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Indulge in the sultry sounds of Raj’s debut album, ‘Cultures & Opinions’

The 10-tracker offers lo-fi goodness, refined musicality & polyrhythmic mastery that’s perfect for winding down

  • Words: Amira Waworuntu | Image: Shabad Sarin
  • 16 April 2024
Indulge in the sultry sounds of Raj’s debut album, ‘Cultures & Opinions’

Rajkanwar Sodhi aka Raj has just released his debut album ‘Cultures & Opinions’, offering a sultry sonic repertoire of indie jazz, neo-soul, hip hop, r’n’b and electronic elements.

This release might not be your jam if you’re seeking high-energy bangers and intense beats, but we strongly suggest you take a listen as it offers a different yet undeniably captivating vibe.

Let’s just say it’s perfect for the wind-down.

His collaborative tracks like ‘Time is Money’, ‘Counting My Blessings’, and ‘Call Jesus’ guide listeners on a relaxing trip with soulful melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, while his instrumental compositions come as a testament to his unapologetic passion, rebellion and resilience as an independent artist.

Combining lo-fi goodness, refined musicality and polyrhythmic mastery, tracks like ‘Basement Jazz’ and ‘Anderson Says Hi’ underline his standing as an independent artist with ultimate freedom of experimentation.

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With the cool swagger of jazz coursing through its veins, Raj’s debut album is a sonic experience that refuses to be ignored.

His musical prowess extends beyond the album. With over eight million streams on Spotify and record deals with esteemed labels like Chill Beats Records, Lofi Chill Records, and Mutombo Records, he has solidified his place in the industry.

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Having pocketed performances at major events like Magnetic Fields, NH7 Weekender, and VH1 Supersonic, we can only expect to see the continual rise of the Delhi-based beatmaker.

Listen to ‘Cultures & Opinions’ here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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