Soumya Das Gupta, son of legendary music director Sudhin Das Gupta launched a music company named 55 DB at Press Club of Kolkata. Present at the music launch ceremony were music director Surojeet and Subrata Bhattacharya, noted tabla players. Apart from the announcement of the launch of the music company, Soumya Das Gupta also launched their band Crossover’s first world music album called Ripples under the banner.
Speaking at the occasion, Soumya Das Gupta said “Our intention is to promote original material from any corner of the world and concentrate on the quality of such offerings. We look forward to partnerships with established artists of all genres as well as promising individuals and bands. 55 DB would be a one-stop music company where all individual musicians and even bands can get assistance to fulfill their dreams”.
Subrata Bhattacharya will be collaborating with this banner for the first album. “Ripples is a world music album that combines Hindustani Classical and Indian folk with elements of jazz, blues, rock, flamenco and Western classical music that is easy on ears and to be enjoyed by everyone across the globe”.
Music director and singer Surojeet was present to grace the album launch ceremony. “The aim of this new company is to promote good music, both traditional and modern and that a mix of both without limitations of language, region or country should be appreciated. At a time when music companies are shutting down due to piracy, this is indeed a great step taken by Soumya Das Gupta” said the singer cum music director.
With the launch of the music company 55DB in the city, more talents will get a platform to showcase their skills and the audience will be exposed to new music genres.