Volume 6, Issue 1 | January 2019 ISSN: 2395-2547

Press Release

Assamese SoundCloud Sensation Axl Hazarika Releases controversial EDM music video - “Neta Song”

Axl Hazarika, an Assamese experimental artist, who has been leading India on SoundCloud’s Global Trance Top 10 charts, releases his new music video ‘Neta Song’. The video is an attempt to troll the corrupt politicians of our society. The music video is directed by Axl Hazarika.

Song Title - Neta Song

Artist - Axl Hazarika (এক্সেল হাজৰিকা)
Song, Concept, Video Direction & Editing - Axl Hazarika

Facebook Video link - https://www.facebook.com/axlhazarika/videos/305590890147928/

Youtube video link -  https://youtu.be/6F_79Nn_OG0

The music video already became viral on facebook by becoming the first music video from Assam to get around 2 lakh reach and 70 thousand views within 24 hours.

The song falls under the EDM genre which is currently a big rage in the international scene. The lyrics of the song is compiled after an online contest on Instagram & Twitter among the youth of Assam. Due to which the lyrics contain some unparliamentary words like “Kela”, “Ghanta”, “Aal-Baal”, etc. The words are decided not to be censored in the internet version after consultation with veteran filmmakers of Assam and the International scene.
Axl Hazarika is an experimental music artist from northeast India. Axl recently became the first and only Indian artist to rank in SoundCloud Top 10 Global Trance music charts & Billboard music charts. Axl is also credited with the first animation video - Hum Badal Gaye from northeast India officially certified and censored by the Central Board of Film Certification, India & the first 3D animation video from Assam - The Blind Dog.

Also, the Assamese music video ‘Goru Bihu Song’, directed by Axl Hazarika, has been selected to be officially screened at one of the largest international film festivals in Europe - 47th Sehsüchte, which took place from 25th to 29th of April 2018 at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF housed at Babelsberg Film Studio, the oldest large-scale film studio in the world, producing films since 1912.

Axl Hazarika’s videos has made tremendous impact in the global arena with the official selection at more than 100 International Film festivals across countries like Russia, Germany, UK, Italy, Africa, the United States, etc. which includes major festivals like 47th Sehsüchte(Germany), 29th Istanbul International Film Festival(Turkey), 60th St. Petersburg International Film Festival (Russia), The Golden Peak Film Festival (Russia), Saint Vladimir Film Festival (Russia), Caribbean Film Festival (USA), Cardiff International Film Festival (UK), APA Film Festival (USA), 4th International CGA (Germany),  International Tourism Film Festival (Maldives), 23rd Film Festival della Lessinia (Italy), etc.

Axl, currently the technical head of Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive, is involved in a lead role in developing northeast India’s largest government-run digital archive - Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive, that aims to store and preserve for posterity archival materials of all kinds including music, videos, films, documentaries, texts, and photographs.