Almost two decades into their career Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, the guiding hands behind New Delhi’s Midival Pundit, take their artistry to the next level on their fourth album, Light.
The confluence of bombastic electronic music spiced with elements of rock and heavy helpings of Indian folk (Rajasthani, Punjabi, Carnatic and Uttar Pradesh), Light is their first performance-based concept record.
We’re thrilled to world premiere the second cut off Light, “Baanwarey,” which was specifically tailored by the duo for the dance floor.
Featuring the voice of Rajashtani folk singer Kutle Khan (Midival Punditz previously collaborated with Khan on “Twilight” and won their first GIMA Award, India’s version of the Grammy’s, earlier this year), “Baanwarey” has been a staple in their DJ and live sets for the past two years.
Listen to the world premiere below and be sure to check out Light when it’s released on April 28 via Six Degrees.
Midival Punditz’s album release party featuring Ajay Prasanna, Malini Awasthi, Shardul Mehta, Karan Sharma, IP Singh & Kutle Khan Project takes place at Summer House Cafe in New Dehli, India, on April 17.
Image by Bharat Sikka