Saturday February 4, 2017
Milliblog’s Top Recent Listens – January 2017
Laila, Enu naam che Raees, Udi udi jaye, Ghammar and Zaalima – Raees (Ram Sampath and JAM8)
Bloody hell, Mere miyan gaye England, Tippa and Yeh ishq hai – Rangoon (Vishal Bhardwaj)
Saajan aayo re and Sunn bhavara – OK Jaanu (A R Rahman)
Idho thaanaagave, I Have Nothing, Ponapokkil and Thandiraa – Adhe Kangal (Ghibran)
Engeyo pogum and Kanna katti – Kaalakoothu (Justin Prabhakaran)
Yaaro ucchikilai meley – Taramani (Yuvan Shankar Raja)
Kannadi poovukku – Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal (Santhosh Dayanidhi)
Padhe Padhe and Netthimedha Pettukunta – Gunturodu (DJ Vasanth)
DJ Vasanth made some interesting music in last year’s Speedunnodu. For another ‘odu—Gunturodu—he follows up with equally listenable music. The picks of the album are courtesy Yazin Nizar – Padhe padhe is a breezy number that sounds like hundreds of other Telugu songs, but still has that X factor. Vasanth adds more personality in Netthimedha Pettukunta, with a punchy hook.
What da F and Ravera – Luckunnodu (Praveen Lakkaraju and Achu Rajamani)
Adnan Sami rocks What da F ra! The tune is regular Telugu masala, but Adnan’s twang makes all the difference. Achu owns the other song, Ravera, along with Lipsika’s vocals. The groovy song sees Achu layer it with a dash of Indian percussion in what it otherwise desi-fied EDM.
Disturb chestha ninnu and Arere yekkade – Nenu Local (Devi Sri Prasad)
Ekimeeda – Gautamiputra Satakarni (Chirantan Bhatt)
Penne penne – Basheerinte Premalekhanam (Vishnu Mohan Sithara)
Muddu hudugi and Baa neene nodu – Naanu Nammudgi Kharchgond Mafia (Vikram Varman)
Muddu hudugi can easily be mistaken as a Harris Jayaraj song… in a good way, that is! Composer Vikram Varman pulled off something very similar sounding in his Tamil debut Ariyaan, back in 2009, though his next, in 2014 (Manam Konda Kaadhal) was a non-starter. Looks like he’s back, but in Kannada. In Baa neene nodu, Vikram Varman is even more impressive – he concocts a wonderfully interesting rock melody, punctuated with splendid strings for the interlude. The song’s highlight is, of course, Ananya Bhat’s singing!
Jigidante jeeva – Naane Next CM (Arjun Janya)
This is Arjun channeling his inner Mani Sharma! So very Telugu and very listenable too!
Ondu malebillu and Matthe maleyagide – Chakravarthy (Arjun Janya)
Devare and Yennenu soda – Hebbuli (Arjun Janya)
Thaliru thoranadi – Lee (Anand Rajavikraman)
Saddillade – Kaal Kg Preethi (Chetan Sosca)
Adhara madhura, Thili prema and Kanna hani – Urvi (Manoj George)
Ondondsari and Kannane kannane – Srikanta (Ajaneesh Loknath)
Panchiyaa – Dewarists Season 5 (Amit Trivedi & V Selvaganesh)
Mhaari Re Mangetar – Maati Baani Ft. Alaa Wardi