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Alif

There will be more solo acts in future: Alif

Pune-based Alif featuring Mohammad Muneem Nazir-Lead Vocals and Lyricist, Karan Chitra Deshmukh on Drums, Amit Gadgil on Bass, Hardik Vaghela on Keyboards and Chaitanya Bhaidkar on Guitars fuse Kashmiri and Urdu verses with ethnic sounds. The band often compose music that offer a social commentary on the plight of the people of Kashmir.

Radio City Freedom caught up with the band for a quick chat.
Daira

Every art form has been created with expression in mind: Daira

Since their debut in 2015 with their self-titled album, Daira has been changing trends and helping in shape the independent music scene with their unique compositions. Rolling Stone Magazine India had ranked their album at #2 among the top 10 releases of 2015. Comprising of Piyush Kapoor - Lead Vocals, Kazobo, Trumpet, Lyrics, Vikalp Sharma – Guitars, Vocals, Shivam Pant – Guitars, Vocals and Pratik...
Papon

Delhi is receptive towards anything: Papon

Angarag Mahanta aka Papon is a leading playback singer today for Hindi and Assamese films. But the man also fronts his own independent band, Papon and The East India Company, that has performed at leading music festivals across the country. Winner of two Radio City Freedom Awards (Best Folk Fusion Artist – Judges’ Choice Awards in 2014 and Best Indie Collaboration - Judges' Choice Award alongwith...
Benny Dayal

Freedom to me means the ability to express yourself: Benny Dayal

Benny Dayal’s career in Indian music has seen a slow but a steady rise since he began crooning for A. R Rahman’s compositions in Hindi feature films such as ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, ‘Yuvvraaj’ and ‘Ghajini’. A former journalism student, Benny’s meteoric rise to success is proof that hard work and perseverance know no substitute. Successfully dabbling a mainstream...
Ritnika Nayan

It is no longer viable for labels to invest money into artists: Ritnika Nayan

Ritnika Nayan has been an active participant in helping the independent music scene grow strength by strength. She has been at the helm of affairs with her music company, ‘Music Gets Me High’ over 17 years working across continents, having managed an array of incredible talents. From Maroon 5, Nickelback, Counting Crows, Manu Chao, Guns & Roses, Nucleya, Advaita and Jalebee Cartel to name a few, her...
Ritwik Bhattacharya

There`s a fine line between artistic freedom and smut: Ritwik Bhattacharya

Ritwik has been playing guitar since he was five years old. With a Grade 8 proficiency from London’s Trinity College, he has been shaping the independent music scene in Bangalore with his magic on the strings. Winner at the All India Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, he has performed with the likes of Thermal and a Quarter, Vasundhara Das, Willy Demoz, and the Bangalore based fun rock band, Aathma. He currently...

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