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Wild City #131: Bjørn Torske

Bjorn Torske is undoubtedly one of the most influential DJs and producers from Norway who has had a significant hand in shaping the country’s electronic music scene. The renowned creative started his career at a local radio station in 1987, following which he’s had a number of successful tours around the world, as well as his debut on Boiler Room. With his impending arrival to India, we got in touch for a mix. The hour-long mix from Torske is...
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18 April 2017

Wild City #130: Monophonik

Monophonik’s sound is fresh, uplifting and lively. The solo project of Mumbai-based producer Shatrunjai Dewan, Monophonik takes an experimental approach to making music. Having studied audio engineering and trained in classical piano, Monophonik believes that electronic music can be performed live without having to playback pre-recorded audio. Curious to see what he could cook up, Monophonik dropped us a live 30-minute mix. From start to finish,...
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12 April 2017

Wild City #129: DJ Cheeba

Hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists today, DJ Cheeba is revered for his distinctive style. Recognised for his turntable and video manipulation, Cheeba is more than just a DJ; rather an audiovisual artist known for the broadest beats and the deepest video vaults. With his trademark polished blend of classic breaks, hip-hop, electronica, rock, D&B, and everything in between. Cheeba’s copy-paste style is unparalleled. In...
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29 March 2017

Wild City #128: Monica Dogra

Monica Dogra is a multi-faceted artist who is, at once, a singer, spoken-word artist, performer, dancer, actor, writer and now most recently a DJ. She first rose to fame as the founder and front-lady of Shaa’ir + Func, one of India’s most popular independent bands. With the duo, she performed at a multitude of clubs and festivals around the world and most recently also released her solo record ‘Spit’. Adding to her creative repertoire - she...
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15 March 2017

Wild City #127: N*hilate

N*hilate has a keen ear for rhythm. One of the country's most diverse DJs - he can effortlessly switch between styles based on the mood of a crowd. From indie and nu disco to deep house and funk, N*hilate always keeps the bevvy of dancing bodies entertained. #127 feels like a classic. A mix that cuts through tracks that a lot of us grew up with, some that we may have even discarded in our angsty teenage years. Tunes like ‘Dance Floor’ by Taste...
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09 March 2017

Wild City #126: Jivraj Singh

Jivraj Singh has been a staple member of the Indian music scene for a while. Having dabbled in a variety of projects, first with Skinny Alley, then its alter-ego PINKNOISE, Jivraj also joined forces with Sandunes on the renowned Perfectiming project and then had a fierce collab with Amyt Datta, it’s with Parekh & Singh that Jivraj is gaining the recognition he deserves - let's not forget that he was also selected to be a Red Bull Music Academy...
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23 February 2017

Wild City #125: Kaleekarma

Harshita Kalee, a.k.a Kaleekarma, first cut her teeth DJ’ing on the club circuit in Mumbai for a few years. During this inception period, she slowly started to gain prominence with her sets of deep house, electronica and 'ethno' techno. It’s a blend that’s over time become her signature style and replicated on her Wild City Mix. It’s both a strange and alluring trip through her tastes and a fantastic example of how to move people through unconventional...
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08 February 2017

Wild City #124: Gilles Peterson (Part 2)

Following Part 1, which we released earlier this week, we're thrilled to put out the 2nd part of Gilles Petersons's Wild City mix, and just like the first one, it exceeds expectations. On this forty-minute gem, he, again, draws from his array of records to flit effortlessly from tracks such as Joe Harriot and Amancio D’Silva' ‘Hum’, through to Dono Los Dourados’ ‘Jaipur’. Moving away from the relaxed sub-continental sensibilities of the...
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18 January 2017

Wild City #123: Gilles Peterson (Part 1)

DJ, broadcaster, producer and owner of Brownswood Recordings, Gilles Peterson rarely needs an introduction. His weekly Saturday afternoon radio show on BBC 6 Music brings in two million listeners globally. He’s had the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Jamie xx as guests and contributes to radio stations from Austria to Australia, Ukraine to Japan. Drawing from the depths of his collection, Wild City #123 is a beautifully strung collection...
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24 January 2017

Wild City #122: Bill Brewster

Mix #122 by Bill Brewster is warm, lively and effortlessly constructed. He’s been DJing since the late 80s and has played everywhere from Fabric to more intimate venues around the world, equipped with a range of music that covers everything from disco, house and funk to hip-hop, Brazilian bossa nova and Latin batucadas. Bill is also frontman and founder of his own deep house record label – Forensic. Apart from being a versatile selector, Bill...
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12 January 2017

Wild City #121: Burudu

Mumbai duo Burudu, made up of Nakul Sharma and Sahil Bhatia, keep it warm and easygoing for mix #121, exclusively for Wild City. Formed in early 2012, Burudu began without the intention of creating anything specific. Its founders simply wanted to experiment and play around with sound, and the outfit they’ve formed together today reflects that organic evolution and understanding of the others’ musical sensibilities. With an album coming soon and...
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16 December 2016

Wild City #120: Daisuke Tanabe

Japanese producer Daisuke Tanabe strings together a gentle, wintery medley of tunes for mix #120 before his India tour and performance at Magnetic Fields 2016. Chiba born Daisuke Tanabe is an RBMA graduate known for his atmospheric production layered with delicate, often Japanese inspired melodies. The former art student has also lived and worked in London, but currently lives in Tokyo where his studio is based. He recently announced an India tour...
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06 December 2016

Wild City #119: Nene Hatun

Turkish born German resident Nene Hatun, delivers an intense and darkly beautiful selection of tracks for mix #119. Classically trained musician and producer Beste Aydin is currently in India as part of Border Movement’s tailor-made BMR residency program. Born in Istanbul, raised in Turkey and currently residing in Berlin, Beste’s background is as varied as her music. The artist spent 7 years studying piano and composition in Stuttgart before...
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23 November 2016

Wild City #118: Ikonika

Hyperdub whiz Ikonika goes all in for mix #118 for Wild City in anticipation of her Asia tour. Sara Abdel-Hamid has been at the forefront of contemporary music worldwide ever since the release of her 2008 debut 12", 'Please/Simulacrum' via Kode9’s revered label Hyperdub. Like a lot of young producers making music in the mid and late 2000s, she was influenced by the dubstep and grime movements that were steadily taking over the UK at the time. It...
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16 November 2016

Wild City #117: Hybrid Protokol

Hybrid Protokol pay their respect to analogue and old-skool breakbeat Wild City’s mix #117. Kolkata duo Soumajit Ghosh and Aneesh Basu began their electronic project Hybrid Protokol about a year ago, and quickly began to make a dent in the scene with their analogue heavy approach to sound and unique live performances, that focus on synthesisers and hardware (you should seriously check out some of their live videos here). With a common passion for...
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10 November 2016

Wild City #116: Bruno Belissimo

You can’t help but move to Italian-Canadian DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bruno Belissimo’s disco heavy Mix #116… Part of a family of Italian immigrants who landed in Canada in the 70s, Bruno Belissimo spent most of his childhood in the suburbs of Toronto, where his father owned a movie rental business (also making his own sci-fi experimental films and playing as a guitarist in Canadian fusion band Ummo) and his mother ran a small café. The...
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12 October 2016

Wild City #115: Paraphoniks

For Mix #115, Mumbai based live analogue-duo Paraphoniks sent us an upbeat selection of current influences and old favourites, tied in with some forward thinking original production from their most recent release – Yarns. Comprised of Shatrunjai Dewan and Sid Shirodkar, Paraphoniks has been on our radar since the released of their debut album ‘Handwired’, which we featured in our Dropbox Talent section. The outfit has gone from strength to strength...
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05 October 2016

Wild City #114: French Toast

Mix #114 from French Toast a.k.a. Frank McWeeny is an upbeat jumble of infectious disco and house that’s tailored to kick up a storm on the dancefloor. The ace selector has been behind the booth spinning records and as a radio presenter (his French hometown, Rennes during his teenage years before spreading out to the UK) ever since he was old enough to get into a studio. The half-English, half-French DJ and producer’s musical sensibilities and...
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22 September 2016

Wild City #113: Tarqeeb

Ashish Jose, better known by his alias Tarqeeb, represents the Motherland with an energetic mix that showcases some of the best dance music India has to offer right now. Tarqeeb began his journey in electronic music in 2012 after stints in metal and psy-trance. The producer focuses largely on DnB and other offshoots of bass music, though he prefers not to confine his sound by labels. Jose also extends his creativity to the art space on Instagram –...
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18 August 2016

Wild City #112: Cosmic Attic

Sharath Narayan a.k.a. Cosmic Attic keeps it current on Mix #112 with a bright, forward-thinking range of RnB, electronica and hip-hop. The first time we saw Sharath Narayan was in Chennai with his alt-rock band, and only project at the time - Black Letters. Since then, he’s launched his solo venture Cosmic Attic with an impressive debut EP, titled ‘Climb’ (reviewed here) and live performances acorss the country. The 24 year old producer/DJ...
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04 August 2016

Wild City #111: Chhabb

Mix #111 by Mumbai based Chhabb a.k.a Rahul Chhabria is a journey through rich, melodic deep house and techno that’s been tailored for the dance floor. The DJ and producer has been has played alongside the likes of Finnebassene, German Brigante, A guy called Gerald and Popof in the past and we thought it was about time that he sent us over some new tunes to listen to. Chhabb’s music is influenced mainly by house, acid and techno. He's an old-school...
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30 June 2016

Wild City #110: Ramsha

Toronto based Pakistani musician Ramsha Shakeel’s mix for Wild City features an evocative range of ambient, neoclassical and drone tailored to melt away the bustle of daily life. Ramsha has been on our radar ever since the release of her beautiful 2015 debut EP ‘Daastanemarg’, which we strongly recommend you listen to here. Summer time that year also saw the producer take part in a two week long music residency in Karachi called Soundcamp, which...
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07 June 2016

Wild City #109: Audio Units

Bangalore based duo Audio Units showcases a more downtempo, laid back-side to their aesthetic in Wild City Mix #109. Brothers Ashwin Baburao and Ashrith Baburao have been making music together as Audio Units since the early 90s. Ashwin had already established himself as a selector by 2000, playing at large festivals and venues across the country, while Ashrith dived into the self-described ‘geekier’, more technological side of things. Audio Units’...
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11 May 2016

Wild City #108: Ro.

Cotton Press Studio co-founder and one half of Nicholson, Rohan Ramanna – a.k.a. Ro., delivers a soulful selection of smooth R&B, hip-hop and electronica for mix #108. The Mumbai based recording engineer, drummer and music producer is probably best known for his staggeringly beautiful music as one half of Nicholson. Most of Ramanna’s time, however, is spent helping other people make music at Cotton Press Studios, which he founded with the...
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27 April 2016

Wild City #107: Slugabed

Ninja Tune beatnik and Activia Benz founder Slugabed offers up a selection of filtered, twisted bass and metallic melody for Wild City Mix #107. If you’re not already clued in on London based producer and DJ Slugabed, he can best be described as contemporary bass music’s leading meme informed (self confessed), polychromatic and gifted oddity. Nothing about him is completely straightforward or black and white. Ever since he emerged on the scene...
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13 April 2016

Wild City #106: Epic Empire

Wild City Mix #106 comes from French hip-hop and electronic music producer and DJ Epic Empire. Parisian future bass artist Epic Empire a.k.a. Fabrice Delcambre is all set to tour India at the end of the month with Mixtape. The artist, who has earned a formidable reputation for his carefully structured sets and bass heavy, hip-hop influenced electronic productions will be playing in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune from 21 to 24 April . Epic Empire...
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08 April 2016

Wild City #105: Karl Hungus

Reunion Island selector Karl Hungus delivers a diverse selection of funk for Wild City Mix #105. Resident DJ at Sakifo Musik Festival and one of Reunion Island's biggest concert halls Kabardock, Karl Hungus is the latest contributor to our mix selection at Wild City. Many of you will remember the expert selector from his recent India tour with Mixtape and performance at the 2016 edition of The Lost Party. He’s known to always be on the lookout for...
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21 March 2016

Wild City #104: JESSOP&CO.

Experimental Kolkata based duo JESSOP&CO. pick a diverse and immersive selection of tunes for Wild City Mix #104. “We have no musical talent, but if we don’t do this, we will go crazy.” We first heard JESSOP&CO. after they sent us a private SoundCloud link with this cheeky imgur attachment. They’ve held our interest since then with the debut ‘সূক্ষ্ম’ EP and more recent live performances at REProduce’s Listening...
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07 March 2016

Wild City #103: Aniruddh Menon

Bangalore based Aniruddh Menon, known best for his work with Machli and newly formed label Consolidate compiles a selection of unreleased material for Wild City Mix #103. Menon launched his eponymous solo project last year with his impressive first EP ‘Another Summer’. However, the first time we heard of him was when he still played with Musharraf Shaikh, Sandhya Visvanathan and Maitreya Mer with Machli, a band, which despite splitting up (hopefully...
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17 February 2016

Wild City #102: Midival Punditz

Pioneers of the Indian electronic scene, The Midival Punditz offer up a retrospective of their sound for Wild City Mix #102. The past decade or so has seen an undeniably meteoric rise in the popularity of electronic music in India. In simpler times, before festivals like VH1 Supersonic and Sunburn took off (circa 1997, in the age of Anu Malik and the Colonial Cousins) Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj - known together as Midival Punditz, sowed the first...
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20 January 2016

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