Amaal Mallik (composer) and Armaan Malik (singer) are two of the youngest talents that the Indian music industry has ever seen! The star musicians have had a fantastic year (2018) with several hit numbers. So when we sat down for an exclusive chat with them, we asked them about their journey, their hopes, aspirations and much more. During the conversation they also spoke about their stints as judges on different musical reality shows as well as Salman Khan’s influence on their career. However, it was not us, but Amaal and Armaan who raised a crucial question! When we asked them about the current music scenario and the future of Indian music, both of them questioned the remix trend that is dominating Bollywood currently!
While Amaal Mallik doesn’t have an issue with the trend, the number of remixes being made is his main concern. As he reveals to us exclusively, “There are trends and sometimes you have to follow them. And I don’t blame anyone because the people above us, like a label or a producer, has the power. So I never blame composers directly! Obviously, I’ve done remixes too, Tanishk Bagchi has done it, Rochak Kohli has done it. We all have done it! But the volume has been my biggest concern, it is too much now!”
The composer further adds, “Earlier one song would be remade out of 200 songs. But now what is happening is that, in one year, there are 80 remixes and 20 originals. And the money spent on promoting songs on radio and television is more for the remixed versions than the originals. That’s why you see the millions of views on them.”
Check out our full video interview with Armaan Malik and Amaal Malik right here:
But how to get out of this trends? Amaal tell us his mantra. He says, “I don’t recommend others to follow what I did. I left 16 – 17 films, which is a risk to your career, because I need something exciting to do a film. If a producer calls me to compose one song, that one song needs to be original. If he calls me for two, I don’t mind doing a remake, but I want the freedom to do one more, which is an original. Or else what is my credibility? Why am I coming on to your album? To do someone else’s remix and take their credit away and not even mention it in an interview? I don’t believe in it!”
Armaan Malik also agrees with his brother! As he adds, “I feel the present scenario is messed up. As a creative person it is very less conducive, especially for the kind of music we want to do! But this happens in every industry and during this buffer period, a lot of negative things happen. But the outcome is good. Coming to your question, about the future of our music industry, it is going to be great.” What are your thoughts about this whole conversation about remixes? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also check out our whole video interview above to see all the revelations made by Amaal Mallik and Armaan Malik!