Instant Karma (band)

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Instant Karma
Origin Mumbai, India
Genres Versions
Years active 1996–2006
Labels Sony Music
Members Ehsaan Noorani
Loy Mendonsa
Farhad Wadia

Instant Karma is an Indian band formed by Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa and Farhad Wadia most popular for its albums Dance Masti and its sequels. According to them, they do "versions, not remixes"[1]

History[edit]

Instant Karma was formed after Bally Sagoo came out with his album of versions Bollywood Flashback in mid 1990s. Ehsaan and Loy thought of starting a band to do something comparable, if not better. They just did a couple songs one of them being Dil Kya Kare and forgot about them. Then Sony Music marketed Dil Kya Kare and it was a huge hit. After that Ehsaan, Loy and Farhad started with Instant Karma and compiling albums regularly.[2]

Instant Karma employed many talented voices such as Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer.

The first two albums in the Dance Masti collection have sold about 700,000 (700,000) copies.[3]

Discography[edit]

Dance Masti (1996)

Return of Dance Masti (1999)

Dance Masti... Again (2002)

Dance Masti Forever (2006)

Best of Dance Masti (3 CD Compilation)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rediff.com/entertai/2002/aug/14ehsaan.htm Retrieved 16 November 2007
  2. ^ http://sify.com/movies/bollywood/fullstory.php?id=14272751 Retrieved 16 November 2007
  3. ^ http://www.onlypunjab.com/interviews/instant_karma.html Retrieved 16 November 2007