Electronic Dance Music…another first in Bollywood

DJ Nucleya,...EDM is the rage.

DJ Nucleya,…EDM is the rage.

Electronic dance music, better known as EDM, is the rage these days and it is getting hotter and louder now. An upcoming road movie, Sunshine Music Tours and Travels, will have electronic music as background score for the first time in a Bollywood film.

The man behind music is DJ Nucleya, the country’s most celebrated EDM artiste, who is popular with teens and young adults for his signature Bollywood remixes that use elements of drum and bass and everything from traffic sounds to Carnatic music. Nucleya, whose real name is Udayan Sagar, made his Bollywood debut with Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013) and composed Let’s Nacho for Kapoor And Sons earlier this year.

His track, Mumbai Dance, was used in Manoj Bajpayee-starrer short film, Taandav. However, this will be the first time that the Delhi-based musician scores the background music for a Hindi film entirely. Joining him will be four international music producers, but their identities are under kept a secret. The score will have bass-heavy dance songs — Aaja, Mumbai Dance and F-K Nucleya at specific points to connect the dots. “I am honoured they fit the bill,” says Nucleya, who is working on new material for another Bollywood film.

Producer Shailendra Singh, who makes his directorial debut with Sunshine Music Tours and Travels, says, “Nucleya’s album and the chosen tracks do justice to the film. He will play a significant role in the background score, which also feature four international musicians. The songs have been used at certain points in the film.For instance, there’s an element in the climax where the song, Mumbai Dance, comes in. People treat background scores of films rather casually. I believe that if you shut your eyes and don’t see the film, the background score lets you feel it.”

Sunny Kaushal, son of action director, Shyam Kaushal and brother of Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal, is making his debut in the film. – CINEWS

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