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This Holi drench in the sufiana colors of Daler Mehndi’s Sufi rendition ‘Hori Khelungi’ written by Baba Bullehshah

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Daler Mehndi, The celebrated Pop Star of India harkens his spiritual seeking inner self by composing befitting music and performing with similar gusto the words penned by Baba Bulleh Shah as though a seeker finds wings to his search when in communion with another on a similar path.

Hori Khelungi Keh is a celebration by one of the undivided India’s most revered philosopher, humanist, sufi poet – Baba Bulleh Shah of the late 16th century, also titled as “The man of God” , “The Knower of Spiritual Grace”. Transcending cultures, faiths the author uses ‘Hori’ – a spring festival of colors (prominently a Hindu festival) as a metaphor. The onset of spring, hori, reference of boond (drop of water) are all metaphors for the ineffable joy being experienced by the Author as though he had caught a glimpse of the Supreme, tasted revelation which has caused more joy, more yearning, more surrender and more love.

The song/kafi is euphoric in its expression. The author pleads with joy, affirms his supplication by advocating, like a command ‘Keh Bismillah’ to himself – thereafter setting an exemplary example for another seeker.

The song was performed live first in 2006 at the Humayun’s Tomb, Jahan – e – Khusrau an event organized by the ace film maker Muzaffar Ali of the ‘Umrao Jaan’ fame. The song is in a Qawwali style compete with the signature Daler Mehndi energy, a panache strong enough to engulf any seeker and make a non-believer dance in celebration.

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Credits:

Song: Hori Khelungi Baba Bullehshah

Singer: Daler Mehndi

Composition: Daler Mehndi

Lyrics: Baba Bullehshah

Released by  DRecords

Written by Taranpreet Mehndi (Director – DRecords)

DRecords launches a super hit Valentines special by Mika Singh “O Sanam Janeman” releasing worldwide on 14th Feb.

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The Durgapur born sikh boy “Mika” who started his career with India’s Pop Icon Daler Mehndi as a chorus singer, later groomed by him as a guitarist and then a lead vocalist, shot to his singular star status with his debut solo album ‘Sawan Main Lag Gayi Aag’ and ‘Gabru’.

Mika arrived on the Bollywood scene in the early 20’s with a bang and is its current reigning superhit playback voice.

DRecords puts together a fun and pacy compilation dance love songs this Valentine. Mika’s fans can party with his best pop super hits and woo their lovers with this album comprising of 13 songs packed with an extraordinary concoction of songs with words sure to impress and melt hearts, with rhythm and music that will force the listeners to shake a leg!

“O Sanam Janeman” is compilation of songs, that the youth that would relate to, a collection of girlfriend pleasers, blending low-tempo ballads and catchier tracks like the title song, the lad cranks up enough energy to whip up a pop squall, if not quite the tempest his nickname Out of Control Punjabi Boy would suggest. It oozes good taste and rigorous professionalism. The artist mixes international sounds like hip-hop, reggae, rap, house and bhangra. There is a song in this album for everyone. “Tere Mere Pyar Nu” is a dance track and a must for party animals on prowl for the floor. The song has a catchy line to it. “Gidde Vich Tu Nachdi” a song with a touch of folk. The background rhythm of the dholak and the dhol enlivens one to the tradition of the famous Gidda of Punjab, keeping the lady protagonist in complete focus at all times.

The song “O Sanam Janeman” a romantic number, with lot emphasis on the string instruments, is a sombre love song that will play on the strings of the hearts of the listener while “Dil Mera Dhak Dhak” is a fast paced cry of a man fallen in love. The song has Mika in his full flow with skilful use of the sounds of the Harmonica. “Do Lafzon ki baat” is a delightful rhythmic blues kind of a number with a swing of melody to it. In “Gal Dil Di” the artist opens his heart to woo the lady love.

All in all its an album which will help you impress your lover and shake a leg with your partner.

The album is a blend of different styles that come together brilliantly. By turns, this is a funky hip shaker, a club floor-filler and a thumbs-in-belt-loop head rocker. Mika mixes in some hard, sexy house with a hefty dollop of the disco fast and funky, techno future. Not just another rap, rock and bhangra pop fest, this album is an instant party.

Hope this year’s valentines gift by Mika also helps him find his soul mate and relieve him off his bachelor’s status“, quips Daler Mehndi on a lighter note.

New Album: Guru Ramdas Rakho Sarnai by Late Bhai Kishanpal Singh Ji

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The album, Guru Ramdas Rakho Sarnai is a compilation of Shabads performed by Late Bhai Kishanpal Singh Ji which, when heard, has always left the audience spellbound. The melody of the Shabads and the tonal quality of the artist transports the listener to the ancient times. The style of Puratan Keertan is true to its origin of Temple, the times of the fourth Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Raam Das Ji.

 

His voice carries the originality of the Puratan Keertan style of Gurbani singing. This album was recorded in New Delhi. Such was the atmosphere in the studio that Pop Icon Daler Mehndi (nephew of Late Bhai Kishan Pal Ji) couldn’t resist and an impromptu jamming session ended up into a soulful live album titled “Sabhae Jee Samaal”.

 

Bhai Kishanpal Singh Ji shot to fame with the Shabad “Baba Nanak Dukhiya” in the movie Kohraam. He boasts of a family background rich in Gurbani recitation. His Grandfather, Sant Baba Ranjot Singh Ji of Nanakana Sahib, was a great Saint and a renowned ragi of his times who learned music from Mahant Gajj Singh Ji. Bhai Kishanpal Singh’s Father, Bhai Jaswant Singh Ji was a maestro of Dilruba, an instrument of its kind. He was a shagird of Ustad Barkat Ali Sahab and was the one to lay the foundation of the first Gurudwara “Jor Waru” in Malaysia in 1928. Bhai Kishanpal Singh Ji’s uncle Bhai Pal Singh was also a famous ragi & was a disciple of Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan Sahab. Gurbani recitation is Bhai Kishanpal Singh Ji’s legacy and he is well versed and talented like his ancestors.

On this Teacher’s Day, An ode from Daler Mehndi to his first teacher, his Father.

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On this Teacher’s Day, DRecords will release a special album with music from Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Chandan, “Gur Poorey Meri Raakh Laye” . Bhai Ajmer Singh Chandan was the father of Indian Pop Icon Daler Mehndi and the Bollywood Sensation Mika Singh. The album “Gur Poorey Meri Raakh Laye” comprises of 5 tracks (shabads) which are sung by Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Chandan.

Bhai Ajmer Singh Ji was the Hazuri Ragi (Head Priest)at the Takht Sri Harmandar Sahib, Patna Sahib, Bihar.  He was trained in the Benaras and Gwalior gharana of Indian Classical Music and travelled extensively across India while serving as the Hazuri Ragi (Priest) performing Gurbani  keertan in classical ragas. Daler Mehndi’s and Mika’s initiation in music was through their father, Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Ji under whose tutelage they imbibed the finer nuances of Indian Classical Singing.

This album is a compilation of Shabads that Daler Mehndi grew up listening and learning from.

The compositions are by Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Ji and all his sons Daler Singh Mehndi, Shamsher Singh(also on Tabla), Amarjit Singh, Joginder Singh, Mika Singh came together to support and sing in their father’s first ever studio recording.

This album was recorded in the year  1999 in New Delhi. The album is being released on this Teacher’s Day of 2015 as an ode to the beautiful teachings of the ‘Guru’ Sri Guru Granth Sahib as taught to the now famous Pop Icon Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh by their father who also was their first teacher.

Sauda Dil Wala

Sauda Dil Wala

Sauda Dil Wala (Deal of the Heart) is a 8 track album in the voice of singer Akhtar Ali from Punjab India.

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The songs revolve around Love, and ‘Lady Love’ is the intrinsic theme of the Album. Although ‘Love’ is a universal language but when it is depicted in words, set to rhythm and music, it can immediately transfer the listener to places where the artist belongs to or wants to take the listener to. However, this album does not talk about just love, but songs like ‘Putt Jat Da’ and ‘Lou Ni Saheli Ni’ depict the socio-economic situation of place from where Akhtar Ali hails from.

The album is a vivid example of an imbalance created by the advent consumerism or cosmopolitanism of a rural town- it’s culture, it’s language and it’s music.

The Artist’s rural rustic tonality stands in striking contrast but very well fused with the pop music created by the twin brother duo Luvv Khush (who hail from a generation brought up on Sodas, MC Hammers, Pitbulls of the world).

Various lyricists have penned the songs. The 6th song is worded by the famous Indian Pop Icon “Daler Mehndi”