Enigmatic singer-songwriter Lucky Ali has just released a video single titled Sacrifice which he says is "a song for right now". Several years in the making, the track is a collaborative effort between Ali and the Bengaluru-based Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall Crew - Low Rhyderz.
Low Rhyderz met Ali sometime in 2010 which led the way to a jam, then a tour and later some music; Sacrifice is one of those tracks.
"All I have to say about the song is in the song itself. Watch the video with understanding," says Ali.
There are many layers to the artist who is not just a living legend of Indian Music but an artist whose appeal extends far beyond the number of releases, generations and time. And while he’s a balladeer with many stories, he’s also his own man, who steps back into the public domain only when he has something to say, be it a heartfelt commentary on sociological/philanthropic matters or his expression through music.
Beyond his spectacular popular success, Lucky remains one the most intriguing musicians in India as a result of the brave artistic choices he has made. It's no secret that Lucky Ali's enigmatic voice has a large and loyal army of followers, that spans across generations and geographical boundaries. The same sense of affection and relatability, led to his last release which was a well-received collaboration between Ali and Israeli musician Eliezer Cohen Botzer. The single has been hailed as a traveller’s anthem and lapped up by music aficionados across the world.
Low Rhyderz on the collaboration:
Working with Lucky Ali has made me a better human being. Working on a track with him is a humbling experience and something I could have never imagined in my wildest dreams. I’m forever grateful, - Xstacy Sash.
It was a great boost to my own abilities as a songwriter to be appreciated and approved by a legendary artist whom we grew up to. Of course, it was living a dream moment. And as a young artist, there was a lot to learn. I thoroughly enjoyed the course with great musical minds coming together to create this piece.- King Jassim.
Working on the song with Lucky Ali I got an insight into his wisdom and experienced the soul-touching voice first hand while we were in the studio recording the track. - Main E Yak.
LOW RHYDERZ (Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall) Crew has been in the Music Scene since 2007.
Their debut album was titled “RIDE WITH US”.
Songs from their first mix-tape titled LOW RHYDERZ MIXTAPE VOL.1 that was released early 2012, has been part of various street projects in countries like the USA, Bangladesh & Germany.
First, single off the album "RIDE WITH US" titled "LIFE INA GHETTO" has got great reviews and the video link was tweeted by major artists in USA & Jamaica.
#Malvika Nanda #Lucky Ali #Low Rhyderz
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.