where only a handful of artists were running the Bollywood Music space. The benefit of that of course was that you could make out who has sung the song just by listening to the voice. Today that is not the case at all. You have to possibly google to find out who has sung the song. The last batch of known singers are not that regular today. Do you think its time they get back to where they started from – their own music?

 

Maize Mirchi – Michigan based group

When a South Asian A Capella group comes out with a song sounding like this, you cannot help but feel blessed to be able to hear. Talent that creates such music needs to be heard and experienced because that is what makes them evolve and create more music. Raring to release their new album, here are a bunch of young kids studying in a University in Michigan and finding time to showcase their talent while they are studying to be professionals in various fields. Check them out in this video and enjoy their style with songs that are so familiar but never heard like this.