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Rapping on knuckles – The Hindu

Rapping on knuckles - The Hindu

Sangeet Naukri Ghusanewala, my boss at the Ullu Banao music placement agency, stormed into the office carrying a vinyl record player, a fancy laptop and loads of wires. His shirt was shiny enough to compel his pet monkey Bandar Bhai don a pair of dark sun glasses. “What’s new, boss? ...

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Women must ‘Wake Up’: Shakthisree Gopalan

Women must ‘Wake Up’: Shakthisree Gopalan

For someone who works a packed schedule — “10 am to 3 am at times” — Shakthisree Gopalan could have used the Sunday we met for a conversation to chill. Or watch Netflix. “Sorry, I’m so sleep deprived,” says the singer-songwriter, adding, “I don’t have the conventional sense of a ...

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Beatstreet: Sooraj Bishnoi’s EP ‘Here We Go’

Beatstreet: Sooraj Bishnoi’s EP ‘Here We Go’

What is the best thing about feel-good music? Well, it can change the mood of a room, a club or an arena right around. Maybe that is why everyone, from Ed Sheeran to Jason Mraz, has been famous over the years for their signature croon. It is probably something that ...

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A tapestry of sounds – The Hindu

A tapestry of sounds - The Hindu

Four musicians gathered in a warehouse that overlooked the backwater in Mattancherry and played the music they liked. Each brought in his own feeling and memory and the casual jamming slowly evolved into musical pieces that they could call their own. The warehouse they practised in is Uru Art Harbour ...

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Ritviz: “I cannot make music just for the heck of it”

Ritviz: “I cannot make music just for the heck of it”

Meet Ritviz Srivastava who has created a buzz in the electronic music scene in the country and on the internet with his funky electronic dance music (EDM) tracks. The 22-year- old from Pune is trained in Hindustani Classical Music and has a passion for EDM and hip hop. Ritviz who ...

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Drummer Ranjit Barot on jazz trio Uncommon’s first performance

Drummer Ranjit Barot on jazz trio Uncommon's first performance

For the past couple of days, Mumbai-based drummer Ranjit Barot has been alternating between rehearsing and treating his band members: Etienne Mbappe and Christophe Cravero, to local cuisines. The latter two have flown down from France for their trio, Uncommon’s first performance in Chennai. “The idea behind starting this band ...

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Jennifer Lopez shares dreamy pictures of Alex Rodriguez’s wedding proposal. See pics | music

Jennifer Lopez shares dreamy pictures of Alex Rodriguez’s wedding proposal. See pics | music

Singer and actor Jennifer Lopez has shared pictures of baseball star Alex Rodriguez’s wedding proposal. The pictures, shared on Instagram on Tuesday, show Alex going down on his knees with an enormous diamond ring. Jennifer captioned the picture simply with the date of the proposal. “3.9.19,” she wrote. The duo ...

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YouTube launches its music streaming service

YouTube launches its music streaming service

YouTube on Tuesday announced the launch of its new music streaming service — YouTube Music, in India. This comes close on the heel of recent launch of Spotify in the country, giving music lovers in India one more streaming application to choose from. While users will be able to stream ...

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AR Rahman on #MeToo: If you are told that apart from good work you need to do more, tell them to shut up | music

AR Rahman on #MeToo: If you are told that apart from good work you need to do more, tell them to shut up | music

AR Rahman is all for the #MeToo movement. The celebrated music artist feels it has brought about a positive change in the society, more so in the way it has inculcated a sense of fear in the hearts and minds of the wrong doers. Rahman wishes more power to those ...

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Neha Kakkar regrets making her ‘personal life public’, says ex-boyfriend Himansh Kohli didn’t deserve the hate | music

Neha Kakkar regrets making her ‘personal life public’, says ex-boyfriend Himansh Kohli didn’t deserve the hate | music

For singer Neha Kakkar, the last few months have been quite tough — she went through a heartbreak, had teary outbursts on reality TV shows and even revealed that she was going through depression. “I am a very emotional person. Whatever happened in my personal life in the last few months ...

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