Vote for our track in Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool

Hello, friends! Agni made a new track recently and he uploaded it on Spinnin’ Records Talent Pool section. And we need your support.

Spinnin’ Records is the label that every up and coming EDM artiste aspires to be associated with. A track’s likelihood of being heard by the label’s A&R managers improves as its ranking in the list of submitted demos improves. It’s been less than 72 hours since Agni uploaded the track and it has already broken into Top 50. After Day 1, the track had climbed up to the sweet spot of rank 101. The next day, it reached rank 43.

How to vote

We are happy, grateful and excited. And ambitious. Help us break into Top 10 by voting for the track. You will need to be logged in to Facebook to cast your vote. Click here to go to the track’s page and click on the ‘vote’ button. Simple.

About the demo

The track, tentatively titled Desi Summer, opens with Scotland’s beloved bagpipes playing a distinctly Arabic melody. The version you’ll find on the demo page is only 37 seconds long. Many listeners on the Talent Pool page have commented that it’s too good, but too short; they are left wanting for more. Wish granted! Agni says the final version of the track will be about four minutes minutes long, have an ethnic touch and, oh, have vocals, of course.

We’d be most grateful and delighted if you could show your support by taking time out to vote for the track. Let’s take it to Top 10. Once there, we’ll aim for Top 5. But that’s for later. It would be so cool to get noticed by Spinnin’ Records executives!

We’re giving you a ‘Jhatka’ this New Year

Hello, friends! A quick announcement. And a big one at that. Starting January 1, we’ll be releasing a flurry of songs. How many, you may ask. About a dozen.

Until recently, the band was of the view that no song should be released without a proper music video. But that takes much time and effort, particularly for a DIY band like ours. While we have all the resources—material and creative—to make music videos, what we haven’t had enough in 2016 is time. In the monsoon, we had declared we’d be putting out the video of Jalta Hoon. Rains are gone and in a fortnight, winter too will be making its exit, but the said video still needs much work. Since our insistence on music video has been holding back release of many of our songs, we have finally decided to loosen up a little. This means, we’ll start churning out kickass original tracks soon.

It was on January 1, 2015, that Ragasur had released its debut track, Awaz. To mark the second anniversary of the release, the band will be releasing a brand new song on January 1, 2017. The song is called Jhatka and takes a light-hearted look at a loverboy’s heartache. We are excited that after a long time, we’ll be treating our fans to some new music..

We’re expecting that we’ll be in a position to resume work on the music video of Jalta Hoon after a couple of weeks or so. Fingers crossed!

Apart from these two tracks—whose vocals were recorded way back in December 2015—we have at least 10 more songs that are at various stages of completion and will be released over the next few months. Here’s the tracklist:
Jaaun Kahaan
Banjaare
Inner Peace
Ghar Chhod Peechhe
Kaa Karhi Paandu
Ek Tha Raja, Ek Thi Rani (Tentative title)
Khurdura Pyaar (Agnified)
Awaz (Agnified)
Mass Distraction (Tentative title)
Snakey
(Tentative title)
Introducing Ragasur (Tentative title)

The group is keen to release these songs at the earliest and has high hopes from them. Two of the abovesaid tracks, Awaz and Khurdura Pyaar, have been remade by Agni and sound ubercool. They are a cut above the original. Banjaare boasts of an unorthodox songwriting and intelligent lyrics. Kaa Karhi Paandu is whackier than The Legend of Kabootars’ Diet. The band things each of these songs has high potential and will be lapped up by music-loving masses. With these many new releases slated, Ragasur is excitedly looking forward to 2017.

A dorky remake of ‘Bahaane’

As you must be aware, two of our songs—Ishaq Hua Hai Mujhe and Bahaane—have been released worldwide with FL Studio as demo projects. This means all the individual elements of a song are available to the users of the software in a raw format. They can tweak them they please and come up with their own version of the track. This is the flexibility, the power that comes with a demo project. And with great power, comes great risk. Our these two tracks have been remade a lot. Some versions are good, some so bad that they are good (as in funny) and some outright cringeworthy. In this blogpost, we are ashamed to share one such cringeworthy version of Bahaane. Avinash had the misfortune of discovering this track a few days ago. Gary could hear him exclaiming from the other room. When he got to see the video, his jaw dropped. It’s not the heavily autotuned, wannabe singing that put us off; we’re used to them from the time Ishaq… was made available on FL Studio. It’s this song’s video that makes us go “Come on, dude!” Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the soft porn version of Bahaane: