Aishwarya Rangarajan is an Indian who is a popular
playback singer from the South Indian film industry. She
predominantly works in the Kannada TV and film industry
and is especially known for her appearance in the TV reality
show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.
Indian pianist-composer Aman Mahajan plays improvised music as a medium
of expression, interaction and exploration, influenced by a diversity of
traditional and contemporary forms of music from around the world.
His 2019 solo piano album REFUGE is a reflective set of musical themes
exploring ideas of home and paying homage to inward journeys.
Mahajan is presently based in Bangalore, immersed in his solo piano project
REFUGE, and collaborations including Tinctures with Berlin-based guitarist
Nishad Pandey, a duo with vocalist Radha Thomas, and cross-cultural trio
Mystik Vibes with percussionist Muthu Kumar and flautist Amith Nadig.
He has performed widely on the Indian music circuit, and in Europe and USA,
at music venues, concert halls and music festivals including Moods (Zürich
2020), Murszene Graz (Austria 2019), Jazzwerkstatt Graz (Austria 2018),
Jazz Utsav (New Delhi 2017), EUROPAFest (Sinaia 2015), Festival of
Sacred Music (Thiruvaiyaru 2015), Goa Jazz Festival (Goa 2014),
IndiEarth XChange (Madras 2014), Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival
(Kasauli 2014), goMAD Festival (Ooty 2013) and MAD Festival (Ooty 2012)
Gauley Bhai is a Bangalore based band, formed in 2017. Veecheet,
Siddhant and Anudwatt are originally from Kalimpong, and Joe,
from Calicut. This intersection of geographies and musical roots is
the essence of Gauley Bhai’s music.
The band’s debut album ‘Joro’ was mixed at Open Road and was
rated Best Indie Album - 2019 by A Humming Heart magazine.
Madhu Balakrishnan is an Indian playback singer who sings in Malayalam,
Telugu, Tamil, KannadaAwards
2002 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the song "Amme
Amme" from the film Valkannadi
2006 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2007 - Kalaimamani award for excellence in music, dance, cinema and
art conferred by the Tamil Nadu state government.
2017 - Honorary Doctorate from The International Tamil University, USA)
Aditya Alamuru began making music in the United States in 2012.
Influenced by the growing music scene in Mumbai, on his return, he
began the electronic project MALFNKTION to create an original
sound that resonated with Indian culture. His debut EP ‘Hindustani
Rascal’ was released in September 2015 and featured on Apple
Music, Buzzfeed, Reddit and Festival Sherpa. He released his
second EP ‘Vote for Worms’ in December 2016.
Ricky Kej (born 5 August 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning Indian music
composer and environmentalist. He has performed at venues in over 30
countries including at the United Nations headquarters in New York and
Geneva. Kej was named a UNCCD Land Ambassador at the COP14 to
raise public awareness about the challenges of land degradation,
desertification and drought. Kej also serves as a UNESCO - MGIEP "Global
Ambassador for Kindness", UNICEF Celebrity Supporter, and is an
ambassador for the Earth Day Network.In 2020, Kej was named as a GQ
Hero 2020 by GQ magazine.
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya is an Indian singer and songwriter.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she has been a part of festivals
such as Panama Jazz Festival, Hornbill Festival, NH7 Weekender and
Magnetic Fields Festival. As part of her personal project, she has released a
series of singles and her track, “Everything’s Fine?” put her on Spotify's
global emerging artist program, RADAR in July 2020. Her first international
collaboration was with Malagasy singer Niu Raza called ‘Red’. Sanjeeta
debuts as an actor in the Netflix series “Feels Like Ishq” on July 23rd, 2021.
Smokey The Ghost
Smokey the Ghost is a socio-conscious Indian rapper. Hailing from
the city of Bangalore, he has been a pioneer in the Indian Hip Hop
Scene for the past 15 Years. Being the founding member of the
popular group, Machas With Attitude; he rendered his voice to many
popular Bollywood films like Chennai Express & Detective
Byomkesh Bakshy. In 2017, he collaborated with electronic duo,
Aerate Sound, which led him to be the first rapper from India to
appear on the Bangalore edition of The Boiler Room. Smokey the
Ghost & Aerate Sound performed at The Magnetic Fields Festival in
late 2017, which made him the First rapper to feature on the festival
as well. He released his first album ,The Human Form in 2019 .
The Human Form erupts from Smokey's dead body, its flora
emerges from his head and stares at the Cherry Orange. The
Flower has 5 petals, white, black, brown, yellow and olive (races of
the world), and stigmas that have hands, which poke the all-seeing
eye. A blind dystopia, but there is hope , the human form speaks a
mix of Smokey's thoughts biased by its own observation. The
Human Form speaks of The Human Nation, a place inside the
human form. A dystopian prophecy and the announcement of a
messiah who will replace Smokey as the true King. From light to
darkness and from darkness to light, the residents are described
here. The album is aimed to inspire a kid in the future who is not
born yet but is waiting to be great.
Indian Hip Hop's Greatest and Most Legendary is here.
Lucky Ali is an Indian singer, songwriter and actor. With several popular singles and albums, he emerged as a significant figure of Indipop during the 1990s.
He has worked with composers such as A.R Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal–Shekhar, Mikey McCleary, Prashant Pillai, Varun Ahuja and Rajiv Bhalla.