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Danny Howells Announces India Tour

UK producer and DJ Danny Howells has announced a 3-city India tour. Danny Howells is a tech-house DJ from the 90s, who's India tour will be kicked off in Bangalore. As part of Mumbai-based touring agency Bleep, the progressive-house DJ will be playing across 3 cities; Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. You can get more information on the tour here. Gig Details 23 February: Kitty Ko, Bangalore 24 February: Kitty Su, Mumbai 25 February: The Junction, New...
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21 February 2018

Design Fabric Is Hosting India’s Biggest Design Festival

Design fabric is organising India’s biggest design festival, calling on professionals and enthusiasts from across the globe to share and discuss ideas on the various spectrums of art and design. Spread over 3 days, the festival will take place at Famous Studios in Mumbai from the 29-31 March 2018. Illustrator Christoph Niemann, who also featured in the first episode of Netfix’s abstract; cartoonist and designer Orijit Sen; graphic designer Anthony...
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21 February 2018

Empowering Resistance: Fearless Collective Public Art Residency

Fearless collective are looking to arm women with paint brushes and self expression tools, to reclaim public spaces and affirm expression via beauty; ‘fearlessly’. As an initial step to seeing its vision materialise, the collective is motivated to start its first Fearless Collective Public Art Residency in South Asia for which they seek your help. A kickstarter campaign has been initiated to resource the collective’s South Asian residency. Using...
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20 February 2018

REProduce Listening Room Will Travel To 4 Cities This Weekend

REProduce Listening Room continues to transcribe its way through most Indian metropolitan landscapes, resonating raw and unrepresented talent from across India. Priding themselves in sourcing untapped sounds and presenting them within bare aesthetic venues, the Listening Room series aims to give audiences absolute freedom to indulge and listen as they please. The coming weekend, REProduce Listening Room will host 5 sessions, in various cities all...
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19 February 2018

Listen: EP 'Shininigami' By MR. Red & Luis M

Delhi based DJ and producer Mr. Red released a hypnotic two track EP reveling in 4/4 interspersed with sub psychedelic tones. The EP is the result of a collaborative effort between Mr. Red and Luis M. You can listen to it below: ...
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19 February 2018

Design Fabric Announces Seventh Edition Of WIP Sessions

A brainchild of Design Fabric, ‘WIP Sessions’ is a monthly congregation of designers and artists coming together to discuss and share their past works as well as upcoming projects. The 7th edition of ‘WIP Sessions’ will take place in New Delhi, on February 23rd at NSIC, Okhla. This months WIP Session invites Architect Ayaz Basrai, co-founder of the The Busride Design Studio who works with Installation Art, Institutional Architecture and Heritage...
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15 February 2018

Soledition: India's First Sneaker Festival

India’s first sneaker festival will take place in New Delhi on Sunday, February 25th. Soledition is organising India’s first ever ‘Sneaker Festival’- a playground dedicated to everything one can imagine, associated with the sub-culture. A festival celebrating the rising sneaker culture in India, Soledition will bring together sneaker heads, skateboarders, gamers, musicians, street-art artists and like minded crews from all over the country. With...
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14 February 2018

Diverging Trends: Bandcamp Releases 2017 Financials Report Review

Yesterday, Bandcamp released its financials report review for 2017- giving hopeful music fans a reason to rejoice. A positive stats report pointing to a decentralised future within the industry has given music lovers internationally, a reason to celebrate. According to the report review, digital album sales in 2017 saw a hike by 16% and tracks by 33%. Growth in physical sales was led by vinyl (up 54%), CDs (up 18%), and cassettes (up 41%). On the...
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13 February 2018

Call For Applications: TATVA Launches Syntyä - A Therapeutic Residency For Music Professionals

Earlier this year, Wild City were thrilled to take part in a think tank hosted by mental wellness experts TATVA at their stunning retreat in North Goa. Alongside peers from the music industry we spent 2 days workshopping and discussing how to encourage best practise and awareness around mental health issues in the music industry – widely acknowledged and statistically one of the most vulnerable industries. Studies abroad like the one conducted by...
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13 February 2018

Listen: _RHL Remix of Lifafa's 'Maybe I'm Old Fashioned'

Lifafa's 'Maybe I'm Old Fashioned' has just been revived by Bangalore based producer and Consolidate boss _RHL. What was previously a result of space encounters looped into melancholic jazz has been grounded into electronic beats sculpted around Suryakant’s signature textures. Listen to the _RHL remix below. You can also follow him on Facebook and listen to more of his music on Soundcloud. ...
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12 February 2018

BLOT!, Arjun Vagale, Ash Roy & Many More Announced for District

In celebration of completing a year of ‘Locals’, the music community and party, India’s first-ever techno-focused festival has been announced: DISTRICT. For the first year, the festival is focusing heavily on domestic artists with the likes of BLOT!, Ash Roy, Arjun Vagale, Sindhi Curry, Deep Brown, Vinayak^a, Vridian Music and Likwid are scheduled to play. Taking place just outside of Jaipur, the festival features some of the biggest artists...
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07 February 2018

Listen: ‘Dawn’ By Jwala

The moment you hit play on ‘Dawn’, the latest monthly compilation from collective Jwala, you sense a melancholic sense of brooding. National Animal’s kicks it off with ‘Fountains of Love’ before Dolorblind’s ‘1200’ comes in. With its snappy hi-hats, pulsating bass and rapid-fire snares Rohan Sinha manages to land one of the best trap beats to come out of India; it’s easily the standout track on the compilation. Rapper 1200 spits...
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07 February 2018

Listen: ‘Hearts + Fields’ By Zokhuma

Mumbai-based producer and DJ Zokhuma dropped a surprise 2-track EP, ‘Hearts + Fields’ today. It’s a bold step for the producer who seems to have foregone a sense of methodology. Unshackling himself of all restraint, his creative freedom is abundantly clear. The genre-bending EP floats in and out of house epitomised by ‘Hearts’, a sprawling 8-minute track that takes many twists and turns before segueing perfectly into ‘Fields’. A complex...
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06 February 2018

Listen: ‘Expedition’ By Three Oscillators

Mumbai-based Brij Dalvi and Avit Rane are the duo behind Three Oscillators, one of the more forward-thinking groups making music in India right now. They recently released ‘Expedition’, a 5-track EP that showcases the huge depth of talent they possess. Choosing to break away from the foundational structure of their earlier work, each track on ‘Expedition’ oozes confidence. Whether it’s an off-beat drum, warped cymbal, snappy snare or short-lived...
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06 February 2018

Call For Applications: Border Movement Residency

In partnership with Goethe-Institut, Border Movement, Ableton, Wild City and Musicboard Berlin, Border Movement Residency (BMR) is a program that offers unique tailor-made residencies for South Asian and Berlin-based artists. The last 2 years have seen successful applicants like K^L^, Dinelka and Ghazaleh E (2016) and Alien Panda Jury, Sandunes and FILM (2017) travel from South Asia to Berlin. In reverse, Berlin-based artists have travelled from...
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06 February 2018

Red Axes Announce 3-City Tour of India

Tel Aviv-based producers and DJs Red Axes have just announced a tour of India in February that will be spanning 3 cities. Dori Saovnik and Niv Arzi, better known as the duo Red Axes, have been pushing the envelope in the electronic music spectrum for a number of years now. Whether it’s their underground psychedelic electronic party series ‘Break It!’ or any of their several EPs, their distinctive sound is renowned. Now, they’re coming to India...
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05 February 2018

Listen: ‘Autocorrect’ By Aditi Ramesh

Aditi Ramesh, who captured 2017 with her immense talent, re-released her debut EP, ‘Autocorrect’ yesterday. With each track released beforehand to critical and commercial acclaim, the spotlight was solely focused on Ramesh as the year progressed with her tracks topping many end-of-the-year lists. ‘Efflux of Time’ showcases her breathtaking vocal range; the Mumbai-based vocalist, songwriter and producer displays her propensity for introspective,...
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23 January 2018

Amsterdam’s Cinnaman Heads to India for 2-City Tour

As part of our Various Artists series, enigmatic Dutch DJ and #MagFields2016 performer Cinnaman has just announced a 2-city tour of India. One of the most talented and diverse DJs to emerge from Holland, the genre-defying artist has become renowned for floating between the spectrums of house, garage, 2-step, and Detroit techno right through to hip-hop and lo-fi beats; never hesitating to take risks and always drawing remarkable combinations and transitions. His...
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25 January 2018

‘Dekh Bhen’ Is An All Women Play Premiering At Cuckoo Club

‘Dekh Bhen’ is an all-female play premiering in Mumbai on 2 February. The bilingual (Hindi and English) show has female artists writing, directing, acting, handling stage design, lights and costumes. The play, which premieres on 2 February, was co-written by Dilshad Edibam Khurana and Tahira Nath Krishnan and co-directed by Prerna Chawla and Shikha Talsania. ‘Dekh Bhen’ stars Mithila Palkar, Ahlam Khan Karachiwala, Astha Arora, Dilshad and...
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23 January 2018

Listen: ‘Soul Search’ By Liquid Memoirs

Liquid Memoirs has released his second EP, ‘Soul Search’. A 3-track EP released via label Dank ‘n’ Dirty Dubz, it comes off the back of his debut release at the tail-end of 2017. Going from strength to strength, the Kochi-based producer keeps things simple and straightforward on this project. Tightly controlled, slick tracks made up of simple drum patterns and loops make up the most of ‘Soul Search’. There are points where its an infectious...
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18 January 2018

Listen: ‘Elysian Fields’ by 4lienetic

A few successful singles coupled with the release of a gorgeous EP (‘Rooftop at 2’) near the end of 2017, Sugam Khetan aka 4lienetic has quickly surpassed others to corner the ambient genre in India. His latest release, a 5-track EP titled ‘Elysian Fields’ showcases the producer's ability to draw out hidden emotions from listeners. Starting off with a controversial, misogynistic sample, setting the tone for the rest of the project. The young...
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15 January 2018

Listen: ‘Unfurls’ by Slowspin

Karachi-based producer Slowspin quietly released an EP, ‘Unfurls’ as 2017 came to a close. The 7-track EP is scant and minimalist, filled with haunting and catchy vocal hooks alongside simple piano and synth chords. ‘Shadows’, the 2nd track off the EP, is the epitome of this with a piano chord repeated throughout while Slowspin sings quietly in the background. At first listen, ‘Unfurls’ may seem like an experimental EP but listen to it...
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11 January 2018

Listen: ‘Midnight Couture’ by Mode Vogue

Goa-based producer Mode Vogue has taken 80s synthwave and packed it tightly into a 3-track EP, titled ‘Midnight Couture’. Sampling various sounds from the 80s and 90s gives the EP a more rounded and authentic feel. A refined project whose aesthetic is influenced by French artist Kavinsky as well as the synths from SURVIVE’s Stranger Things. Mode Vogue’s ‘Midnight Couture’ is sure to take you back in time and comes perfectly placed at a...
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11 January 2018

Mad Professor, Sindhi Curry and More To Play #BoxoutWednesdays In January

Since its inception last year in April, online radio station boxout.fm has taken strides from being a start-up to a cultural institute. Critical to that has been their weekly curated residency #BoxoutWednesdays at Summer House Cafe in New Delhi. To kick off 2018, they’ve booked some of their heaviest names to date, Mad Professor, Johnny Osbourne, Soul Stereo as well as Indian act Sindhi Curry who enthralled crowds at Magnetic Fields Festival recently. Guyanese...
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10 January 2018

Young Marco To Tour India

One of the most diverse and best DJs currently around, Young Marco has announced a 3-city tour of India. Young Marco will be coming to India as part of our ongoing Various Artists series which has seen the likes of Flako, RP Boo, Scratcha DVA and Addison Groove already play in the country - not forgetting Honey Soundsystems’ Beziér who’s playing a one off show in Delhi this coming weekend. The dutchman is renowned as one of the world’s best...
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08 January 2018

Wild City Is Hiring!

Over the last 6 years, Wild City has become a staple and influential part of the Indian, South Asian and international music industry, establishing key partnerships that have made India stand out while presenting underground music culture and new music trends to a wider audience. At the heart of Wild City is a dynamic and hard working team of passionate music lovers who are relentless with their vision and work. Wild City are on the hunt for 2 new...
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05 January 2018

Interstellar Funk To Tour India

One of Amsterdam’s most sought-after selectors and analogue obsessive Olf van Elden aka Interstellar Funk will be playing in 3 cities across India in January 2018. With a regular show on Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio and releases on Rush Hour as well as his own Tape Records, van Elden has created a unique path for himself within the evolving electronic music space. Via Milkman, Interstellar Funk will be playing in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi...
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05 January 2018

Goa Sunsplash 2018 Announce Venue Change & Lineup

After 2 successful editions, Goa Sunsplash is back on 13 and 14 January 2018 with a heavyweight lineup of reggae and dub artists. Now taking place at Riva Beach Resorts in Mandrem, Jamaican singer Johnny Osbourne will be headlining alongside dub pioneer Mad Professor. Skarra Mucci, Naaman and DodoSound, a few of the hottest reggae stars in Europe, will also be performing. Mainstay Indian artists Delhi Sultanate, Begum X, Dakta Dub, MadStarBase, Swadesi,...
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05 January 2018

Ableton Live 10 Releases Soon

For most producers, 2013’s Ableton Live 9 was a step up. And ever since, there’s been an aching wait for the next update. Thankfully Ableton Live 10 will be dropping in the next few months. With several huge improvements, it’s one of the most significant updates to the software. A new synth called Wavetable makes its debut along with 3 new effects, alongside changes to help producers make music faster and completely redesigned sound libraries....
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04 January 2018

Ranthambore Festival Announce Lineup For Its Second Edition

After a successful first edition, Ranthambore Festival returns on the 19-21 January at Nahargarh Palace in Rajasthan. Featuring an extensive list of folk music acts, the wildlife conservation festival will showcase a whole host of performances ranging from a spoken word performance from actor and musician Farhan Akhtar to a 12-person nagara ensemble led by Nathulal Ji Solanki as well as Israeli trio Fahan Ensemble, Bangladeshi musician Labik Kamal,...
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04 January 2018

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