Category Archives: Music

After popular demand, Darshan Raval to release a #HappyLove single called “Do Din”

Heartthrob Darshan Raval who has been in the news for giving Bollywood the biggest songs this year is all set to release his new independent single “Do Din”. His social has been abuzz with how people around him have been nudging him to work on a happy love song as he known to present fans with music that is soul stirring and sad love. However his new single Do Din to be released next week , is a fun song with a dance groove that will bring an instant  smile to your face and will make you want to get up and dance.

Written by Kunaal Vermaa and composed by Darshan Raval, Denny Thakrar, the song will be shot in Mumbai’s iconic Liberty theatre. Says Darshan,” I can’t believe how everyone around wants me to work on a happy love song. I always thought I am the master of sad love, so now with this feedback, I am working and trying to change the way I think. So get ready for a love song that will add an extra beat to your heart .”

Garima Yagnik is back with her second single, ‘Naina Barse Kyun’

After the massive hit of her first single, singer and actor Garima Yagnik, niece of legendary singer Alka Yagnik, is back with her second single “Naina Barse Kyun”. It is a Hindi dance-pop track, composed by Naresh-Anand, and directed by Karan-Aryaman Marwaha.

‘Naina Barse Kyun’ is a depiction of a girl in the initial stages of heartbreak where it is ironic yet comedic about the situation. She is surrounded by the voices in her head as well as those of her friends, wondering whether the heartbreak is to be celebrated or lamented over. In her imagination, the end of her relationship is a blessing, however, there may be a part of her that wants to go back to the way she was.

Talking about the launch of the song, an excited Garima said, “This is my second release and is excited more than ever. It is challenging and there are a lot of expectations when you have such a stalwart in your family. But I have a different style of singing and voice. This track is very close to my heart and I am sure the audience will fall in love with it too. This has been a fabulous journey till now and teaming up with Karan again is a great experience.”

Right after the big launch, the singing diva is heading to Delhi as she currently working on WizCraft’s “Balle Balle” musical comedy, directed by Viraf Sarkari at Kingdom of Dreams, Delhi. Her other theatre endeavors include “Medha and Zoombish” directed by Hidayat Sami at Prithvi Theatre. She has been singing and acting since childhood and her previous work with Times Music includes “Meherbani”. She has previously worked with Karan-Aryaman Marwaha on the short film “Punjab”, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

‘Naina Barse Kyun’ is released on 31st August 2018, so stay tuned!

Director Gifty creates magic with Guru Randhawa’s latest song

When your minds match, you make magic. And that’s what happens when Director Gifty works with popular singer Guru Randhawa.

Director Gifty and Guru Randhawa have earlier too worked on many singles and they have connected hugely with masses. While everyone knows Guru and his music, the mastermind behind the videos (most of them) is Director Gifty, who shots these videos so well, that they become intent hits.

‘Ishare Tere’, Guru’s recent single was shot by Director Gifty again and the song has already caught up with the young crowds. They decided to shoot the video and Guru who was travelling on an India tour came back to shoot for it because Director Gifty wanted that he only feature in it. Guru shot for the video continuously for 20 hours and then decided to leave. Since the song did so well on the charts, Guru was persistent at giving this his best, and making it a video that people will always remember.

The song has crossed the 100 million mark and both Director Gifty and Guru are rejoicing over it. Director Gifty says, “When I get to know that people love the songs and the videos, it feels nice as the whole effort gets paid by audience’s appreciation. This song is my favourite and I am not being diplomatic here. Also, Guru is very hard-working. Even after travelling, he was ready to shoot so long for the song and had a positive attitude about improvisations on it. That’s what I like about Guru. I have directed Guru Randhawa in ‘Made in India’ and ‘High Rated Gabru’, ‘Lahore’ and we work well together. He has a great understanding of what I perceive about each video.”

Singer Santosh Raj releases his new single SHAB

Arijit Singh is one such of a name is Bollywood that inspire & motivate millions. Recent release of album “Shab” by singer Santosh Raj is one such example as he is highly inspired by Arijit’s style of singing and idolizes him. Santosh has taken formal training in music & has worked hard to learn the art form. “Shab” is a sad romantic song which depicts the feel of loneliness & heartbreak.

The song is globally released by Right Choice Media. The music is given by talented music director Aamir Ali Sultan & the lyrics are beautifully penned by Gaazi Moin. The video features Santosh as the performer himself where he is ruling the screen with his acting skills & expressions.

The album “Shab” is beautifully shot on various locations across Mumbai. Singer Santosh Raj says he is very happy with the response he is receiving for “Shab” & the song is making a buzz among youth. The song is directed by Prince Khan  & produced by Right Choice Media.

Anup Jalota launches Abhijit Ghoshal’s Sai Album SAINATH AAO

Abhijit Ghoshal’s Bhajan album “Sainath Aao” was launched by Bhajan maestro Anup Jalota in a grand ceremony.  Ghoshal is a singer to reckon with and in addition to Bollywood  music,  he has made a name in the genre of devotional music.

At the event Anup Jalota said, “For the genre of devotional  music to flourish and thrive further in the future,  one needs a torch bearer and Abhijit is one such gem who is now ready to lead the genre in the right direction. He is an accomplished musician  and effectively sings a variety of songs. He also has the power to make people dance and enjoy his music.”

The event also saw music stalwarts like Pt. Ronu Majumdar – Flute exponent, Kuldeep Singh ji – Music Director, Smt Tulika Ghosh – classical vocalist and Abhijit’s guru,present.

Mumbai’s Income Tax Commissioner Mr. Virendra Ojha and Abhijit’s friends from the Army and Air force were also present to show their support to Abhijit.

All in all it was a beautiful event which had talented musicians of the country express their love and support towards Abhijit and the devotional music genre.

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.”