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During this lockdown madness, if you are trying to regain your sanity, here is an extended play by one of the most talked about Indie-rock bands from the Northeast. Trance Effect is all set to drop their debut EP on May 8 and it is certainly going to be a game changer. Titled as Clowns, the five-track EP is going to make you want do dance, trip over the melodic grooves but most importantly it is sure going to make you reflect on your perspective about LOVE. VibesMojo got an exclusive opportunity to listen to some tracks from the EP and we couldn’t help but give out some spontaneous dance moves while listening to their beautifully crafted grooves and melodies. It was an immense pleasure and also an honour to get the opportunity of an exclusive listening session during the lockdown, a very unique opportunity we should say. During the…

Love needs no particular time for celebration, however when a day, February 14 is clearly demarcated as a day of love, it gets a complete new makeover. Add on to it a ballad that is released on this very day, commemorating the powerful emotion and we have different ballgame all together. The master of love song, Alobo Naga has dropped his happy love song on the most romantic day of the year. The song begins with a clean and mellow guitar pluck which is then accompanied by the enchanting voice of Alobo Naga hence culminating into a beautiful tune that can make any listener lose oneself in the world of love. Check the song below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPqRrSLU_3A The 3 minute song which is in Sumi dialect starts off by thanking the almighty for creating love. The song then goes on to turn into an ode and a vow that a lover…

What more would you expect on Valentine’s Day from one of Northeast India’s outstanding artistes, a torch bearer for the music industry of the region and the country? Yes! Alobo Naga from Dimapur, Nagaland is releasing a single on February 14 to mark valentine’s day in true Alobo Naga style. Titled as Kikimiye Le the song is a simple acoustic love song, in Sumi dialect. Alobo in a conversation with VibesMojo said that the song was written by Vikiyeto Noel Jimomi and recorded at Newlife Studio in Dimapur. The song is getting mixed and mastered by Jackto Wotsa. On why the song is in local Sumi dilect, he said, “Usually people sing English songs only because we don’t have much love songs in local dialect, usually local dialect songs are gospel. So I thought why not compose a love song for singers who want to sing in weddings”. Alobo said that the…

Here’s a band from the southernmost part of the India that has been bringing happiness and joy through its music. With a catchy name, When Chai Met Toast (WCMT) has been churning some equally catchy numbers, thereby garnering a huge fan following from across the country. https://youtu.be/JNj_JhhvYhM The band describes its music as ‘happy’ and consists of four well-equipped musicians who met through the internal music scene of Cochin in Kerala. With Ashwin Gopakumar as the frontman, who also helps out with the guitars, Achyuth Jaigopal as the banjo and guitar player, Pai Sailesh as the drummer and Palee Francis as the man behind the keys and also the producer for the band, WCMT brings in all the right flavours to make listeners smile and tap along with the music. With a generous sprinkling of Malayalam, Hindi and English lines, WCMT’s songs are a delight to listen to. While having…

Dimapur witnessed an evening filled with pure soulful music at Hope and Dream Bakery on October 5, where five singer-songwriter artistes from the town clubbed together to give an awesome treat of authentic music to their fans at ‘ECHOES 2.0: The Autumn Dream’. https://youtu.be/59Bc17qwILQ The event was a product of four well-furnished songwriters and singers from Nagaland — Imliakum Aier, Jonathan Yhome, Abdon Mech and Tokaholi Chishi. The cosy show radiated the pure essence of storytelling as the artistes got intimate with their fans in sharing their songs and also the story behind their original songs. After the show, Aier said: “Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the show. We are all taken aback at the response and support we got. The sold out show proves that there is a market for such music in our state and I hope that this opens the door for…