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Lost Stories
Lost Stories

Lost Stories: We want our music to be the medium

Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi aka Lost Stories have a lot of reasons to rejoice. For starters, the Indian electronic duo is receiving rave reviews for their summer releases ‘Mai Ni Meriye’ which featured Jonita Gandhi and Ashwin Adwani and the recent ‘Noor’ featuring Zaeden and Akanksha Bhandari. Secondly, the two are the first Indian musicians to represent India at the YouTube Foundry...
Prateek Kuhad

Prateek Kuhad: What you need first and foremost for a good song is craft

It’s hardly been a fortnight since ‘Kasoor’ by singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad hit the Tube and it has clocked 1.6 million views on the video-sharing platform. Besides that, the IGTV stats suggest 4.2 million views, over a million streams on Spotify and the #No.1 song on Apple Music’s India Top 100 playlist. Quite a handful to celebrate for Kuhad who released a song in Hindi after two years,...
Sez On The Beat

Sez On The Beat: If a genre pops up, everyone wants a piece of it

Under the moniker Sez on the Beat, Sajeel Kapoor is the go-to-producer for every Indian hip-hop artiste. The 25-year old producer from West Delhi has been an instrumental force in the rise of prominent Indian rappers namely Divine, Naezy and Prabh Deep, given his sleek production skills in their songs, ‘Mere Gully Mein’, ‘Asal Hustle’ and ‘Class Sikh Maut’, which have grown to...
Ahmer Javed

Ahmer Javed: The stories of Kashmir keep me going as an artist

In the harsh and adverse times that we live in, arts are our escapist route from the pains and trials of an unending ordeal. But for artistes to thrive in an environment where freedom of expression is constantly scrutinized by socio-political intervention, finding your voice is an implausible feat to pull off. Ahmer Javed, a young and emerging rapper from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir expresses the collective angst...
Pragnya Wakhlu

Artistes need to amp up their skills to become more self-sufficient: Pragnya Wakhlu

Lockdown has had a flipside for most of us. But on the brighter side, the period has proved to be very instrumental in helping many of us become more self-reliant or rightly put by our Prime Minister, ‘Aatma Nirbhar’. Taking the ride quite seriously, former Radio City Freedom Awards winner and singer/songwriter Pragnya Wakhlu went a step further and strung together creative forces across three varying...
Trance Effect

Independent musicians have helped in bringing culture of the North East to the forefront: Trance Effect

When Iuli Yeptho (Vocals), Sosang Lkr (Drums), Tako Chang and Temsujungba Jamir (Guitars) and Imnamaong Imchen (Bass) come together, they don’t just make music, they create a mood. Amidst the gloom that surrounds us in the world following a global pandemic, the sounds by Trance Effect, a pop rock band from the beautiful terrains of Nagaland is beyond respite to the ears. It’s therapy. Their tunes carry...

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