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Delhi-based duo, Shadow, a two-piece electronica, finish third in electro/dance category at AVIMA, Malaysia

music Updated: May 29, 2010 00:52 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times

What started at a school reunion last year, ended with a mention at the Asia Pacific Voice Independent Music Awards (AVIMA) this April. Shadow, a two-piece electronica… err “world progressive sound” outfit comprising model-pianist Vineet Malhotra and sound engineer Rajan Adlakha, is dreaming out loud.

“We got together to compose music and found ourselves being nominated at AVIMA. Had it not been for our myspace profile, we wouldn’t have landed the third prize,” says Malhotra.

Their social network page now boasts of 10,500 hits, and the run’s only getting better. “We compose fusion through virtual instrumentation and merge it with club/house,” says Adlakha.

The act, which has 40 compositions in its bag, now wants to kill its virtual identity. “We hope to cut an album in July. Three tracks, including a Punjabi house number, are ready. We want Shaan to sing an inspirational song we’ve penned,” says Adlakha.

While the duo’s in talks with a news channel to compose a Commonwealth Games anthem, it plans to go gigging across clubs soon.

First Published: May 28, 2010 17:07 IST