Surat based band The Tapi Project recently launched a music video with MTV and our team connected with them to know more about the awesome things they are doing. Have a look at our quick conversation with The Tapi Project team.
Tell us something about The Tapi Project & your latest album.
The Tapi Project is mainly collaboration of composer and lyric writer Yogi Saniyawala and vocalist Swati Minaxi.
The debut album consists of 9 songs Indie, Pop, World Genres. The Tapi Project’s musical direction is about focusing more on the tones and soundscapes while retaining melody.
The music video for all 9 songs have been directed by Yogi and shot across Gujarat at various locations and will be out on National television channels such as MTV in coming month.
Tell us something about the team behind The Tapi Project.
Yogi a traveller, musician and film-maker, having one international album and an international short film to his credit.
His first album, Mastered by world renowned Bot Katz can be found on iTunes here. His debut short film Vyom’s Letters has travelled across the world in 7 international film festivals including UK and Bangladesh.
His major influences are Radiohead, Louise Armstrong, Miles davis, Pink Floyd Etc.
Swati Minaxi, Lead singer for the band, the entire album is woven around her distinct vocal style and vast range. Her influences includes Nina simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgrald, Thom yorke etc.
The collaborating musicians include Anand Joseph Mani, Tuheen Chakravorty (Indian Ocean), Dhruv Bedi, Julient Morretto (France), Osmanbhai on surando.
Tell us something about your band Odyssey
Yogi Saniyawala started Odyssey in 2009 as composer lyrics writer, singer and bass guitar player. Our music has been featured on VH1 and MTV. And we have played it live across India.
Tell us something about Paigam, the music video you recently launched with MTV
Paigam is one of the nine music videos we have made in our debut album, The Tapi Project. It is my second project, in newer. more wider direction. I with singer Swati have tried exploring new sounds. I wrote lyrics in Hindi this time, since I wanted this album to be in world music category and I believe our audience is out there in world. And with this music I want to give them sense of Indian soil and it’s fruits.
We wish The Tapi Project all the best in all their future endeavours. You can follow them on Facebook to keep updated with all the awesome stuff they are doing.
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