time for a reboot as it continues to pour in Bordeaux after more than a week. this mix is follows the initial malhaar mix published 2 years ago. i still can’t believe i’ve been using 8tracks for so long!
Barish Ki Boondein - Papon Papon the Story So Far (2012)
Mausam - Nitin Sawhney Philtre (2005)
Saawan - Niraj Chag The Lost Souls (2009)
Dunga Paani - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Charkha (2007)
Saiyyan - Kailash Kher Kailasa Jhoomo Re (2007)
Jiya Ra - Preeti Pillai, Charan Raj Groove Loves Company - debut (2011)
i had great fun last week assembling just the right songs that would follow the Aik Alif Coke Studio rendition by Saaein Zahoor and Noori. i fell in love with this particular song which featured as the end credits of 2010 movie West is West. turns out it remained infused by the sufi vibe with songs from Pakistani and Indian pop, the TV show The Dewarists and some oft-forgotten Bollywood songs. here’s the end result:
Aik Alif - Saeein Zahoor & Noori Coke Studio Season 02 Episode 01 (2010)
Rohi - Shafqat Amanat Ali Tabeer (2008)
Kya Khayaal Hai - Zeb & Haniya, Shantanu Moitra, and Swanand Kirkire The Dewarists (Season One) (2011)
An Indipop revival with Kailash Kher on his own label and Assamese sensation Papon getting a non-Bollywood first record; a hindi version of tamil score Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010), an inspired Hans Zimmer for the new Sherlock Holmes, and a very late first listen to a Broken Social Scene album… yeah, this pretty sums up my January. despite none of these records being flawless, 2012 looks promising.
Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost (2001)
Kailash Kher - Kailasa Rangeele (2012)
Papon - The Story So Far (2012)
Hans Zimmer - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
my initial reactions about this song weren’t right. ok, i’m out of the comfort zone with the backing vocals (is it Naresh or Paresh?). the strings part at the end are lame as well. however, this song retains the essence of Kailasa: Kailash Kher’s great vocals, soulful lyrics and their sufi folk stamp. and a pretty good video too. a couple of listens later, i was sold.