Pragnya Wakhlu/ Akele Hi Sahi, Self- Released Six months ago, singer Pragnya Wakhlu released the English song Falling, which had
Prakash & Tubby/ A Prayer, self-released Known for his slide guitar skills, Bengaluru-based Prakash Sontakke sticks to vocals on ‘A
Jay Sean and Rishi Rich/ Nakhre, Break The Noise Records In the early 2000s, singer Jay Sean and producer Rishi
Various Artistes/ The Thillana- Lalgudi 90, Self-Released To mark great Carnatic violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman’s 90th birthday on September 17, his
Jasmine Bharucha/ Fog Horn Blowing, Self-Released Old-timers would know Mumbai singer Jasmine Bharucha for her early 1990s album
Mame Khan/ Sajaniya, Self-released Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan has rendered some moving film songs, besides appearing on
Namo Fusion/ Ninnukori – The Unlock Version, self-released Last year, Mumbai band Namo Fusion released the album Namo, blending Indian
Besti/Sayam Qureshi and Mohit Manuja, SM Music This one is sure to impress pet lovers. In Bestie, singer Sayam Qureshi
Raghav Chaitanya/ Maangi Duaein, Merchant Records This is the first release of Merchant Records, a label floated by
Prateek Kuhad/ Kasoor, Self-Released Here’s yet another reason to prove why singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad is one of the best
Tauseef Akhtar and Cheryl Balwani/ Rain, Asli Music Ghazal exponent Tauseef Akhtar has collaborated with singer Cheryl Balwani on
Druv Kent/ Till We Meet Again, self-released With his pleasant voice and remarkable sense of composition, singer Druv Kent
Prashanth Srinivas, Swaroop Khan, Sukanya Purkayastha/ Thaare Bina, RagaHaus Music Composed by Prashanth Srinivas, ‘Thaare Bina’ is a smooth blend
Indian Ocean/ Akhiyan Udeek Diyan, Times Music Popular Delhi fusion-rock band Indian Ocean now releases its own take on
Sharat Chandra Srivastava/ No Passport Control, self-released Besides his solo projects, Delhi-based violinist Sharat Chandra Srivastava is best known
Shreya Ghoshal/ Naa Woh Main, OnePlus Playback Over the past two decades, Shreya Ghoshal has undoubtedly been India’s most
Sowmya Raoh- Yeh Hai Stree; self-released On International Women’s Day, singer Sowmya Raoh teamed up with some leading
A.R. Rahman/ You Got Me, Nexa Music Ace composer A.R. Rahman pumps up the jam on his new English
In the first fortnight of February 2020, there have been some really soulful indie music released. The biggest come
Classic Kid Sid/ Na Jaane Main, Artist Aloud Last year, Classic Kid Sid, the brainchild of Siddhant Sharma, had
Bagga Khan Group and Syncopation/ Kashi, Anahad Foundation Here’s an interesting blend of Meghwal bhajan from Rajasthan with contemporary jazz.
Anupama Roy/ Imkaan, self-released Legendary Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz wrote as much about protest as he did about hope.
Sandeep Chowta/ The Arrival, Namma Music Sandeep Chowta is largely known in Hindi film music circles for providing
Mithoon ft. Arijit Singh and Asees Kaur/ Intezaar, VYRL Originals Probably the most hyped and marketed song of the year,
Latest independent music releases- reviewed by Musicplus
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August 2019, especially the 2nd fortnight saw a spate of releases across languages and offer a fascinating concoction of genres.
The music in the first fortnight of August revolved around relatively low key releases of which Siragu & Adutha
Tamil music in July 2019, saw the precursor to 3 of the upcoming big star releases, Ner Konda Paarvai
The first half of February 2020 was rather quiet in terms of releases for Telugu music. The 2nd half
After a rather listless January (barring ‘Jaanu’) one was hoping Telugu music to bounce back to form in February.
The first half of January was quite listless for Telugu music. The 2nd half fared slightly better thanks largely to
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The 1st fortnight of October was rather disappointing with hardly any album or track warranting a mention and hence
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The first half of October is purely an immersion into the soft world of pop music centred around its favourite
The second half of September is dominated by film songs. Interestingly, the sounds have evolved from traditional formulaic efforts to
Commercial music labels are back in business again with a major festival around the corner, Durja Pujo. Surprisingly though,
The second half of August saw non-film music taking the trophy home. Also, there was no competition from
From a song disguised as an audio play to a devotional song released by a commercial music label, the first
It is not unexpected that the bulk of new songs coming out now will be about the ongoing pandemic
With the pandemic, artistes are resorting to making music from their own homes and relying on the magic of
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Palacchi Kothhaye- Prithibi This stellar song by Prithibi is the mouthpiece for existing urban life which is bogged down by
Oi Je Jhorer Megher – Borno Anonyo Borno Anonyo’s creations surpass the mere constructs of songs by including poetry,
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