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The podcast where MUSIC INSPIRES! 9XM brings you a podcast with amazing in-depth conversations with the most creative minds in the music industry. Every week, you get a glimpse into a musician’s discipline and creative process as host Eva Bhatt talks to them while exploring into their personas, bringing forth unique life experiences that are sure to inspire. We start this journey off with some of the biggest names in the Bollywood music industry. Guest Include- Armaan & Amaal Malik, Tanishk ...
 
Maed in India - India's first indie music podcast that showcases the best Indian independent musicians from India and abroad. Each episode presents an interview with an artist/band along with an exclusive stripped down session or acoustic renditions of their original music. The weekly show prides itself on being the destination for new music, little known stories, and unreleased music never heard before. It features all kinds of artists from new-comers to veterans and under a variety of genr ...
 
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This episode features the singer of Bollywood chartbusters like ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ (Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ramleela) and the latest, ‘Ghani Cool Chori’ (‘Rashmi Rocket’), Bhoomi Trivedi. Loved for her unique voice and singing style, Bhoomi Trivedi talks about her ‘musical’ childhood, her milestones and the making of her indie single called ‘Jagdambe’,…
 
Indulge in the Navratri celebration with the magic of devotional & folk music, with Priya Saraiya, along with Host Eva Bhatt, talking about her Gujarati roots, her musical influences, her evolving musical journey and her latest ‘Navratri’ special releases. Singer of Bollywood hits like ‘Sunn Sathiya’, ‘Gulabi’, Priya Saraiya has received love for h…
 
Indulge in the celebration of the musical festival of ‘Navratri’ with this special episode featuring YouTube sensation Dhvani Bhanushali, talking about her Gujarati roots, love for its folk music & some fond memories attached to this festival of nine nights. Singer of chartbusters like ‘Leja Re’ & ‘Vaaste’, Dhvani chats with Host Eva Bhatt about he…
 
This episode features the first Indian rock band to have created their signature Hindi rock, a name synonymous to the ‘indi-pop’ scene of the 90s, in India – ‘Euphoria’. Lead vocalist Dr. Palash Sen along with DJ Bhaduri, Prakash Trivedi, Vishal Mehta chat with Host Eva Bhatt, about their eventful journey of creating back-to-back iconic hits like ‘…
 
Purbayan Chatterjee, one of the topmost sitar maestros of the world, chats with Host Eva Bhatt about his musical training in the Senia Maihar Gharana, his love for the sitar & his various international collaborations. In his latest album, ‘Unbounded – Abaad’, he bridges musical worlds with artists from India, Afghanistan, US and UK, merging local f…
 
On this episode of Maed in India’s Our Neighbours 2021 series, we’re heading east, with a hop, skip and a jump over the border to Bangladesh. Here, we meet rock duo from Dhaka, Dads In The Park, made up of Ishmam Salim and Tajwar ul Islam. In their chat with Mae, they reveal the backstory behind the band’s name (if there were dads or parks involved…
 
From singing scratches for music composers, to being part of a music reality show to singing chartbuster songs in Bollywood (‘Pallo Latke', ' Khadke Glassy', 'Gallan Kardi') Jyotica Tangri has become one of the leading names in the young brigade of female singers, we have today. In this episode, she talks about her journey from Jalandhar to Mumbai,…
 
Music Composer, Music Producer, Lyricist and a national award-winning Sound Engineer of several movies, music albums, documentary films, Ad jingles - Ibson Lal Baruah is on this episode to talk about his Assamese roots & his musical journey. He talks about the making of his music for ‘Bhoga Khiriki’, an Assamese movie, produced by Priyanka Chopra J…
 
Singer-songwriter, Yasser Desai, known for superhit tracks like ‘Naino Ne Baandhi’ (Gold), Mainu Jogi Hona & Pallo Latke (Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana), chats with Host Eva Bhatt about his musical journey, his inspirations, and his creative discipline. Yasser Desai, who started his musical journey at the age of 11, is less than five years old in the mus…
 
Music Producer of chartbuster singles like ‘Filhaal 2’, ‘Baarish Ki Jaaye’ & 'Taaron Ke Shehar', Gaurav Dev & Kartik Dev have made their Bollywood debut as a Music composer duo, with Akshay Kumar starrer movie Bell Bottom's ‘Marjaawaan’. With this episode, they have made their debut on this podcast, too! Listen to their story, their Rajasthani root…
 
Our 250th episode is a special one for sure! It marks the first of Maed in India’s Our Neighbours interview series. Here’s a neighbour from the northwest – singer-songwriter, festival director and ethnomusicologist from Lahore, Natasha Noorani! Mae’s banter-ful chat with Natasha touches on her never-ending résumé, the indie music scene in Pakistan,…
 
The young musical sensation from Haryana, Renuka Panwar is on this episode, to talk about her music & her experiences with Host Eva Bhatt. She is 19 & already basking in the success of her Haryanvi hits, especially ’52 Gaj Ka Daman’ & its Hindi version, along with Asees Kaur. This track is the fastest Haryanvi song to hit 1 Billion hits on YouTube.…
 
Maed in India is back with the second edition of Our Neighbours. It’s another Independence Day that we, here in India, are celebrating in a pandemic. And with this special initiative, we want to bring together independent artists from across the Subcontinent – defying borders, united by music. Since travelling seems like a distant dream at the mome…
 
Hriday Gattani, one of the brightest from the young brigade of musicians, today, is on this episode to talk about his journey in Bollywood & independent music. From his experience of studying at Rahman’s KM College of Music & Technology, Chennai to singing for the maestro in Dil Bechara (‘Main tumhara’ & ‘Maskhari’), the young singer-songwriter-com…
 
You read that right. Your favourite indie music podcast and your favourite literature podcast have joined forces for the crossover of all crossovers! Mae Mariyam Thomas is joined by your favourite Lit Pickers Supriya Nair and Deepanjana Pal, as they leap off the page straight into the cassette tape, exchanging reccos of their favourite books and po…
 
The award-winning singer, Shilpa Rao, is once again on the podcast, this time to talk about her new achievements, her ‘lockdown’ life & her latest projects. While you heard her journey from the start, in our episode No. 4, here you can get to learn more deeply about the ‘Ghungroo’ singer, her learning & her craft. She talks about the importance of …
 
D’Evil aka Dhaval Parab, one of the most accredited members in the Mumbai underground hip-hop community, known for his booming sonic wordplay, chats up with Host Eva Bhatt, about his eventful hip hop journey, experiences & achievements. His first two solo singles ‘Kadki’ (2016) & ‘Chal Bhak’ (2018) got him critical acclaim, followed by Zoya Akhtar'…
 
What’s the one thing that we all want but can’t have? You guessed it – it’s a vacation! *sigh* That wasn’t a fun riddle. What’s worse is, this feeling of longing may last a while, until it gets safe to travel again. But, of course, one can still dream. Till then, here’s a mixtape full of travel-worthy tunes to keep you going until you can book that…
 
Singer, song-writer & author, Anmol Malik, daughter of one of the most successful music composers in Bollywood, Anu Malik chats up in this episode, about her ‘different’ musical as well as writing journey, her inspirations, and her learning. She talks about the varied experiences of choosing a different path for herself, as an artist (rather than s…
 
When’s the last time you felt that salty tropical breeze in your hair? Or hiked up a hill to feel on top of the world? Or sat on a boat as the waves lapped its sides to the rhythm of the ocean? Until you decide where you’re heading on your next vacation – or until our “vacay” mixtape drops next week – enjoy this sneak peek. Song: Alan Ebe - Honey -…
 
Grammy Award winner, US Billboard #1 artist, GQ Hero 2020 - Ricky Kej, is an internationally renowned Indian music composer & Environmentalist. He serves as the UNESCO MGIEP ‘Global Ambassador for Kindness’, UNICEF ‘Celebrity Supporter’ & Ambassador for ‘Earth Day Network’. In this episode, the ‘Global Humanitarian Artist’ awardee, talks about his …
 
In the run-up to World Emoji Day on July 17th, let’s combine two of our favourite things – music and a perfectly placed emoji. So, here’s a mixtape of songs that bring you honey bees, dim lights, and the lost and lonely. Go ahead. Take a listen. And think of an appropriate emoji to describe your feels. Song List: Gabriel Daniel - A Lack Thereof 😶‍🌫…
 
The award-winning Music Supervisor on the movie ‘Gully Boy’, Ankur Tewari talks to Host Eva Bhatt about his eventful journey from Bhopal to Mumbai, from a Hotel Management course to becoming an accomplished musician, lyricist, screenplay writer & a music supervisor. Listen to some insights about the role of a music supervisor in the industry today,…
 
After a wholesome month for Maed in India (see: June mixtapes Fast Forward & Rewind), we have a lot of emotions and need a way to express them. Naturally, music is the best option, and another is a good old emoji. Putting the two together, here’s a little sneak peek to our upcoming mixtape next week. Song: Zariya - Hum Hai feat. Aseem & Rocky Gorkh…
 
The young feisty singer of chartbuster hits like DJ Waale Babu, Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai, Buzz & Nagin, Aastha Gill talks to Host Eva Bhatt about her story from Delhi to Mumbai & her learning from her journey as an artist, till date. She talks about her successful collabs with Badshah, how he guides her like a mentor & also shares an imp tip gi…
 
Indian-origin British musician, producer, singer, songwriter, film composer & a DJ, Karsh Kale is on this episode to talk about his remarkable musical journey, creative discipline & his ‘lockdown’ album called ‘Touch’. The award-winning music composer/producer for ‘Gully Boy’, Karsh Kale, is globally renowned for his ‘table-drumming’. One of the pi…
 
Happy World Music Day to you, our lovely Maed in India listener! We have always strived to put the music first in whatever we do, and to be your guide as we explore the wondrous world of Indian independent music together. Yes, we’re getting a little emo as it was Maed in India’s birthday last week and we wanted to hit Rewind and take a walk down me…
 
Indulge in the vibrant colours of Rajasthan, as the talented musician Swaroop Khan joins Host Eva Bhatt, to talk about his unique musical training, his love for folk music & his quest to explore different forms & genres. Hailing from the rich musical community of the ‘Manganiyaars’, the ‘Ghoomar’ fame singer shares some interesting chapters from hi…
 
If there’s one thing we love here at Maed in India, it’s music. (duh!) And what’s more nostalgic than a mixtape? Fast forwarding one to get to our most favourite song, of course. Whether the button or the pencil, we’ve tried it all. We’re almost certain you won’t have to fast forward any part of this mixtape, though. So come along, hit play! Song L…
 
This episode is one of my most special conversations, just by the fact that I am talking to a living legend who has penned some unforgettable songs & has been instrumental in adding shining gems in the music of Hindi cinema. (Rangeela, Bombay, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam). Mehboob Kotwal, deserves all our attention & appreciation, as he is the lyricist …
 
Multi-faceted artist duo of Meet bros, Manmeet Singh & Harmeet Singh talk to Host Eva Bhatt about their varied experiences, lessons learnt from their eventful journey, till date, & their ‘lockdown’ music! The Gwalior-born brothers talk about their inspirations and their approach towards making commercial Hindi music, without having had any formal t…
 
Singer-composer-lyricist Payal Dev joins Host Eva Bhatt, to talk about musical journey, her ‘lockdown’ music and her creative discipline. The singer of songs like ‘Ab Toh Jaane Na Doongi’ (Bajirao Mastani), ‘Haseeno ka Deewana’ (Kaabil), 3 songs in ‘Student of the Year 2’ etc. is back with a bang, with ‘Dil De Diya’, her latest track composed by Hi…
 
Maentenance [maint · e · nance] To jazz up something really boring into something really awesome. Usage: "The DJ’s playing some good music, finally this party is under Maentenance!” Welcome back to the second and final mixtape for our month of Mae. Let’s be honest, this year warrants some well-deserved Maentenance, in all aspects. So don’t worry if…
 
The young singer-composer-lyricist Darshan Raval joins Host Eva Bhatt in this episode, to talk about his love for melodies, his inspirations & his creative discipline. The ‘Chogada’ & ‘Kamariya’ fame singer from Gujarat shares some special memories about his musical journey from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, singing for Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam to Anirudh …
 
From singing Bollywood chartbusters like ‘Pareshaan’ (Ishaqzaade) to ‘Balam Pichkaari’ (Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’), ‘Latt Lag Gayi’ (Race 2) to ‘Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai’ (Sultan) to composing in her mother tongue, Marathi to creating her debut English album, this young artist has come a long way. Shalmali Kholgade has always been a delight to talk to…
 
Maebe [may · bee] To manifest something into being Usage: "Don't you wish we could travel to Paris?" deep breath "Mae-be...." The sun is shining, the morning air is sultry, and the cool drinks are flowing. We’re in the month of Mae, baby! Is the weather oppressive? Kinda. Will this mixtape keep you cool, calm and collected? Maebe. Song List: Kristi…
 
Powerhouse singer, whose songs have mesmerized us for over 25 years now, Sunidhi Chauhan talks to Host Eva Bhatt, sharing some of the most personal & professional chapters of her life – her achievements in Bollywood, motherhood to her independent music. Listen to her honest revelations about her varied experiences in the industry, how she dealt wit…
 
Congratulations to us & to you, listener for having completed100 episodes, loaded with music & motivation! 9XM SoundcastE launched almost 2 years ago and has been trending ever since, on leading audio streaming platforms. Join us in this milestone celebration, as Host Eva Bhatt curates those special moments, beautiful performances & nuggets of wisd…
 
Ah, springtime has hit Maed in India and there’s a sweet smell in the air! You get a Phool, you get a Phool, and you get a Phool! No, we’re not fooling you; this mixtape is a bouquet of songs in a variety of colours, meanings and notes. So lay down in this musical meadow and take a big whiff. Song List: Basho ft. Sandeep John - Spacesuit (02:34 - 0…
 
You heard Murtuza Mustafa, last week and now listen to his brother, Rabbani Mustafa Khan, who too belongs to the illustrious Rampur-Sahaswan gharana and is carrying forward legacy of his late father, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan saab. He talks about his eventful journey into the world of classical & commercial music, some honest confessions of not bei…
 
This episode features a rare conversation with Murtuza Mustafa, singer-composer & vocal coach, eldest son & disciple of one of the most prominent names in the Hindustani Classical music tradition, Late Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan & Sangeet Natak Academy awardee), who has been a guru to many music legends of…
 
From 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' to 'Khamoshi: The Musical', 'DDLJ' to 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', music composer duo Jatin – Lalit have given us songs that have not only defined the personality of Bollywood songs of 90s – 2000s, but will continue to appeal to every generation. The creator of superhit melodies, Jatin Pandit is on this episode, to talk about…
 
This young, playback singer from Noida, has wooed the audience with her songs in Thappad, Veere Di Wedding & Disney's Frozen 2 (Hindi). From winning a music reality show to landing up on an international project like Frozen 2, Sharvi Yadav is proving her mettle by singing for noted composers, from Amit Trivedi to Salim-Sulaiman. She talks about her…
 
Host Eva Bhatt talks to one of the busiest names in the music industry, today, Tanishk Bagchi, to understand his hustle and bust that myth associated with him as someone who does ‘remixes’ only! How his intention and efforts are the same while re-creating songs like ‘Aankh Maarey’ or ‘Dilbar’ & composing ‘originals’ like 'Banno', ‘Ve Maahi’ or ‘Vaa…
 
We still aren’t over our double-bill Maed in India Ladies Special, and we can’t wait to get right back into the studio. But we’re not done yet, because the girl power party carries on right here on this mixtape. We feature some more lovely ladies from the indie music scene in India and beyond. So whether you want to throw on your dancing stilettos …
 
One of the most versatile music composers, who defined the golden era of the 90s ‘Indi Pop’ - Leslee Lewis, talks to Host Eva Bhatt, about his remarkable musical journey from producing-composing, award-winning ad jingles to iconic songs like ‘Pari Hoon Main’ to KK’s ‘Pal’. The singer-composer, along with Hariharan, stirred up a storm when they form…
 
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