DissDash presents Tune-in-Tuesdays with @MontyIsLive | Episode 11
On today’s Tune-in-Tuesdays we look at some music video tidbits from the world of Bollywood, urban desi, and the global South Asian independent scene all creatively curated just for you! We talk about the music, the artist, some technicalities and help you judge for yourself whether you really need to give it your time on Youtube or not.
1. Gal on Fleek – @beingsm x @djbuntyusa
New York-based Dj turned vocalist From DJ Bunty USA to SM as his official name – Saurav Mahajan! SM releases Gal on Fleek just in time for Valentine’s Day and it def. has that New York City and strong island aka Long Island vibe written all over it. From the skyline to Times Square and the shopping complexes of Long Island it’s a very NY joint. The switch up from SM’s yellow Lambo to him being an Uber driver for the girl right away is def entertaining!
2. One in a Million – @sanjoy x @marktuan
One in a Million is a genuine international collaboration between Mark Tuan – a South Korean/American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and a former member of the boy band – Got7 and Sanjoy Deb – a Bangladeshi/American musician, electronic music producer, and DJ. Both Mark and Sanjoy are based in LA and one in a million had been making monstrous waves globally even before its pre-release and that too just the audio version. Breaking pre-save links, thousands of comments and requests for its release, and just the overall hype on social media were pretty real! The track is now out – #1 in 25 countries and the animated video version garnered over a million views in just a few hours of its release. We give One in a Million 4 winks and you can peep it on Mark Tuan’s official YouTube channel.
3. Booty Shake- @tonykakkar x @ihansika x @perysheetal17
Booty shake. Booty booty booty I just said it 4 times Mr tony mentions it about 297 more times in his latest Tik Tok and Reels release 🙂 Desi Music Factory and Tony Kakkar have cracked the formula For sure – a simple, yet catchy beat – repetitive lyrics – very repetitive words – hiring familiar faces – and making loud and colorful videos 🙂 It works. Definitely works. That’s why there’s so much of it. The YouTube channel of desi music factory has almost 25 million subscribers – with 99 videos and an overall view count of more than 6 billion! I understand that the formula works but I’m just waiting to see what comes next out of their kitty – there’s def more than just Shona and Booty and Shona’s booty 🙂 Booty Shake also features the Shaka LAKA boom boom girl – who was later seen with Himesh in Karzzzz or something – Hansika Motwani – and a very talented dancer – Pery Sheetal. We give Booty Shake – 2.5 winks and you can watch the official video on DMF’s YouTube channel.
4. Dildaariyan – @slyrofficial
This Tdot release is from a fresh face and voice from that part of the world. Shoutouts to Sonia and Clubhouse for the link-up! Rogers center, the TTC subway or rapid transit, and the overall Hindi/Punjabi flow give u that Tdot waali vibes. Shoutouts to nixpecial for the direction and SLYR as the artist def. Has a lot of potential. There are some moments where the track and the video do differ from the context but the simplicity and the honesty in the attempt is commendable – looking forward to more releases from you soon SLYR! We give Dildaariyan 3 winks and you can watch the official video on SLYR Music’s official youtube channel.
5. Mascara – @akasasing @pareshpahuja @vayurs
The title of this track honestly made me think that this was gonna be a very similar release to one of our other videos that we covered. Where Mascara was probably repeated another 300 odd times. But I was positively surprised! Mascara is a beautiful short love story that takes place in a library cafe – between 2 lovely people in the form of Paresh and Akasa – who do more than just justice to the cutesy vibe. We’ve seen a few talented glimpses of Paresh in Amazon Prime’s Tandav already but having seen Akasa with her acting skills here – gives me hope that there’s a lot of more good talent out there! Vayu Shrivastav who’s not just a vocalist but also a lyricist, composer, and even a graphic designer – absolutely butters the track with his vocals. We give Mascara 4.5 winks And Def.
Check the official video out on Music Means More official YouTube channel – shout out independent music 🙂 Follow Diss Dash on the Gram at @dissdash_world and myself at @montyislive
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