International record label Spinnin’ Records has featured Ragasur’s new EDM track Numaaish as its Track of The Week.
Half an hour past noon on Monday, May 8, the Spinnin’ Records website was updated, with the ‘Latest News’ section announcing Ragasur’s distinction.
Agni had uploaded the first cut of the song on Talent Pool–Spinnin’ Records’ platform where aspiring artistes submit their tracks, which then vie for online votes and the attention of the label’s A&R team–more than a month ago. That version rose to the top of the Talent Pool chart and elicited a response from the label.
Starting off with a compliment (“Nice one! We love the arabic vibe of it, and the violin section is awesome!”), the feedback contained a suggestion, to trim a certain part. Excited upon getting a response from the label, the band modified the track as suggested and its new avatar too quickly rose to claim the top spot on the Talent Pool chart.
The folks at Spinnin’ Records gave a thumbs up to the new version and two weeks ago, informed the band that Numaaish would shortly be featured as Track of The Week. Ragasur understands the magnitude of this achievement and is excited that its music drew the attention of A&R folks of the coveted record label.
The band has not uploaded Numaaish on any platform other than Spinnin’ Records yet. Its full version is available on the label’s SoundCloud page and Ragasur’s Talent Pool profile (and embedded here).
Before Numaaish, the band had submitted a couple of other demos at Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool, all of which made into top 5 of the chart. One of them happens to be the opening track of Ragasur’s live set. The other is an unreleased piece, whose full version will feature an unexpected collaboration. These demos can be heard at the band’s Talent Pool profile.
Recognition by Spinnin’ Records comes as the latest achievement for Ragasur, which has had its moments when international DJs like Cosmic Gate and Rank1 supported their track and when FL Studio released their songs as demo projects worldwide twice.
All the buy links of Ragasur’s music have now become inactive as the band has terminated its association with its digital distribution partner.
The band posted the following information on its Facebook page on April 21:
Consequently, the iTunes and Hungama links given with the band’s songs on SoundCloud and YouTube have become inactive. Also, the CRBT (caller ring back tune) codes using which one could set Ragasur’s songs as their phone’s caller tune have become inactive.
As mentioned in the Facebook post, the band plans to re-release its music soon. The album will have 12 songs and includes three new tracks. The album will be called Ishaq, named after the band’s lead single and their first track, Ishaq (Hua Hai Mujhe), which was released worldwide as a demo project with FL Studio 11. The band expects to release the the album in another couple of months.
This is awesome! Our demo has made it to the Top 5 on Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool chart within a week of its submission.
Agni had created a catchy tune with bagpipes at the centre of attraction. Though only 37 seconds long, the demo impressed listeners enough to steadily climb up the chart. Here’s the track’s day-wise ranking:
Day 2: 101
Day 3: 43
Day 5: 20
Day 7: 4
A heartfelt thanks to everybody who voted! Spurred by the encouragement, Agni has already programmed the rest of the track. And it sounds freakin’ amazing. Ummm… Letting you in on a little secret: this track will be the band’s first in English. Oh, it will feature guest vocals by an uber-talented artiste with jaw-dropping vocal abilities. We can safely say that the final product will be nothing like you’ve ever heard from us before. It’s out of this world. (When the track will finally be out, you’ll see it indeed is out of this world. There’s some layers to this expression and it will become apparent only when you listen to the song.)
The hook of the song—not the bagpipes, but the other hook—has been decided upon and it’s this bit that’s elevating the track’s energy to stratospheric level. Thank you, secret collaborator. The lyrics have yet to be penned and this is where the song is stuck currently. Gary has his hands full with rehearsals and managerial duties, so the lyrical work is on the backburner. Just a matter of time before the lyrics are ready and song begins to evolve in all its glory. We’re excited at the prospect of what lies ahead with this song.
Oh, while it was tentatively titled Desi Summer, Agni agrees that the name needs to change. It will find its name once the lyrics are ready.
Want to close this blogpost by sharing this image from our previous blogpost about the demo:
At the time of writing that blogpost, the track was at no. 43 on the chart. We wanted to break into Top 10 and then Top 5. Glad to have directly taken the leap to Top 5! Here’s hoping for a lot more success.