Bappi Lahiri or Alokesh Lahiri is a music director in the Hindi film industry. He popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions. He was popular in the 1980s with filmi soundtracks like Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal and Sharaabi among others. Bappi Lahiri popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema with an Indian flavour. Most of his songs would be rendered by singers Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. He launched Vijay Benedict and Sharon Prabhakar into the music industry. He also used Alisha Chinoy and Usha Uthup extensively for his compositions. Some of his music has often been sampled by international musicians, such as Dr. Dre, Truth Hurts, and Prodigy, among others. His Disco Dancer (1982) soundtrack has influenced songs by artists such as Devo, Ruki Vverh!, and M.I.A.. His most widely
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