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Friday, October 21, 2011

Podcast 4th edition...here it is!!!

This edition of Swaraaj starts off with some serious soul-searching about debates on music and political realities and the concept of ‘independence’ itself triggered off by the musical tribute to Irom Sharmila by the Manipuri band Imphal Talkies N the Howlers. AND wait up for the exclusive concert recording, a preview of Thermal and a Quarter’s upcoming single ‘Mighty Strange’!!! We promise there aren’t too many bad jokes by the PJs (podcast jockeys!) on this one as we segue into soothing folksy melodies by Dischordian and the soulful saga of Seher and Swara Sutra.

Let us know what you think!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Listen to Episode 3 NOW!!!!

The third edition of Swaraaj-the podcast on Indian independent music is here with a round-up of Clonefest-the artiste-driven fest organised by Them Clones featuring 6 bands on one evening! Also catch a behind-the-scenes chat with Them Clones on their two new singles. Share a ‘shot of alcohol’ with debutant Prateek Kuhad and find out why beer kept Parikrama going for 20 years! On this edition you’ll also lose your heart to Sajid and the Lost Boys, get a trance-ful of electronic sufi by New Delhi Project and wake up to ‘tomorrow’ with Five8!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

the second episode finally

after a long day of recording, editing, sorting tech issues, here finally announcing the second edition ONLINe!!! yoohooooo.... the second edition.... :) 


you can listen to it on the player above or download the mp3 from the link on the right... also, if you subscribe on iTunes, you will keep getting our updates automatically...


about episode two : 


This edition of Swaraaj—the podcast on Indian independent music, takes us into an unplugged chat with the band that turns 12 this year-Mrigya! Catch this exclusive interview feature as Swaraaj catches up with them at a rehearsal session. Also featuring tracks by inimitable Swarathma, rockers- Hundred Octane, the Carnatic music rock band-Agam and the recently-formed Khalihann!

episode two-tech issues

some tech issues happening with uploaded file of the second edition... working on it and should be back again with it soon.... 

Second Episode out!

This edition of Swaraaj takes us into an unplugged chat with the band that turns 12 this year-Mrigya! Catch this exclusive interview feature as Swaraaj catches up with them at a rehearsal session. Also featuring tracks by inimitable Swarathma, rockers- Hundred Octane, the Carnatic music rock band-Agam and the recently-formed Khalihann!



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

the plan ahead...

First of all, thanks to all you ppl for listening and sharing your views...
so, what's the plan, some have been asking....what, where , when ,how next???

we're aiming at the podcast being MONTHLY....
already started getting together stuff for the next edition....let us know what YOU want to hear
and we'll do our best!!!!

theme music

a big thanks to musicians par excellence: Steve Booke and Abhik Mukherjee for the podcast theme music!

Monday, May 9, 2011

First edition launched!

Finally it's here...for all to enjoy....love...hate...share....talk....and bring in more and more music....
Swaraaj- the first edition featuring Indian Ocean, Advaita, Them Clones, India Alba, The Raghu Dixit Project, Avi and the Uprising and the spotlight on the Big Horn Music Fest of original music!

Tell us! tell us! tell us what you want....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

back on air!!!!

Feels GREAT to be hosting a show again!!!!
from being 'on air' to going online....
just minutes before the podcast comes 'a-live' :)
good gooood music..the best part of it all!!!
edit edit edit edit

the first edition of the podcast is done!!!

should be available in the neXt day or so....

so keep checking... and we will be out with the first edition any time now...
so well, we are doing the first edition as of now....

recording done!!!
edit being done...
(vaise there aint much to edit, if we seriously sit down to edit we will have to delete everything on it.... ;) hehehehhehehehehe)

Friday, April 22, 2011

the basic idea:

the thing is that we love music, & there is a LOT happening in the music scene as of now in india. & we don't mean the music you hear on the bollywood/tollywood/kollywood/mollywood/ or any of the other woods, unless its woodstock ;)

sadly, somehow most of these things remain off the mainstream media. which is also a good thing-devoiding these artist's of huge commercial pressure by the media giants. anyway, so the deal is that there is a lot of seXy things happening in this scene in india now. and many of these artists/bands have a huge fan following and all. some of these bands have gone on to perform marvelously on the international stage too.

anyway, so the idea was to create a new platform for the same. as in a new "independent" platform where these artist's could be approached. & being for the independent artists, the platform also had to be independent... so that is why internet, podcast, free... the thing is that we doNT want anyone to dictate what we do in here, we want good music, new artists/bands, but MOST importantly to have a LOT of fun...

saying all that we are open to suggestions, in fact we love it when ppl tell us where to look, coZ that s how we have found some great music and all... so pls do,

love us??? hate us??? our eXistence doesn't matter to you??? or just have a suggestion??? drop in a mail at : mail@swaraaj.co.in