LISTEN: Diplo makes his Bollywood debut with ‘Phurrr’
Diplo recently confirmed that he was working on a song for Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming Bollywood film Jab Harry Met Sejal, much to the delight of Indian Bollywood and EDM fans, who had been longing for dance music to feature in a mainstream film for the past few years.
The track, titled “Phurrr,” sees Diplo team up esteemed Indian composer and music director Pritam to provide the background music for the track, which channels various elements of trap, bass house and dubstep to provide a unique background score. The track features celebrated Indian singer Mohit Chauhan as the lead vocalist, with Pritam acting as a support singer as well.
Phurrr is much more than just a hit collaboration between two leading artists in their respective fields; it is a collision of two completely contrasting cultures, and hopefully acts as a gateway for the entry of EDM into mainstream Indian cinema and Indian music culture.