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  • DJ Xtreme

    28 Mar 2009, 07:04 by theempathogen

    In 2006, Nikesh Parmar, better known as DJ Xtreme crashed onto the British guerilla music scene with his various mashups... all of which surfaced on youtube. He was quickly found and just as quickly amassed a cult fanbase - myself included in their numbers. His mashups pretty much always include hip hop or related diva music. If you ask me, his very best mashups mix hip hop with Bollywood music.

    Very sadly, some months after I discovered these wonderous creations, they vanished. I couldn't even find any live torrents of the audio itself, no less the videos.
    Tonight, I decided to try to search for these things again.

    It turns out that Mr. Parmar tore down his original account and set up five separate youtube accounts instead, one for each volume of his remixes. And understandably so - he's posted so many mashup videos that any newcomer might feel a little overwhelmed at having them all in one account.

    Here are a few of my treasured favourites.

  • A.R. Rahman Tops the Music Section of Filmfare's Power List

    17 Feb 2007, 21:48 by pjebsen

    I just received the February 2007 issue of the Indian movie magazine Filmfare which contains the Filmfare Power List 2006.
    http://www.filmfare.com/07/02/10/images/srk_banner1.jpg

    As in 2005, composer A.R. Rahman tops the music list.

    Filmfare says:
    >> The music of Rang De Basanti / Rang De Basanti kayoed the music charts, earning him this enviable position.
    The Merlin of music weaves his magic with unweavering flair whether desi or videshi.
    And the magic spills over into 2007 with Guru, Jodha Akbar and Lajjo.
    Strength: He can look Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra in the eye and say no.
    Weakness: Too damn slow. His taciturn nature is often mistaken for arrogance.
    Yes it's true: Every musician today, with exception, is a Rahman clone.
    Filmfare Awards: 17 (8 in the North and 9 in the South) <<

    The full music Top 10
    1) A.R. Rahman
    2) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa)
    3) Himesh Reshammiya
  • Some Desi Music coming up!!

    3 Feb 2007, 09:56 by tezaster

    Some //// music coming in near future:

    A R Rahman - Guru
    Nothing I need to write. The soundtrack of this movie has already been a huge hit. And a true master-piece from the maestro. Songs like Tere Bina, Hariharan and Alka Yagnik's Ae Hairathe, Maryam's Mayya Mayya, Shreya Ghoshal's Barso re have been topping the charts for weeks now.

    Vishal - Shekhar - Honeymoon Travels Private Limited
    Really Fresh sounds. Sunidhi Chauhan rocks in Sajnaji. Other awesome songs are: Shankar Mahadevan's duet with Vishal: Albela.

    Pritam - Just Married
    Only song that I was able to endure after couple of repeats was Daler Mehndi's Doha.

    Vishal Bharadwaj - Blue Umbrella.
    Vishal Bharadwaj never fails to impress. His music is always earthy, appropriate, sweet..and long lasting.

    Rabbi Shergil - Dilli Heights
    Rabbi's album was a huge success. It had the sweet folk sound blended with catchy western tunes. Hopefully he will recreate the same magic with his first soundtrack.