There is no greater star in Indian popular music today then Kailash Kher, a revered singer whose prodigious vocal gifts and inspiring personality have made him a household name across the sub-continent. He has lent his unique voice to dozens of Bollywood films, performed in front of crowds that number in the tens of thousands and is a popular television personality thanks to his role as a judge on Indian Idol, the local version of the popular talent search. One of the biggest celebrities in South Asia, Kher has recorded numerous chart-topping blockbusters with his band Kailasa, and his rapturous and soulful voice has captivated millions.
The magic of Kailash Kher & Kailasa has now been introduced to the world with the release of Yatra (Nomadic Souls), their first internationally distributed album, available in stores now on Cumbancha. The new album features brand new songs alongside original new studio and unplugged recordings of some of the band’s most appealing hits.
Edited, Produced & Directed by Richard Tintelnot & Marco Sohn
Camera by Chris Caliman
US-Version Directed by Flyy Kai
street // rap // video 02: Akon feat. Azad - Locked Up (2005)
(Bozz-Music / Urban / Universal)
This is the German video version of Akon's debut Single release "Locked Up". For the European release the track was reissued featuring rap artists from the respective release countries, e.g. Booba in France and Azad in Germany. This is the video we created for the German version of the song. We tried to visually connect the glossy footage of the US video with the street aesthetics of our previous work with Azad, so we decided to do a low-light 16mm shoot (our micro-budget was a factor as well, of course). Contrasting the stylized prison motif with the somewhat less glamorous confines of modern urban reality, the video managed to create its own identity and ended up spending 14 weeks in the German Single Charts.
The video has been resynched and a few color corrections have been tweaked since the realease of the original in 2005.