With Mog, Armaan Malik & Bappi Lahiri to Sing in Konkani Album ‘Mog Asom 2’
With Mog (Love), Armaan Malik-Bollywood’s Newest Singing Idol & Bappi Lahiri- Bollywood’s original Disco King to Sing in Konkani Music Album ‘Mog Asom 2’-composed by Mangaluru’s duo Joel Rebello along with his buddy, Darrel Mascarenhas- and the album will be released on Christmas Eve-December 24, 2017
Mangaluru: Darrel Mascarenhas and Joel Rebello’s (both of them hailing from Mangaluru) ” Mog Asom-2″ featuring Armaan Malik-Bollywood’s Newest Singing Idol & Bappi Lahiri- Bollywood’s original Disco King are taking Konkani Music to next highest level. So far they have released only 2 teasers reveling Armaan Malik Bollywood playback singer, composer and songwriter and second one Gonzaga Coutinho from Portugal who is a pianist, singer, author, composer of several musical works, obtained all his musical inspiration in the 60’s. The fans of Konkani music during Christmas season will be really excited with this news as Joel and Darrel are known to give the best, experiment new and win. No doubt that “Mog Asom 2” – will be an unique album with complete package of variety of songs and could reach a record breaking sale in the Konkani music Industry. The album will be released at multiple centres on Christmas Eve-December 24.
Recalling ‘Mog Asom’ released in 2007, and in that album one of the songs, “Ye Naari Ye”, is quite popular played during Konkani functions- apart from that it is also a favourite number in Kudla. Joel said the response so far has been overwhelming and this is evident from the fact that fans have changed their display pictures on social media to Mog Asom 2. Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Joel and Darrel said, “Music is beyond liking and a hobby for us. Music is our Passion and an essential part of our Life.“ They definitely need no introduction, as their unmatchable quality and award-winning work has kept them shining and on top of the charts throughout. But for those who know just a little about them, here’s a brief introduction.
About Joel Rebello:
Since childhood apart from academics, Joel Rebello was actively involved in the entertainment sector and is incredibly active till date. He has been the Backing Vocalist for Lucky Ali of the Bollywood fame. Joel was the only Vocalist chosen from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (Winning Band) for the Money Gram International Cricket for Peace initiative during Cricket World Cup 2011. Performing for over 200 stage shows at various platforms, He continues to keep the audience enthralled and swinging to his music till date. Currently he works as a Promo Producer and Programmer for Radio Commercials at 92.7 Big FM – Mangaluru
About Darrel Mascarenhas:
Darrel has left no stone unturned with his unmatchable achievements. He graduated with the honor of being awarded the “Advanced Achievement Award” at Full Sail University, U.S.A, where he obtained his Degree in Recording Arts. Darrel has produced the Background score for documentaries and worked as an Assistant for movies, namely “Minions”, “Batman Vs Superman” as well as for famous TV Series such as “Burn Notice” and “State Affairs” and as a Composer for the series “Desperate Housewives”. He has worked as a Mix and Mastering Engineer and Music Programmer for various albums, namely “Un-masked” released under the banner of Universal Record Music and many more in different languages. He won the Award of “Best Music Arranger” at the Maand Sobhaan, Konkani Global Awards as well as the “Audience Choice Award” for “Best Music Editing” for the 48-hour film project, “Soundtrack—The Next Step”. He currently holds the position of Music Composer/Sound Designer at Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT) at Reno, Nevada in the U.S.A.
The Duo, “Joel Rebello & Darrel Mascarenhas” have produced the campaign Theme Song titled “Namo” for the “Prime Minister of India”, Shri Narendra Modi. They have produced music and rendered their voice for TV Commercials of leading banks such as State Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Karnataka Bank, Dena Bank and many more and have also composed and produced caller tunes for Corporation Bank, Karnataka Bank and UCO Bank. Joel and Darrel have also produced music for various products branding such as Campco chocolate, OXY face wash (Japans No.1 brand- Rohto), IANT and many more.
They have performed at “MTV Roadies- Season 7”. Adding another feather to their cap was being awarded the “Winning Band” at the Money Gram International – Cricket for peace Initiative, Being #1 in Karnataka State and #2 internationally for their Single “Aao Gao” for Cricket World Cup 2011. Their television commercial for Canara Bank won the Silver Award from the Public Relations Council of India. They have worked with legends such as Remo Fernandes, Usha Uthup and Guru Kiran. The duo continues to capture hearts and minds of people across the globe with their excellent quality in Music. After numerous Accolades, they are now in the progress of Releasing their Album “Mog Asom 2”.
The Album is going to comprise of Originals composed by Joel and Darrel and a few re-makes of some of the all-time famous Konkani Songs by the Legendary Composers of the Konkani Music Industry. The album is going to be a musical treat of various genres, with having recorded some of the Finest Musicians across the globe, and the Mixing-Mastering being done in one of the most well equipped and advanced technology graded Studio’s in the USA by none other than Darrel Mascarenhas himself.
“We are glad that a lot of Konkani Legendary Composers like Alex Madtha- Puttur (Ye Naari Ye Fame), Henry D’souza, Baab Eric Ozario (Maand Sobhaan), Patrao Brothers (Anil & John Patrao), Melwyn Peris, have contributed to Konkani Industry from our childhood days inch by bit. Today an effort is made to bring back these Legendary Composers of our Childhood under one roof in “Mog Asom 2”, says the Duo
Both Joel and Darell also mentioned- “We are proud and happy to say that we have some of the Legendary and most Trending Bollywood Vocalists also rendering their voice for our Album, with most of them singing in Konkani for the first time. Out of the many, we have already recorded Armaan Mallik, Bappi Lahari and we would like to keep the other names a surprise till the release”
Joel said it took Darrel and him a decade to come up with the sequel to Mog Asom as it is an expensive affair. “We do this only for the love of music and in a bid to boost the Konkani music. With the advent of social media, songs get circulated online and there is not much musicians can do about it. However, we are happy that we have played our part in revolutionizing the Konkani music world,” he said. “Without Lyrics, our tunes would have only half the life than it should have. We have Lyricists such as “Wilson Kateel” …. etc. who have penned down beautiful lyrics making our tunes sound twice as good. We promise to Deliver Music that will stay in your hearts forever!! Mog Asom” sign off the duo Joel & Darrel
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