`Deepcentral` has a huge fanbase in India

Updated: Dec 06, 2010, 13:23 PM IST

Panaji: Popular Romanian band Deepcentral, who is in India for a multiple city tour, has found a new fan base in the country thanks to social networking websites.

The band`s popular song `Cocaine` and `Russian Girl` are already a hit with the club going crowd in India and other European nations and they attribute their fame to the world wide web, which continues to fetch them fans from different corners of the world.

"It`s a great platform. You upload your album on websites like facebook and within hours you have thousands of listeners across the globe," Doru Torodut, one of the two members from the band told reporters.

`Deepcentral`, currently on India tour, wrapped up their four cities trip in Goa after performing at Kolkatta, Delhi and Pune. In Goa, they performed at `Club Mambo` on Baga beach on Sunday night.

The two-member band had their song `Cocaine` exclusively released through myspace.com and facebook.com in 2010 and it went on to become a big hit and though they don`t earn anything by releasing their songs online, the increased fanbase has helped them in their tours.

"We had Romanian and Bulgarian Radio stations playing the song but we had to stop them playing it. We told them that it was exclusively for the internet," Torodut says.

"Online release is for our friends and Internet fans. It`s more important to tell the world that we are producing such kind of music," said George Calin, another band member.

The band, which was nominated for MTV EMA awards 2010, said that their song `Cocaine` became a success after it was on the facebook. "We received great feedback after it was on the net somewhere around April, this year," Torodut said.

`Cocaine` success has now inspired the band to get another album of theirs released online, just for internet fans. "Our next project is bigger. It will be with the video," he said.

Asked about Indian music exposure, the band said that they found it interesting but technically difficult.

The band composed its first song `Cry it Away` in 2006 and took almost two years to record it in studio.

PTI