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Listen: 'fre$h' By Profound

Delhi-based producer, Profound just dropped his latest EP, ‘fre$h’. Though he's refusing to call it an EP, ‘fre$h’ is exactly that. Every track is a tight, controlled and measured beat - littered with classic samples and braggadocio quotes. Throughout the EP, he manages to straddle boom-bap rap and subvert vintage break beats by nullifying their jackin’ energy while maintaining its essence. On tracks like ‘Sentences for Dilla’ and ‘Aint’...
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20 February 2017

Listen: 'Veils' By ramsha

Ramsha Shakeel is one of the more interesting artists to come out of the Pakistani music scene. Now Toronto-based she’s predominantly known for her ambient and drone sounds, an amalgamation of the two that she dovetails beautifully on her ‘VEILS’ EP. Shakeel first popped up on our radar, following the release of her 2015 ‘Daastanemarg’ EP. Since then she has also taken part in the two-week long Soundcamp residency in Karachi, initiated by...
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20 February 2017

First Listen: 'slowdowngf' by Profound

Delhi-based producer Profound has just put out the second single, ‘slowdowngf’, from his upcoming EP, ‘fre$h.’ The track, reminiscent of peak-Dilla, is a throwback to the golden age of hip-hop, that boom-bap era that seems forgotten but is masterfully brought back into the spotlight through Profound’s work. Part of the up-and-coming Knowmad imprint, Profound’s upcoming EP marks a significant year for the producer. Following the recent...
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17 February 2017

You Can Now Press Your Ashes Into A Vinyl

For those who love music and are looking to immortalise themselves, there’s now a simple solution: turn your ashes into a vinyl album. A service offered by UK company Andvinyl, their basic package will take your actual cremated ashes and press them into 30 discs. Each disc will have a total of 25 minutes of audio (12 minutes on each side).. Apart from providing your ashes, you have to supply the sound beforehand from an original voice recording...
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17 February 2017

New Music: 'Sinking Straight' By Lacuna

‘Sinking Straight’ is a 4-track EP from Delhi-based producer Mihir Raina that’s full of glitchy trip-hop and dreamy electronica. Raina released the EP under his experimental project moniker, Lacuna, which marks his first official electronica EP release. Raina cut his teeth playing in bands around Delhi since his school days, but it’s this electronic side that’s piqued people’s interest. Lacuna’s first release was ‘Windbreath’, a...
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15 February 2017

Full Details Emerge For ADE Global Sessions Mumbai

The 2nd edition of Amsterdam Dance Event Global Sessions will be taking place in Mumbai over a three-day period from 23 to 25 February. A conference and series of events that hopes to connect the emerging Indian electronic music scene with the rest of the world. The first Indian edition of the ADE Global Sessions brought together like-minded individuals from the electronic music community. The event involved inspirational business discussions, fully...
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15 February 2017

Event Preview: The GIFixibit by Design Fabric

The founders of Taxi Fabric, which aroused everyone’s interest last year, are back with a new collaborative platform called Design Fabric. On 15 February Soul Patch in Mumbai will be hosting an event from 6.30pm onwards. Tickets for the event are Rs 300. Taxi Fabric, which was a collaboration between top-tier designers from Mumbai, fitted unique textile patterns inside taxis and rickshaws. The patterns were inspired by indigenous cultures and symbols....
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14 February 2017

First Listen: 'Love Machine' by Dirty Jays

The Dirty Jays have just released a brand new single, 'Love Machine', from their upcoming EP, 'People of the Night'. The track features Tejas Menon on vocals and is a throwback to the 80s synth-pop scene. A live electronica duo, the Dirty Jays are based out of Mumbai and comprise of producer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Stu (Dirty) and Jay (Jay). Since forming in 2015, the duo have already performed as part of Nicholson's full band at various...
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14 February 2017

Indian Music Experience – India’s First Experiential Music Museum

More information has been revealed about the highly anticipated launch of Bangalore's Centre for Indian Music Experience (IME). The first of its kind in India, the Bangalore-based institution is unmatched as an arts initiative. It's an experiential music gallery dedicated to exploring India's cultural nuances through its music. The aim of the centre is simple: to educate audiences, especially young people, about India’s rich musical diversity. An...
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13 February 2017

Event Preview: Lazy Daze Feat. Big City Harmonics & More

Lazy Daze is a new event by No Thepla Holidays, taking place in Pune on 18 February. Featuring music curated by Pune's upcoming music discovery platform, AkaBo, cold beer on tap from independent brewing companies, and a family friendly atmosphere, the event aims to create the perfect environment for lazy weekends. The initiative will feature performances by Big City Harmonics, Bassister, Verlichete and Spaede in the beautiful garden of Sanskriti Lifestyle. No...
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13 February 2017

Call For Applications: Indie Art Week

If you’re an independent creative and think you deserve more recognition for your work, Indie Art Week may just be your solution. The 7 day festival offers a platform for artists across various disciplines to have their work displayed, talked about and potentially sold. Peter Cat Recording Co. bassist Rohan Kulshreshtha is the mastermind behind the event alongside Tanmay J Chakraborty with support behind the scenes from Shiv Ankit Ahuja, Vivek Boray,...
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10 February 2017

Delhi: Ableton Live User Group Meet 2017

The Ableton Live User Group Meet is a place for independent musicians and producers to connect. It’s a space for those who are passionate about making music and willing to share their knowledge and experience with one another. Whether you’re a novice, a professional or an Ableton Certified trainer, the meet caters to all. The 6th edition of the Ableton Live User Group Meet is set to take place on February 19 at Bandstand, New Delhi. Aryaman Agarwal,...
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10 February 2017

DJ Pierre To Tour India This February

February keeps delivering the goods: One of the pioneers of acid house, DJ Pierre will be touring India later this month. He’ll be playing in Kolkata on 24 February at Wilson’s before going to Mumbai on the 25 February to perform at Kitty Su. The Chicagoan has long been credited as being one of the founding fathers of acid house (before the re-discovery of Charanjit Singh’s ‘10 Ragas To A Disco Beat’). One of the founding members of Phuture,...
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09 February 2017

NASSCOM Virtual Reality Workshop 2017

NASSCOM gaming forum is putting on an event in Bangalore between 20-25 February 2017 called Virtual Reality Storytellers Guild. The five-day event put together by the interdisciplinary consultancy Quicksand and UK-based production company Crossover aims to forge new, creative relationships between a motley crew of participants who come from a diverse range of disciplines. NASSCOM aims to bring together scriptwriters, filmmakers, concept artists, 3D...
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09 February 2017

sLick! Announces Âme Tour In March

This one is huge. sLick! have just announced a 2-city India tour with Innervisions torchbearers Âme on 25-26 March 2017. It will be a part of sLick!’s 6 year anniversary. The duo, comprised of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, have always offered glimpses of the future of electronic music through their live project and genre-melding output on Innervisions, which is renowned for exacting quality control, releasing a handful of titles a year. “This...
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07 February 2017

Apple Music To Start Nationwide Campaign In India

Apple Music just announced that their behemoth streaming service is going to start a nationwide campaign, featuring independent Indian artists. The campaign will focus on Bollywood rap king Badshah, New Delhi singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, Mumbai rapper Divine, film composer and singer Anirudh Ravichander, singer-songwriter Kavya Trehan and Mumbai-based electro-swing duo Madboy/Mink. Indie Indian musicians have had their music featured on the platform,...
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07 February 2017

Jackmaster Publicly Denounces Misogyny In The Music Industry

It’s no secret that sexism within the music industry is prevalent. Rampant misogyny filters down through every level of the business, influencing decisions which affect talented women from getting a foot in the door. In a series of tweets on Sunday afternoon, Jackmaster called out misogyny in the music industry. 
He took to the social media site to say, “To hear the things that I heard said about females in the industry tonight were fucking...
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06 February 2017

BARELY LEGAL ANNOUNCES INDIA TOUR

In preparation for VH1 Supersonic which takes place this weekend, KRUNK has announced two additional shows with one of the world's fastest rising DJs, Barely Legal aka Chloe Robinson. Known predominantly for a genre-defying style that fuses grime, jungle, D&B and hip-hop, she has quickly established a name for herself within the underground scene, becoming a mainstay on platforms such as Radio 1, Rinse and Boiler Room as well as London's Fabric...
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06 February 2017

Announced: Loefah To Tour India This Month

One of the pioneering founders of dubstep, Loefah has just been announced to tour India later this month. The UK Legend will be playing in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore over the span of three days. KRUNK will be bringing the SWAMP81 label-head to play at antiSOCIAL in both New Delhi and Mumbai on 23 February and 24 February, respectively. His Bangalore date is confirmed for 25 February at Church Street Social. Apart from running SWAMP81 and being...
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03 February 2017

Listen: A New Mix From Soulspace

Soulspace seems to have started an interesting new project, the first release of which has already grabbed our attention. He plans to put up a series of DJ sets in the run up to the release of his as yet untitled EP, the first in the series is called, ‘Se01 Ep01 - _The Right Combination of Keys Will Set You Free’. Finding its way surreptitiously on SoundCloud without any warning, what is supposedly the first episode of many to come by Soulspace...
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03 February 2017

Listen: Desolation by Fantasy Induced

D E S O L A T I O N by Fantasy Induced is the soundtrack to one of Dhaka’s most prominent web series', 'Dhaka’s Finest'. Composed, written and produced by Zayan Khan, it’s a soundtrack worthy of its own release. Ethereal, ambient sounds float throughout the album, neither moving up or down but entering you and your train of thought. It's rare to see work like Khan's, wholly polished and complete, coming out of Dhaka. The Dhaka Electronic Scene...
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02 February 2017

Bandcamp Announces Support For Immigrants Affected by Trump

Popular music hosting website, Bandcamp, has allied itself alongside those affected by the executive order signed by U.S President Donald Trump. In an open letter on the website, the company’s CEO, Ethan Diamond, denounces the recent actions by Trump while depicting his own immigrant heritage. Bandcamp has announced that all of their profits from every sale made on their site this Friday, February 3, will be donated to the American Civil Liberties...
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01 February 2017

Artist Residency in Arunachal Pradesh Announced

A fantastic opportunity awaits artists wanting to explore the North-East of India, specifically Arunachal Pradesh. The border state’s first ever artist residency, Basar Confluence Artist Residency, has just been announced. Taking place this February, it is hosted by a local non-profit organisation, Gumin Rego Kilaju [GRK]. Open to photographers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, and painters, the residency will take place over three weeks and will...
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01 February 2017

Zero Gravity - Hampi Bouldering & Music Festival

Zero Gravity Hampi Bouldering and Music Festival is an annual gathering for Indian and international climbers, artists and musicians. The first edition of the festival is due to start on 12th February and lasts for a week until 17th February, 2017. Hampi, regarded as one of the most stunning locations in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be playing host to the festival. With numerous locations to climb and boulder, the aim of the festival...
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31 January 2017

Listen: Four Tet's Playlist Of Music From Countries Banned by the U.S

In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries, artists have been voicing their protest in a number of ways from taking to the streets to writing anti-Trump songs to voicing their dissent on social media. British-producer, Four Tet [Kieran Hebden], always the luminary, has taken it one step further by showcasing music from countries under Trump’s executive ban. Hebden stated...
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31 January 2017

Gilles Peterson & Sarathy Korwar to Host Live Session for Worldwide FM in Mumbai

Radio broadcaster, DJ and producer Gilles Peterson is making the most of his time in India. After his debut Indian performance at GOAT Festival, he played at Mumbai’s Summerhouse Cafe last night and follows both of them with a live 6 hour session from Mumbai’s Cotton Press Studio alongside Sarathy Korwar. The duo will be streaming over the airwaves from 5.30pm to 11.30pm IST on Worldwide FM. They’ll be joined by the likes of Naresh Fernandes,...
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30 January 2017

Call For Applications: OneBeat 2017

OneBeat is an incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship and an exchange of creative minds from across the globe. Amongst the glut of residences available to musicians, their month-long residency program stands out. OneBeat brings together artists from around the world to the U.S for one month each fall. The chosen fellows collaborate to write, produce and perform original music and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. The program...
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30 January 2017

Watch: A trailer for a documentary about Acid House

The often delayed project, They Call It Acid, first started production 14 years ago. Though it’s taken well over a decade, the documentary may be nearing completion. The film chronicles the UK’s biggest counterculture movement since punk in the mid-1970’s. It offers a detailed investigation into rave culture’s birth in deserted warehouses and open fields of the UK and how the genre ballooned into a massive phenomenon that sweep across the...
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27 January 2017

Watch: Swet Shop Boys Release New Video

Hip-hop trio Swet Shop Boys, comprised of Heems [formerly of Das Racist], Riz MC [aka Riz Ahmed, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story], and producer Redinho, dropped their latest video today. After the release of their critically-acclaimed album, 'Cashmere', the trio came through with a video for their single ‘Zayn Malik’. The Broken Antenna-directed video proudly depicts the Indian and Pakistani diaspora throughout the world. A celebration of...
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27 January 2017

Listen: Abhi Meer Guest DJ Mix on Dublab

Abhi Meer is renowned throughout the country as one of its foremost music journalists. This interest in music has ensured that he applies a methodical, research-like approach to his sets as a DJ and selector. In the last few years, he has had the privilege of playing alongside Masters at Work pioneer Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales, noise-techno stalwart Paula Temple, house music producer Oskar Offermann, and much more. Besides performing, the Mumbai-native...
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25 January 2017

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