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.
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.
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!
Agnivesh has given his fiery electronica twist to three tracks the band has already released. Yesterday, he uploaded a sneak-peek of the new instrumentation of one song on Ragasur’s Facebook page. You can check it out here. For our live set, we’ll be using these Agnified versions, so to speak, of these songs, not the original ones.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.