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Amarrass Records Announce In-House Production Of Hand-Cut Vinyl

Amarrass Records, a Delhi-based label, have announced the setup of their new workshop in Gurgaon where they are in the process of producing their first set of records. Three albums, all individually hand-cut at the facility, will feature the label’s artists Painted Caves, Lakha Khan and Barmer Boys. All three will also be performing at a launch party which takes place on 28 April 2017 at Lodi, The Garden Restaurant in New Delhi. In the week preceding...
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21 April 2017

Wild City Partners With Metal, Barbican, Warp Records and Boiler Room For ‘Different Trains 1947’

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, an alliance of innovative organisations and titans of the arts from the United Kingdom and India have come together to commission a new artistic work. Metal, a Liverpool-based British artistic laboratory in partnership with Warp Records, Boiler Room, Wild City and What About Art? Will present Different Trains 1947, a brand new audio-visual composition that will bring together the historical...
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19 April 2017

Culoe de Song To Play Exclusive Show In New Delhi

Our Various Artists series rolls on with South African artist Culoe de Song coming to New Delhi for a one-night-only event. We’re teaming up with our friends at bhane.WIP to host the acclaimed house producer on 26 April in New Delhi. Alongside fellow pioneer Black Coffee, Culoe de Song is credited with pushing the African sound around the world. The Soulistic Music and Innervisions signee will be playing in India for the very first time. Culoe is...
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19 April 2017

Listen: ‘Mad Turf’ By Shoals

Shoals are a Delhi-based duo made up of Sidharth Gupta and Utkarsh Varma. They recently released their debut EP, ‘Mad Turf’. Gupta and Varma are primarily known for playing instruments, but this project sees them delving into new territories of electronic-based production and songwriting. ‘Gnomish’, the lead single off their EP, encapsulated their ability to produce. Made of up 7 tracks, the EP is atmospheric, yet dark and broody. At times,...
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19 April 2017

Selectors: A Series Of Regular Vinyl Listening Sessions

This Saturday (22 April 2017) marks the launch of ‘Selectors’. With the aim of cultivating and supporting vinyl culture in India, ‘Selectors’ will be a regular series of listening sessions that will launch at the Wild City office in New Delhi. Our motivation for this is to create a regular space that celebrates and grows a vinyl culture in Delhi (and India) by offering an insight into the record collections of artists and individuals from...
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17 April 2017

Sofar Sounds: Secret Gigs & Intimate Concerts

Sofar Sounds is a global movement aiming to bring back the magic of listening to live music. The concept launched in London back in 2009, the community has now expanded to include over 300 cities with over 400 monthly events being held worldwide. With Sofar Sounds, the line-up is not disclosed until each event starts, ensuring that while the location is announced, audiences aren’t coming to the events solely for headlining acts that need to be highlighted....
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17 April 2017

Call For Applications: Gender Bender 2017

Gender Bender 2017 is inviting those working in the field of the arts to send entries for projects that take a fresh, innovative and new look at notions of gender, or approach questions/issues of gender with ingenuity and imagination. The initiative is being undertaken by Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut Bangalore and is co-curated by The Ladies Finger. Inviting projects that take on any shape or form from angry, ranty and serious projects to...
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17 April 2017

Listen: ‘To Each Their Own’ By Worms’ Cottage

‘To Each Their Own’ is another fantastic release from the Consolidate camp. The latest instalment from the collective is soaked in the minimalist production sensibilities that Worms’ Cottage has come to be known for but where ‘Tourguide Impostor’ and ‘Standing Feathers’ were unpolished, the latest EP fills in the gaps. A four-track project, it finds the Bangalore-based artist exploring new sounds that are a bit more introspective, carefully...
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13 April 2017

Listen: ‘Forward: 20 Years Rainy City Music 1996 - 2016’

After completing 20 years, most labels release a retrospective compilation of tracks since their inception. For Rainy City Music, they did it differently. Label founder, Irfan Rainy, compiled eight original tracks that range from house to jazz, techno to Afrobeat - there’s also a bit of spoken word sprinkled in there. Bangalore-based UNNAYANNA remixed one of the tracks, ‘Shook’ and produced another ‘P9’. Other artists on it include Detroit’s...
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11 April 2017

boxout.fm Officially Goes Live

Following two incredible launch parties with Romare over the weekend, boxout.fm has finally gone live. As India’s first online community radio station, it will focus on alternative music and culture that aims to be a community platform for discovery of the "new creative India". We’ll keep it short. Tune in here and support your local scene. ...
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12 April 2017

Details Announced For EDGE Festival

On 14-16 April, 13 artists will be coming together for the debut edition of EDGE festival at the newly built W hotel in Vagator. Hoping to expand the horizons of Goa’s existing and somewhat stagnant party scene, EDGE aims to bring a fresh, global sound to the beach-side state with genres ranging from ambient to minimal techno, tech-house, Afrobeat and bass. “We’re keeping things fresh in Goa through the monsoon and well into the next season....
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11 April 2017

Listen: ‘PYAAS - The Thirst’ By IJA

IJA, the electronic outfit made up of Ashaar Farooqi (Toymob) and Sahil Mendiratta have just released a new EP titled; ‘PYASS - The Thirst.’ The four-track EP is a follow up to their debut release, ‘VitaAmin Sex’. As expected, their description of this work resonates with the idiosyncrasy the group have come to be known for. When asked for a quote on the album, the response was a simple “Tel aur amla” (oil and gooseberry). Followed by...
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10 April 2017

Details Announced For ‘It’s Ok Baat Karo’

India’s first-ever youth only mental health campaign is being launched tomorrow, 8 April 2017. Titled ‘It’s Ok Baat Karo’, the event is focused on and dedicated to young people in India, helping deconstruct mental health and the stigma around it. Through a series of talks and a multi-media exhibition curated with Instagram, the event is taking place days after a Mental Healthcare Bill was passed by the Indian government. It’ll feature stories...
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07 April 2017

boxout.fm: Monthly Schedule For Weekly Residency In April

Online radio station boxout.fm’s weekly residency continues on Wednesdays at Summer House Cafe in New Delhi. The last four editions have seen the likes of Brooklyn Shanti, Tittsworth, Su Real and MadStarBase pass through its doors. On Wednesday, 5 April, boxoutwednesday’s will feature Swaggamuffin and Tbonestakez alongside MC Soopy - who in turn will now host each weekly session. Future sessions this month also include DJ MoCity, thegreybox, Moniker,...
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05 April 2017

Boiler Room To Host Zora Jones, Sinjin Hawke, Jlin And More In Bangalore

Boiler Room are coming back to India. Following their roof-shattering debut edition in Mumbai, Boiler Room x Budweiser’s ‘Discover What’s Brewing…’ series will be making its way to Bangalore on April 7. The ever diverse duo of Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke (who will play B2B) will headline and co-curate the event. Joining them will be footwork producer Jlin collaborating with local dancer Avril Stormy Unger and homegrown talents Aerate Sound...
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31 March 2017

Magnetic Fields Festival Launch #MagneticMinutes

A few weeks ago, Magnetic Fields Festival released a teaser video for its upcoming edition. This has just been followed up with the launch of a series titled #MagneticMinutes - the first of which features Hamburg's Helena Hauff. The entire series is shot, edited and produced by Vikram Singh and Fusebox. Magnetic Minutes is a series of videos clips from some of the festival's performers. A brief insight into thier individual style and approach. In...
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31 March 2017

First Listen: ‘Idea Stretch Issue 1’ By BODYTOXIC

Wild City received an email from REProduce boss-man Rana Ghose last week with a track by mysterious production outfit BODYTOXIC. When we heard it, we knew we had our next exclusive first listen. The anonymity of the artist/imprint/project makes it the kind-of distinctive REProduce venture we’ve come to expect… and love. BODYTOXIC is no stranger to the absurd. Part of a new entity called COPING STRATEGIES, BODYTOXIC’s first output is the house-y...
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29 March 2017

Details Announced For The Coalition

The Coalition was started in 2014 as a creative enterprise boot camp, a way for individuals to navigate the business side of creativity. In its third year, the festival has grown to bring together the country’s vast creative community - fuelling the next wave of creative ventures within India. Speakers announced so far include comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB); comedian-actor Mallika Dua; comedian Zakir Khan; founder of KWAN entertainment, Anirban...
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21 March 2017

Details Announced For Lucy Rose Tour 2017

The Humming Tree team have announced that English singer-songwriter and internationally renowned star Lucy Rose will be coming back to India for a tour in 2017. After a highly successful summer tour last year, Lucy Rose and her band will be making their way to three cities this May. The talented vocalist and multi-instrumentalist will be performing at Oddbird Theatre and Foundation on 23 and 24 May, the Royal Opera House in Mumbai on 26 May and Humming...
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27 March 2017

Design Fabric Announce Details For ‘We Fucked Up’

Following the success of gifixibit, Design Fabric and Asian Paints Colour are teaming up again to present ‘We Fucked Up’ in Mumbai on 30 March. We Fucked Up is a series of talks, workshops and events taking place in the same evening. Alongside the Taxi Fabric Workshop - a project that creates a space for designers to show off their ideas and talent through re-designing the interior of taxi - We Fucked Up will display works created over a 2 day...
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27 March 2017

Listen: Arjun Vagale Releases New EP ‘ModMatrix’

ODD label have started 2017 at break-neck speed. Following Ramiro Lopez’s incredible ‘Feel It’ and ‘Twisted’ releases last month, Arjun Vagale has just dropped a brand new EP titled ‘ModMatrix’. A sense-blurring, head-turning techno track, ‘ModMatrix’ is made up of a constant oscillating loop that underpins a sizzling synth, hard-hitting drums and floor-shaking bass. An absolute steamer. ‘Whippersnapper’ takes on more of a relaxed...
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24 March 2017

DJ Earl To Tour India

The Shelter is a brand new club night that hopes to bring in international artists to India. Their first tour announcement is none other than juke, footwork and Teklife crew member DJ Earl. The legendary Chicagoan will be coming to India for the first ever Teklife India showcase. Born and bred in the Southside of Chicago, DJ Earl is one of the premier artists of the late DJ Rashad’s label Teklife. With the ability to float seamlessly between jazz...
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22 March 2017

boxout.fm Launches With Romaré

Online radio station boxout.fm will officially go live on April 7. To celebrate their inception, they are throwing two launch parties in Mumbai and Delhi with Ninja Tune signee and all round sonic mastermind, Romaré. India’s first ever online community radio, boxout.fm will be catering to the growing demand for alternative music in India. The brainchild of music entrepreneur and promoter Mohammed Abood (mostly known as DJ MoCity), boxout.fm has...
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22 March 2017

An In-Depth Look Into Sónar Hong Kong

Sónar held its first edition in Barcelona back in 1994. Since then it has gone on to host a diverse array of music and creative technology innovators year on year - earning a reputation for uniting electronic music lovers and creative communities, from around the world. Having already held editions in London, Chicago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Hamburg, Bogotá, New York, Seoul, Rome, Cape Town, Copenhagen, and Tokyo, Sónar will be heading to Hong...
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22 March 2017

Listen: Worms’ Cottage’s New Project, Chir Pine

Bangalore-based producer Worms’ Cottage has recently put out some new music under the name 'Chir Pine'. The announcement came via social media where he simply stated; “over the past three years I've made a few tracks that I didn't want to release through Worms' Cottage, so I've started another SoundCloud page called Chir Pine.” 'Resting Flower’ is an upbeat, energetic track that straddles the line between afro-pop and ambient electronica,...
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20 March 2017

Serendipity Arts Festival Announces Details For Delhi Edition

An interdisciplinary arts festival, Serendipity Arts Festival will host its debut Delhi edition from 6-16 April at Bikaner house, New Delhi. Following a successful launch in Goa late last year it aims to feature a host of exhibitions from craft and photography displays to design installations and dance performances. There will also be storytelling sessions and theatre performances. As an added bonus - crafts, art and photography pieces will all be...
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20 March 2017

Listen: ‘Reclaimed Retro: Stillbirth in Utero’ By Brett Moon

Brett Moon is the alter-ego of Bangalore-based musician Chinthan Swamy, whose debut release, ‘Reclaimed Retro: Stillbirth in Utero’, is a concept LP that lives up to its promise of being “an intriguing piece of work”. Not much is known about Swamy, but if this EP is anything to by, the future looks promising for the up-and-coming producer. A 13-track album, it runs less than 20 minutes. Touching on sensibilities ranging from jazz through to...
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17 March 2017

Museum of the Future: A Public Discussion

Goethe-Institut will be hosting two public talks titled Museum of the Future | Episode 1: The Force Awakens on 17 and 18 March. The talks explore the constantly evolving idea of what a museum is and what the museum of the future could be. Museums are perceived as treasure houses that need to meet a diverse set of tasks while being enticing to a wide range of people. The talks centre around the idea of how museums invent history and are supposed to...
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17 March 2017

Sonar Completes Its Line-Up For 2017 Edition In Barcelona

Sónar have officially (almost) completed their full-line up for the 2017 edition. With over 60 acts confirmed - including Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Princess Nokia, Matmos, Dellafuente + Maka and Joe Goddard - the festival is also introducing a brand new stage, SonarXS. The new stage, its ninth, will feature in Sónar by Day. It’ll mainly showcase new and underground talent. The debut edition of the stage will focus on the new evolutions in...
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16 March 2017

SoundCloud Shakes Up Revenue Sharing Program

SoundCloud has just announced that it aims to expand its current revenue-sharing model with users of the service. The new initiative will distribute earnings to original content creators as well as remixers and DJs who include other artists’ material in their productions and DJ sets. Essentially, what this means is that if an artist makes a mix with another artist’s track in it, they both share the profits from it. The program, called On SoundCloud...
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16 March 2017

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