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Parekh & Singh Announce 'Monsoon Tour'

Parekh & Singh, the dream-pop duo who recently took the UK and Ireland by storm, have announced a 5-city tour of India in August. After playing in 7 cities across the UK and Ireland over 10 days, the Kolkata-based duo seem to be going from strength to strength. Performing in London, Dublin, Glasglow and Birmingham as well as Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham as part of Dot to Dot festival, the duo gained praise and rave reviews wherever they...
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26 July 2017

Bok Bok To Tour India

Alex Sushon better known as London-based DJ and producer Bok Bok has announced a 3-city tour of India. The founder of renowned UK record label Night Slugs, Bok Bok is one of the most revered artists in the game currently. Night Slugs is a leading outlet for fresh club music with Bok Bok very much at the centre of that signature sound. Delving away from electronic music, the label has managed to create future-facing R&B and snag worldwide approval. With...
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26 July 2017

Listen: ‘SCNRY’ by Blanc X

Pratham Wadgaonkar, who produces under the alias Blanc X, has just dropped a 5-track EP ‘SCNRY’. Wadgaonkar caught our attention earlier this year a with a series of submissions for our monthly compilation ‘Singled Out’, but it may be ‘SCNRY’ that elevates him to the status as a “producer to look out for.” The Pune-based producer has created a piece of work that is steadfast, confident and completely uncompromising. Whereas his previous...
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24 July 2017

Critical Music Founder Kasra To Tour India

In collaboration with Wild City and KRUNK, Kasra, the label head and founder of Critical Music will be coming to India on a 4-city tour this August. A drum and bass label based out of London, Critical Music is widely regarded as being at the forefront of bass music's vast underground. Kasra’s first forays into D&B was in the late 90s as a burgeoning young DJ. After conceiving Critical Music in 2002, Kasra, a passionate curator and DJ, has grown...
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21 July 2017

WIP Sessions: A New Initiative From Design Fabric

After successful launches of their diverse exhibits and workshops, Design Fabric have announced details of a new event: WIP Sessions. WIP sessions will have artists and designers talk about their unfinished, current and upcoming projects in an intimate setting. For the first session, to take place on 4 August, Design Fabric will host progressive fashion designers Huemn, paper cut artists Hari & Deepti, type designer Shiva Nallaperumal and fashion...
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21 July 2017

JSTJR Has Just Announced A 3-City Tour Of India

Mumbai-based artist management and events crew KRUNK have just announced that they’re bringing DJ and producer JSTJR to India. The New England-based artist is renowned for his experimental electronic production. Refusing to be pigeonholed into a single genre, JSTJR’s sets and production are versatile pieces of work. His hybrid and unique production have earned him releases on dance music’s top labels including Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold and SMOG. With...
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20 July 2017

Listen: ‘Totem’ By K/D/A

After re-emerging onto the scene as K/D/A, Aniket Vidyadhar has been consistently dropping good music. His latest release, ‘Totem’, is a delightful ode to footwork. Though the 3-track EP doesn’t push the envelope, it’s stimulating to hear well-produced footwork coming out of India. ‘Home’ toes the line between footwork and juke, guaranteed to get you moving with its furious, hypnotic beat. The opening track ‘Totem’, though, is the...
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19 July 2017

Listen: ‘Receivers VA [Circuit10]’ By Circuit

Circuit are a brand new record label based out of New Delhi, India. The second release in their Receivers VA series has just dropped. A 6-track EP that leans towards techno, the compilation is comprised of tracks from four different producers: Hemant SK, Hashback Hashish, Machinex and Toymob. ‘Receivers VA [Circuit10]’ is bookended by drone pieces that stick with you long after they’re done. The rest of the tracks are drenched in aggressive...
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19 July 2017

Listen: ‘DEPS x ANXIES’ by EZZYLAND

Sidharth Ezhilan, who produces under the moniker EZZYLAND, recently released a 9-track LP that is one of the more fascinating and thought-provoking projects to come out this year. With a restrained focus on trap and hip-hop (if you can call it that), the album is an experimental piece of work that seems to borrow from a variety of styles and genres. It’s musical architecture at its best with tracks like “PARK IN THE HANDICAP SPOT” arresting...
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18 July 2017

Details Announced For Indianama 2017

After its successful debut launch last year, Indianama is back this year. To celebrate 70 years of independence, creatives in all different sectors from motion artists, designers and filmmakers to photographers, copywriters and musicians, are encouraged to submit their work interpreting India as a tourist destination. All 70 artworks will be unveiled at a venue in New Delhi on 15 August 2017 - showcased for 3 days with limited editions of each artwork...
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17 July 2017

Listen: ‘Art as Reason’ By Eridu

Karachi-based collective Forever South’s latest release comes from Eridu. Adeel Tahir's (aka Eridu) debut EP, 'Art as Reason' is a 5-track project that borrows from different genres and amalgamates them into a coherent, cohesive piece. If you took apart each track on the EP, you’d find the foundations of footwork, D&B, hip-hop and electronica. Eridu’s ability to put them together to create something like ‘Exordium’, the second track...
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17 July 2017

Details Announced For Indian Summer Baaja

Indian Summer Baaja is a one-day music festival which will see legendary Indian maestro Soumik Datta put together a line-up of UK-based musicians, storytellers and dancers. Part of the Horniman Museum’s Indian Summer season on 23 July, Datta will bring together UK-based musicians, storytellers and dancers whose contemporary practice is deep-rooted in the musical traditions of South Asia. A series of incredible events and exhibitions from 9 July...
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13 July 2017

Footwork Pioneer RP Boo To Tour India

Our Various Artists series continues with Chicago-based DJ and producer RP Boo. Known worldwide for his ability to deliver frenetic sets full of odd, fast-paced hits, RP Boo's tour kicks off in New Delhi on 11 August with what is sure to be a sweaty and frenzied night. In partnership with KRUNK, the legendary artist will then be heading to Mumbai and Pune on 12 and 13 August, respectively. Credited as the inventor of footwork in the 90s, RP Boo is...
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13 July 2017

Listen: 'Cinema' By phatcowlee

Phatcowlee is Rajan Shrestha's solo electronic project. The Kathmandu-based artist has just released his debut EP, 'Cinema', via Bangalore-based label Consolidate. Well known as the bass guitarist of post-rock group Jindabaad, Shrestha is also one-half of Anaasir, a collaborative project with Pakistani electronic musician and Border Movement resident Alien Panda Jury. Like all things Consolidate, 'Cinema' is an idiosyncratic project that has no peers....
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13 July 2017

First Listen: 'After Hours' By Karun Ramani

Karun Ramani is a Chennai-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who has just released his debut EP 'After Hours'. A 5-track project that is instantly distinctive from its very first seconds, it's reminiscent of some of our favourite hip-hop producers' early mixtapes. Doused in a rawness, often missing in the over-thought, well refined projects of today, it feels like any good beat tape - at times, even unpolished. A few of the tracks...
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13 July 2017

Etapp Kyle To Tour India

Ukranian DJ and producer Etapp Kyle has just announced a tour of India this summer. The enigmatic and intriguing artist's studio work has been met with critical acclaim across the board. Holding a residency at Berghain is no mean feat, but the Berlin-based artist manages to do just that while touring the world. Having released music on Ben Klock’s Klockworks label as well as Ostgut Ton, Semantica Records and Unterton, Etapp Kyle has a techno-heavy...
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10 July 2017

First Listen: 'June' by smileswithteeth

Dream pop artist from Montreal, smileswithteeth has just released 'June' off his forthcoming EP 'Suddenly Constantly'. After the successful release of 'We Fight In The Prettiest Places', the second single off the EP finds the Los-Angeles born artist leaving the bedroom for the dancefloor. 'June' takes you onto late-night dancefloors with its restrained addictive beat. Repetitively looped vocals hypnotise you as the production floats around making...
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06 July 2017

Eyemyth & Homegrown Present A New Media Evening

Alongside Eyemyth Media Arts Festival, Homegrown presents an evening of immersive new media showcases. Featuring the likes of Kiran Bhumber and Nancy Lee, it will also host discussions on the State of New Media Art in India and performances by Spryk, Thiruda and Kiran and Nancy. Taking place at Khar Social in Mumbai on Sunday 2 July, the night will play host to forward-thinking installation pieces such as Pendula: an “interactive immersive installation...
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30 June 2017

Listen: ‘Where There’s Smoke’ By Jwala

Ten days after announcing themselves as a collective, Jwala have released their 1st debut compilation. Jwala are made up of sparkle&fade (Palash Kothari), Ayush (Aysh Jajoria), chrms (Veer Kowli), Cowboy Sailor Man (Apurv Agarwal), zzz / Three Oscillators (Brij Dalvi), Moebius (NIkunj Patel), and Karan Kanchan (Karan Kanchan). The 9-track EP showcases work from each member, allowing them to boast the depth of talent at their disposal. There’s...
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28 June 2017

Listen: 'Turbulent' by VridianMusic

Pune-based duo VridianMusic have released their latest single ‘Turbulent’ off their forthcoming EP 'Depth Perception'. Full of simple melodies strung together harmoniously, the 7-minute track builds slowly, creating a layered atmosphere with the subtle introduction of each instrument. Turbulent is the type of track that’s sure to keep you moving from the bedroom to the dancefloor to the after party. 'Depth Perception' drops 1 September via Rennie...
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28 June 2017

Brassica To Play Two Shows In India This Summer

Brassica, the UK producer known for his diverse sets and production, is coming to India on a 2-city tour. Part of WAVLNGTH’S 1-year anniversary, the FEEL MY BICEP-signee is stopping over in Delhi and Mumbai for his debut India tour. The versatile producer is known for capturing, distilling and amalgamating a multitude of genres from Balearic house to Italo disco to classic techno. His latest album, ‘Time Tunnel’, earned rave reviews across...
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23 June 2017

Listen: ‘We Fight In The Prettiest Places’ by smileswithteeth

Gabriel Gutierrez is a dream-pop artist from Montreal. The Los Angeles-born musician who goes by the moniker of smileswithteeth is Mumbai-based Knowmad Record’s latest signee. His new track ‘We Fight In The Prettiest Places’ dropped today and it’s an odd yet catchy tune. Combining ethereal textures and propulsive drums, it’s a unique take on electronic music that is very intricate. At times effortless. His debut EP, ‘Suddenly Constantly’...
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22 June 2017

Listen: ‘Furniture Music - II’ By Reels

‘Furniture Music - II’ is a blend of lo-fi house and ambient beats splashed together to create a delightful little EP. With Reel’s first EP, ‘Furniture Music - I’ showing promise, this sophomore project took us by surprise with its polished and refined finish. At times glitchy, especially on ‘A Good Thing, the 4-track EP never strays far from its asymmetrical drum patterns giving you a good space for refuge and meditation within its...
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21 June 2017

Plain Sight Records Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

A collaborative music compilation based around art, photography and literature, ‘Resolved Mass’ is an exciting new project that’s about to launch. The idea is simple: providing a compelling image or text, the team behind Resolved Mass invite musicians to submit a piece of music in response to the art form. The catch is that it must be composed within an hour and be between 1 to 8 minutes in length. Aiming to challenge musicians by allowing...
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21 June 2017

Download A New Free Music-Making App

Ampify have released Groovebox, a new, free all-in-one mobile music studio. Though it is iOS only at the moment, Groovebox includes two synths, a drum machine and it’s possible to load ready-made patterns or sequence your own. Built for those starting out as well as advanced users, it’s possible to export your sounds to a laptop or sync other Ableton link-compatible apps wirelessly. Though it is a free download from the App Store, there are in-app...
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19 June 2017

Red Bull Music Academy To Host 20th Edition In Berlin; Applications Now Open

Over the last two decades - Red Bull Music Academy has visited cities across the globe ranging from Tokyo to New York, Melbourne, Cape Town, Paris, Sao Paulo, London and most recently Montréal. Alongside it has consistently taken its core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to radio, events, lectures, partnerships, festivals and clubs across the world. To celebrate its 20th anniversary...
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16 June 2017

The Ska Vengers Release Dates Of Extensive European Tour

The Ska Vengers have just announced tour dates for the summer in Europe with their refreshingly unique, energetic and accessible live shows. Blending ska rhythms with elements of dub, punk, jazz and rap, the New Delhi-based band have now become renowned for their distinctive sound. Starting off in Glastonbury on 24 June, the band will perform extensively in a variety of venues and frankly at some of the best festivals in the world, throughout the...
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15 June 2017

DJ Boring To Play One Off Show In Mumbai

As part of the WAVLNGTH’s ongoing 1-year anniversary, DJ Boring will be playing a 3-hour set at Razzberry Rhinoceros in Mumbai tonight (15 June 2017). Following successful tours with Jasper James and HVOB, WAVLNGTH will be hosting the Australian-born artist DJ Boring for an exclusive show in their hometown of Mumbai. DJ Boring is far from his name when it comes to his live shows. The lo-fi producer is known to pack abudnant amounts of energy into...
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15 June 2017

Watch: Red Bull Music Academy’s ‘Studio Science’ With Karsh Kale

In the very first Indian installment of Red Bull Music Academy’s Studio Science series, Karsh Kale showcases the electronic version of an Indian classical instrument: the tabla. The Studio Science series looks at the laboratories of some of the world’s most creative musicians. Each episode offers tips and tricks for aspiring artists and has featured the likes of Four Tet, Disclosure and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Tabla pioneer and...
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14 June 2017

nrtya Are A New Independent Indian Label

A new Mumbai-based label nrtya, has emerged in the last few months. Focusing on Indian independent music, nrtya’s roster already runs 7 artists deep. First featured on Wild City in April’s Singled Out, nrtya have been releasing multiple songs a week - each varied and different from the last. The label already has several active artists within it, most of whom have just begun their musical journey. Started by “Indian musicians for Indian independent...
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13 June 2017

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