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5 Best Playlists That Can Bring Out the ‘Desi’ in You

October 17th, 2019

Finding desi songs online can be an interesting choice depending upon your mood and mindset. Bollywood or Indian cinema has given the audience a vibrant array of choices to listening music of every kind and for every situation.

Be it sad and slow romantics or peppy numbers that bring out the party-goer in you, these desi playlists mentioned below will provide with every source of audio and musical entertainment.

Read below to know what’s so special about these 5 desi playlists:

1. Bollywood Top 50 :

This playlist keeps updating with time and currently has some hip songs to spice up the desi inside you, no matter wherever you are living currently.

Some songs are from movies like Made in China, War, and Kabir Singh. These are big hit movies of 2019 with stars like Hrithik Roshan, Rajkummar Rao, and Shaheed Kapoor.

Source: Spotify
Source: Spotify

 

2. Bollywood Romance :

This playlist has a rejuvenating list of desi songs counting up to 106. So, you are not going to run out of choices to listen to the latest Bollywood romantic songs. If you are missing someone, or want to impress your date at home, you can always play this playlist and surprise them with your choice of songs.

These songs are Teri Ore, Gerua, Janam Janam, and Pehli Nazar Mein. There are many other desi songs that have been remembered over the years.

Source: Spotify
Source: Spotify

 

3. Diwali Party :

Be it any Diwali season, songs like Saturday Saturday, Aankh Marey, Let’s Nacho, and Bole Chudiyan are the ones to hit stereos and music players.

Songs like these have the dynamics to energize you and your family members. You can enjoy not just Diwali but every desi function with these songs.

Moreover, there are more than 50 songs in this playlist, which keeps updating over time when another hit song releases. Other choices for traditional and desi vibe are Radha, Rang De Basanti, Balam Pichkari, You Are My Sonia, etc.

By playing these songs, you will always want to jam on the dance floor with your family and friends.

Source: Spotify
Source: Spotify

 

4. Retro Hindi :

With a 200+ songs’ collection, you will get songs from iconic desi singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, to Manna Dey, Bappi Lahiri, and R.D. Barman.

If you want to know the roots of Bollywood music, you should never miss this playlist. There are songs like Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe (Kanyadaan), Bahon Mein Chale Aao (Anamika), Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang), and Eena Meena Deeka (Aasha).

We guess that if you are desi, irrespective of your location or country, you must have heard these songs before. If not, you are surely lacking behind, and we urge you to go and hit the playlist up on your smartphones or smart devices today.

Source: Spotify
Source: Spotify

 

5. Sad Hindi Songs :

This playlist helps in soothing the mood in desi style. You get to have around 60+ songs in this playlist, which hit the heartstrings straightaway from the first line and tune.

Songs like Iktara, Samjhawan, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Bulleya, Muskurane, and Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin are quite idyllic songs for getting lost in the sour mood to revive your energy later on.

Source: Spotify
Source: Spotify

 

These playlists are evergreen and timeless, and you can play them all year long.

New Age Pop Music That We are Looking Forward to in This Second Half

July 4th, 2019

Has it ever been that you cannot get a particular song out f your mind? We’ve experienced the same! Over the years we have seen some great artists and their works that have had us humming their songs, some albums that have not only held onto top positions on billboard but also our minds.

2019 has been a year of some great music and artist that we just cannot stop listening to. The year has already witnessed some big hits from artists like Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and many more.

Here is some of the new age pop music that we are looking forward to in the second half of 2019:

1. Celine Dion :

The superstar has announced details of her album named Courage during a show in Los Angeles and also mentioned that it would be releasing in the month of November. Six years after her first English language album, Celine is yet to make a major presence and rock us with her phenomenal voice that she is blessed with.

 

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Courtesy: Rocket Mortgage Field House

 

2. Lighthouse family :

A legendary group of the 90s return back after 18 years. Their album Blue Sky In your Head- their first studio album is to be released on July 5. Ken Bruce’s breakfast show premiered the lead single Salvation by the lighthouse family.

 

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Courtesy: Youtube

 

3. Sam Fender :

Sam fender has written, recorded and produced the album- Hypersonic Missiles at his warehouse studio located in North Shields. New tracks align with his singles Dead Boys, That Sound and Play God will be inclusive of the album. It would be made available to the public through CD, mini disc, download and also limited edition black and white vinyl.

 

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Courtesy: Twitter

 

4. Taylor Swift :

Her song you need ‘To Calm Down’ gives us an idea of what we can expect of her new album. Taylor Swift with her peppy, fresh music has never failed to amuse us with her music. A first with Universal, Lover will be her seventh studio album that is expected to release on August 23.with music like that, Taylor has stakes of getting UK number 1 album for the fourth time.

 

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Courtesy: People

 

5. Ed Sheeran :

Ed Sheeran will be dropping us a treat of his mix tape this July. The Shape of You star is supposed to release an album- No.6 Collaborations Project which ropes in 22 collaborators over 15 songs. The track list is going to be a bomb as Ed has collaborated with artists like Camilla Cabello, Cardi b and has also managed to rope in Eminem and 50 cent.

 

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6. Westlife :

The iconic group are back and how. The band has announced the release of their best album of their careers on September 6. After the success of their singles- hello my live and better man, they have come up with their album-Spectrum that will be their first studio album in a period of 9 years. The tracks have been made with collaborative efforts of the lads and also Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac and James Bay.

 

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Courtesy: Smooth Radio

 

The second half of 2019 is going to be a delight for many people and we just cannot wait for the release of the above mentioned albums.

3 Greatest Indian Classical Singers Of All Time

July 17th, 2018

Music like fashion has great influence on the mind of oneself and of others. Ancient India had the rich tradition of music, arts, and fashion that was reflected in the then lifestyle of Indian people. Moving away from a new trend in fashion for men in India and hairstyles for men in India, we take a look at the 3 greatest Indian classical singers of all-time.

1.Mian Tansen (1506-1589):

Father of Indian classical music, born as Ramatanu who later popularly known as Tanna is believed to be born as deaf and dumb. It is widely believed in India that due to the blessings of the Sufi Saint, he developed speaking and listening abilities. This young boy was later trained by Swami Haridas that started his musical journey. Tansen is credited to have established many ragas, with sounds that lead to the origin of distinct styled “Senia Gharana”. Although Mian Tansen was primarily a vocalist, the Senia Gharana inspired instrumentalists including the legendary Ustad Maseet Sen, the sitar maestro.

 

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2.Kumar Gandharva (1924-1992) :

One of the best known classical singer in India who opposed his association with any gharana. His melodious and unique voice sung about Hindu traditions and mythology. He received second and third highest civilian awards in India, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990. This fabled singer’s voice and singing style always had the impact of his illness, when one of his lungs became useless, he accustomed himself to sing with a single lung.

 

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3.Bhimsen Joshi (1922 – 2011):

The fabulous singer of Hindustani classical style, who not only received Bharat Ratna but was also offered a fellowship from Sangeet Natak Academy in 1998. A child prodigy who held his first public performance at an age of 19 was trained by maestros in music including Channappa of Kurtakoti, Pandit Shyamacharya Joshi and Sawai Gandharva amongst others.

 

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3 Best Rock Bands Of All-Time

July 12th, 2018

The latest fashion for men is hugely inspired by the popular music and the rock bands, we take a look at the 3 most influential rock bands of all time that have influenced new fashion trends for men.

1. The Beatles:

From the haircut to the collar-less suits, this most popular band in the rock history transformed the fashion for men across the world. The “Beatlemania” that started in 60s by the three young musicians from Liverpool — John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison — with their first single “Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You,” was followed by chart-toppers including “Please Please Me,” “From Me to You,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Can’t Buy Me Love”. The Beatles are credited with radiating joy, happiness, and exuberance that touched millions of hearts around the world. Their iconic tight-fitting, ankle-length Chelsea boots and unisex fashion blurred the gender boundaries as they wore velvet jackets and paisley scarves. The signature round-thin-rimmed glasses are still adored by the hip and the trendy men worldwide.

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2. The Ramones and other “punk” bands:

One of the first rock bands that defined the “punk rock band”, Although they had limited commercial success but was very influential in US and UK. The punk rock songs are shorter and typically has two electric guitars, an electric bass, and a drum kit, along with vocals. Played with “breakneck” tempos The Ramones had traditional rock ‘n’ roll verse-chorus form that was most influential in fashion. Other punk bands such as the Slits, the Dammed, the Clash, and the Banshees, the Sex promoted the launch of T-shirts printed with pin-up girls, shirts with a Nazi swastika, and even T-shirts of the Queen of England’s face corrupted with a safety pin through her nose! The fashion of wearing ripped clothes originated from their idea of wearing torn, fetish and sometimes even with simulated bloodstained clothes.

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3. Nirvana:

This band can be labeled as the “Best Grunge Band ever” although, most of the grunge bands faded from the stage by late 1990s. Grunge rock had a huge influence on fashion industry especially after the releases such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, Alice in Chains’ Dirt and Stone Temple Pilots’ Core. They popularized the “grunge movement in fashion” where they advocated lackluster and care-free approach in dressing for men epitomizing Jonny Depp with long hair and the laid-back approach to dressing characterized by leather jackets, flannel shirts, and fingerless gloves!

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4 Things That You Must Know If You Want to Be an EDM DJ

June 7th, 2016

The music industry is expanding each day and now people aren’t just interesting in consuming and listening to music, they also want to produce and perform. If you have an interest in becoming a dance music DJ then there some things that you need to know before you start out. From looking the part by dressing in the latest trends in menswear, to having the skill set to be a DJ, here are the things you need to know.
 

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Image Courtesy: www.jam.mishtag.co

 

1. You Can Be a DJ Without Producing Music:

Producing music and being a DJ are two different things; you don’t need to do one to do the other. A Disc Jockey is anyone who plays pre-recorded music in front of a live audience. Producing on the other hand means creating original music.

 

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Image Courtesy: www.djknight.co.uk

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2. Figure Out What Equipment You’ll Need:

You must have seen DJ’s with big tables full of equipment in front of them. Well, you’ll need to do some research and figure out what all you’ll need to buy. The all-in-one controller is preferred for newer DJ’s but you can also go all out and turntables, mixers, and more.

 

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Image Courtesy: www.globaldj.co.in

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3. You’ll Need to Learn Basic Skills:

Use some free DJ software first, like Virtual DJ Home and Mixxx, to get a hang of it. The technical aspects of DJ-ing are something you can’t get by without learning!

 

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Image Courtesy: www.startyourbusinessmag.com

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4. You’ll Have to Invest Time and Money:

To learn all the pre-required skills, to make your DJ set, to buy all the equipment you’ll need, all requires investment of time and money. Even after you do these things, it will be a struggle to score gigs and make a big name for yourself so you need to put in a lot of work!

 

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Image Courtesy: www.humphriesav.co.uk

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Becoming a DJ is not as complicated as it looks, but on the other hand, it’s not as simple as plugging in your pen drive, following the latest fashion styles, and waving your hands in the air. Time, Effort, Money, is all required to become a successful DJ and with all that, you still need a little bit of luck!

 

All Time Favourite EDM Artists

January 9th, 2015

Electronic dance music or EDM is one of the most popular music genres amongst the youth. Between the whipping beats, the dazzling lights and music that gets people on the dance floor, this type of music is an all time favourite and these phenomenal artists are indeed legends.

Have a look at some all time favourite EDM artists:

1. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are a Greek/Belgian electronic DJ duo, living in Belgium, composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios. They currently hold the 2nd spot on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs poll. In 2010 they appeared as Tomorrowland Hosts for the first time and were allowed to make the anthem of the festival.

 

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2. Tiesto:

Tijs Michiel Verwest better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer. Tiesto is one of the most popular EDM artists and is recognized worldwide. He has released a number of albums right from ‘In My Memory’ in 2001 to ‘Club life’ which was his recent album.

 

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3. David Guetta:

Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ and producer of electro music. During the 1980s and 1990s, he co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, ‘Just a Little More Love’, in 2002. Later, he released Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007).Guetta achieved mainstream success with his 2009 album ‘One Love’ which included the hit singles ‘When Love Takes Over’, ‘Gettin’ Over You’, and ‘Sexy Bitch’.

 

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4. Hardwell:

Robbert van de Corput better known by his stage name Hardwell, is a Dutch big room house and electro house DJ and music producer. He was voted the world’s #1 DJ on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJ’s poll in 2013 and then again in 2014. Hardwell is widely known for his live sets at major music festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival.

 

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5. Calvin Harris:

Adam Richard Wiles, better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ. He owns the vanity label Fly Eye Records. His gold-selling debut album, ‘I Created Disco’, was released in 2007 and contained the top-ten singles, ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ and ‘The Girls’.

 

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Hope you enjoyed reading about your favourite artists, don’t forget to tell us who is your favourite artist is!

 

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