Category Archives: Music

Flavor of the season Darshan Raval enters the 100MN club with ‘Tera Zikr’

On the heels of a massive success with Chogada,  Darshan Raval enters the 100 MN club with his pop single Tera Zikr.  Released by Sony Music in association with Indie Music,  with a beautiful love story and a video that was so captivating, the single was a hit on arrival and within months reached the 100 MN mark. The song has also crossed over 150 MN audio streams across platforms, making it the biggest pop song of 2018!

Says Darshan, “ Tera Zikr is very close to my heart and I’m so happy that it has reached this phenomenal number. My fans have always supported me and I thank them for this.”

Adds on Rohan Jha, Head of Pop , Sony Music India, “Darshan’s voice is unique in a way that it touches hearts of people across age groups and geographies and the success of Tera Zikr is a reflection of that. It is a song that connected with people on the day of its release, we are extremely excited on the 100 MN views and this is just the beginning. There is a lot in store for music fans in the coming days.”

Badshah’s ‘Heartless’ is a musical love story that will stay with you forever

Drowning listeners in the world of his emotions, rap star and youth icon Badshah’s Heartless, the single from his much awaited album O.N.E will be a delight for the listeners. Released by Sony Music, this is a surprise sound coming from Badshah’s range of music, something fans will be blown away with.

Reveals Badshah, “This song was with me for a while, whenever I played it to anyone they always loved it. A piece of my heart is in the song, it’s just simple. It’s about love. Actually that was my brief to Gurikk who had a vision in mind that worked for me brilliantly. We worked really hard to make what you see today and the final product makes us happy.”

Adds on Gurikk Mann, Director of the video, “ I had directed two videos for my father last year which were received very well and so I was very cautious about the next project I would take on with someone other than my father. I’m happy it is Badshah and Sony Music that I am working with.”

Says Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing Director Sony Music India, “Heartless has an instant likeability to it and the sound-space is so different and refreshing. The song echoes the thought behind the album, which is all about original music and something which is true of the artist. The whole journey of Heartless and the album O.N.E will be a super exciting one and will be a delight to Badshah’s fans.”

The music video reflects Badshah’s personality of a guy who does all that it takes to keep a smile. Shot over 9 days in Mumbai, the video is heart touching and the song rings in your ears even after you are done listening.

Abhijit Ghoshal to venture into devotional music now

Music reality shows have discovered gems in playback singing and Abhijeet Ghoshal who has won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 11 times is no longer just a winner of a reality show. He had left the competition voluntarily and later went on to pursue a career in music. For someone who left his secure job to pursue music, Abhijeet has come a long way. He says, “Winning 11 times, and thereafter leaving the contest undefeated, that too voluntarily, was a wonderful experience. I would like to emphasise that Saregamapa did not have this SMS voting system then. I was judged by the virtuosos of classical as well as film music of the country like Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Naushad Saab, Ustad Rashid Khan. So, it was no mean feat.”

Abhijit is now, an acclaimed singer in Bollywood and has sung Jashn Hai Jeet Ka from the Salman Khan and Ajay Devgun starer London Dreams under Shanker Ehsaan Loy. He sings in 14 different languages. He has worked with Louis Banks,  Kavita Krishnamurti, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, and many more. A versatile singer, Ghoshal, who has successfully sung Bollywood songs, Ghazals, Sufi music, is now planning to make a foray in the Bhajan genre of music.

In his concerts under the name Bhajan Pravaah he sings soulful bhajans from Sai, Kabeer, Tulsi, Durga, Kali, Nirgun, and Sufi. Most of these are fresh soul touching and rhythmic compositions.  Ask the singer what drove him to singing bhajans and he says, “Lataji (Mangeshkar) has a vast repertoire of bhajans. Even Manna Dey used to sing beautiful bhajans. Anup Jalota sings soulful bhajans too. There is a certain peace and contentment I get when I sing bhajans. Bhajans are spiritual and connect with the soul. Also, each festival has a bhajan associated with it. I feel a deep connect with God when I get an opportunity to sing a beautiful bhajan.”

Abhijit will soon launch his new album based on Sai Bhajans, ‘Sainath Aao’, in the second week of August. The launch will see the stalwarts of soulful music like Anup Jalota,  Kavita Krishnamurty attend it.

Abhijit wants to work with many composers in the future and feels there is no shortcut to success. He says, “I have huge faith in karma. I believe one needs to focus on one’s work and leave the rest to God.”

Ami Mishra praises singer Roshni Kaur

24 year old Roshni Kaur’s Bollywood cover Tenu Dil Chey Vasaya (Hasi Ban Gaye, Cover Version) on YouTube has gone viral and has even received love and appreciation from the composer of the original song Ami Mishra. Roshni is touted as the ultimate YouTube find and is still open to try new things. She will soon be shooting for her first single with Director Guru Sharma at an international location and has already play-backed for a film opposite Mika Singh.

After seeing her cover of Hasi Ban Gaye, Ami Mishra said, “A friend of mine showed me Roshni’s cover of Hasi… To be honest I have seen many talents performing this song, but i loved this one the most. The innocence and subtlety in Roshni’s voice is amazing. She even wrote the Punjabi lyrics by herself. It is great to see such talent and I am pretty sure she has a great musical journey ahead. I wish her all the good luck”

Legendary Music Director Pyarelal Ji too loved Roshni’s songs and blessed her good luck for her journey ahead.

She has a chock-a-block schedule now, with multiple recordings and gigs lined up. Her to-do list also features learning classical music, writing songs, and composing them.

DJ Farmeen in Mumbai to participate in Global Female DJ championship (Queen of Mashups)

DJ Farmeen has arrived in Mumbai to participate in Global Female DJ Championship to be held on 15th August at JW Marriott.

DJ Farmeen who started her career in djing in 2014 from Bangalore is a famous and well known female DJ from Doha,Qatar. Her genres of music are Electro House, Commercial, Techno, Psytrance and Bollywood. She has played in many well known clubs and lounges across India and also in abroad such as London, Bahrain, Qatar, Bangkok and Vietnam. She has done many corporate shows, college fests, weddings and private parties too.

At present, settled in Qatar, DJ Farmeen wish to perform all over the world. She has also made some remixes of Bollywood n EDM tracks which are popular among music lovers.

Says Farmeen, “I love djing. Music is my life and Djing is my passion.I am looking forward to win the Global Female DJ Championship.”

Deepshikha’s debut single KYA HUA TERA WADA launched

Known as the celebrity party-den, “HOP- HOUSE OF PARTY” plays host to Bollywood celebrities almost every day! Be it for a quiet dinner, birthday bashes or launch parties, you’re bound to bump into someone here whenever you visit.

The mood of the launch was celebratory, the crowd mostly famed, attractive and eager to connect. The red black and grey walls hint at a better time. The launch saw the presence of Niki Aneja, Rashmi Desai, Meets Bros, Mukul Dev, Aakriti Nagpal, Lizaa Malik, Prashant Virendra Sharma, Dr. Sharmila Nayak, Mohamed Morani, Saru Maini, Payal Goga kapoor, Kanchan Adhikari, Candy Brar, Captain Avinash Singh (owner of Hop), Smita Gondkar, Sameer, Anup Jalota Manmeet Singh (Meet Bros), Shivrani Somaia, Simran Ahuja, Kawaljeet Singh, Sheeba, Mishti Mukherjee etc

While the launch was a hit & guests went gaga over the food, drinks & ambiance, HOP stood out not just for their remarkable hospitality but their never-seen-before lights. The entire ceiling of HOP has been transformed into a 3D lighting system. “PIXIDOME” is a specially designed addressable LED 3D chandelier, it is also one of a kind in the world developed especially for HOP.

The entire lighting system will run on a German lighting control software / hardware to sync lights with music which means all the lights would dance in tune with real time music. HOP will be the first night club in India to use Madrix 5 version with around 70 universes and more than 12000 pixels of Addressable lighting working together at the same time.

Capt. Avinash Singh says, “We welcome our Indian entertainment fraternity. HOP will be an accessible and exclusive venue, offering unique and appealing entertainment for all visitors. The purpose of HOP is to provide the residents of Mumbai, with quality entertainment in an enjoyable, pleasant atmosphere. We must prove to guests that exceptional service is still available and should be expected as part of a entertainment experience. We will differentiate ourselves from the mediocre service venues. We lay emphasize on exceptional service experience by assuring that all guests enjoy themselves, we will secure market share through repeat business.”

Singer Romee Khan all set for Bollywood

The SnapChat Story singer and actor Romee Khan is an international artist who has made his mark in India by singing in Hindi and Punjabi.His single with Bilal Saeed ‘Snapchat Story’ has been rocking in the party circuit for quite some time now. Emerging as the new vocal star power; Romee Khan is definitely creating a buzz in the music world with his powerful chords and heart touching songs.

Romee who is currently living in the US, has already been approached by many production houses in India and will be soon shifting his base to Mumbai. When asked about being approached by Bollywood, he said, “This is huge. It feels great to be appreciated for the work you have done. Yes, I have been in talks with a couple of people in Bollywood and will announce something big really soon. As for now, I will be busy promoting my next song, as a Music Composer.”

When asked about his super famous song Snapchat Story, Romee said, “Working on “SnapchatStory” was a great learning experience. I think what instantly connected with the audience was the way the music video was presented. It was new age, modern look and feel, it all worked for us pretty well. I feel very humbled for the millions of views we have received on the video and all the love from my fans and people across the world only encourages me to do better ahead in my musical journey”

Romee’s next is a song called ‘Maine Peeli’- Romee Khan feat Muhfaad and music by Bilal Saeed which will be released on Desi Music Factory. Followed by, ‘Kinna Pyaar’ sung by Malik for which Romee has composed the music and will be released soon on Zee Music. The video is Produced by an Indian famous Music Composer and Director Guru Sharma of RK Music.

Romee created his own home studio to record his songs while he was still a teenager. In 2013 he started releasing music and today he is trotting the globe and performing live in some very popular shows. He has already shared the stage with icons like Mika Singh, Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Bohemia, Kamal Raja, Abhay Deol, Ali Azmat, Nargis Fakhri, Sonu Sood and many others. His recent performances with Tony, Sonu and Neha Kakkar in Newzeland and Australia were such a raving success that another USA Tour Performance is planned with them for November this year.

From Philadelphia to Atlanta, from New York to India , he has performed for millions in packed arenas swaying to his songs ‘SnapChat Story’, ‘Rab di’ and ‘Teri Yaad’. We cannot wait to see him win millions of hearts with his entry in Bollywood too.