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Midival Punditz's track selected for FIFA World Cup

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Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 13:48 [IST]

Indian rock electronica band Midival Punditz is among the Indian bands that"s making waves with their music. Their song, Atomizer, a rollicking, foot-stomping track from the band's third album Hello Hello is featuring in the official 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa video game. Their international record label Six Degrees in the USA brought about the deal.

Midival Punditz is an alternative world-fusion electronica rock band which consists of two of Delhi's finest music connoisseurs, Tapan Raj and Gaurav Raina. The duo combines a lot of genres including bhangra, jungle, electronica, and Hindustani classical music among others and uses a range of instruments in their range such as the dhol, tumbi, sarod, santoor, dholak, tanpura, tabla, surbahar, swarmandal, sarangi, sitar, and bansuri, and putting them together with the synthesizer and drum machine.

Tapan is jubilant over the achievement and being the only Indian group featuring in the soundtrack of the game and to see their song going this far is exciting for him. He believes that a platform like the World Cup is a great shot at moving up as sports-based video games tend to garner a huge fan base.

According to Tapan, 'Atomizer' is a rock electronica pop track which makes splendid material for the dance club scene. The track has always been received with a great response from audiences each time it has been played.

However, this is not the first time the band"s music has been used in video games. Need for Speed – Carbon, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Ashes Cricket 2009 have also featured the Punditz's compositions. The version selected is Pathaan's remix of the original track.

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