August 24, 2011: Long gone are the days where Indian pop music would play on loop in plenty households across prime cities in the country as Bollywood Hindi film music slowly ruled the roost.
But here to bring back and revive the Indian pop scenario is Mangalore based singer/choreographer Ganesh Hegde with his latest album ’Lets Party’ which is all set to release this year.
Says pop singer Raageshwari, "I’m always thrilled when a non-film musician releases an album. It’s like a warrior winning a war single-handedly. It’s time to support different genres of music and solo artistes for Music to truly burgeon. I’m elated to know of Ganesh’s album ’Let’s Party’ with big videos and melodious songs release. I’m sure the journey must have been tough, so I hope the outcome is pure celebration. I hope this is a harbinger of great times to come for all non-film musicians. Golden Luck to Ganesh and everyone who has music in their Soul!"
Says Ganesh, "It’s taken me three years to prepare for this album, as I was involved in all aspects right from directing, producing, singing as well as acting in the music videos."
After being titled the only Indian pop act to produce, write, direct and choreograph his own music with his debut album ’G’ in 2005 - Ganesh is back this time around ,bigger better than ever with ’Lets Party’ starring some of the biggest faces in Bollywood.
Talking about how he managed to bring these A-list actors on board for the music videos, Ganesh says, "I share a bond with these stars. They know that if I have asked them to be a part of something I’m doing, it will not be mediocre."
Says a source, "Ganesh believes that the pop industry is slowly dying and wanted to offer audiences something that would recreate and revamp that magic with a more contemporary touch and with some of the biggest faces in Bollywood - he hopes that will happen with his latest album ’Lets Party’! "
Supporting Ganesh in his endeavor says singer Daler Mehendi, "After so many years an album is coming out and soon my album is due to release too. I am looking forward to ’Lets Party’ and Ganesh’s effort to revive the dead pop industry. This album will definitely encourage everyone to come out with more albums. I personally love Ganesh’s music, his choreography and larger than life music videos and wish him all the best in his effort to bring back the pop culture."