BY ANUJ RADIA
Jay Sean is one of the finest, if not the best, singers to emerge from the British-Asian music industry. Over the years, he has stricken a chord with listeners through his soothing yet sentimental songs.
His new song, 'Cherry Papers' is a return to the signature sexy slow jam sound that is synonymous with Jay Sean, who brought you the RnB hits such as 'Stay' and 'Tears in the Ocean'.
The first song from his upcoming RnB album '3', 'Cherry Papers' sets the tone as Jay's smooth velvet vocals to tell the story of a love affair that is no more, as he reminisces the 'high-life' of passion, fun and danger.
Not quite ready to let go of it, but knowing he must, he keeps a reminder of their love affair on the dashboard of his car.
The rhythmic and trance-like tone is very reminiscent of Jay Sean’s previous tracks like ‘Ride It’. However, despite that the song discusses separation, there is no depressing tone.
In fact, the style of the song is quite uplifting and this will definitely strike a chord with listeners especially in an era where breakups are depicted in very cool atmospheric ways in music.
As we mentioned before, there is an interesting mixture of passion and fun in the lyrics.
For instance, Jay Sean sings: “We did it for the thrill, that's past tense. Had some wild times with some fine wine. Could watch you all night, couldn't find the time.” This exhibits the strong intimacy between two people in the love affair.
What is good about this is that Jay Sean does not use obscene words to make the music seem sexy and that is also the beauty of this song. It seems as though this track has been produced from the heart.
'Cherry Papers'. A beautiful RnB song from an artist that grew up on such records, Jay Sean will have you all up in your feelings with this one!
Cherry Papers is OUT NOW WORLDWIDE on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.Read more
BY ANUJ RADIA
“This Could be love” is the new single from rising star K Zie. 21 year from South London featured as one of the top 10 artists to look out for by Best of British Unsigned is set to break the UK urban music scene.
His debut single is a pop club banger, not just this, K Zie is also treating music lovers with a special edition which is a deep house remix The singles come with highly creative visuals by Daniel Alexander Films, Multi-award winning Director.
K Zie signed a management deal 12 months ago to help develop his career and brand further with NLP, a platform recognized within the music business that has created Global opportunities to hard-hitting campaigns and projects from conception to completion clients roster included, Imran Khan, Arjun, Bohemia, Mickey Singh and Bally Sagoo to name a few.
To sharpen his vocals and writing skills K Zie attended globally renowned Point Blank Music College (Martin Garrix, Ajun, Leona Lewis, Felix Jaehn). Whilst at the college, K won a competition to write a song for Justin Timberlake's new album in 2016 and his writing has been gaining attention ever since.
This Could Be Love is K Zie’s first commercial single. He recalls, “When I first got in the studio to write’’ This Could Be Love’’, I wanted to portray a story about two people who want to be together but there are cultural obstacles that make it difficult. It was based on a personal experience, which the producer guessed straight away.”
This Could Be Love produced by UK producer R1CH and Lone Wolf is a fellow young Pakistani talent who has worked alongside global artists such as Fazer, Karl Wolf, Geko and Dappy.
Phil Ramacon Grammy singer and songwriter has described K Zie’s' voice as having a million dollar tone.
‘’This Could Be Love’’ Available on all digital platforms 22nd April 2018.Read more
BY ANUJ RADIA
Veere Di Wedding has been in the news since its announcement as it’s considered as the first chick-flick of Bollywood.
The cast recently shot for a peppy number for the film, which will be a promotional song. Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhaskar, were joined by choreographer, Farah Khan and rapper Badshah on set for the shoot.
Sonam and Kareena looked glamorous in their outfits, posing with Badshah, Farah captioned the image: "Killing it with @sonamkapoor @badboyshah n #kareenakapoor! @vdwthefilm @rheakapoor #fiercenessoverload".
The film is backed by Sonam's sister Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. It also stars Shikha Talsania and Sumeet Vyas.
Reportedly, the trailer for the film will be out next week on 18th April 2018, with the theatrical film set to release on 1st June 2018.Read more
Gear up! Your journey with the ‘Baap cool, Beta old-school’ is about to begin, with the release of 102 Not Out’s first song ‘Bachche Ki Jaan’.
This upbeat number, sung by Arjit Singh and composed by Salim-Sulaiman, gives us an exciting look into what to expect from the film and the baap-beta duo.
Director Umesh Shukla stated that Singh’s voice was “fitting with Mr Bachchan’s character in the film, who believes in living life to the fullest”. Watching the video, this is more apparent than ever; Dattatraya (played by Bachchan) has a childlike innocence which is evoked through the song.
We also get to see more of ‘old school beta’ Babulal (played by Kapoor), who is quite the opposite of his fun-loving father. Whilst 102 years young Dattatraya tries to break the world record for the oldest living man, 75-year-old Babulal has already resigned himself to old age and misery.
The film’s soundtrack has sparked the audience’s interest for multiple reasons; it was previously announced that Bachchan has recorded two songs for the film, one being a rap. During his time in the studio, Bachchan posted on his blog “Music music music .. the soul, the essence, the softness of life”. Judging by this peppy number, the soundtrack and film are sure to both make you laugh and warm your heart. So get ready to evoke your inner child for the 4th May, with the release of 102 Not Out!
102 Not Out releases in cinemas from 4th May 2018.
Watch & Listen to the 'Bachche Ki Jaan' song from 102 Not Out!Read more
BY ANUJ RADIA
'DJ Waley Babu Mera Gaana Chala Do'. Back in 2015, this became a powerful chartbuster with hypnotic beats, powerful vocals and a mesmerizing female voice by Aastha Gill.
Now, in 2018, Gill is ready to drop her own single and is all set to rule the music charts.
Sony Music India has released the single BUZZ – the scintillating debut track of Aastha Gill featuring none other than the King of Rap – Badshah.
Directed by Arvindr Khaira and starring Priyank Sharma of 'Bigg Boss' fame, Buzz is what dream debuts are made of. It has captivating music, spectacular costumes and stellar set design. Collectively, these make BUZZ an instant hit!
Sharing his experience of working on the music video, Priyank tells Asian Style.
"It was amazing to work with a girl [Aastha Gill] who has already been a voice for Badshah. It was great shooting with Badshah and he’s always been a great support.
It was actually my pleasure because I remember last year I was on MTV Roadies and Badshah came as a guest on the show to promote his song 'Mercy'. I never thought I would be doing a video with him and literally, it’s happened just after one year later. It’s a great feeling.”
Priyank, the former Bigg Boss housemate, adds:
"All the music videos of Badshah come with amazing sets. I can see why he is the guy is one of the great rappers out there in India, I guess he’s ruling the game right now. It’s inspiring for me to see these kinds of people. He has come up independently and is a game-changer for rapping. Every vibe all these things, collectively, makes it interesting to work with him."
Aastha’s single is truly catching. With sweet vocals and an EDM feel, it will not be a surprise if you start humming ‘Tera Buzz Mujhe Jeene Na De, Jeene Na De’ after you hear the song once. It is definitely going to be a new sensation!
Watch the 'BUZZ' music video right here!Read more
BY ANUJ RADIA
They delivered superhit songs and anthems like ‘Soniye Ni Soniye', Billo Hai’ and ‘Lal Ghagra’. They travelled the world covering Pakistan, India, Norway, Malaysia, Singapore, Holland, Belgium and most recently Australia. Now Sahara's back with another groundbreaking track!
'Shake It' is a power-packed, high energy masterpiece produced by 02 & SRK also known as Suryakant and Shrikant, two brothers from Mumbai who recently signed to the record label 'Musik One Records' which is run by the legendary Manj Musik.
02 & SRK have worked their magic on the track creating a new age EDM style fused with some very clever Indian sounds. Together with Sahara, they've utilised their extensive knowledge of Urban Punjabi rhythms with an understanding of trending Bollywood Beats and created a monster tune!
The talented producers alongside Manj Musik also feature in the forthcoming video for Shake It which was shot on location in downtown Toronto, Canada!
In 1993, the UK born brothers Herbie, Kully and Gurps formed the band ‘Sahara’ and released their debut album ‘Intemptation’ which exceeded their expectations and shot the boys to national fame. This album was closely followed by ‘Let Loose’ in 1994 which was produced by Johnny Zee and then ‘Blue Print’ in 1997.
It wasn’t until 2001 when Sahara released ‘Access All Areas’ that the band's global stature grew and overnight Sahara became an international name. The album sales were phenomenal and the song ‘Soniye Ni Soniye’ became the best-selling song of the year!
5 albums and 15 singles later, Sahara has forged itself into a modern-day music phenomenon that is a mainstay of weddings and events in South Asia with a distinctive blend of addictive melodies, catchy lyrics and production values.
Talking of the new single Herbie says: "It's a modern-day international-feel track. We're all about keeping up with the times but the songs have to retain the 'Sahara feel and flavour'. It's a catchy tune which you will find yourself singing and humming!"
'Shake It' releases on 19th April 2018 on the Muzik One Records Label via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all other digital stores.Read more
BY ANUJ RADIA
Armaan Malik is one of the finest talents in the Bollywood music industry.
Recently, his song 'Theher Ja' from Shoojit Sircar's October grossed over 20 million views on YouTube. This was the first time Malik sang for Varun Dhawan.
Now, the sensational singer has released a new single, which he claims to be a 'rebirth' of the popular 90s track 'Ghar Se Nikalte Hi,' from the film Papa Kehte Hain.
This new version has been composed and reprised by Armaan's brother Amaal Mallik. It is a soothing number with a hint of heartbreak and nostalgia.
'Ghar Se Nikalte Hi' will definitely strike a chord with listeners, but Armaan claims that the song is not a 'remix' or a 'recreation' per se, but a 'rebirth':
"Since everyone is giving a lot of flak to the recreation wave I want to tell people that this song is not a recreation it’s a REBIRTH. An original creation cannot be recreated but it can definitely take a new form through a Rebirth so the right term to use whilst describing this song would be 'REBIRTH - Of A Classic.'"
It has only been three days since the video of the single released and it has grossed over 13 million views on YouTube. With regards to such a terrific response online, Malik feels 'ecstatic.'
Talking about how the song was developed, Armaan tells Asian Style:
"'Ghar Se Nikalte Hi' was the brainchild of Bhushan Kumar sir. He wanted me to do this song as my next single following Aaja Na Ferrari Mein which I did last year. He told me that - personally for him, this song defined what 'Young Innocent Love' is all about and he could not imagine anyone else but me, to bring that boy-next-door vibe to the song. I had never heard the song ever before. I had heard it for the first time just 6 months back. It was originally released in 1996 and I was born in 1995."
He further mentions:
"I was jamming over the song a couple of times and while it was happening, Amaal came in and heard that I was trying to work on this song. Amaal already knew this song from before and was a fan of the melody and the original composer Rajesh Roshan Ji. When he learned that I was also featured in the video, Amaal without any hesitation said that he wants to work on it and give it his twist and from there on the song just kept on getting grander and much more beautiful than what I ever had in mind for it. This is how 'Ghar Se Nikalte Hi' Happened."
Watch & Listen to Armaan Malik's new single right here!Read more
It is the season of Punjabi remakes and the filmmakers of Baaghi 2 have remastered Panjabi MC’s iconic Punjabi track, “Mundiyan To Bach Ke”, the first Bhangra song to break into the UK Top 10 music charts.
Originally sung by Labh Janjua, Baaghi 2’s version of Mundiya To Bach Ke has been rewritten by Ginny Diwan, remixed by Sandeep Shirodkar and choreographed by Rahul Shetty.
The team have created a spectacular dance number, an eclectic mix of bhangra and Bollywood.
Sharing the song on social media Tiger Shroff said,” Ye raha!!! #Mundiyan from Baaghi 2 out now! Hope you guys like it!”
Disha Patani too tweeted, “This one’s already my favourite! #Mundiyan Out Now”
Baaghi 2 is an action film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Ahmed Khan. A Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment production, presented by Fox Star Studios, the movie stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in lead role.
The film releases worldwide on 30 March 2018.
Danielle Bellas captured the attention of legendary music producer Rishi Rich, to create a fabulous remix of her debut single 'Starship'.
Australia-based R&B singer Danielle Bellas is getting ready to launch her music career with support from some of the biggest names on the music scene. Born and bred in SE London, Bellas has captured the attention of legendary music producer Rishi Rich, to create a fabulous remix of her debut single 'Starship', taken from her debut album which drops in 2018.
Danielle is a soulful, authentic artist with a bias towards Motown-tinged R&B/Pop, who knows what she wants. The single is the first offering from an exciting debut album, co-written and produced by UK-based production duo Jud Mahoney and Natalie DeLucia, who have worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Brandy and Britney Spears.
The sound offers a slick pop production featuring big hook-laden choruses and smooth lead vocals, influenced by the late 90's R&B greats such as Janet Jackson, Aaliyah and Ashanti. The single also boasts an official music video, and of course the remix from Rishi Rich and features additional haunting Hindi vocals by Kiran Dhanoa.
Danielle says of her debut single: "I've grown up listening to R&B, Bollywood and of course Rishi! Getting Rishi's support for my first track has been amazing and I'm thrilled to have been able to create something that showcases my musical inspirations."
Although this is her debut release, Bellas was filling notepads full of lyrics from a young age and recorded her first single at 16. However, growing up in a home that encouraged education and a steady career over musical creativity meant her musical dreams remained on the sidelines.
Whilst recording and performing music in UK girl group Urban Lady, the singer was also studying at University. In 2013 she decided to up sticks and move to Sydney to try out the Aussie lifestyle, although she often travels back and forth between countries.
2016 saw Bellas quit her corporate life to finally concentrate on music and she started recording solo material, with a plan to pursue music in the biggest way possible. And what a way to start! A recommendation by Teddy Riley brought Danielle to Rishi's attention and he was smitten by her voice.
Rishi says: "Teddy is a hard man to please and having worked with him for so long, he knows exactly what kind of music excites me. I heard Danielle's tracks and immediately knew that I wanted to work with her. The remix we've created stays true to the original R&B heart, but also celebrates Danielle's Indian heritage with the added layer of melody and of course Kiran's Hindi vocals."
Kiran Dhanoa, whose stunning vocals perfectly complement Danielle's added: "Starship is one of the great classic R&B tracks, and we wanted to make sure that we paid the track and Danielle's voice justice. Adding Hindi lyrics to it gave it a fresh and cool vibe that reflects Danielle's style."
Danielle will be releasing 3 singles over the next few months and plans to travel to the UK and US for live shows to support the release of her album in 2018. The singles are an introduction to a very real artist who is looking to make a serious impact in the music industry over the coming years. She is only just getting started!
Danielle's original version of Starship is out now with the Rishi Rich remix arriving on the 1 February via iTunes and all good digital stores.
The second song of the Neeraj Pandey directorial Aiyaary is out. Titled Yaad Hai, the soft romantic number features the lead actors Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra's love story. We already saw them fall in love in the earlier track Lae Dooba, but as is obvious from its title, Aiyaary's new song is all about the couple breaking up and going down memory lane recollecting the time they spent with each other.
Penned by Manoj Muntashir, Yaad Hai has been composed and voiced by Ankit Tiwari. The soulful voice of Palak Muchhal also adds the rest of the charm to this romantic ballad.
Watch the video of the song Yaad Hai below.