Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tanishk Bagchi took permission from Bappi da for 'Tamma Tamma Again'

Right before composer Tanishk Bagchi got down to composing the new "Tamma tamma" track, he spoke to its original composer Bappi Lahiri for an approval.


"I'm glad Bappi da, Madhuri ma'am (Madhuri Dixit) and everyone has liked the new song. And I couldn't have started working on it without having spoken to Bappi da once," Bagchi said in a statement.

"I called him before I started work on the song and he was really excited to bring back the song which till date people remember for its great music and stylisation of the video," he said.

The new version of "Tamma tamma" features in 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'. This is not the first time Bagchi has worked on recreating a song. He last worked on "Humma humma".

Friday, February 17, 2017

Honey Singh breaks records yet again!

Singer and raper, Yo Yo Honey Singh, who became an overnight sensation with the electrifying "Angreji Beat", has made yet another record with his song "Dheere Dheere Se" crossing 200 million views on YouTube. It is also the first Indian song to have crossed the 200 million view mark on YouTube.

We have no qualms in calling him the Aamir Khan of the music industry, as he rightfully sets and breaks records and starts new number clubs. He is indeed setting high benchmarks for others to cross.


His rehashed version of the popular "Dheere Dheere Se" song from 'Aashiqui', became an instant hit with the audience, who loved the recreated romantic song with Honey Singh's rapper touch. The cute and charming chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor against the backdrop of stunning locations, was an added bonus to the song.

Overwhelmed with the love he's received for the song, Honey Singh said, "I am overwhelmed with all the love, affection and warmth that I have been receiving for 'Dheere Dheere.' It is one of my most special works and I am glad that so many million hearts have taken to it in such a manner."

MAGICAL: Prakriti Kakar's new version of 'Darkhaast' from 'Shivaay'

The beautiful "Katra Katra" famed singer Prakriti Kakar has added yet another feather in her musical hat with the release of the acoustic version of the hit "Darkhaast" from 'Shivaay'.

Launched digitally recently, the track has become quite a sensation as Prakriti continues to receive rave reviews from both fans and critics alike.


The melodious track witnesses Prakriti infuse her own charms as the lyrics and rhythm mentally whisk you away to a magical land! Prakriti says that "Darkhaast" is one of her favorite songs and she was thrilled to deliver an acoustic version of the same. Prakriti's most recent release was the success of 'Dariya' sung alongside her twin sister Sukriti.

Clearly, Prakriti Kakar is going from strength to strength in more ways than one!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FIRST TIME: Aditya Narayan performs "Yaara" for Mumbai Police

Singer, host and actor Aditya Narayan who is well known for giving playback to many hit chartbusters like "Tattad Tattad" and "Ishqyaoon Dishkyaoon" was recently spotted at Umang 2017 on 21st January. Aditya had his commitments in Pune on the same day but he wound up early and rushed directly from Pune to the venue just for the love and respect he has for our Mumbai police.



Source close the singer revealed that, despite of Aditya's tight schedule he managed to reach at the Umang 2017 as he had already given them a commitment. " Aditya was really excited to perform in front of Mumbai police and it was indeed a special one as he was performing his latest single 'Yaara' for the first time on stage. Its his way of showing Gratitude and respect for Mumbai Police," revealed the source.

Commenting on the same, Aditya said" It was a great experience while performing in front of our brave hearts. I was really looking forward to performing for the Mumbai police who work so hard day in and day out to keep us safe. I had an event in Pune that got a bit delayed hence i had to rush back but i got here in time and I am glad I had a chance to perform here at Umang".

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In memory of Dr Balamuralikrishna

 Listen to Best Of legendary Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna on Raaga.com

Vocalist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer, character actor! The rather long list of accomplishments only begins here. Two National Film Awards from the Indian Government (1976 & 1987), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1975, Sangeetha Kalanidhi by the Madras Music Academy in 1978, Sangeetha Kalasikhamani in 1991 from the Fine Arts Society Chennai, India's second-highest civilian honour the Padma Vibhushan in 1991, Mahatma Gandhi Silver Medal from UNESCO in 1995, the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005!!! "Oru naal podhuma..." a song in the 1965 Tamil movie Thiruvilaiyadal immortalised in his own dulcet tones serves to sum up this maestro's magical musical prowess!! Indeed a day is not enough to sing....nay, merely enlist your extraordinary mastery over music. For how could we ordinary mortals  dare to pose a challenge to the indefatigable Dr Balamuralikrishna .

Born Murali Krishna on the 6th July 1930, the musical journey began at the unbelievable age of 6! Yes, this was a life meant for music and would begin to enthrall one and all, at that tender age. Observing his interest in music, his father put him under the tutelage of Parupalli Ramakrishnayya Pantulu, a direct descendant of the shishya parampara of Tyagaraja, who ably mentored this prodigy to render a full-fledged Carnatic music concert at age 8 at the Tyagaraja Aradhana festival at Vijayawada. By the age of 14, the young lad had mastered all the 72 melakartha ragas and had composed krithis in the same. The Janaka Raga Manjari was published in 1952 and recorded as Raagaanga Ravali in a nine-volume series by the Sangeeta Recording Company. This was followed by more learnings and more concerts, both as solo musician or as the accompanist with the kanjira, mridangam, the viola and the violin. His musical journey is dotted by his spirit of experimentation and boundless creativity, while retaining the rich tradition of Carnatic music intact, He has composed the new ragas, Mahathi, Lavangi, Sidhdhi, Sumukham with only four notes while Sarva Sri, Omkaari, Ganapathy have only three notes. That's not all, he went on to innovate the tala system by incorporating "Gati Bhedam"

 Listen to Best Of legendary Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna on Raaga.com

He established the 'MBK Trust' with the objective of developing art and culture and for carrying out extensive research into music therapy. A dance and music school, 'Vipanchee' is a part of this Trust

This Maestro has over 400 compositions to his credit and is one of the very few people to have composed in all the 72 Melakarta Ragas and has created several ragas and also has invented a new Tala system. His compositions encompass every facet in Carnatic Music that includes Varnas, Krithis, Thillanas, Bhavageethas.

He accompanied Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Jugalbandi concerts with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Kishori Amonkar, he is also known for popularizing the compositions of Sri Bhadrachala Ramadasu and Sri Annamacharya. Apart from his native language, Telugu, his works also include ones in other languages like Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi.

He appeared as featured soloist with an award-winning British choir, performing the "Gitanjali Suite" with words from Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize-winning poetry and music by "Dr. Joel", the noted UK-based Goan composer. His clear diction in several languages prompted an invitation to record Tagore's entire Rabindra Sangeet compositions in Bengali, preserving them for posterity. He has sung in French, and even ventured into jazz fusion, collaborating with the top Carnatic percussion teacher, Sri T.H. Subash Chandran, in a concert for Malaysian royalty. In February 2010, he did a three-day concert in Visakhapatnam.

"Heroes come and go, but legends live forever" said Kobe Bryant. This legendary journey ended its mortal trail on 22nd November 2016, at his residence in Chennai.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

GROOVE to Bollywood's Top Party Songs 2016

As the New Year is just around the corner it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and get ready to welcome the dawn of New Year. No party is complete without Bollywood songs, and planning a perfect New Year party without the top Bollywood party songs is a big turn off. Year 2016 witnessed some of the top Bollywood party songs that go perfectly for any dance party making it happening and lively for all party goers. So here is the list of some sensational, high octane foot-tapping Bollywood numbers must for the list!


Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai - It’s the song of the season with Salman Khan’s naughty signature move from 'Sultan'; a typical dance number with easy and catchy step is perfect to have the ultimate bash! Shalmali Kholgade made an impact with her mesmerizing voice in this song along with Vishal Dadlani, Badshah and Ishita.

Kala Chashma - This peppy dance number is from film 'Baar Baar Dekho'. With a perfect blend of techno and Punjabi music, this Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif starrer song will set the dance floor on fire. The talented team of Neha Kakkar, Badshah and Amar Arshi infused their years of experience into this song making it undoubtedly best remix of the year 2016.

The Break Up song - With music by none other than Pritam and the voices of Arijit Singh and Badshah culminate to create the perfect party song. The super talented rising star Jonita Gandhi with her smoothing voice justifies the song perfectly in this quirky and fun dance number gives you a reason to forget all your heartbreak woes and celebrate your Breakup!

Sau Tarah Ke - Jonita Gandhi and Amit Mishra gave another chart buster song of the year have become a big hit on the party circuit. This groovy song is composed by Pritam Chakraborty who has given a wonderful music. Jacqueline Fernandez’s killer moves in this song, along with John Abraham and Varun Dawan have burnt the dance floor.

Nachange Saari Raat - Another remix party song earlier sung and composed by Taz and revamped brilliantly by Meet Bros featuring Neeraj Shridhar and Tulsi Kumar. It features Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam dancing and sharing their love chemistry.

Jabra Fan - Titled as 'Jabra Fan Anthem', the song sung by Nakash Aziz in Hindi also has versions in 6 different languages. SRK in a very different look dancing and serenading his favourite star with a fun song. You will listen this song all through the year.

Kar Gayi Chull - Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar and Neha Kakkar ignited this song with sheer talent. This is one of the best and most popular songs from 'Kapoor & Sons'. It brings out the naughtiness inside you while on dance floor.

Beat pe Booty - Sachin, Jigar, Vayu and Kanika Kapoor ultimate song "Beat Pe Booty" from 'A Flying Jatt' trended for a very long time and definitely one of the quirkiest songs of the year. The brilliant swanky moves by Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez brought the nation to standstill.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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