Amaal Mallik reunites with Nikitaa to remix her upcoming music video Bad Trip (Sitam)

Indie artist Nikitaa collaborates with music director Amaal Mallik to release a Lo-Fi-remix of ‘Bad Trip (Sitam)’

Popular Indian music producer Amaal Mallik has remixed Indie artist Nikitaa’s song ‘Bad Trip (Sitam)’. The two musicians who have collaborated in the past for the Hindi single ‘Zindagi Hai Abhi’ are back with a Lo-Fi remix out now on all platforms. Amaal Mallik gives the song a new twist by adding beautiful synths and samples.

The original song alternates between pop elements and driven by the dreamy rhythmic bass line, the song is filled with moody and vibrant synths, woodwinds and Middle Eastern-inspired strings along with percussion ranging from the djembe to Middle Eastern to Indian percussions.

Talking about what intrigued Amaal Mallik to work on this song, he shares, “What completely blew me about ‘Bad Trip’ was its songwriting and the thought process that Nikitaa had to write a song about a Bad Trip and speak about the feelings in her heart and to put something which defines the world today. It was an amazing feeling to hear someone that I’ve seen grow as an artist right in front of me, put out new music that is so wonderful and so new-age. We previously worked on ‘Zindagi Abhi’, and it was one of the first time we collaborated. This time I messaged her, saying that I really love this song of yours and I would like to do a remix for it. I’m so happy that I can do this and work with younger talent from this country and put out some love and support from me to these wonderfully talented artists. I think Nikitaa is one of the really talented and futuristic artists who I think has a beautiful journey coming up for her. So I wish her well and I hope people love this remix I’ve done for ‘Bad Trip’.”

Talking about the release, Nikitaa says, “Amaal was intrigued and interested in this song, and we decided that him working on a Lofi remix would be a wonderful idea. I feel like the remix elevates the song to a level of ethereal previously unheard from me in my work. Amaal is just as meticulous if not more than I am, I knew the minute we decided to do this that he would create magic and that’s exactly what he did! This is my second time collaborating with him musically and I feel like I always learn so much from his passionate and keen approach.”

LA-Mumbai-based musician Nikitaa has dabbled in many genres and languages. A singer, songwriter, director and producer – Nikitaa is a true-blue Indie breakout star – who combines ethereal Pop/RnB with a subtle nod to the South-Asian soundscape to bring a new genre she calls ‘Goddess Pop’.



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