The Badshah of Pop “Daler Mehndi” once again created the blueprint for Bhangra pop doles out with bounty of enjoyment with his ‘Mojaan Laen Do’.
The album is a nine-track jewel and straight from his heart. He introduces a new genre of folk music ‘Rababi’ – a revival of a traditional form of singing with a mix of Sufi and Arabic rhythms. Its combustible union of lyrics, melody and beat showcases his musical prowess as he manages to stay miles ahead continually pushing the limit of Indi pop acceptability.
Tough and uncompromising, the album is a blistering antidote to the world we’ve come to share with a generation that thinks jalwas of remixes is the pinnacle of artistic achievement. And this time around, the singer-writer-composer has produced the album that’s screaming with his trademark energy, lots of bass guitar, Arabic nuances, and western classical notes intelligently woven with Patiala Gharana style of singing.
“Mojaan Laen Do” is all funked up with some subtle scratching on the turntables, it is surely destined for loud play at all poolside bars and floor filler at discs this summer.