Sunday December 17, 2017

Milliblog Weeklies – DEC17.2017

Posted by Karthik

Milliblog Weeklies – India’s only multilingual, weekly new music playlist. Week 5:
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A note on each song in the playlist.

Paintra – Mukkabaaz, Hindi: Edgy, punchy and catchy… and a brilliant hip-hop mix. This is Nucleya’s domain all the way, with a generous dose the hinterland, thanks to Divine’s singing. The song has Anurag Kashyap written all over!

Crown – Bright (OST): Grey, the American electronic music duo (Kyle and Michael Trewartha), and Fifth Harmony band member Camila Cabello produce a splendid tabla-meets-trap mix for the lead song of Netflix original Bright, starring Will Smith.

Gaali vaaluga – Agnathavasi, Telugu: Anirudh composes and sings this really incredibly catchy and likeable song where the music seamlessly flows and his vocals have an effortless edge as well! The video featuring Anirudh (on YouTube) is an apt effort as well.

Kush kush – Chamak, Kannada: Judah’s electronic mix is incredibly cool, with an addictive, sedate lilt. Sanjith Hegde, sounding a bit like Sid Sriram, is terrific! Judah also adds in Indian sounds for Deeksha Ramakrishna’s entry and this adds to the song’s allure.

Nee nanna olavu – Chamak, Kannada: Judah pulls off a lush, thoroughly engaging melody, layered beautifully with the right dose of electronic elements, and the singers—Abhinandan Mahishale and Supriya Lohith—doing a splendid job!

O sanjeya hoove – Chamak, Kannada: a searing, sweeping melody that Haricharan completely relishes singing even as Priya Hemesh gives him company mid-way and amps up the song’s appeal, which is a classic pathos tune in the tradition of Andy Williams’ Where Do I Begin.

Avalakki buwalakki – Chamak, Kannada: Solid fun, with its swinging blues flavor and Judah assembling the voices of Chethan Naik and Eesha Suchi to brilliant effect. That ‘Chammakku’ chorus is a nifty, lovely touch!

Rana priya – Rachyitha, Telugu: Shaan’s melody has a haunting and sweeping quality that is hard to shake off! That Shaan hands over the song to Gowry Lekshmi is a masterstroke since she is incredible in her rendition!

Nalla rangugala – Rachyitha, Telugu: has the soul of a Bangla boat song, with its serene and understated orchestration. Shaan’s singing, stressing on the slow, deliberately lengthy phrases adds to the Bangla feel and sounds absolutely wonderful.

Ye yadhalo – Rachyitha, Telugu: depends on a mighty sparse orchestration, and Hemachandra hands Shaan’s simple, soulful and rhythmic melody perfectly. This is the most Telugu of the 3 songs in Rachayitha.

Dil diyan gallan – Tiger Zinda Hai, Hindi: has a lovely lilt for the earthy Punjabi verse, on top of Atif’s dreamy vocals! Simple, hummable song and sung very well.

Tera noor – Tiger Zinda Hai, Hindi: a power-qawali that roars with its electric guitars. But it’s Jyoti Nooran’s commanding vocal presence and spirited rendition that gives the song the gravitas!

Uyirin uyire – Mayaanadhi, Malayalam: the makers of Mayaanadhi have been using a typically Bollywood tactic of one song-per week, but Rex Vijayan’s songs are consistently engaging. Rex and Neha S Nair’s vocals sweep through the pleasant electronic riff.

Mizhiyil – Mayaanadhi, Malayalam: Rex goes completely Indian in the other song. Almost Rahman’ish when Neha’s humming starts in the first interlude, but it’s Shahabaz Aman who holds the song’s reign all through, amidst the serene Hindustani-style base.

Choosi chundangane – Chalo, Telugu: the most interesting aspect is featuring a Kannada actress (Rashmika Mandanna) as a Tamil girl in the Andhra-TN border lover story 🙂 The song by Mani Sharma’s son, Mahati Swara Sagar is very Devi Sri Prasad’ish – fluffy, likeable song.



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