Posts Tagged ‘Dil Sabh De Vakhre’
There’s no denying that the singles gold-rush has upped the music volume being released and our Top 30 is a testament to the boom! Nevertheless, we’re a bit old-school and feel the art and accomplishment of albums shouldn’t fall by the wayside because of this strategic-shift. Though the numbers have dropped for the full-scale variety, 2011 was graced by some of biggest releases courtesy of blockbuster names so it wasn’t as straightforward to compile as you may think… Here’s our (better late than never) lowdown and as always we’d love to receive your feedback!
Number 8 (Released August 2011)
With the backing of (Yo Yo) Honey Singh, Alfaaz blew up in the Punjabi music world with his massive debut album entitled The Boy Next Door. If YouTube hits are a yardstick by which to measure impact then it’s safe to say Alfaaz has made more than a hefty impression!
The coming together of the soulful singer’s contemporary poetics and eclectic sounds brought to the table by producer Singh proved a winning formula. None more so than in Haye Mera Dil, a wonderfully made track with its acoustic guitar, western drums, regal violin pieces and of course the bridging rap that has become one of Singh’s USPs. This conveniently leads onto Yaar Bathere, a hard-hitting track with a hostile, perhaps even bitter feel to it that is drilled home by the venting rapper. Even though there are more conventional desi numbers on the album, the heartfelt Eid is another standout for its string composition and melting vocals.
Click here to purchase Alfaaz – The Boy Next Boor
Number 7 (Released July 2011)
Durga Rangila – Karo Na Pyar Mitro
Durga Rangila - Karo Na Pyar Mitro
Durga Rangila - Yaar Badaldi Reh Jayengi
Durga Rangila - Mirchan Vaar Ke
Vocals: Durga Rangila
Music: Charanjit Ahuja
Songwriter(s): Amarjit Cheema, Karamjit Sidhu Sahon Wala, Satta Kotli Wala, Shonki Hind Gairi Mandi Wala, Bahadar Kakron Wala, Bajinder Mustfabadia, Deep Alachouria & Jelly Manjitpuri
When certain names crop up in our music timeline, we are obliged to lend our ears in recognition of greatness. So it’s difficult to argue against the case for legendary duo Durga Rangila and Charanjit Ahuja to not be featured amongst the crème de la crème of the year just gone. Putting into words what these men have achieved over their illustrious careers is challenging to say the least but when these elite artists – nay, institutions – rekindled their renowned chemistry on Karo Na Pyar Mitro we knew we would be in for something special!
Being the heart-tugging specialist that he is, Rangila promptly sets the ball rolling with Karo Na Pyar Mitro, a cautionary tale of deceit that has the classic Durga hallmark. The heavy-hearted singer follows up in a similar vein for Yaar Badaldi Reh Jayengi with Ahuja delivering the goods on production as only the maestro can. For those perhaps questioning Rangila’s aptitude for something a tad light-hearted, Rabb Koi Jayengi, Mirchan Vaar Ke and Daru offer some relief albeit in his own irrepressible, full-bodied style.
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Number 6 (Released February 2011)
Satinder Sartaaj – Cheerey Wala Sartaaj
Satinder Sartaaj - Cheerey Waalea
Satinder Sartaaj - Ishqe Lyi Qurbania
Satinder Sartaaj - Dil Sabh De Vakhre
Satinder Sartaaj - Yahma
Vocals: Satinder Sartaaj
Music: Jatinder Shah
Songwriter: Satinder Sartaaj
There are a select few extraordinary individuals who have a profound command of the Panjabi language and its close affiliation with Sufism… One of these is Satinder Sartaaj. Riding high on the whirlwind success of his ground-breaking first studio album released in 2010, Sartaaj and Jatinder Shah returned with their outstanding 2011 offering, Cheerey Wala Sartaaj.
While we believe there is no substitute for his live performances, the duo have translated the work with little compromise and experimented musically to give it a refreshed outlook. Both parties brought their A-game for the title-track as the sweeping percussion plays its part in enhancing Sartaaj’s boundless poetry that conveys a deep message of longing. This heavenly calibre is matched on Ishqe Lyi Qurbania as the virtuosity on show sends us into sensory bliss. Both the delightfully melodic Dil Sabh De Vakhre and wittily-written Yahma adopt a subtle rock-flavour as Sartaaj captivates us with his philosophical musings intertwined with personal anecdotes. Through his passion for music, Sartaaj has kept alive the Sufi legacy and managed to achieve a unanimous appeal across ages and borders.
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Number 5 (Released October 2011)
Lakhwinder Wadali – Naina De Buhe – The Soulful Strings
Lakhwinder Wadali + Wadali Brothers - Mai Taa Pinni Ae
Lakhwinder Wadali - Thaiya Thaiya
Lakhwinder Wadali - Sanwal Rangiye
Lakhwinder Wadali - Churi
Lakhwinder Wadali - Waghe Di Laqeer
Vocals: Lakhwinder Wadali
Music: Jatinder Jeetu & Tigerstyle
Songwriter(s): Sanjeev Anand Ji, Traditional: Baba Bulleh Shah, Jaswant Baaz, R.P Deewana, Sarvarinder & Sardar Ram Singh
Lakhwinder Wadali’s Naina De Buhe has featured prominently on our blog — and with very good reason. Encompassing the best of Panjabi, Sufi and Classical, this is a musical feast of the highest order from start to finish! As the months have passed since its release, our appreciation of the fine craftsmanship by Wadali and producers Jatinder Jeetu/Tigerstyle has grown inordinately.
Bolstered by equally opulent videos, the release saw Lakhwinder tee-off alongside the senior Wadali cohort for Mai Taa Pinni Ae, a hearty qawali-drenched collaboration that set a high-marker for the rest of the album. We were never in doubt as to whether track 2 onwards would cut the mustard and tacks like the retro Thaiya Thaiya, otherworldly romantic number Sanwal Rangiye and acoustically-inclined Churi all do their bit in making this magical release click.
Click here to purchase Naina De Buhe – The Soulful Strings
When a moonless night asked for the value of its value of its darkness a star laughed and mocked
And as this misfortune unleashed, not a soul came to stand by it.
Lonely and forsaken, it called out to the shadow, to come along for my favor.
But shadow replied,
“We are nothing, but images, of one light
We are born of it, and with it we die”
The surge of the amazing poet Satinder Sartaaj continues as he releases the official video for Dil Sabh De Vakhre. Adapting his own style, Sartaaj has continued with the album Cheeray Wala Sartaaj to express Punjabi culture lives in the writings of his personality. Succeeding to not get lost within his composition is an accomplishment within itself but you can’t help but succumb to his Sufi expressions and accompany him on a deep ruminative journey.