New sound of Bollywood
The current music scenario is witnessing a huge departure from the ‘same old same old’. Here’s presenting the new breed of music composers getting popular for their unconventional music.music Updated: Jun 30, 2012 18:50 IST
The current music scenario is witnessing a huge departure from the ‘same old same old’. Here’s presenting the new breed of music composers getting popular for their unconventional music.
Amit first got noticed when he composed trippy tracks for Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D (2009). The orchestrations and programming had a never- heard-before feel to it, so much so that A R Rahman tagged Amit as the most promising young composer. In Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Amit composed tracks which had strong jazz and blues influences, while in Ishaqzaade, he created a dubstep version of the title track leaving many spellbound. While talking about introducing dubstep, he says, “When the directors are opening up to experimenting with new types of music, it is encouraging. I made Habib sir listen to dubstep and told him I wanted to do something like that for Ishaqzaade.”
An unconventional composer, Sneha is also the fourth ever female music composer in Bollywood. Her music has a very bohemian feel to it, encompassing various sounds that she regularly experiments with. For Oye Lucky Lucky Oye! (2008), Sneha travelled to north India to get a feel of the music that prevailed there.
To record ‘Hunter’ from Gangs of Wasseypur, she travelled to Trinidad to record the vocals of singer Vedesh Sookoo, a native Trinidadian of Indian origin. Sneha says, “The distance between the audience and composers is getting dissolved, they are getting exposed to all kinds of music.”
First Published: Jun 30, 2012 14:54 IST