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Vh1 Supersonic 2018 is all set for a super rocking 5th edition

Vh1 Supersonic 2018
WHAT? Vh1 Supersonic 2018
WHEN? 9th – 11th February, 2018
WHERE? Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Pune

The 5th edition of the highly anticipated and one of India’s biggest multi genre International music festival, Vh1 Supersonic 2018 is all set to return to the party capital, Pune. With the festival being held in the city from 9th to 11th February 2018, Vh1 Supersonic is all prepped to bring to India some of the most exceptional and super incredible artists like Marshmello, Major Lazer, Incubus, Alt J, Dillon Francis and many more.

The music festival that has brought to India some of the greats from the international world of music such as Skrillex, Macklemore, Eric Prydz, Zedd, Axwell, W&W, Steve Aoki Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin and many more, has introduced a new Live Stage in this upcoming edition. The new stage will witness the legendary Rock band Incubus playing for the audience.

After 4 successful years of the exhilarating Vh1 Supersonic, on of India’s biggest multi genre international music festival, LIVE Viacom18 is back with Vh1 Supersonic, this time, much bigger and better.

Tickets - https://in.bookmyshow.com/festival/vh1-supersonic-fest/

Artist Line-Up - http://www.gosupersonic.in/lineup

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

VH1 brings the coolest New Year's party to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai & Bangalore with Vh1 Gravitate

Vh1 New Year’s 2018 party, Mumbai

WHAT? Vh1 New Year’s 2018 party
WHEN? 31st December
WHERE? Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai & Bangalore

Looking for the Best place to party this New Year? Vh1 Gravitate has got you sorted with the most lit up New Year’s party in your city on December 31, 2017.

With the grooviest music, happening crowd and everything you want to end 2017 on a high note with, make this New Year’s eve the most special one with Vh1 New Year’s 2018 party.

CITY: Mumbai
VENUE: Playboy Club
TIME: 10 PM Onwards

CITY: Delhi
VENUE: Kitty Su
TIME: 10 PM Onwards

CITY: Chennai
VENUE: Radio Room
TIME: 10 PM Onwards

CITY: Bangalore
VENUE: Kitty Ko
TIME: 10 PM Onwards

Vh1 New Year’s 2018 party, Delhi
Vh1 New Year’s 2018 party,  Bangalore
Vh1 New Year’s 2018 party, Chennai

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

MTV BEATS celebrates its 1st anniversary by bringing a 31-day long treat for viewers

MTV BEATS on its 1st anniversary announces a 31-day long Watch And Win on-air contest

MTV BEATS, the 24x7 Hindi music channel from MTV, is celebrating a very special birthday month. As ‘Music Ka Baap’ MTV BEATS turns 1, the channel announces a 31-day long Watch And Win on-air contest with various themes starting December 1.

Ensuring that viewers stay glued to their television screens, the channel announces a unique each-day-win contest, with unlimited fun. Set in line with the channel’s ongoing offering of different themes per day, MTV Beats will roll-out various contest every day on the channel.

To amp up the excitement, MTV BEATS offers 31 gifts throughout the month for lucky viewers that range from Motorola phones, Jabong vouchers and Philips Bass+ Headphones and Bluetooth Speakers. After all, birthdays are incomplete without presents!

Tune in to MTV Beats this December to celebrate, as the ‘Baap’ Turns 1, and participate in the on-air contest to put your Bollywood music grip to test!

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika



India biggest Hip-Hop Dance Festival grand finale showcased in Mumbai

Breezer and Only Much Louder came together to build the ultimate platform for hip-hop
INDIA'S BIGGEST HIP-HOP DANCE FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE SHOWCASED THE FINEST TALENT IN THE NATION TO STUNNED CROWDS IN MUMBAI

Breezer Vivid Shuffle, India's biggest hip-hop dance festival, and the Grand Finale took place in Mumbai’s Famous Studios on 11th November, 2017, with a fantastic programme including 117 finalists fighting it out to be crowned India’s best in their category alongside an array of top international talent performing to the delight of the crowds.

The festival was announced in September by Bollywood actor and the festival’s brand ambassador, Varun Dhawan and the Grand Finale was a culmination of five hard-fought regional rounds throughout India.

"Dance in India is going through an exciting phase with the growth of Hip-hop culture. It’s been a rewarding experience to associate with Breezer Vivid Shuffle to give talent from across the country the space to showcase their moves. It's simply inspiring to see so much passion in today's youth for hip-hop, this is an absolute game-changer for the Indian scene.” says Varun Dhawan, the festival’s brand ambassador and hip-hop influencer.

The competition attracted over 1300 participants through the five regional rounds in Guwahati, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. Winners came from all over India with He-Man from Delhi winning the one-on-one Popping category (with 1st runner up: Manish from Delhi), BBoy Flying Machine from Mumbai coming out on top in the one-on-one Breaking category (with 1st runner up: BBoy Panther from Mumbai), Same Age Crew from Delhi reigning triumphant in the All Styles Crew Battle (with 1st runner-up Indian Roc from Delhi) and the Offbeat Crew conquering the All Styles Crew Showcases (with 1st runner-up Gang13).

Alongside the Breaking, Popping and Crew All Styles Finals, there were exciting performances from Divine, Abish and Kenny along with showcases from BBoy Differ, Marie Poppins,The Kinjaz and Desi Hoppers (including Shantanu Maheshwari.)

"Breezer Vivid Shuffle has been a thrilling experience for us. We were excited to create the first of its kind platform for hip-hop in this country, and the response and the level of talent that we have discovered across the country have been absolutely phenomenal and immensely gratifying.” says Anshuman Goenka, Marketing Head, Bacardi India. “We look forward to building on this immensely successful first year and we hope that Breezer Vivid Shuffle will encourage even greater numbers to join in next year and share this exciting journey with us as the enthusiasm for hip-hop dance continues to grow across India."

Debjani Hazarika

The 5th Veda session at Whistling Woods International introduces the students to the world of jazz music

The 5th Veda session at Whistling Woods International
“JAZZ IS LIKE THE LITTLE BEE THAT GOES FROM FLOWER TO FLOWER”

The 5th Veda session at Whistling Woods International (WWI) turned out to be different this week as the students got a glimpse of the world of jazz music. The session started with the screening of the spiritual AV revealing to the students, ‘The Book of Healthy Life’.

Following the AV was a mesmerizing performance by Joshita Dodani, a student of WWI, who as a tribute to the poignant art, got the souls of everyone tapping to the tunes of her music. The session continued with an interesting AV about the story of jazz music, how it evolved over the years, the instruments used and the qualities it beholds, highlighting the contribution of well-known jazz musicians all over the world, shedding light on the similarities between Indian classical music and jazz music. It also showcased the contribution of Indo-jazz to the Indian cinema.

The auditorium of WWI reverberated with sounds of enthusiasm, when veteran jazz musician and faculty, Dee Wood along with his band members - Karim Ellaboudi, Adrian D’souza and Jan Graveson walked on to the stage to address the zealous audience. Students were enthralled by the mesmerizing performance of the band. While playing songs like ‘Cry Me A River’, Dee Wood highlighted how a filmmaker can visualize just by listening to the lyrics of a song. “The songs have a plot behind them. Each song is a plot, a little story in itself”, said actress and singer Jan Graveson supporting Dee Wood’s thought. Several students left their inhibitions and joined up the band on stage and under the guidance of Jan performed the classical number, ‘Summertime’, leaving the audience awestruck, as they sang the song soulfully.

The fun-filled evening of the 5th Veda session ended with Subhash Ghai felicitating the band with a token of appreciation amidst thunderous applause marking the end of the 6th season of the cultural hub at WWI.

Whistling Woods International is India’s premier Film, Communication, and Media Arts Institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, Whistling Woods International (WWI) is one of Asia’s largest Media Arts institutes. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world in 2014, 2013 & 2010. WWI offers courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 3 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Music, Producing, Screenwriting, Sound, Visual Effects, Media Management, Fashion Design and Visual Communication Design. All the courses are accredited by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Edited by- Debjani Hazarika

Music Legend Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Unveils His Next Song ‘Banjarey’

Banjarey by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
After the massive success of ‘Saware’, the uncrowned king of melodies, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is all set to unveil his new romantic single - ‘Banjarey’, composed by Anupama Raag. The music video, featuring actor and model Neetu Chandra, has just released exclusively on the Times Music YouTube channel.

Anupama Raag's striking lyrics and music maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's invigorating voice will leave everyone enchanted and spellbound. Neetu Chandra, the gorgeous diva adds an eternal charm to the music video with her splendid performance.

The song will take its listeners to a majestic world where they can experience the magic of love. It will evoke their sense of ecstasy and hook them to the beautiful notes and vocals of legendary Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It’s a divine single that Anupama dedicates to everyone who believes in the essence of romance, love and affection.

In the words of Anupama Raag, “Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a fantastic singer, a tremendous co-worker, and knows exactly how to engage and mesmerize his audience! His reverberating voice has an eternal magic that hooks everyone who listens to his numbers”

To this, the musical maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan quoted,” Having worked with Anupama before, I knew her lyrics would be as captivating as the ones of her previous compositions. I always enjoy working with such talented and dedicated individuals. I hope to pair with her in many more of her upcoming compositions.”




Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

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