Sunday June 10, 2018

Milliblog Weeklies – JUN10.2018

Posted by Karthik

Milliblog Weeklies – India’s only multilingual, weekly new music playlist. Week 27:
On Apple Music | On Saavn | On YouTube
16 songs, this week. Apple Music has 15, and is missing Yug Bhusal’s Ab Dil Zara Zara. Do check the list below to listen to the songs missing in the YouTube and Saavn playlists.

A note on the songs in the playlist.

Clandestino (Shakira and Maluma): The 3rd song from the duo, after Chantaje and Trap, from Shakira’s 2017 album El Dorado. Irresistibly catchy reggae + reggaeton mix.

Maya (IYKU, ft. Nikhita Gandhi): The new single by Kolkata-based electro-hiphop act, with frontman/lyricist EPR Iyer (alias Santhanam Srinivasan Iyer) and producer/guitarist Kuntal De, featuring Nikhita Gandhi. A heady mix of electronica, dubstep, with Nikhita bringing in Indian exotica.

Main Badhiya (Sanju, Hindi): Composing duo Rohan-Rohan’s (Rohan Pradhan and Rohan Gokhale) big Hindi entry, after a considerable body of work in Marathi (and a minor Hindi debut in Mumbai Delhi Mumbai). The song, though, symbolizes more of Rajkumar Hirani’s whimsical style, with superb work by Sonu and Sunidhi.

Ab Dil Zara Zara (Indipop, Hindi): Composer Yug Bhusal is back! His new song, ft. Devika Bandana has that strong, instantly likeable Ilayaraja flavor yet again, like Chitrafit – 3.0 Megapixel’s Yeh Dil Madmast Malanga.

Ishq Ka Silsila (Indipop, Hindi): Composed by Kshitij Tarey, the pleasant and serene melody makes full use of Shashaa Tirupati’s vocal prowess. Interestingly, the song opens with ‘Meherbaan meherbaan’, and the actual title (Ishq Ka Silsila) appears way down the song!

O Cheli Thaara (Sammohanam, Telugu): Vivek Sagar has a winner, already, after 3 songs! His tune, accentuated by Haricharan’s fantastic singing, envelops you beautifully, adorned with carefully chosen instruments for the interludes!

Nachuthunnade Vachi & Andhamaina Chandhamaama (Tej I Love You, Telugu): Gopi’s 2015 Telugu form playing peekaboo, again. Nachuthunnade Vachi is a testimony to that, with Haricharan in blistering form. Andhamaina Chandhamaama is a close 2nd, with its winsome lilt.

Avuna Nena (Ala, Telugu): Even though the song meanders into a typical-Bollywood segment, debutant composer Srinivasa Sarma (of Kougillalo, from last week’s playlist) definitely has a winsome tune. Karthik, as usual, owns the rendition.

Dhooram (Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Telugu): The 2nd Gopi Sundar Telugu song of the week. That 2015 form, again! Wonderfully enthusiastic and energetic tune with the typical Gopi flourishes. And Karthik wins yet again.

Azhake Azhake, Kannane Kannalane & Kadhanam (Nieraali, Malayalam): The soundtrack’s music review on Milliblog.

Hoye Jetey Paari (Fidaa, Bengali): This could have easily been a Hindi film song! Arijit is singing it too 🙂 Composer Arindom has a simple, rhythmic and engaging tune, with a foot-tapping EDM layered into it.

Keh Do Na (Indipop, Hindi): Indian Idol Season 1 fame Rahul Vaidya is still around. His own composition is very, very competent, albeit it a tad too formulaic within the Hindi pop ballad style. It’s his singing that holds the song together.

Made In India (Guru Randhawa, Punjabi): T-series’ Golden Eyed boy (for now) is on a winning streak! Simple, foot-tapping fluffy Punjabi pop that checks all the standard boxes.



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