‘Rain Chords’ at no. 4 in trance chart

Agni’s trance track Rain Chords has peaked at number 4 in the ‘Top 100 Trance Tracks’ list of TrackItDown.Net, a dance music download and merchandise distribution centre.

The instrumental track was released worldwide by Exia Recordings in 2014 through a twist of fate. In third week of August 2014, Agni received the following message on Facebook:

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Exia Recordings picked up the track and released it globally in November 2014, making it available for sale. Ten months later, renowned DJ duo from Germany, Cosmic Gate, introduced Rain Chords to their audience, giving due credit to Agni.

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Recognition by global trance artistes

The trance track’s charting success materialised owing to support by class acts like Cosmic Gate, Rank 1, FEEL DJ and DJ Anna Lee.

Buy track

Agni and the band is excited at all the support that’s pouring in for Rain Chords. To buy the track on iTunes, click here. To buy it on Beatport, click here. To listen to a demo of the trance masterpiece on SoundCloud, press play here:

Watch Rain Chords live

Agni had uploaded the first version of Rain Chords on his YouTube channel way back in July 2013. At that time, he had made the track neither with an aim to send it to any record label nor with the intention of adding it to the tracklist of Ragasur. However, owing to its global success, his band has added the instrumental piece to its set list for live performances. Check the band’s tour schedule to find out when it is performing in your city and you can catch the trance track being performed live.

FL Studio 12 features Ragasur track again

Ragasur’s song Bahaane has been featured in the new version of FL Studio, the famous digital music production platform.

The audio workstation comes with a bunch of demo projects. These are songs made using stock FL Studio plugins and effects. Each project contains all the individual layers of instrumentation that goes into the track. Using these raw files for reference, a new user of the programme can learn trade secrets from the professionals. Beta 4 update of the new version, released on March 16, 2015, has added Bahaane as one of the demo projects. Image Line, the parent company of FL Studio, announced the news on its official website in a post listing new features of the update.

The team at Image Line receives scores of tracks to be considered for a demo release but selects only a handful to roll out with their updated version. According to the official website of FL Studio, every day demo projects are downloaded about 30,000 times across the world. This makes any artiste’s inclusion in the list a coveted distinction. Version 12 has added six demo tracks, giving the distinction to Agnivesh for the second time. For, version 11 of the software had also included his trance track Ishaq Hua Hai Mujhe in its “cool stuff” section. Reportedly, it was the first Hindi track to be released worldwide by FL Studio as a demo project.

Remixes

Having all the individual layers of a song available to them enables users of the software to tweak it as they please and come up with their own version of the track. Ishaq Hua Hai Mujhe has dozens, if not hundreds, of remixes online, uploaded by FL users. Bahaane is also expected to inspire many remixes. Both the songs will be in the band’s set for their live performances.

Watch the lyrics video of Bahaane here:

To buy Bahaane and/or Ishaq Hua Hai Mujhe, visit the band’s buy page.

Music launch of Avinash’s Bollywood project in Mumbai

The music and first look of Mrs Scooter, an upcoming movie for which Avinash has composed songs, were unveiled in Mumbai on January 19.

mrs-scooterChoreographer-turned-director Farah Khan was the chief guest at the event. The independent movie has been directed by Shiladitya Moulik and stars Anjali Patil in the lead role. The film has been screened at New York Indian Film Festival, where it earned rave reviews. Patil is a recipient of Silver Peacock Award for best actress at International Film Festival of India (2012) and National Film Award – Special Mention (2013).

The story of Mrs Scooter revolves around a woman whose husband passes away the day after they tie the knot. Her husband leaves behind a scooter too the couple had bought on the day of their wedding. The movie’s plot is woven around the parallel lives of the scooter and the estranged wife, who face similar situations after being abandoned.

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 (yet to be released).

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