Bollywood Music

“I think a great song resonates with people from all over the globe”- Jay Sean

Written by on October 2nd, 2010

Jay Sean … he is a musician, a songwriter and a producer, and he is lookin’ to take over the world, with music, that is! This young artist, who began his career in the UK and made it huge, has had songs chart all over the world from India to Russia and points in between, […]

Chalte Chalte

Written by on September 26th, 2010

When we say ‘Indian cinema has a song for every occasion’ we truly are not exaggerating. You may think that we’re talking about occasions such as weddings, birthdays, festivals etc…however what we truly mean is that Indian cinema has a song for every emotion and every moment in life. Be it something as grand as […]

SEL now on the iPhone

Written by on September 22nd, 2010

We have heard of a number of movies having their games or applications launched during their release. But Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, or SEL as they are often called, have indeed come up with something hatke – like their songs. The trio of SEL, who started their career as music directors with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Mission Kashmir, are […]

Desi Melody back in Demand!

Written by on September 20th, 2010

While most composers are busy creating fusion between Western and Eastern beats, not many have stopped to realise that the audiences of Indian cinema demand no such thing. In fact, the chartbusters of 2010 so far has gone onto prove that ethnic melodies, Desi lyrics and overall an Indian vibe in songs is the real […]

Himesh Reshamiya going International with ‘At Da Edge’

Written by on September 13th, 2010

Himesh Reshamiya is getting ready to take on the world with his newest project. The master composer and singer is expanding his repertoire and song list with a new album titled At Da Edge. What makes this album so special is that it is entirely in English. The album has 15 songs all composed by […]

Music Focus: Salim-Sulaiman

Written by on September 5th, 2010

In 2009, they were awarded the “Best Dressed Music Directors”. This is just one factor which almost instantly sets them apart from the collection of talent we have touched on so far. More recently, the pair recorded the anthem ‘Waka Waka (This time for Africa)’ for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in collaboration with South […]

Music Focus: Ismail Darbar

Written by on July 15th, 2010

Yes, another week of Music Focus and another highlight on a talented, but perhaps overlooked, music director. There are some music directors who continuously amaze the audiences with their composition and there are others who leave a mark with exceptional music in just a film or two. Is this because they get lucky or is […]

Music Focus: Vishal-Shekhar

Written by on July 6th, 2010

The music of Bollywood is listened to and much appreciated worldwide. It is fair to say that the success of any given soundtrack or song is sometimes only apparent because of the huge star-cast of a movie or perhaps the lyrics. However, the background score or tune doesn’t seem to get its due outside the […]

Top 10 Introduction Songs in Bollywood

Written by on June 12th, 2010

Not without reasons do they say that first impressions are the most important. This is why introduction of characters- whether books or movies or soaps- is done with a lot of care. With respect to movies, the safest way to introduce a character is through a song which is why it is often used in […]

Rahat Hi Rahat: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Concert Review

Written by on May 15th, 2010

The singer,Rahat Fateh Ali Khan grew up around his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and with that heritage it basically puts immense pressure to perform and outdo himself every time. He was all of eleven when the singer toured with his uncle in the U.K. and from then on, there was no turning back. […]

MissMalini’s Top 5 Bollywood Songs to Dance to

Written by on May 6th, 2010

Once again our guest columnist Miss Malini brings us the inside scoop on what’s hot and this time she lists the five songs that are getting the most spins at the clubs! Check it! MissMalini’s Top 5 Bollywood Songs to Dance to (right now now now!) So I just burnt a CD (or two) for […]

AR Rahman – Indian of the Year

Written by on December 19th, 2009

AR Rahman has been named Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN and will receive the award at the Hotel Taj Palace on Dec 21st. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be in attendance. “Rahman has redefined contemporary Indian music and is the pride of the entire nation,” said a spokesman for the company, “He is also […]

Pyaar Impossible Music Out Now!

Written by on December 16th, 2009

Pyaar Impossible, the pop album of the year that you have been waiting for is here! The easy flowing music of Pyaar Impossible is fun, fresh and funky and is sure to grow on you. The soundtrack takes the ‘pyaar impossible’ journey of the beauty (Alisha – Priyanka Chopra) and the geek (Abhay – Uday […]

A R Rahman’s ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ from Ada

Written by on December 5th, 2009

For the film Ada, A R Rahman worked on the music for over 10 years and it is truly a musical journey. We have for you a glimpse into the film accompanied by another great track off the soundtrack ‘Yehi Ishq Hai’. Ada starring Ayaan Ahmad and Nauheed Cyrusi opens on December 18th so be […]

Expect to hear CPD and DMG in December

Written by on December 3rd, 2009

The new catalogue of T-series tells us that we can expect the soundtracks of Chance Pe Dance and Dulha Mil Gaya to be in stores in December. The soundtrack of Chance Pe Dance has been composed by Adnan Sami and Sandip Shirodkar. We have already seen the first smashing promo of the song ‘Pump It […]

The Nightingale of Bollywood turns 80!

Written by on September 28th, 2009

Lata Mangeshkar has outlasted generations of heroines. As Madhubala gave way to Hema and Hema to Madhuri to Preity Zinta – the voice behind them has remained the same. Lata’s pure, dulcet voice has given life to thousands of songs and emotion to thousands of films and today we celebrate her 80th birthday! Although she […]

BIG Music releases the music of Ashu Trikha’s ‘Baabarr’

Written by on August 25th, 2009

BIG Music has released the soundtrack of Baabarr; a Ridhi Sidhi Films’ production, directed by Ashu Trikha. Baabarr is an intense drama featuring newcomer Soham Shah in the lead role as Baabarr. Urvashi Sharma plays the leading lady and stalwarts like Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri, Sushant Singh and Shakti Kapoor form the strong acting ensemble. […]

Crossover R&B Sensation Raghav’s ‘Identity’ revealed!

Written by on August 25th, 2009

After shifting an impressive 1.3 million copies of 2004 debut Storyteller around the globe, “crossover” artist Raghav is back to set the charts alight with his monster new album Identity. And to show he means business in 2009, the ‘Can’t Get Enough’- hit singer has drafted the unmistakable swagger of hip-hop legend Redman to lace […]

Raghav Sachar’s latest launched with a live show

Written by on July 12th, 2009

Raghav Sachar is peforming LIVE at the launch of his latest music album ‘Charming Lootera’ by Universal Music and under his newly formed record label Raghav Sachar Music. Album was launched by Arshad Warsi in the presence of Maria Goretti, Neetu Chandra, Nakuul Mehta, Amita Pathak, Gauri Pradhan, Hiten Tejwani, Shonal Rawat, Riva Babar etc. […]

Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks – Part II

Written by on May 25th, 2009

Well, we here at BollySpice stay true to our promises and as we promised we return with the second part of our musical journey that pays tribute to those albums that stole our hearts in the 80s, 90s and the millennium! 1980s 1. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) Better known as the movie that shot […]

Salim-Sulaiman Nominated for Daytime Emmy!

Written by on May 19th, 2009

Salim-Sulaiman are known in Bollywood for their outstanding musical scores and soundtracks and now they are garnering notice for their work outside of Bollywood. The two have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Original Song- Children’s and Animation category. The song that is up for the award is ‘We Like Being Small’ […]

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