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Kamakshi Khanna

Kamakshi Khanna

With Duur, Kamakshi Khanna forays into a space of darkness that is liberating

In 2014, came an EP titled, ‘Much Mellow’ which brimmed of Kamakshi Khanna’s promising talent. Following a reality TV stint as a contestant on the English singing reality show, ‘The Stage’, Kamakshi continued her musical endeavor with ‘Cakewalk’, her debut album in 2017. But with her lockdown release, ‘Qareeb’, the New Delhi-based singer/songwriter tasted...

Tanmaya Bhatnagar

Tanmaya Bhatnagar initiates Friday Fundraisers, to feature alongside an indie artiste, every Friday

Starting from June 25th, independent singer/songwriter Tanmaya Bhatnagar will initiate the ‘Friday Fundraisers’, a series of crowd-funding collaborative concerts, that will feature the best of Indian independent music scene performing an intimate live session for an exclusive audience.

These concerts will be ticketed and its proceeds will go in aiding COVID 19 relief efforts. Featuring...

Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan on his documentary: Had complete freedom to express myself

Deepti Sivan’s fascination for Shankar Mahadevan’s journey from a software engineer to one of Bollywood’s biggest musicians, led to the inception of Decoding Shankar. The 45-minute documentary bagged the Best Biographical Film award at the Toronto International Women’s Film Festival last week. “What made this documentary stand out is the fact that we also highlighted other facets of...

Avanti Patel

Former Indian Idol contestant Avanti Patel celebrates inclusion with her debut single, Saiyaan Bina

A former contestant in Indian Idol Season 10 and Zee Marathi Idea Saregamapa L’il Champs Season 1, young singer cum musician Avanti Patel celebrates love across gender identities with a classical thumri in ‘Saiyaan Bina’.

Produced by Anshuman Sharma, the track is an amalgamation of two ragas which represent contrasting emotions. It marks Patel’s debut as a singer/songwriter...


Urdu-Kashmiri Rock act Alif release poignant quartet EP Haal, first part from their upcoming 18-track album

Well-known for their politically sound and satirical verses through Urdu and Kashmiri languages, rock outfit Alif has now released the first part EP, from their upcoming album which contains 18 songs.

Titled ‘Haal’, the EP is the first part of ‘Siyah’, the album which will also witness release through three subsequent EPs namely, ‘Maazi’,...

Mosambee and Mali

Mosambee and Mali stir a range of emotions with their tidal release, Ocean

Collaborations in the Indian independent music scene are warmly welcomed because here is where a listener witnesses the culmination of contrasting dynamics. Songwriter and music producer Samarth Chawla aka Mosambee and singer/songwriter Maalavika Manoj aka Mali bring in their signature influences to offer their latest release, ‘Ocean’.

A song about the overwhelming emotion of doubt that...


Wolf by Nikitaa is highly recommended for a laidback weekend listening

Inspired from age-old folklore and fairytales, singer/songwriter Nikitaa is out with her latest single, ‘Wolf’, an upbeat, catchy confluence of R’n’B, Pop and Hip-Hop.

Blending in flutes, drums and guitars together, ‘Wolf’ has been skilfully produced by Mukund Komanduri and mixed and mastered by Pedro Theodoro. The song’s release is also accompanied by the...

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