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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

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

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

Ladies: Wild City Wants To Hear From You

Wild City are initiating a new platform to support the development of skills for women who aspire to be or are already working in the music industry in India. We've put together a simple survey of just eight questions and promise it's quick and easy to complete. The aim is to ensure we collect data that will steer the direction that the content will take, ensuring that the program is relevant and intuitive. We want to work towards creating a space...
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15 March 2017

Watch: Magnetic Fields 2017 Teaser

The countdown has begun. Magnetic Fields Festival has just released a teaser video for its upcoming edition. An immersive experience with a carefully curated lineup of international and local acts with pop-up parties that go on till dawn, storytelling and interactive installations it also hosted a diverse line-up of artists including Dorian Concept, Floating Points, Roman Flügel, Helena Hauff, Superpoze, Daisuke Tanabe, Sandunes, BLOT, Prateek Kuhad,...
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15 March 2017

DUET: A New App For Transnational Connections

DUET is an ambitious year-long interactive experience that has just launched in India and the UK. Designed with the aim of connecting anonymous participants in pairs - using a simple app to encourage reflection and sharing. A collaboration between Invisible Flock, a groundbreaking innovative art studio based in Leeds, and Quicksand, a leading human-centered design firm based in New Delhi, Duet is comprised of an app, a web platform and a series of...
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15 March 2017

Addison Groove To Tour India

Our Various Artists series rolls on with a three-city tour of Bristol-based DJ and producer; Addison Groove. The incredibly diverse producer will be touring India for the second time after already playing at VH1 Supersonic back in 2015. Promising a hot, dark and sweaty vibe in New Delhi, we'll be hosting this at Def Col Social on 23 March, before heading to Church Street Social in Bangalore on 24 March, followed by a very special gig in partnership...
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14 March 2017

Details Announced For Indie Art Week

Independent and alternative artists rarely get a chance to exhibit their work, let alone come together in one place to showcase their talent. Indie Art Week aims to change that. In its debut edition, Indie Art Week [IAW] will showcase a wide range of art forms from music and film, to photography and comedy. Taking place across 6 venues in Delhi from 12 March to 19 March, IAW will feature over 100 artists across 8 days. Summer House Cafe, Bandstand,...
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10 March 2017

First Listen: 'Soul Harvest' By Aerate Sound

Aerate Sound have just released the first single ‘Soul Harvest’ from their highly anticipated album, ‘Only For External’ due out for release next week. A Bangalore-based A/V duo, Aerate Sound comprise of producer Joe Panicker and visual artist Naquash. Known for merging sample-driven hip-hop and beat music, the production on 'Soul Harvest' is one of the crowning points of the album - one we've had a listen to already and it’s worth the wait. An...
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08 March 2017

Listen: 'Losing My Mind' by Wide Octaves

‘Losing My Mind’ is a new EP release by up-and-coming producer Wide Octaves. The two-track EP is a great introduction to the Mumbai-based artists work. Both tracks from the EP centre around a pulsating bass, allowing it to be the focal point on which various other instruments weave in and out. ‘Losing My Mind’ is much more distorted vocally and could easily find itself on the dance-floor with its trip-hop aesthetic. ‘Traces’ is much more...
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07 March 2017

GMI Open New Campus & Reveal Details Of New Program

Global Music Institute have announced that their new campus in Greater Noida is up and running. Their new music production program will also launch this week, taught by Ableton certified trainer Aditya Balani. The hands-on course is designed to get musicians and producers to start making music with Ableton Live 9, an industry standard and powerful digital audio workstation. Students will learn how to organise musical ideas, increase workflow and use...
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07 March 2017

Social Goes Women Only For International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2017, Social has decided to create women’s only events nationwide. Specials on cocktails, beers and specifically curated events across three venues in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore await women wanting to "leave men behind" for the night. An act of solidarity with women nationwide, Social’s move doesn’t allow men in [as customers] to the venue for one night only, giving women a completely...
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07 March 2017

Boxout Wednesdays: A New Weekly Residency

boxout.fm is a brand new online radio station focused on alternative music and culture that aims to be a community platform for discovery of the new creative India. The brainchild of DJ MoCity, it's slated to launch in April 2017. As part of this ambitious project, the team behind boxout.fm have just announced Boxout Wednesdays - a new weekly residency that will take place from March 8 onwards at Summer House Cafe in New Delhi. Each gig will be streamed...
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06 March 2017

FOCUS Photography Festival Opens In Mumbai

FOCUS Photography Festival is a biennial festival that will take place in Mumbai from 9 -23 March. Initially inaugurated in 2013 and modelled on the democratic nature of photography it actively takes photography out of gallery spaces and onto the walls, shops, cafes and streets of Mumbai. Memory, this year's theme aims to explore how photographs and photographers are using the medium to construct and shape history. Those interested will be able to...
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06 March 2017

I Love Acid Release 10-Year Anniversary Compilation

For its tenth anniversary, I Love Acid will be releasing a 20-track compilation. A wide selection of acid-house producers will be compiling tunes for a one-time-only collection. Contributors for it will be long-standing UK techno duo B12 alongside Chicago pioneer Mike Dunn and Hardfloor, Jared Wilson, TB Arthur, Mystic Bill and, of course, the I Love Acid founders themselves. Luke Vibert and Posthuman threw the first ever I Love Acid party at London’s...
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06 March 2017

Watch: 'Aaja' By Swet Shop Boys

Following a string of exemplary music videos, the latest visual offering from Swet Shop Boys is one of their best releases yet. The trio, comprised of Heems (formerly of Das Racist), Riz MC (aka Riz Ahmed, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and producer Redinho shared their video for ‘Aaja’ late last night. Directed by Sofian Khan, ‘Aaja’ is shot in the style of a home-made video fused with elements of a classical Bollywood film. Heems...
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03 March 2017

Details Announced For Holi Moo! Festival

Arguably one of India’s longest running music festivals, Holi Moo! has just announced the line-up for its latest edition. Taking place in New Delhi on 13 March, the experiential music festival will have multiple stages showcasing genres ranging from world music to indie, electronica and hip-hop. For the first time at Holi Moo! there will be an all-women stage called ‘THIS’, one of the main highlights of the festival. It will feature some of...
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02 March 2017

Parekh & Singh Announce Debut International Tour

Dream pop duo Parekh & Singh have just announced their debut international tour. Playing in seven cities across the UK and Ireland over ten days, it seems there's no stopping the Kolkata-based duo who are going from absolute strength to strength. Their most recent venture to the UK was deemed successful with a live in- session performance on BBC Radio 6. This trip will see them stop off in London, Dublin, Glasgow and Birmingham as well as Manchester,...
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01 March 2017

Details Announced For 'The Exchange' 2017

Music conference and showcase, The Exchange, will be take place on March 28 in Mumbai for its fourth edition. Initiated in 2014 with the simple idea of igniting conversations between music industries experts in the UK and India, the conference has grown significantly over the last few years becoming an effective and valuable dialogue between the two countries. This year a 30-member strong team will be visiting India from the UK. This includes members...
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01 March 2017

Listen: ‘Fiction’ By Abdullah Siddiqui

Abdullah Siddiqui’s debut track for Forever South Music, 'Fiction', is an infectious, poppy tune that’s built on a fantastic layering of multiple instruments. The production from Siddiqui, who remains somewhat of a mystery, is tight, compact and full of subtle surprises that keeps you hooked throughout the 4-minute track. Though it starts off quiet and slow, the track slowly builds to an apex where the subtle trumpet takes over. Along with snappy...
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27 February 2017

Opportunity: New Delhi Junior Culture Managers

Finding interesting, challenging and decently paid opportunities in the ever growing creative landscape in India is always tricky so when they do come along our ears always prick up. This opportunity definitely ticks all of the above boxes. Existing and new branches of Social in Delhi are looking for bright sparky young people with their finger on the pulse to manage one of Social's multiple co-working spaces. 1-2 years full time experience in events/communication/marketing...
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24 February 2017

Scratcha DVA To Tour India

We're extremely happy to announce the return of our Various Artists series with a two-city tour of London-based DJ and producer; Scratcha DVA. The Radar Radio resident and Hyperdub signee will be touring in India for the very first time. We're teaming up with our friends at bhaneLIVE for the Delhi show on 3 March before flying to Mumbai for a show at Summerhouse Cafe on 4 March 2017. His most recent EP, ‘Take It All’ was a gorgeous amalgamation...
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23 February 2017

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