#HGMusic: Listen To New Releases From Bagi Munda, Long Distances, & More

The Homegrown Music Round-Up
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Welcome to Homegrown's New Music Round-Up, the ultimate destination for discovering the week's hottest releases across all genres. Each week, we curate a handpicked and homegrown selection of fresh sounds. This week features post-punk revival, hip-hop and much more.

Stay by Jai Dhir

Punjabi sensation Jai Dhir welcomes the new year with his chart-topping single, Stay. The track boasts an upbeat tempo and captivating beats, showcasing Jai's musical talent and lyrical finesse. Addressing his beloved, the song delves into themes of longing and devotion, with Jai expressing a deep desire for trust and assurance in their relationship. He pledges unwavering commitment amid life's complexities and requests a place in the corner of her heart to Stay, creating a resonant and emotional musical experience for Punjabi music enthusiasts worldwide.

Listen to it below.

LDT by Bagi Munda

Bagi Munda's EP Player No. 1, his fifth project in collaboration with 5.5 Records, showcases his artistic vision and storytelling. The first released single from the EP, LDT, features artists like Arpit Bala, Bhappa, Dhanji, BoyBlanck, Jaskaran and dox. Hailing from Nayangaon, Bagi effortlessly switches between Punjabi, Hindi, and English, establishing himself as a versatile force in Indian hip-hop. With a cinematic influence, he stands out as rap's definitive anti-hero, embracing being hip-hop's rags to riches archetype and crafting a unique and audacious creative output.

Listen to the single below.

Delicate Surrender by Long Distances

Indie rock act Long Distances release their debut EP How the Mighty Will Fall. Navigating the crossroads of post-punk, shoegaze, dreampop, and synthpop, the band crafts a sonic landscape both familiar and contemporary. Each track showcases the band's versatility, featuring catchy leads, gritty rhythms, lush synths, driving bass, impactful drums, and dreamy vocals. Far from escapism, the EP engages with current realities, taking listeners on a thematic journey of loss, longing, disappointment, grief, acceptance, and resistance.

Listen to a track from the EP below.

Shahi Durbar by Pluto Monkey

Creative Bin Records presents the debut solo EP, Ethnic Transmission, by Delhi-based multi-instrumentalist producer Pluto Monkey. A culmination of years working on the 'new fusion' sound with various musicians in India, the EP aims to establish itself in the Indo-fusion scene, offering a unique blend of bold elements and ambient soundscapes rooted in the Eastern hemisphere. Pluto Monkey anticipates the project's resonance in the overseas circuit, filling a perceived gap for an authentic Eastern sound, bringing a taste of ethnic flavor beyond the Taj Mahal's realm.

Listen to a track from the EP below.

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