Archive for the ‘Monthlies’ Category

Tuesday September 25, 2018 21:54

The Splendid Music of Salim-Sulaiman

Remember the Voodoo Rapper? No? Take a look! This was way back in 1993! Long before Sandesh Shandilya roped in Chithra to sing alongside Ustad Sultan Khan in 2000 (for Piya Basanti), Salim-Sulaiman had got her to sing along the mysterious Voodoo Rapper for the 1993 Magnasound album called Ragga Raaga! Chithra, in the album […]

Tuesday August 21, 2018 22:22

Milliblog Monthlies – Smashing Sachin-Jigar

Amit Trivedi is not the only composer to complete a decade in 2018. If you go by the information available online, composing duo Sachin-Jigar made their debut in 2008 too, with the single, ‘Allah Beley’ from the film My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves, which otherwise had music by Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya! To be completely […]

(The July Monthlies is a continuation to the June Monthlies playlists.) If there was any justice in this world, then composer M.Ashraf would be celebrated as much as any leading Hindi film composer in India. But, unfortunately, Ashraf is hardly known in India. There are at least 20+ songs composed M.Ashraf in this list – […]

It’s almost 2 decades since I started ItwoFS! I started the background work in 1999. By the way, it’s pronounced I2FS (eye-2-f-s) – it is simply, and embarrassingly, Inspired Indian Film Songs (so 2 Is and FS). I was in my early 20s, away from home, on my first job in Delhi. I had experienced […]

Episode 5 of Milliblog Monthlies, featuring the music of Mithoon. I found the music (multi-composer) of Bas Ek Pal promising, in my review (August 2006). I had liked Mithoon’s 2 songs in the film, and had even built my review of Anwar (November 2006) on that foundation. I loved the 2 songs by Mithoon in […]

Episode 4 of Milliblog Monthlies, featuring 18 20 songs by M.M.Kreem. His name is incredibly unique! In Hindi, that is. He may be the only music composer in India who has a different name for each language he composes in, at least the 3 major languages he composes/has composed! So, he is M.M.Keeravani in Telugu […]

Episode 3 of Milliblog Monthlies, featuring 25 songs by Vishal Bhardwaj. Let’s start with this song, shall we? Now, if I did not know who composed this song, my guess would be Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen (who made their debut in 1992, with Jeena Mara Tere Sang, with songs like Chaha Hai Tumhein Chahenge and Kal […]

Thursday February 1, 2018 18:29

Milliblog Monthlies – Versatile Vishal-Shekhar

Episode 2 of Milliblog Monthlies, featuring 30 songs by composing duo Vishal-Shekhar. Playlist on Apple Music | Saavn | YouTube For the heart: 01. Zehnaseeb – Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) Probably my most favorite song from the duo’s repertoire! A song that best showcases the duo’s approach to melody making, in my view. The way […]

A new monthly series where I pick one composer (or composers, as this first post indicates since they are a trio!) and list my favorites from that composer(s) either within a theme or broadly across their music. With Shankar Ehsaan Loy, my focus is on their melodies. The list here is from their repertoire across […]

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