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 on-line
This 12 months of lockdowns has not created a lot of a 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 lately 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 varied fields — meals, music, cinema, comedy — to have a good time creativity in India and Singapore. In an e-mail interview, Myrne expresses his pleasure concerning the marketing campaign: “The music scene in India is mesmerising and sophisticated. I’m a giant fan of Goa trance, originating within the Nineteen Eighties in Goa. The collaboration has helped me study extra concerning the wealthy histories of music in India, and I’m a giant fan of Prateek now too!”
Prateek responds in variety, saying over e-mail: “It was a enjoyable chat with Myrne to study extra concerning the meals, tradition and the finer particulars concerning the music scene in Singapore.” Does he sit 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 to this point, nevertheless, clearly have a bond with him, regardless of out of doors stay gigs having largely been on maintain since March. Says Prateek: “I’m all the time getting messages on Instagram, e-mails from followers and extra. So there’s some quantity of interplay from earlier than and through the lockdown. We did the ‘Kasoor’ video fully with followers and by way of 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 publish the discharge with their buddies, households and extra was enjoyable to look at.”
A more moderen 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 venture about an 12 months 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 put in writing this whereas on tour,” he says, including that he’s blissful to tackle extra such webseries “if the idea is attention-grabbing.”
For Myrne, the lockdowns have been a 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 positively felt tougher to put in writing music on two fronts: one, I couldn’t appear to concentrate on sitting down and writing music, and two, it appeared like there was nothing a lot to put in writing 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 buddies, recorded in isolation. It was a relaxed file that was centered across the day-to-day spontaneity of being, and lots of people discovered solace in that.”
Each artistes 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, conceptualised and produced by Huge Unhealthy Wolf together with the remainder of the collection.
The episode will likely be obtainable for viewing on BookMyShow On-line (BookMyShow’s on-line streaming platform for stay leisure) on December 6.