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Crazy Little Thing Called Chakravakam (feat. Ranjani-Gayatri)

Mahesh Raghvan and the Thayir Sadam Project did a Classic Indian cover of Crazy Little Thing Called Love. They're joined by the Ranjani-Gayatri duo, who provide some seriously impressive vocals!

Video Description:

Presenting 'Crazy Little Thing Called Chakravakam'.
A very special collaboration featuring Ranjani - Gayatri and the Thayir Sadam Project (Ambi Subramaniam, Bindu Subramaniam, Akshay Anantapadmanabhan and Mahesh Raghvan).
#FunWithChakravakam #Chakravakam

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Credits and Social Media Links:
Ranjani-Gayatri (Vocals)
Facebook - https://facebook.com/Ranjani.Gayatri....
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ranjanigayatri

Ambi Subramaniam (Violin)
Facebook - https://facebook.com/ambi.subramaniam/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/ambisub/

Bindu Subramaniam (Vocals)
Facebook - https://facebook.com/bindusub/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/bindusub/

Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (Mridangam)
Facebook - https://facebook.com/akshaylaya/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/akshaylaya/

Mahesh Raghvan (iPad and Music Production)
Facebook - https://facebook.com/followingmahesh/
Instagram - https://instagram.com/followingmahesh/

September 11, 2018  | person_outline Tim Webb
I'm not recognizing "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". Seems like they could get away with NOT calling it a cover. I certainly hope they aren't paying licensing (or is there another "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" song I don't know about).

I've always loved hearing those Indian rhythmic syllables (takadimi-taka-taka), and that sweet melismatic singing. And there are some nice rhythmic flourishes that exemplify how nice it is to hear an unusual beat division or beat grouping (as a fill or texture).

The modern production aesthetic is fine. Some of the "westernizations" seem over-the-top to my ears, which makes the music feel a little overly slick. But I get that that is a cultural difference. The way some of those elements sound to my ears, has to to do with my own cultural context.

Tim, I so much appreciate that you post these videos that show an iPad being played so masterfully as a real-time instrument.
September 12, 2018  | favorite_border stub
On September 12, 2018 - @stub said:
I've always loved hearing those Indian rhythmic syllables (takadimi-taka-taka), and that sweet melismatic singing.

I am with you so hard, on both counts. The rhythm created by the syllables are moving, and the melismatic sweeps through tones are quite impressive. Auto-tune can go fuck itself and the Cher it rode in on. These ladies show that with practice and developed talent you can do it naturally.
Now that I think of it, it's sort of surprising that those vocal elements haven't been "co-opted" in western pop. We do hear a tiny element of it in R &B; like from Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, who both have displayed very nimble pipes.
September 12, 2018  | favorite_border stub
"Nimble pipes." That sounded dirtier than I meant it.
September 12, 2018  | favorite_border stub
just listened... pretty impressive .. i especially like those quick voices...=)

here is a quick, unmixed something with enough time and space (and those voices:P) for you to add your own spice to it...
the levels are super low too - so there is massive space for processing after you play with it, cut it up, add to it, subtract from it - or not :P - would be nice to hear what you come up with if you do..=)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i3gj8qih0z6ufx/chakravavavoom.wav?dl=0
September 12, 2018  | person_outline Spaced Invader
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