CONTEMPORARY INDIAN MOODS
Namit Das + Anurag Shanker is a unique and flavorful collaboration that is a great instance of the progressive contemporary music scene in India that is still well rooted in its culture.
Namit Das, more famous for his acting skills and a well known face in Indian cinema and theatre circuits, finally answers his calling as a singer and more importantly, composer. He applies his musical upbringing to compose and perform songs that are raw, beautifully simple, and emotionally moving, all in a traditional 'light classical' style of music from India, which is a big part of Indian culture.
Anurag Shanker, a producer and guitar player who has worked on an array of projects spanning several genres such as blues, funk, live electronica, traditional Indian folk etc. met Namit Das and his compositions to give them a colour like no other with his jazz/blues infused melodic and rhythmic arrangements.
Their collaboration has spawned a new sound that features handpicked elements of Indian folk, contemporary poetry and Indian classical composition. This sound that celebrates the glory of Indian music and writing with an attitude of its own has been captured on their first release - Din Gaye(2014) that was acclaimed for its unique impact on listeners. They are currently working on their full length that goes into production later this year.