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David Guetta, music, DJ, music producer, songwriter

Wizard of the turntable

Music By PREETI SINGH

Renowned DJ, music producer and songwriter, David Guetta, speaks to Preeti Singh about his musical beginnings, and reflects on what makes him one of the most commercially successful and sought-after performers in the world.

14 January, 2017
Indian classical music, Stanley Jordan,  jazz, Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel

‘Indian classical music, I’ve found, blends well with jazz’

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Jazz musician Stanley Jordan speaks to Keith A. Gomes about the ‘touch technique’ of playing the guitar that today defines him, jazz criticism and the scope of the genre in years to come.

14 January, 2017
George Michael, Christmas Day, pop music, popstardom

Last Christmas: The passing of a star who understood pop music intuitively

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

In 2016, we witnessed the passing of some of the greatest musicians of our age. And just as the year was coming to a close, it claimed another of its celebrity victims. George Michael, the man who redefined popstardom, died on Christmas Day, writes Keith A. Gomes.

31 December, 2016
music, musician, Shankar Mahadevan, Indian film industry, music directors

Master Of Melodies

Music By PREETI SINGH

Having won four National Awards and become one of the most sought-after music composers in the Indian film industry, Shankar Mahadevan remains as productive, energetic and open to experimentation as he was when he first burst onto the scene with his 1998 album Breathless. He speaks to Preeti Singh about, among other things, his wide-ranging musical influences and his upcoming project focused on Indian folk forms.

31 December, 2016
David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Glenn Frey, Western music

Bowie, Cohen, Prince: In 2016, Western music lost some of its finest proponents

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Many gargantuan names have been taken down from the massive brick walls of Western Music in 2016. These names now find themselves etched into the barks of immortal sounds.

24 December, 2016
Armin van Buuren, trance music, Sunburn, ASOT, EDM world

‘For me, melody is the key ingredient to trance music’

Music By Keith Armando Gomes

Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren speaks to Keith A. Gomes about his upcoming gig at the Sunburn Festival in Goa, his long-term attachment to trance music and his creative journey across genres.

24 December, 2016
Anoushka Shankar, fusion music, Land of Gold, Traveler

‘I’ve been trying to take the sitar out of its comfort zone’

Music By PREETI SINGH

Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar speaks to Preeti Singh about her recent album and her attempts to take fusion music beyond the East-meets-West stereotype.

10 December, 2016
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