Legendary composer A.R. Rahman joined U2 onstage in Mumbai last night to perform new track ‘Ahimsa’ in celebration of the band’s first ever visit to India. The performance also featured the debut appearance of Rahman’s daughters – Khatija Rahman and Raheema Rahman, along with singer-songwriter Rianjali Bhowmick – all of whom also feature on the track.
Askok Kailath, aka ash.ØK, is no stranger to regular readers of EP, as we’ve written about his music on a number of occasions. The Pennsylvanian producer released his debut album, ‘The Unraveled’, back in 2017, whereupon he drew us in, tempting us to join him on his cinematic journey. His latest single, ‘We’ll Waste Away’, comes with a music video filmed in rural Kerala, in India.
Sometimes it seems our path in life is already plotted for us. Dhruv Visvanath first felt this at the age of seven, when his mother told him, “women fawn over pianists” – leading of course to Dhruv learning piano. From there came his aunt, who introduced him to her acoustic guitar, the sounds of which enthralled the young boy. He soon moved on to electric guitar, following his new found obsession with metal music.
Musician, composer, and activist based out of New Delhi, India, Pragnya Wakhlu is a strong believer in using the power of music to promote positive change. Inspired by the many important issues she’s passionate about, her latest song and video, ‘Burning Fire’, is a perfect example of her talent, and her drive to help others.
Redd Alluri’s song, ‘Man of Truth’ comes ahead of the London-based singer’s EP, ‘Who Are We?’, which is set for release at the end of this month. A diarist to his core, Alluri’s songs wrote themselves during a six month travel break between completing his Master’s degree in Finland and returning home to India. We caught up with Alluri and asked him nine quick questions.