Style of Music
He is a versatile music director, giving music to different kinds of films. He has created many hit tunes for the Hindi music industry. In his great music career he never reused his songs' tuning manner as his every song is very different from each other on the basis of Instrument arrangement and Vocals' tuning format.
He is specially known for his incredible use of Tabla in some of his hit songs like Taal Pe Jab and Mere Humsafar from the movie Refugee, Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal of Main Hoon Na, Eli Re Eli of Yaadein and Baazigar O Baazigar of Baazigar. He has made music for Refugee, Josh, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Fiza, Yaadein, Aks, Asoka, Filhaal and Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai in just 2000 & 2001. The movie Baazigar received Filmfare award for best music direction.
Salient Music of Asoka
The music of Asoka has a rhythm and life of its own as it recreates a heady mix of powerful sensuousness. The high point of 'San Sanana' is the interesting use of the mridang. Sensuality casts its spell in 'Raat Ka Nasha' as immensely engaging track. 'Roshni Se' is a rich composition, which includes some awesome Buddhist chanting and the intriguing vocal chemistry between Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik. 'O Re Kanchi' captures the earthy feel of Oriya music, in addition to some funky drumbeats and enthusiastic vocals. 'Aa Tayar Hoja' proves to be a fast-paced, upbeat track that promises to grow on you after a couple of hearings.
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