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sammie IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 08 June 2006 at 8:35am | IP Logged
no dayita , not till now, sorry Embarrassed
and when u hav said congrats, thanks Smile

dayita Goldie

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Posted: 08 June 2006 at 8:39am | IP Logged
Welcome Sammie, but please do it as soon as possible.Are you sure your 3000th post has no connection with this club?You became Goldie by posting your 1000th post in this club, so it is obvious that you would post your 3000th post here when you became IF-Dazzler .
sammie IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 08 June 2006 at 8:47am | IP Logged
yes thats why i had posted it here
dayita Goldie

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Bappi Lahiri sings for AR Rahman
Music composer Bappi Lahiri was recently in Chennai to sing the title song for Manirathinam's Guru. The song composed by whiz kid AR Rahman at his AM Studios is of a seven-minute duration. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead. Vidya Balan has been signed opposite R Madhavan who replaced Vivek Oberoi. Rahman was recently on CNN for an interview.

A.S.P.I.R.E IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 09 June 2006 at 3:54am | IP Logged
Congo SAMMIE ... WOw, you are a IF-DAZZLER now ... Amazing .... Mein toh abhi tak IF-ROCKER bhi nahin bani ... Seems like I have been a dazzler forever ... ! LOL

And this is not spamming .. THis is just a part of the club .... Big smile Big smile
dayita Goldie

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Indian rapper BlaaZe meets Big B
He teaches Amitabh how to rap
June 09, 2006 Print Ready    

HE was born in Tamil Nadu, bred in Zambia, educated in the UK and the US and is now creating rap tunes in India.


Meet BlaaZe, the 31-year-old global music rapper who is blazing the trail of new sounds coming out of the subcontinent.

He is the co-founder of up-and-coming band The Zambezi Funk. (See report on facing page.)


This singer-rap star has even taught Amitabh Bachchan - Bollywood's biggest star - how to rap.

Or at least, how to lip-synch to a rap track he wrote for last year's film Bunty aur Bubli (Bunty and Bubli) which starred the Bollywood idol.

BlaaZe's real name is - take a deep breath now - Lakshmi Narasimhan Vijaya Rajagopal Sheshadri Sharma Rajesh Raman.

He was in town recently to perform at the Singapore Arts Festival as part of the POPagenda show.

The Chennai-based singer told The New Paper that it was an amazing experience teaching the 63-year-old Amitabh how to rap.

'The thing is Amitabh has done everything except rap. This was not like a feather in his cap. This was... a whole new cap he was wearing,' said BlaaZe.

Apparently it was director Shaad Ali's idea for the Bollywood veteran to rap for the music video.

'Shaad said if Amitabh did it, nobody would expect it,' recalled BlaaZe.

But the first day of the shoot didn't go well as Amitabh walked on the set boiling with anger.

BlaaZe later found that it wasn't a celebrity hissy fit. The Bollywood veteran was petrified about doing something completely new.

'He very honestly told me, 'For the first time, I was here thinking why do I have to go through this. If it doesn't work it's going to look ridiculous',' he said.

BlaaZe had put together a couple of pages of his thoughts on rap and the history of the genre to help Amitabh get into it.

'He understood - being the son of a poet - that it was poetry. It broke the ice. The vibe was smooth after that,' said BlaaZe proudly.

Amitabh was even bestowed with a rap moniker - Uncle B.

For BlaaZe, it was another notch in a burgeoning career, which started when he was 19.

He wrote and rapped a poem for Zambia's then-President Frederick Chiluba in 1991 on national radio.

But his musical ambitions were temporarily suspended after a bad run-in with a Mumbai music director in 1997, who allegedly took credit for his rap song that was featured in a Bollywood film.

BlaaZe got his arts degree in cinema from Columbia University and came back to Mumbai to work as an MTV producer.

In 2001, he met musical maestro A R Rahman and has been working with him since.

He wrote a rap number, Dating, for the Tamil film Boys in 2002, which was a big hit.

BlaaZe is a part of the growing trend in India, which is fusing Western and Indian styles of music-making.

Last year, he collaborated with Chinese pop sensation Coco Lee in an Indian remix of a song called No Doubt from her English album, Exposed.

We rap about what's real

BlaaZe wants to use his 'Rhythm And Poetry', or rap, to raise social awareness.

Together with composer-friend Sagar Desai, he has started a band called The Zambezi Funk.

Its first single, called In My Father's Name, was inspired by the arrest of a high-profile Hindu religious leader accused of murdering a temple official.

Soon the band will be releasing a new single called Ban The Crooked Police, which will obviously not go down well with India's police force.

Said BlaaZe: 'We cannot rap about drugs, guns and the cars with switches and hydraulics (like in the US). We don't have that. It's fake.

'We have to rap about what we have in our society.',4136,107993,00.htm l
dayita Goldie

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Film Composer A.R. Rahman Selects Bag End Bass Speakers

Jun 7, 2006 3:24 PM

One of India's foremost film composers and musical film directors, A. R. Rahman, recently opened a new 3,000 square-foot recording studio in Chennai, India renamed A.M. Studios (pictured). The facility, formerly known as Panchathan Record Inn, took nearly three years to complete.

Acoustic design and architectural plans for the studios were conceived by Studio 440 Architecture & Acoustics in Hollywood, Calif. Sound Wizard Audio Design and Consultancy of Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India, provided project management and acoustical consulting. Equipment for the studios was specified and supplied by Daxco Digital of Singapore. A local architectural and construction firm in Chennai did the construction work.

A.M. Studios' two main spaces are a 380-square-foot control room and the 1,300-square-foot recording studio/mixing stage. The recording studio offers flexibility for music recording and film mixing, thanks to variable acoustics. The control room features a large bay window offering full view of the big screen in the mix stage. The recording area, which doubles as a mix stage, can accommodate up to 30 musicians for large recordings. There are also two additional isolation booths with large glass sliding doors.

The bass system in the recording studio/mixing stage is comprised of four self-powered Bag End INFRAsub-18 PRO subwoofer systems, specified by Daxco Digital. The INFRAsub-18 PRO offers enhanced control abilities for professional surround applications. It is powered by Bag End's INFRA internal 400-watt amplifier and controlled by the company's exclusive dual integrator, which is also internal.

Currently, Rahman, along with the Finnish folk music band Vrttin, is composing the score for the $27 million musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's acclaimed trilogy, Lord of the Rings, scheduled to make its world premiere in Toronto in early 2007.

dayita Goldie

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Posted: 09 June 2006 at 5:00am | IP Logged
Off to Canada
IndiaGlitz [Friday, June 09, 2006]

Suriya-Jyothika starrer Jillunu Oru Kadhal is fast nearing its completion.

Being produced by Gnanavel and directed by a debutant and an one-time associate of Goutham Menon, the movie features Bhoomika in an important role and A R Rehman is scoring the music.

Buzz is that with all the talkie portion completed, plans are on to go abroad and shoot the songs in foreign locales.  A couple of songs are tipped to be shot in Canada.

Meanwhile. the audio of Jillunu Oru Kadhal has come up well and would be released soon.

Suriya is elated at the way the movie has shaped. Meanwhile, the Telugu version is all being given touch-up.

The movie will hit the theatres this July.

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