Karpagame (VGo Remix) | Aks ft. Jayanth Krishnamurthi
Mobile Listening: https://soundcloud.com/officialvgo1/karpagame
After making 'Carnatic Trap' in late 2014, I was looking to do more original Indian classical fusion mixes, so I remixed Aks' take on the "Karpagame", one of Papanasam Sivan's classic compositions on Devi ft. some excellent vocals by Jayanth Krishnamurthi. This is what I wrote about the mix when it released in 2015:
Steeped in thousands of years of rich tradition, Carnatic music is truly unique form of art that has ultimately become an important part of Indian heritage. Today, I proudly present my remix of “Karpagame”, a famous piece composed by Papanasam Sivan during the 1930s. While the original song is in the Raga Madhyamavati, my remix is a Madhyamavati/Sree Hybrid. The piece incorporates a large breath of other musical influences, including jazz, western orchestration, a little Chinese influence, as well as plenty of hip hop. Headphones advised. Thank you all so very much for your continued appreciation of my work.
Since then, the track was choreographed by Saleena Khamamkar in 2019, and by Chiinthu Sarvananthan (featured on IndianRaga Labs)in 2020. Check out their choreography to this mix:
The Khamamkar Sisters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XvSGmu2KMQ
Raga Labs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5K47CRU0Lg
Aks & Lakshmi (Singer: Jayanth Krishnamurthi)