Right after the COVID-19 crisis was declared as a worldwide pandemic, outdoor activities were completely restricted for people's safety measures. And with that, many from the industry, starting from the airlines to restaurants, clubs, and more, saw little to no work coming in.
While some are struggling to find the various source of income, there are people who are making the most out of the lockdown by keeping themselves busy and being productive.
Raj Singh aka DJ Blaze is a popular concert/event promoter, music producer, and social media celebrity who is currently hustling with a bucket full of work coming his way.
Touted as one of the top DJs in the South East Asian community, Raj Singh aka DJ Blaze is spinning his way to success and kickstarted his own venture named Blaze Entertainment and Ikonic Media Group.
Raj Singh is gearing up for an upcoming project that came straight out of his dedication and passion under the banner name of Blaze Entertainment and Ikonic Media Group.
He is also busy with private parties, wedding ceremonies held during the lockdown and is leaving no stone unturned in hit the ground running.
He started his career back in 2001 with private parties, wedding ceremonies, and college parties. Soon after gaining immense popularity in the entertainment industry, Raj Singh became a popular name in the Hollywood Clubs across Los Angeles, California, and also got recognition in Bollywood shows.
Over the years, Raj Singh aka DJ Blaze has worked with some very well recognized musicians like Mickey Singh, Jaz Dhami, The Prophec, G Sidhu, Dr. Zues and many more.
In 2012, DJ Blaze took the Midwest South East Asian community to a whole new level by organizing and marketing upcoming talents from India. Ever since then, Raj Singh aka DJ Blaze has been consistently participating in organizing numerous concerts not just in Midwest but also across all the cities in the United States.
Raj Singh enjoys a huge fan base on his social media. Raj aka DJ Blaze has treated the audience with multiple music videos like Demands, Toone Hari Akh and others under the banner of Blaze Entertainment and Ikonic Media Group.
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Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla and Mubarakan actress Neha Sharma feature in the video of the song Dil Ko Karaar Aaya. The song is a melodious rendition of love and passion, and the chemistry between Sid and Neha is almost palpable!
The song has been sung by the Kar Gayi Chull hitmaker Neha Kakkar and Yasser Desai. The music is composed and produced by Rajat Nagpal and the lyrics are penned by Rana.
Dil Ko Karaar Aaya is a beautiful composition that shows the passionate relationship between Sidharth and Neha, and the two seem completely at ease with each other in the video. It's a slow and catchy track that is sure to become the love anthem for many couples out there!
Sidharth Shukla became a sought-after name after his successful stint on Bigg Boss 13. While he was one of the most controversial contestants of the season, he also had a lot of popular support for the way he played his tasks. Sid ended up being the winner of Bigg Boss 13, while Kashmiri model Asim Riaz was the runner-up.
Sidharth's chemistry with fellow Bigg Boss contestant Shehnaaz Gill was most-talked-about. The pair was recently seen in a music video, Bhula Dunga. Sung and composed by Darshan Raval, the lyrics of the song were penned by Gurpreet Saini and Gautam Sharma.
Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill made headlines thanks to their antics and PDA on Bigg Boss 13. The couple was widely regarded as one of the cutest on television, and fans across the country wanted them to get together in real life.
Talking about Neha Sharma, the actress made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Crook. She was later seen in films like Teri Meri Kahaani, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Youngistaan and Tum Bin II.
She will next be seen in Bejoy Nambiar's Taish, a revenge drama. The film also stars Jim Sarbh, Amit Sadh, Pulkit Samrat, Aditya Pancholi and Harshvardhan Rane among others.
Amazon Prime Video has been delivering engaging content with back to back releases. With 'Bandish Bandits', a musical original series which is all set to release on August 4, 2020, they take us on a musical journey and here we have the all new track- Couple goals which is going to be on our playlists.
Couple Goals is a heartwarming and fun pop song featuring Radhe and Tamanna. Visuals from the enchanting Rajasthan and performed by Armaan Malik and Jonita Gandhi with music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and written by Tanishk S Nabar, Couple Goals is the song for every beating heart.
Have a look right here:
The makers earlier released the another song from the series titled 'Sajan Bin'. Amazon also released the full album of the series earlier which is being loved widely. The jukebox has songs like Sajan Bin, Chedkhaniyaan, Couple Goals, Tanishk S Nabar, Labb Par Aaye, Virah, Dhara Hogi, Garaj Garaj Jugalbandi, Mastiyaapa, Garaj Garaj, Padharo Maare Des and Bandish Bandits.
Bandish Bandits follows the story of Radhe and Tamanna. Radhe is a singing prodigy determined to follow in the classical footsteps of his grandfather. Tamanna is a rising pop sensation desperate to become India's first international popstar. Radhe's world is turned upside down when he falls in love with Tamanna. Torn between helping her achieve superstardom and staying true to his own music and his family's legacy, will he succeed in juggling both at the risk of losing everything he has?
Singer Sonu Nigam unveiled his music label on the occasion of his birthday on Thursday. The singer will release his new single, Rudhrashtakam, under his label, I Believe Music, on July 31. The song marks his return to the spiritual genre.
"I Believe Music has been something that I have been working on for a while now but due to various work commitments, it was slightly delayed. Now, with the resurgence of independent music, I believe it's a good time and 'Rudhrashtakam' is an ideal and auspicious beginning," said Sonu.
For some time now, Sonu has been quite vocal in his allegations about the high-handed attitude of music labels in their dealings with artistes. He has accused that the Indian music industry is run like the mafia. He has also appealed to music companies to be a little kind towards newcomer artistes, saying otherwise more people would commit suicide.
Ravindra Singh, a well-known singer has lighten up the grim around, a melodious rendition of giving back life to lonely streets of India by his soothing voice which speaks about the feelings of lockdown.
The musical song conveys a motivational message that 'tough days never last' We shall soon get back to normal days and get back to Start enjoying normal chaos of life.
The world is witnessing lockdown due to COVID 19. Ravindra Singh sang a lovely song 'ZINDAGI' making every lyrics, every phrase, an ensamble of feelings.
Ravindra's passion towards singing and music is remarkably seen in his previously released songs as well.
This time, his song has filled the hearts with joy and love. During lockdown he has always been singing and kept people motivated around him.
I love nature and earlier released music videos have captured the scenic locations, the actors who performed along with me, and many from the the audience are in constant touch to relive those moments and we all wishing for situation to become normal".
Music lovers have been following up at social media, many superhit music videos which has been picked and played by Radio stations across Hindi songs lovers, living in various countries.
This Song is a Gift to the People, love his music for his soulful, meaningful piece of Art.
Pop star Ananya Birla will be the first Indian artiste to feature on the largest pop radio show in the US, and she considers it an honour.
"It is indeed an honour to be the first Indian artiste to feature on the largest US pop radio show and have my single played a week prior to the actual release. I'm so happy they found merit in my body of work," said Ananya, who will be featured on the pop radio show, Sirius XM Hits 1. Her upcoming single "Let there be love" is playing on the station a week prior to its actual release.
"It feels amazing to witness your consistent efforts finally paying off and I'm grateful to the radio group for giving me this opportunity. I'm looking forward to taking India to the world and making everyone really proud," she added.
Through her upcoming electro-pop single, Ananya has tried to give voice to the trauma of the pandemic. The single will launch on July 31. She recorded the single during lockdown at a makeshift home studio in Los Angeles. Ananya hopes that listeners will develop their own interpretation of the song.
"I feel like we are all going through this collective trauma right now and I wanted to give a voice to that, but also showcase the sparks of hope and positivity that are being born right in the middle of this chaos," Ananya said about the single.
What does it take to be the best mother in the world? Is giving birth enough? Maybe not! The life of Shakuntala Devi was way beyond mathematics, it was also about her relationship with her daughter. Vidya Balan plays the titular character and Sanya Malhotra her daughter.
The makers have unveiled the new song, Paheli, and it seems to be an ode to all the mothers in the world and how they will go the extra mile to be the best mothers in the world. The song begins with Shakuntala Devi declaring that she would be the best mother ever, and then we see montages of her tender and endearing relationship with her daughter.
The film revolves around the life of Shakuntala Devi, how she proved to be a genius, being hailed as the 'Human Computer', and also dealing with some family issues. The film is all set to stream on Amazon Prime Video India from July 31 onwards and promises to be high on both entertainment and emotions. It would be fun to watch Balan as Shakuntala Devi solving complex equations in micro-seconds.
Mumbai girl in LA Natania Lalwani is flying high with the success of her EP, and her latest song, Can I be ur friend. In an interview with mid-day, she discusses working during the lockdown, and her collaboration with Armaan Malik.
Excerpts from the interview:
What's the vibe of the EP, Pick It UP?It's fun, light and colourful. We created five songs in five days. There were no creative boundaries and we let our imaginationrun wild.
How was the process of working with Armaan?He is talented and passionate, [which makes the process] easy. We were bubbling with ideas and melodies.
What encouraged you to make the video of Can I be ur friend, independently?It is the first video I have made independently. It wasn't planned. The song is personal, and I wanted the video to reflect that. So, I had my mother send my childhood photos. I wanted to capture phases of my life in the video, because the song is about apologising to yourself, and asking for a second chance to be friends with yourself.
How have you kept yourself busy during the lockdown? How has it affected you?I've been writing every day, and have learnt how to record myself with a home set-up. I have picked up different skills — like learning how to make this video — that I wouldn't have, otherwise.
What are your future plans?I'm excited about releasing a crossover Hindi-English song later this year. I also have music coming out with Armaan, Jesse McCartney, and Mothica.
After repeatedly offering content that is markedly superior than its cinematic counterpart, OTT platforms could perhaps also offer solace to music aficionados who seek melodies that are free from commercial trappings. Following AR Rahman's foot-tapping soundtrack that elevated Dil Bechara, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, next week's release, Bandish Bandits will see the web debut of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
"This is a new experience for us," says Mahadevan of the long-format narrative that explores the stories of two protagonists with distinct music sensibilities. "It's a 10-part series. We began our journey with 30-second jingles, moved on to creating two-hour long films, and now, [we're creating] music for eight-hour shows." The relatively new platform, he says, also comes with its set of fresh challenges. With a movie being in and out of theatres within weeks, they can usually simply focus on the project at hand. "In the case of a series, we need to consider how it will play-out after a couple of months as well, [because web shows are leisurely consumed]."
Anand Tiwari's directorial venture for Amazon Prime Video features Ritwik Bhowmik as a Hindustani classical performer and Shreya Chaudhry as a pop-star, along with a supporting cast comprising Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha and Rajesh Tailang. In order to meet its music demands, the makers knew they could only turn to this trio to do justice to the distinct genres. "The three of us can tackle any genre that exists on this planet. The beauty of this show is that there are so many forms of music, including classical, folk, pop, in play. So, it is exciting for us since we have the scope to experiment. Also, we're looking at a global market; we need not only consider Indian [sensibilities]."
If the narrative provided them with the opportunity to exploit their talent, the musicians count themselves fortunate to have the finest cast enhance their creation. "When the character of Pandit [played by Naseeruddin Shah] was narrated, we were certain that we wanted to feature Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. We've always wanted to work with him. When we learnt that Naseer saab was playing the role, we were delighted. It is owing to his greatness that he adapted to Pandit sa'ab's singing."
Apart from the 12-odd full-fledged tracks, the trio peppered the offering with abundant melodic moments that viewers can indulge in. "You'll see scenes being [influenced by music], like when someone does riyaaz, teaches music, or jams. Apart from pure Indian classical music [like Sajan bin], there are pop, fusion, folk and Rajashthani elements," says Mahadevan, as Loy Mendonsa adds that it was Mahadevan's background in Indian classical music that enabled him to "catch finer aspects of the [genre] and bring that to the table."
In an industry where egos fly high, the trio has stood the test of time to complete over 25 years in Bollywood. Bound by their love for music, Noorani says it is their ability to hold their own that has kept them together. "We are respectful of one other's inputs. I have seen many bands dismembered in as little as seven years due to ego issues. We are here to serve a bigger [endeavour]. Millions love our music, so we owe it to them."
Less than a week to go for the comedy drama film, Lootcase, which is all set to tickle your funny bones and make sure that you have the best of your time watching it. The audiences have been loving the concept of the story of how one suitcase has turned everyones lives upside down and much more that it promises. The makers have now released a new song and its titles the Pavitra Party, your next hit on the on-loop playlist.
The song starts with a conversation between Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Dugal on how the day Tuesday calls for a Pavitra party. The track gives out such happy vibes as all are seen celebrating the landlords birthday and since its a Tuesday in the movie theyve decided to not pause the fun and enjoy to their fullest.
The lyrics are penned by Shreyas Jain. The song is sung by Nakash Aziz, Keka Ghoshal and Arhaan Hussain Khan. The music directors are Rohan-Vinayak. Have a look at the song right here:
Lootcase will release on Disney+ Hotstar on July 31, 2020 and the story revolves around Nandan Kumar, a middle class family man who finds a suitcase with Rs 10 Crores in a lonely desolate market on his way back from his night shift. However, the dark past of the suitcase catches up and what happens next— Does he fight or take the survival flight? The film boasts off some crackling situations and the trailer promises that the film will be a madcap joyride.
Coming off of the announcement of being the first Indian signee to one of the world's most reputed music conglomerates, Maverick, international pop sensation Ananya announces the release of an irresistible electro-pop anthem titled 'Let There Be Love' launching on July 31, 2020 across all major streaming platforms.
Another captivating statement of consistent intent, 'Let There Be Love' is the multi-platinum singer-songwriter's first release of 2020 - following on from last year's debut EP 'Fingerprint' and standalone release 'Day Goes By' feat. Sean Kingston.
'Let There Be Love' showcases Ananya's dynamic vocals, as she interlaces emotion and experience into this irrepressibly catchy summer tune that serves to remind listeners that better times are on the way. Recorded during lockdown at Ananya's makeshift home studio in Los Angeles, the song is produced by Grammy-winning producer Aaron Pearce (Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, Pitbull) and mastered by Dave Kutch (Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Rae Sremmurd, Fifth Harmony). Accompanied by a colorful, irresistibly uplifting video, 'Let There Be Love' is just the track we all need right now to keep our spirits high.
The feel-good anthem reaffirms the versatile artist's global appeal who after an incredible few musical innings has established her repertoire as one of the most exciting young talents to break into the music scene.
The effortlessly fresh track that is surprisingly the result of some personal soul searching the singer-songwriter experienced during the unprecedented COVID 19 pandemic. While the single has very personal origins for Ananya, she hopes that listeners will develop their own interpretation of the song, making the meaning their own. Ananya says, "I feel like we are all going through this collective trauma right now and I wanted to give a voice to that, but also showcase the sparks of hope and positivity that are being born right in the middle of this chaos. Love is that one embodiment that is going to steer us forward through these challenging times. This pandemic has taught me that ultimately it is the love that makes everything right."
She further added, "Today without the love and support of my family, friends and fans I would be somewhat misplaced. The song intentionally has a dance vibe, which I feel was really important because it showcases a sense of hopefulness and happiness in gloomy times. All my music is driven by an urge to connect with people, to share with them in the experience of being human – the good, the bad, and the ugly! I don't think that big questions and big feelings are incompatible with the pop and dance undertone of 'Let There Be Love' – I want to explore them all in my music! I hope when audiences listen to my song they can resonate with this message and get a glimpse of what's in my heart, and even if for a brief period, if I can divert their minds from their current situation, it would be a humbling triumph."
Further commenting on going independent as an artist after a 4 year long long stint with a major record label in India, Ananyaelaborates, "Let There Be Love is going to be my very first international single release after going independent and I'm beyond excited. It has been a beautiful yet intimidating move, but I felt it was the right transition in my music career. I have recorded over 200 songs so far, but none of them felt like the right one to go out with as my first independent release. During the lockdown, I got the chance to record over and over in my makeshift home studio and write my heart out without the daunting limitations of deadlines."
"This gave me a lot of creative freedom to experiment. When I recorded Let There Be Love it just all clicked and I instantly knew this was going to be my first release. A big thank you to my management, my team and family whose immense support has helped me reach where I am today. This is only the first song from what we have in store for you in the upcoming months. am so grateful to have the right partners on board and with this global release I am looking forward to making India proud on an international level. Stay tuned!" she concluded.
In a feat of sorts, Ananya will be the first Indian artist to be featured on the largest American national top 40 pop radio show, Sirius XM Hits 1 and in a feat of sorts Let There Be Love is already being played on the premium station a week prior to the actual single
Alex Tear, Vice President Pop Music & Programming,Sirius XM states, "Ananya is the exact reason we created our HITS 1 TO WATCH new music feature. We're beyond excited to officially add "Let There Be Love" to our Hits 1 playlist and can't wait for our SiriusXM National audience to hear and share in the excitement we are feeling."
Since becoming the first homegrown artist to go platinum with an English song in India with 'Meant To Be' in 2017, Ananya has racked up over 300 million global streams, performed at some of Asia's biggest music events and opened for major artists including Wiz Khalifa.
2020 is set to be seminal for Ananya, though performances in the US and UK have been delayed, she is gearing-up for the release of her second EP before the end of the year.
The upcoming comedy-drama film 'Lootcase' is all set to release on the OTT platform of Disney+ Hotstar on the 31st of July. Lootcase features a concoction of talented actors with Kunal Kemmu in the lead along with Gajraj Rao, Rasika Duggal, Ranvir Shorey, and Vijay Raaz. The film will have a hilarious plotline which will follow the story of a man who finds a 'red suitcase' filled with money.
Recently, the audience was treated to a song from the upcoming film which pays tribute to the famous red suitcase in a quirky and hilarious way! The song is titled 'Laal Rang ki Peti' and is a 90s style pop number talking about facts of life. The melodic sweet Music is composed by Amar Mangrulkar. The song is sung in alluring vocals of Vivek Hariharan and penned by Kapil Sawant.
The song video is directed by Rajesh Krishnan in which actor Kunal Kemmu can be seen dancing merrily with the bag and treating it with love. Lootcase is directed by Rajesh Krishnan and produced by Fox Star Studios and Soda Films Productions.
What will happen with the Lootcase? Find out when the giggle-packed film is available for streaming! Mark your calendars for 31st July 2020 and make sure not to miss out on this one!