I am keen to work in B'wood: DJ Raghav
The Indo-Canadian singer, Raghav Mathur would, however, set his foot in the tinseltown, only if he is allowed to compose the score.india Updated: May 01, 2006 14:02 IST
He stormed the desi charts with his album Storyteller and numbers like Angel eyes and Can’t get enough.
But Raghav Mathur, 23, claims that he is not driven by the charts. “Even if I didn’t feature in the charts, I’d still be making music in some corner of the world. Music matters, every thing else is a bonus,” says the Canadian-Indian artist.
Raghav says the multicultural twang to his sounds is an outcome of travelling widely in his growing-up years.
Raghav Mathur Photo: Raj K Raj
“My music is an experience that dictates a sound of its own. There are influences of reggae, jazz and R&B along with an inherent Indian touch. My new album (yet untitled) will clearly define this.”
Music has its own language, he points out. “I don’t find it necessary to sing all my songs in Hindi, though I’m doing two Hindi numbers in my new album.” Where does he place his music? “I don’t want to fall in the remix trap,” he says.
“I want my music to have longevity, like RD Burman’s songs do.”
Is Bollywood calling? “I’m keen to work in Bollywood, but only if I get a project where I’m allowed to compose the score,” he says.
“I’m not interested in singing item numbers.”
About the Indian music scene, Raghav says, “There is a lot of music around, but very little creativity. We have a lot of bottom-feeders in the industry who copy everything — from Western style to tunes to even the videos.