Ragasur releases new song “Kabira” with Skeletron

Skeletron & Ragasur - Kabira Release
Skeletron & Ragasur – Kabira Release

Ragasur is back with a new astonishing dance track “Kabira” in the collaboration with Goa based DJ, Skeletron, filled with fusion of future house vibe and Indian vocals with the lyrics of famous poet “Kabir Das”.

The release is supported by many famous international DJs such as KSHMR, Sagan and also got featured in Dharma Vol.1 by KSHMR.

“Kabira” out on all major platforms and available for free download as well. Download and Stream here:  https://fanlink.to/kabira

 

Lyrics:

Kabira Khada Bazar Mein, Mange Sabki Khair
Na Kahu Se Dosti, Na Kahu Se Bair!

Meaning of the Lyrics:
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Kabira in the market place, wishes welfare for all
Neither friendship nor enmity with anyone at all.
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Avinash’s new movie ‘Mrs Scooter’ out now

The wait for the release of Mrs Scooter, an independent movie Avinash has composed music for, is finally over; it is now available for streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video service.

The movie, which has got a 7.5/10 rating on IMDb (11 reviews), was originally supposed to be released in early 2015. In run up to that, its music launch was held in Mumbai in January 2015. At the function, choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan unveiled the film’s first look too.

However, Mrs Scooter ran into rough weather and its plans for a full-fledged release went off track. After a prolonged wait, the movie found home at Amazon’s Prime Video service. Released at the platform on June 1, all Prime Video subscribers can view it for free.

The movie has four songs, all composed by Avinash. One of them, Saiyaan Hue Faraar, is up on Ragasur’s YouTube channel. In the coming days, the other three songs will also be uploaded on the band’s YouTube playlist that features Avinash’s independent movie work. In one of these songs, Avinash himself has performed the lead vocal duties at the behest of the movie’s director, Shiladitya Moulik. Besides composing, arranging, mixing and mastering songs for the film, Avinash has worked on its background score too.

Plot of Mrs Scooter

Mrs Scooter stars National Award-winning actress Anjali Patil in the lead role. The movie begins with a mid-level clerk bringing home two things that are closest to his heart: the woman he’s just married and his new scooter. However, he loses his life in an accident just a day after. From this point, the fortune of his wife as well his scooter nosedives. Soon, the wife and the scooter too are separated. Their trials and tribulations and the happy ending make up the central plot of Mrs Scooter.

Mrs Scooter owes its release on Amazon Prime Video to Bollywood actor Abhay Deol. Its run time is 95 minutes and has been screened at New York Indian Film Festival.

Mrs Scooter is the fourth film for which Avinash has composed music. His previous work includes Shuttlecock Boys, Raag: The Rhythm of Love and The Story of My Life. He was nominated twice for the award of Best Music Director for his work in Raag.

Ragasur releases debut album, ‘Ishaq’

Ragasur’s debut album is out now, available for sale on OK Listen.

The album is titled Ishaq, taking its name after the band’s most recognisable song, Ishaq Hua Hai Mujhe, which was released worldwide by FL Studio as a demo project with its version 11. Another reason behind selecting the name is that Ishaq, or love, is the running theme of the album.

Eight of the 12 tracks talk about different phases of love. Right from puppy love and true love to heartbreak and its aftermath, the songs are arranged in a sequence that takes the listener through the evolution of the love story of a hopeless romantic. Who doesn’t get the girl, but eventually learns to make light of it.

Album art

The album art seeks to pictorially convey the different phases of Ishaq through a simple but cheeky concept.

The band was particular about not wanting an abstract graphic for album art. For, an abstract image is too sophisticated to convey anything at one glance in the thumbnail size. Or even in the standard size, for that matter. Besides, using a complicated, intricate, part-cryptic, part-enigmatic image to depict songs that are simple, straight and fun doesn’t make sense.

Plus, the band wanted an album art that conveyed its brand’s core identity, it being fun, youthful, hip and sexy. And pop! That explains the bubblegum pop-esque colour palette.

Tracklist

Ishaq comprises the following songs, in this order:
1. Khurdura Pyaar
2. Pari
3. Chaahat
4. Ishaq Hua Hai Mujhe
5. Bahaane
6. Jalta Hoon
7. Jhatka
8. Oh Jaaneman
9. The Legend of Kabootar’s Diet
10. Ragasur Theme
11. Awaz
12. Inner Peace

The album can be bought for Rs200. Individual songs are also available for sale. Currently, the songs are available only on OK Listen. In the next couple of weeks, they will be hosted on platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Saavn, Gaana etc, after which Ragasur.com will put up a webpage with the songs’ buy links.

What next

Ragasur has another dozen-plus original tracks that are almost ready to be released, with only recording of vocals and mixing-mastering remaining. A couple of these are electronica remake of songs from Ishaq. The tranquillity quotient of one unreleased song can give Pari a run for its money. The band will release them in due course.

To buy Ishaq on OK Listen, click here.