The Raghu Dixit Project

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Vishnu Kumar writes:

No banghra, no retro Hindi mixes, no cheap spins from some wannabe dj , ‘just pure melody baba’ (like my granny used to say) .

The Raghu Dixit Project is the new shit, bringing in old folk tunes, with new new sounds and lyrics from three different languages fused into a single song. Though they have been jamming from as long as 06′, they have only recently released their self titled Debut album with the vishal and shekar duo on the 26th of February.

Gaurav Vaz, Raghu dixit, Siva, Vinay, Jithin

Picture Courtesy: The Ragu Dixit Project Blog.

Their five piece band of Gaurav Vaz, Raghu Dixit, Siva, Vija and Jithin (as seen in picture) are the soul of the Raghu Dixit Project. They project itself is also open to collaborations with number of artists, a kind of ‘open source’ band. Though they classifying their music in the genre of “indo world folk rock” , i would say its a more of a folk-soft rock. The Cat Empire, an Australian band, has a similar kind of music and band concept.

Hey Baghwan.

The content of their songs is kind of what you would expect to read in a journal. Not very personal or emotional, but something like a of short story. The subject really connects with the masses, ‘in mumbai, wating for a miracle’, is a song that narrates a story of a man from the village searching for his place in the big city. ‘Mysore se Ayi’ comes forth at first as a beautiful little composition of a young love, innocent and naive, but then Dixit comes in with a ‘trrrrrrrrrrrrrrah’ which is just a killer.

They have also recently composed tunes for a kannada movie ‘Psycho’. These guys have the freshest tunes from since the times Thermal and a Quater. You can buy their 8 track album from Music Yogi for a reasonable 149 Rs. They still have a long way to go, and im sure they are gonna get there.


Written by Vishnu Kumar

May 20, 2008 at 4:29 am

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  1. The Pshyco songs are brilliant. The Raghu Dixit project songs – havent heard regularly to comment. Yes, Raghu Dixit seems to be a breath of fresh air!! Only problem I can see coming is whether their music can get repetitive very very soon. I hope not. All the best Raghu and thanks Vishnu for the post.

    Yella Ok

    June 8, 2008 at 1:29 am

  2. I am dying to listen to them (paste a link if you can find a stream).
    I don’t think its a problem as such. These guys have created a benchmark (genre), new kids are going to try to reach that.
    RD has taken a long time to create his on style, and its definitely here to stay for a while at least.

    Vishnu Kumar

    June 8, 2008 at 10:13 pm

  3. yo check his video live from pune :
    its awesome !!


    June 9, 2008 at 8:40 pm

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