Bappi Lahiri, who recently completed 50 years in the music industry, opened up about his recent collaborations with pop stars Lady Gaga and Akon.
Bappi Lahiri, the king of the disco has recently completed 50 years in Bollywood. After giving lots of disco hits like Jimmy Jimmy, Disco Dancer, Tamma Tamma and many more the legendary music composer is all set to come back with the international stage. Yes! You heard it right. Bappi Lahiri is collaborating with international sensation Lady Gaga and everyone’s favorite Akon.
Bappi Lahiri collaborate with Lady Gaga and Akon
Speaking to the daily, the composer said that in the songs while he is singing in Hindi, Lady Gaga joins him in English. The report quoted him as saying, “Yes, two duets, with her singing in English and me in Hindi in my inimitable style. We are now waiting for the release to be greenlit, hopefully by the year-end. I also collaborated with Akon two months ago. That song should also be out soon.”
Bappi Lahiri also added, “The song took a long time to record because I introduced disco beats in Indian Antara, to come up with an innovative sound. I also experimented with a new singer, Parvati Khan. But see, almost four decades later, people around the world are still playing it as a rare tribute to an Indian composer. I’m overwhelmed and feel proud to be accorded this honour.”
The disco king Bappi Lahiri has also collaborated with DJ duo The Martinez Brothers and Tech House star Jamie Jones on two tracks. One of them is titled Bappi. The Martinez Brothers have also remixed Jimmy Jimmy on the occasion of the composer’s 50 years in the business.
On Sunday, Lady Gaga’s tweet grabbed the attention when she tweeted a Sanskrit shloka which read, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” which means, ‘May all beings everywhere be free and happy’. The singer is recuperating from a nasty fall she suffered during a concert in Las Vegas.