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Review Bally Sagoo experiments with new styles of music

Sounds from tomorrowFuture Shock
Sounds from tomorrowFuture Shock

Bally Sagoo- Future Shock

Universal Music

Audio CD: Rs. 150/-

He made his presence felt in the recording and entertainment industries in 1989 and since then has to his credit a large number of albums and remixes. Bally Sagoo is back again, creating news with his latest album Future Shock .

The album opens with a disappointing “Future Shock Intro” that and makes you wonder if this piece was even necessary. Following is the lead single “Thori Ji Kori,” featuring Harry Mirza. The song has the potential to be a clubby number when DJs run out of new songs to play. In “Marjaana Dil” we hear the mellifluous Sonu Kakkar. It takes you back to musical territory evocative of the 80s. The track sees a mixture of different genres. Bally Sagoo wouldn’t be Bally Sagoo if his album didn’t feature a hardcore bhangra number.

“Peeke Nena Cho” featuring Marvin B has a strong bass line. With “Thumke Te Botle” Sagoo does a mash up of western electronic music and his forte, bhangra. Featuring dhols and tumbis, “Naam Puchiya” is traditional bhangra song. “Koka” and “Dil Jaan” can be given the miss. “Sharabi Nena Waliye” showcases some synth work, heavy drumming and a solid bass line. Rupinder Handa lends her voice to “Mein Kitha Tenu Pyaar Soneya.”

“Heart of Darkness” is the album’s second instrumental and it is soft, soothing and sometimes even haunting. It would have ended well with this, but Sagoo concludes with a mediocre remix of “Thori Ji Kori,” that features Rimi Dhar.





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