Heavy Rotation: Gopi Sundar, Kiran Venna, Sandesh Shandilya & Srinath Vijay

New songs from Gopi Sundar, Kiran Venna, Sandesh Shandilya and Srinath Vijay...

Challa Chaap Chunariya (Sandesh Shandilya, Daas Dev) - Five different composers join hands for what's a heady trip, blending elements of rock and Indian folk to fantastic effect. But nothing beats Challa Chaap Chunariya, an arresting synth-folk fusion that recalls to mind Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's Chakora and Hota Hai in Mirzya.

Chithranga Nanne Chusavu, Shruthini Chusa (Kiran Venna, Vadena) - Chithranga.. rides on a mellifluous tune, but with a subtle 90's throwback vibe that's hard to miss. Dinker Kalvala, on the other hand, hits the bull's eye with his fabulous rendition of the lilting Shruthini.

Peythalinja Nimisham (Gopi Sundar, Captain) - P. Jayachandran and Vani Jayram once again join hands after the delectable Olanjali Kuruvi (1983), and the retro-styled melody is a keeper!

Ye Nimishamlo (Srinath Vijay, Idi Naa Love Story) - It's not in the least surprising that the melody fits Karthik like a glove. Srinath Vijay, for his part, adorns the tune with a lovely assortment of strings and hand-claps that makes it impossible not to like.