BookMyShow introduced India’s Prateek Kuhad and Singaporean DJ Myrne collectively to swap notes about their music and their lands, for a present quickly to be streamed online
This yr of lockdowns has not created a lot of distance between Prateek Kuhad and his many, many followers. And it might appear that he has picked up a brand new one: main Singapore-based DJ Myrne.
The duo not too long ago had an interplay about their music, and extra, as a part of My Singapore Join, an initiative by Singapore Tourism Board and BookMyShow. The initiative is bringing collectively established names in numerous fields — meals, music, cinema, comedy — to have good time creativity in India and Singapore. In an e-mail interview, Myrne expresses his pleasure in regards to the campaign: “The music scene in India is mesmerizing and sophisticated. I’m a giant fan of Goa trance, originating within the 1980s in Goa. The collaboration has helped me be taught extra in regards to the wealthy histories of music in India, and I’m a giant fan of Prateek now too!”
Prateek responds in form, saying over e-mail: “It was an enjoyable chat with Myrne to be taught extra in regards to the meals, tradition, and the finer particulars in regards to the music scene in Singapore.” Does he stay up for increasing his horizons by way of it? His reply is politely non-committal. “Whether or not it opens this as much as newer audiences, solely time will inform,” he writes.
The audiences he has constructed up to now, nonetheless, clearly have a bond with him, regardless of outside stay gigs having largely been on maintaining since March. Says Prateek: “I’m at all times getting messages on Instagram, e-mails from followers, and extra. So there’s some quantity of interplay from earlier than and in the course of the lockdown. We did the ‘Kasoor’ video totally with followers and through my mailer base, which was actually particular. To see the fan reactions within the video was heartwarming; all of the fan movies that obtained made submit the discharge with their pals, households and extra was enjoyable to look at.”
A more modern creation that was well-received is Prateek’s track: written, composed, and sung for the Netflix present Mismatched. “Akarsh Khurana (the director) had reached out about this undertaking about a yr in the past with the story of Dimple and Rishi. That is Rishi’s track on the present and is written from his perspective; I obtained to jot down this whereas on tour,” he says, including that he’s completely happy to tackle extra such webseries “if the idea is fascinating.”
For Myrne, the lockdowns have been an artistic problem, and he admits as a lot regardless of his current hit seven-track EP Wandering. “I’m impressed by the outside,” he says. “When the lockdowns began to occur, it undoubtedly felt more durable to jot down music on two fronts: one, I couldn’t appear to deal with sitting down and writing music, and two, it appeared like there was nothing a lot to jot down about.” It took him a number of months to “ease by way of the artistic block with Wandering.” He provides, “The observe EP comprises a few vocal options from pals, recorded in isolation. It was a relaxed document that was centered across the day-to-day spontaneity of being, and lots of people discovered solace in that.”
Each artist see some advantage in persevering with on-line music lives even when the world unlocks correctly once more. However, to know what their one-on-one dialog was all about, you’ll have to tune in to the episode, directed, conceptualized, and produced by Huge Dangerous Wolf together with the remainder of the sequence.
The episode might be out there for viewing on BookMyShow On-line (BookMyShow’s on-line streaming platform for stay leisure) on December 6.