The Guitar Society 20th Oct2011
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Times Music Releases Jagjit Singh Tribute Album
Euphoria Release Album After 5 Years
Indian band Euphoria have finally launched their fifth album, Item, five years after their album Mehfuz released. The album was launched at Hard Rock Café, in Mumbai under the Universal Music label. Sonu Nigam, Shamir Tandon, Wajit, Manasi Scott and Mukti Mohan attended the launch where the band performed a few of their popular songs.
“It’s been five years since Mehfuz was released”, said Palash Sen of Euphoria. “Five years of happiness and strife, concerts and travel, music and tears, introspection and realization. Five years, nine songs, a million thoughts and a trillion uncertainties, and then suddenly Devraj and his team at Universal. Eventually, here we are with ONE item. The nav ras of modern India. It is an album made against all the odds and only because the audience is still not finished with Euphoria. In times when only film music is released and heard, here we are with the non film music retort – Item”.
“This album is personally close to me as these are very close friends creating some outstanding music”, said Devraj Sanyal, managing director of Universal Music India and SAARC. “This album is an amazing confluence of nine tracks each better than the other in its own way. This is one album that will definitely make waves and we will put the entire weight of the Universal Music machinery behind Item”.
The title Item is a satirical play on Bollywood’s obsession with “item” songs in films.
First Episode of Landmark TV Series The DewaristAirs;
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The first episode of the highly anticipated The Dewarists TV series beamed into homes across India this weekend, showing us the collaborative process between Vishal Dadlani (Pentagram lead singer and one-half of superhit Bollywood musical duo Vishal-Shekhar) and Grammy-winning British songstress (and one-woman production maven) Imogen Heap.
Shot on location at the sprawling Samode Palace Hotel in Rajasthan, the episode featured the first of many collaborations that will be the focus of the series. Collaborations include Pakistan folk-pop act Zeb and Haniya with Bollywood composer Shantanu Moitra and lyricist Swanand Kirkire, Indian Ocean and Mohit Chauhan, Parikrama and Agnee with Shilpa Rao, Monica Dogra, Shri, Rajasthan Roots and more.
For those who may have missed the first airing, they can catch the entire first episode here:
The Imogen Heap-Vishal Dadlani collaboration resulted in the song “Minds Without Fear”, a soaring meld of Indian rhythms and Western melodies inspired by the famous Rabindranath Tagore poem “Where the Mind Is Without Fear”. The track is available as a free download for one week only.
Click here to download “Minds Without Fear” by Imogen Heap and Vishal Dadlani:
The Live List: Upcoming Gigs in India
19 October, Wednesday: Torch, Grammy-Winning Effort and Middle Finger Theory @Turquoise Cottage
20 October, Thursday: Soulmate @Hard Rock Café
20 October, Thursday: The Circus and Cyanide @The Stage, Manajsa
23 October, Sunday: Scribe + Phobia @Zook
23 October, Sunday: Cyanide @IIT Delhi
27 October, Thursday: Tribute to Metallica by Vishnu @Hard Rock Café
28 October, Friday: Metallica + Biffy Clyro + Opening Acts (F1 Rocks) @Leisure Valley Ground, Sector 29, Gurgaon.
20 October, Thursday: The Ska Vengers @Blue Frog
20 October, Thursday: 3 Guys And A Girl @Hard Rock Café
22 October, Saturday: Party Lalala featuring Blakc and Zygnema @B69
27 October, Thursday; All-star Tribute To Metallica featuring Sanju Aguiar, Siddharth Basrur, Aiden Lewis, Arun Iyer and Rahul Hariharan.
21 October, Friday: The Ska Vengers @High Spirits
23 October, Sunday: The Ska Vengers @Sutra (The Lalit Ashok)
27 October, Thursday: Tribute To Metallica featuring Theorized @Hard Rock Café
29 October, Saturday: Riff ‘Em All featuring Kryptos, Dying Embrace, Bevar Sea. Gorified and Culminant @Kyra
30 October, Sunday: Metallica + Biffy Clyro + Opening Acts (Vladivar Rock) @Palace Grounds
20 October, Thursday: Faridkot @Hard Rock Café
27 October, Thursday: Tribute To Metallica featuring Fahrenheit
21 October, Friday: Soulmate @Taj Hotel
22 October, Saturday: Megafest featuring Shaa’ir + Func, Junkyard Groove, Scribe and more @Valley View Lawns
23 Oct, Sunday: Soulmate @Shilpagram
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