Ajay Srivastav delivers a folky world music blend that takes you on a cosmic universal journey

  In a world of X-factor, covers and comebacks it’s rare to find real innovation in music. Ajay Srivastav delivers a double helping by seamlessly fusing two disparate musical cultures of Delta Blues and Indian folk into a sonic whole to create ‘Karmic Blues’. Think Ben Harper having a late-night jam with George Harrison just after he came back from a sitar lesson with Ravi Shankar. As a musician Ajay has worked with a diverse variety of acts such as Jamiroquai, Gregory Isaacs, Zakir Hussain, Sister India and Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan. His song-writing skills have been touted by British music legend Jah Wobble who has produced two of his forthcoming tracks. Ajay’s passion for music and a global philosophy has taken him on a journey that has seen him work as a touring guitarist, compose for film and musical theatre, write Top 10 hits in India and garner success on the World Music scene with his band Botown. However, something was missing and while taking a break from touring he travelled to his father’s hometown of Varanasi ‘the holy city of India’ in search of his truth and came back with Karmic Blues. In his own words Ajay […]

NIgerian Born, South African based RnB swooner John Osa Releases Unbowed

Nigerian Born John Osa is a prolific lyricist, who has been writing and producing music since 1992. His style is hard to put in a box but straddles the lines between soft rock and rhythm and blues. His music displays strong international appeal and is not typical of any geographical style or cultural flavor. After much anticipation, John Osa has released his debut album – ‘Unbowed’ – which features the smooth and powerful first single ‘Love Is Good. “This is the second song I wrote for my wife; the love of my life. It is a song that reflects the joy of true love based on a call, a shared cause and a covenant.  It expresses the joy we have found in each other after past hurts.  There is only one way to truly love, and that is to take a deep breath and dive in. After all, perfect love casts out all fear”. – John Osa John wrote the first ever theme song for the Nigerian National Soccer team, the Super Eagles, to commemorate their participation in the world cup in 1994. He has also written other songs to mark poignant moments in the political landscape of his nation. […]