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Interviews  |  08 Aug 2018

I was scared to play the song to Mika (Singh):Milind Gaba on 'Kalesh'

Punjabi singer Milind Gaba, who is also known as Music MG, has collaborated with Mika Singh for his upcoming single, Kalesh that has a desi swag.

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Interviews  |  12 Jan 2008

Mahendra Kapoor - You cannot sing a song unprepared and expect it to do well

After completing almost five decades in the field of playback singing, the first National Award (when it was instituted) winner in 1968 for the song 'Mere Desh Ki Dharti,'Mahendra Kapoor celebrated his 74th birthday on 9 January 2008. Even now, he is enthusiastic about practising and teaching music. Radioandmusic.com's Aaishwari Chouhan involves him in a frank conversation. Excerpts from the interview:

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Interviews  |  07 Jan 2008

Punkh founder Deepak Nair - It is my right and my duty to be true to myself, and write and compose in the language that belongs to me

Punkh, a fresh experiment in the Indian music arena, released their self-titled debut album. The heart and soul of Punkh is Deepak Nair, better known as Dean. Dean has been singing professionally for more than 12 years now and is the founder, song-writer and lead singer of Punkh. He holds a Bachelors degree in jazz and pop music from Germany with a major in vocals and has also had the opportunity to learn Hindustani classical music for some time.

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Interviews  |  26 Dec 2007

Above & Beyond member Paavo Siljamaki - To be a great band, you need greater Music

To trance lovers all over the world, the UK based band"Above & Beyond"needs no introduction. The band, that has produced hit remixes for artists like Madonna ("What It Feels Like for a Girl"and"Nobody Knows Me"), Britney Spears ("Everytime"), and Dido ("Sand in My Shoes"), has been rated No. 6 by the DJ Magazine amongst the top 100 DJs, and has also been regarded to have released one of the most original trance albums by"The Sun"(a UK based tabloid). The band (Jonathan"Jono"Grant, Tony McGuiness and Paavo Siljam?¤ki) is right now in Goa, with fans waiting to get high on good music.

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Interviews  |  19 Dec 2007

Radio City RJ Varun - A morning show should provide fun without being too demanding on listeners' time

He's 23 and considers 'Baba Bangali' from the film 'No Smoking' as his mentor – this is RJ Varun – one of the most popular RJs in Delhi, who loves hanging out at Cafe Morrison, can't resist Dilli da chicken and his favourite songs are the ones which he can sing. This peppy youth has taken over almost all the Dilli hearts. Aaishwari Chouhan in an unplugged conversation with RJ Varun of Radio City. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  08 Dec 2007

Band Prestorika - 'Every band has a self-life, not a shelf-life'

With Lokesh Bakshi at the Lead Guitar, Nitesh Vasandani at the drums, Rahul - the bassist and vocalist Vasav Vashisht - Delhi-based band Prestorika made their mark as a cover oriented band and very soon became known for their heavy metal coverage of Metallica, Megadeth and Maiden. They won the MTV Campus Rock Idols in 2005 and from then on, there was no looking back. Their debut original composition titled Emergence added to their fan following. Currently, the band is looking forward to its next album and a tour to Australia.

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Interviews  |  03 Dec 2007

Singer Reenie Mansata - 'Punjabi is more acceptable abroad today than Hindi'

Reenie Mansata, a New York based Indian singer is being introduced by Saregama India Ltd. Reenie, who collaborated with Pakistani artist and producer Mahmood Khan in 2004 for an album 'Rahe Tu Rahe, is ready for an India release of her solo debut album "Reenie", produced by New York's R&B and dance guru, David Anthony.

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Interviews  |  29 Nov 2007

Shaan - 'I will be back in the next season of VoI'

Shaan, the singer with the mellifluous voice and captivating smile has become the face of television in his latest avatar as host. Undoubtedly one of the reasons behind the popularity and success of Voice of India, the music based reality show, Shaan was loved both by the contestants as well as the viewers. Since then it's been a long journey for Shaan. It was way back in 2004 that Shaan began his association with Gajendrra Singh which culminated with Voice of India.

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Interviews  |  27 Nov 2007

Red FM RJ Mantra - 'Sticking to English all the time isn't as cool as every Mumbaikar thinks'

Age: 93.5; relationship status: Single and all available - provided I am found; family: my mum who I consider my daughter; can be mostly located in: some bloody traffic jam or hanging outside the local train hoping to survive until the next station.

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Interviews  |  21 Nov 2007

Nikhil Chinappa - 'I would like to go back to radio'

Apart from the Nikhil Chinappa the world recognises, there is this Nikhil Chinappa, absolutely unplugged, who confesses that he is actually an introvert who can't resist a good masala dosa! Radioandmusic.com's Aaishwari Chouhan gets Nikhil Chinappa spilling the beans on his life, career graph and his latest venture with PDM - the Sunburn Festival in Goa. Excerpts:

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Interviews  |  20 Nov 2007

Media Worldwide director Prashant Chothani - Music channels are under pressure to increase revenues

W ith an already cluttered and competitive music channel market, acquiring a good chunk of market share was not easy for Music India. Having achieved that, Media Worldwide, the company that operates the channel, has plans afoot to launch two regional music channels. In an exclusive chat with Indiantelevision.com's Richa Dubey, Media Worldwide director Prashant Chothani attributes the success of Music India to a complete Bollywood masala content and a strong focus on distribution.

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Interviews  |  12 Nov 2007

Radio City RJ Vasanthi Hariprakash - 'It's very important that radio projects everyday heroes'

Radio City Bangalore's breakfast show RJ Vasanthi Hariprakash has won a number of awards and felicitations including the Radio Forum award as the Top English RJ in India. Vasanthi took over the breakfast show as a reluctant RJ from a well known and well established predecessor - Sunaia Lal. John Denver is one of her favorite singers with his "Country Roads' one of her favorite songs. Excerpts of an interview by Radioandmusic.com's Bangalore correspondent Tarachand Wanvari.

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