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VYRL Originals releases a new track with Rupinn and Lisa Mishra.

Every relationship is built over a period and around incidents, memories, quirks and sweet nothings among two people. ‘Koi Nahi’ is a track that portrays how these sweet banters are enjoyable moments from everyday life. When such sweet banters are countered with a simple ‘Koi Nahi’ it makes every relationship special and the bond stronger.

It is a fun track that is relatable irrespective of age, gender and circumstance because of the playful lyrics written by Rupinn which will surely put a smile on your face and make you groove to it on a loop. Directed by Prayrit Seth, the video is urban, youthful, colourful and perfectly epitomises ‘modern relationships’. Despite the adversities a couple may face, a fun and forgiving ‘Koi Nahi’ attitude keeps the love alive.

The video also features the youth heartthrobs Ashnoor Kaur and Sunny Chopra as parallel leads. Ashnoor has been seen is two Bollywood movies ‘Sanju’ and ‘Manmarziyaan’ and is currently is the lead face of ‘PatialaBabes’ on a leading GEC. While Sunny is a model/actor and a Tik-Tok influencer with a huge fan following and has worked with Bollywood personalities extensively and others in the past.

Speaking about the track release, Vinit Thakkar, Senior Vice President, Universal Music India & South Asia, shares, "VYRL Originals strives for two things which is great collaborations and always pushing the envelope. We have long known Lisa and Rupinn for their versatility and varied music sensibilities. This unique collaboration has resulted in an amazing track for the young audience. The video with its fresh visuals and clutter-breaking style is sure to redefine pop culture in Indian music space.”

Speaking about her new track Lisa Mishra shares “This video concept was something I imagined a few months ago with our team prior to hearing the track. Once Rupinn played the song for me, I was immediately on board. I’d envisioned a vibrant and energetic single to contextualize a colorful, multi-set visual. I really think we’ve done both the audio and video justice, and I hope the audience thinks likewise... I also think it’s incredible to finally be able to work with the man behind Tareefan, which launched both of our careers – it feels like we’ve come full circle.”

Talking about the release of his new track Rupinn comments “We have a plethora of songs about falling in/out of love, but I felt the crucial chunk in the middle, the meat of any relationship hasn't been explored as much. Maybe it seems too run-of-the-mill but there is beauty in every little thing when viewed from rose tinted glasses and that's how the relationship sustains or rather thrives. And in today's fickle world, we need a lot more 'chalta hai koi nahi's and a daily minimum dose of 'tere jaisa koi nahi'. I had sung the original demo for Tareefan (a fact not many people know) and I loved Lisa's interpretation of it in the reprise version. As soon as I finished the composition and penned down the lyrics for Koi Nahi, I knew she'd be the perfect voice for this fresh, fun, youthful song. 'Lisa jaisa 'koi nahi' ”                                           

 

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.