Archive for July, 2011
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shreya Ghoshal - Teri Meri (Reprise Mix)
Taken from the Bollywood OST, Bodyguard and featuring the vocals of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal, this one’s right up there as one of the great bollywood tracks of the year. There were actually three mixes of the same track but I found these two to be the better ones.
Going to reserve my judgements on the artist for this one and comment on the songs that have been presented. Album seems slightly flooded with mandolin pieces and percussion that seems all a little-heard-of-before. Jadon Tu Hasdi was superbly vocalled by Kaka Bhaniawala but even that leaves you feeling underwhelmed. Negatives aside, I thought Meh Teri was actually a decent collaborative track along with the Punjabi Heart/DC Jinna singles that were released earlier this year. Picked out a song which I thought merited a listen, would have posted a few more songs but you know the rest.
” Daroo daroo diyeh bottleh, dil kareh thenu pilamah! ” Catchy as hell tune from the e3UK camp featuring the musical extraordinaire, Jelly Manjitpuri. Don’t think it’s as polished as it should be but just a dhol beat behind this mans awesome vocals would just do. Cop it from iTunes now!
Set to feature on the forthcoming album Naina De Buhe, please enjoy the promo for the father-son-uncle collaboration which sounds too epic to be written into words. I’ll post the full vdeo when it becomes available.
Engine-Earz doing another smashing remix but this time to a track off Nitin Sawhneys newest album Last Days of Meaning entitled, Daydream. Hard to describe this one, hard hitting yet soothing and mellow with some seriously beautiful flute pieces. This track is also free to download too, grab yours now whilst you can!
Dilruba – Kailash Kher
Piya Ghar Aavenge – Kailash Kher
Been meaning to post a couple of the live performances which have included the mindblowing vocals of Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Madhevan and the Wadali Brothers as well as many more. Taken from the albums Yatra and Kailaasa, Kailash Kher performed Dilruba + Piya Ghar Aavenge on the most recent episodes of Coke Studio @ MTV with the musical assistance of producer and composer, Lesle Lewis. Seeing a lot of YouTube comments flooded with the comparison between this Coke Studio and the one created by extraodinaire Rohail Hyatt in Pakistan. To be quite honest, the music will and should always come first regardless of people thinking its too commercial or it lacks a certain ‘sufiness’. Heck, even if we had anything remotely similar to this in the UK, I’d want to visit the recordings every week. I’m going to keep this simple, I think the opportunities should be taken advantage of and I reckon we should appreciate the form this beautiful music is being presented to us.