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Listen: ‘Genesis’ By Mug£n

Mumbai-based artist Mug£n recently released a 5-track EP via label nrtya. The producer’s name has been creeping up in the last few months, having featured on multiple Singled Out’s as well as on a jwala compilation, but it is this latest project that showcases the producer’s ability to create a fully fleshed-out project. Melancholic drums are a constant throughout the EP with ghostly vocals surfacing intermittently. Serving up a buffet of nostalgia...
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07 November 2017

Clap! Clap!, Compa, The Whooligan All Set To Play #BoxoutWednesdays in November

After last week’s heavyweight double bill of Seb Wildblood and SUCHI, online radio station boxout.fm have announced a series of international names for the November edition of their weekly residency Budweiser x #boxoutwednesdays. Italian afro-centric producer and DJ, Clap! Clap! is set to play this Wednesday 8 November alongside domestic acts Kumail and Oceantied. Part of his India tour, Clap! Clap! will be playing across 4 cities over 4 nights,...
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06 November 2017

The Alipore Post Goes Offline

The Alipore Post is a newsletter that shares daily art, poetry and music from hidden corners of the internet. The offline version of it is an extension of this virtual space. In the form of a curated day full of activities, The Alipore Post Offline features a range of poetry showcases, music and workshops. Taking place on 5 November at The Courtyard House in Bangalore, it will have a poetry appreciation session led by Samantak Bhadra and Rohini Kejriwal,...
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03 November 2017

UK Rapper Lady Leshurr To Tour India

As part of a new initiative by Bira 91, titled FreeFlow, versatile UK rapper Lady Leshurr is coming to India for a 3-city tour. The sometimes-singer and producer is best known for her ‘Queen’s Speech’ freestyle series on YouTube and was one of the first UK female artists to permeate the country’s bubble. The rapper has since gained fans in Erkyah Badu, Timbaland and Busta Rhymes - who complimented her skills when she rapped like the legendary...
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30 October 2017

Clap! Clap! & Preditah To Play At Disrupt Festival

In partnership with Social, Mumbai-based booking agency Mixtape have just announced their first-ever music festival: Disrupt. Taking place on 10 November, it will feature celebrated Italian producer and DJ Clap! Clap! as well as one of the more recognisable faces in garage and grime: Preditah. Clap! Clap! released one of the best electronic album's of the decade in 'Tayi Bebba' and has since put on an incredible Boiler Room mix, supported Gilles Peterson...
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27 October 2017

Wild City x Mansion House Set To Take Off In November

Mansion House, a popular brandy company, will be launching a weekly party series in collaboration with Wild City. One of the few event properties to focus primarily on cities in South India, it promises to deliver a distinctive experience combining iconic brandy cocktails with future-facing dancefloor-friendly music. On 4 November, the first Mansion House Party will take place in Hyderabad’s Le Vantage. Over the next few months, the event series...
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27 October 2017

Daphni, Khruangbin, Josey Rebelle, Sassy J Added To Magnetic Fields Festival Line-Up

Joining the likes of Four Tet, Ben UFO, Special Request, Jayda G, Machinedrum, and TEEBS at Magnetic Fields Festival this year will be Caribou’s elusive dancefloor alter ego, Daphni; Swiss DJ and producer Sassy J; London-based DJ and producer Willow; and Rinse FM Resident Josey Rebelle. The Bira 91 South Stage will host three-piece Thai funk, surf-soul and all-around enigmatic act Khruangbin from Texas who have already played at festivals like Bonnaroo,...
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25 October 2017

Sebastian Mullaert To Tour India

Swedish techno producer and DJ Sebastian Mullaert will be playing across 2 cities in India this weekend. Performing in Mumbai and Delhi, he will also be hosting a workshop in collaboration with Red Bull India and True School of Music in Mumbai. Recognition of Mullaert’s live performances has led him to play at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Labyrinth Festival in Japan, Fabric in London and Blackmarket in New York City just to name a few. Having performed...
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25 October 2017

Listen: ‘BossBattle Vol.1’ By Shoals

After releasing their debut EP, ‘Mad Turf’ earlier this year, Shoals have come through with a brand new mixtape ‘BossBattle Vol.1’. The 7-track project from the Delhi-based duo is a continuation of their previous work: delving into new territories, exploring live instruments with electronic production. Clearly influenced by various genres, the mixtape tends to flow between a variety of styles. Psychedlic rock, electronica and hip-hop float...
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25 October 2017

Ragadub Announces Full Line-Up

The annual Ragadub mini-festival has just released further details - as well as a full line-up for its upcoming edition in November. Danish techno and house producer and DJ Pete Oak is headlining the festival alongside Deadly Hunta, one of the strongest reggae artists to pop out of the scene in recent times. Having supported the likes of Wu Tang Clan and Ice T, Deadly Hunta will be sure to make his presence felt at the mini-festival. A bevvy of Indian...
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24 October 2017

ECHO Travels To Mumbai & Bangalore With Special Sound System Show In New Delhi

A one-of-a-kind club night, ECHO will travel to Mumbai and Bangalore before a very special, show on a Sunday afternoon in New Delhi. Taking place at the sprawling cluster of warehouses that make up Dhan Mill Compound, the Delhi show will have BFR Soundsystem’s hand-built Jamaican reggae sound system pulsating through the air for one of the last sound system sessions of the year. London-based producer Vivek Sharda who has been a prominent figure...
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20 October 2017

Baba Stiltz Set To Tour India In November

23-year-old beat-maker, Baba Stiltz will be making his debut in India this November. The talented Swedish producer will be stopping over for a 3 city tour playing in Delhi on 10 November followed by Mumbai and Bangalore on 11 and 12 November, respectively. Stiltz is known for his carefully crafted sets that effortlessly play with a diverse range of genres ranging from hip-hop right through to deep house. As a teenager and alongside collaborator Yung...
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22 October 2017

Details For Sine Valley Festival Have Been Announced

Sine Valley Festival will take place in Kathmandu across 10 days starting this Friday, 20 October. Featuring a host of names including Karachi-producer Alien Panda Jury, Berlin-based artist She’s Drunk, Nepali producer phatcowlee, Maldives native Autonomotor, Lahore-based singer-songwriter Natasha Noorania and many more. Spread out across multiple venues in Kathmandu, the Sine Valley festival is a curated line-up of artists from different worlds...
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17 October 2017

Raasta’s Raga Dub Is Back For Its 5th Edition

Delhi based venue Raasta is hosting their annual Raga Dub mini-festival over 4 days between 2-5 November. Featuring music from a variety of acts musicians, the newly-opened branch in Green Park will play host to the event. This year, Raasta is aiming to take things up a notch by including more international artists. The mini-festivals diverse range of genres from techno, reggae, dancehall to bass-heavy D’n’B and hip-hop. Raasta will also dedicate...
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17 October 2017

Wild City To Present The Ska Vengers & Peter Cat Recording Co. In New Delhi

When it comes to live acts in India, there are few bigger than Peter Cat Recording Co. (pcrc) or The Ska Vengers. We're thrilled to be hosting both bands in a heavyweight line-up on 26 October at Auro Kitchen & Bar in New Delhi. The event will feature the Ska Vengers in their first Delhi show since their mammoth UK tour this summer where they played 35 shows including 3 at Glastonbury Festival. The 7-piece band blend ska rhythms with elements...
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16 October 2017

Listen: ‘Class-Sikh’ By Prabh Deep

Prabh Deep’s 12-track debut album, ‘Class-Sikh’ is a vivid manifestation of New Delhi, his city. At times, it’s surreal and too real, epitomised by the lead single and video, ‘Suno’. Though it would be quick to point out that Prabh’s album focuses on the harsh realities of life on the streets of Delhi, that’s exactly what the rapper is trying to get across. He raps exclusively in Punjabi, but there’s enough controlled vitriol and...
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16 October 2017

Boxout.fm Announce Launch Of Record Label

Staying true to the culture boxout.fm have quickly established around their brand, the crew continue to push the boundaries of what it means to be an online community radio. Launched in April to cater to the growing demand for alternative music in the country, boxout.fm have already diversified. With their weekly residency #BoxoutWednesdays in full swing at Summer House Cafe, along with their monthly #boxoutsocial, boxout.fm are also starting a record...
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12 October 2017

Listen: ‘BLR’ by Raka

Versatile producer Raka recently dropped a 3-track EP titled ‘BLR’. ‘Hear Me’, the opening track of the EP and probably its weakest, tends to stray away from its reggae and dub-influenced roots with sudden elevated EDM peaks. Thankfully, Raka is aware enough to delve into a trap-infused beat that keeps the energy going. With pots and pans percussion interspersed with ad-libs taken from well-known tracks by Danny Brown and Migos, Raka adds...
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13 October 2017

Listen: ‘Soliloquy’ By Komorebi

To hear ‘Soliloquoy’ in full is to hear the inner-workings of Komorebi’s mind. The artist, who most know as Tarana Marwah, seems to have taken what has troubled her most in the past and laid it out in an 8-track album that’s a bold, new step for the producer. Inclusive of several genres from hip-hop to pop to downtempo, electro-soul to jazz, Marwah’s training as a classical musician comes to the fore on the album with its tight production...
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12 October 2017

IndiEarth XChange Returns For Its 2017 Edition

Deemed India’s premier annual trade event for independent music, film and media, IndiEarth is a 3 day conference that hosts workshops, talks, panels, performances, film screenings and more. Now in its 6th year it will take place in Chennai from 24-26 November. The aim of the event is to promote and develop independent artists, with a special focus on musicians and filmmakers. Connecting non-mainstream artists who want to collaborate and generate...
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11 October 2017

Listen: ‘Daydream’ By Liquid Memoirs

Amal Ramesh aka Liquid Memoirs dropped an EP, ‘Daydream’ via label Dank ‘n’ Dirty Dubz that’s sure to turn heads. The Kochi-based artist’s debut release feels controlled and precise, driven at times by anthemic synths and rapid-fire hi-hats as well as sparse and colourful pieces. It has a bare, anthemic feel to it. With several sounds slotting into the EP seamlessly, it’s appropriate for diverse occasions from the come-down at the after...
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11 October 2017

Oscillate Announce Line-Up & Early Bird Tickets

German DJ and producer Isolee has announced a 4-city tour of India via Oscillate, a new monthly tour. Minimalist house producer, Isolee is revered for his distinctive style of music. Credited with creating the very first microhouse record to reach the club charts, the Frankfurt native and Pampa Records-signee has been a mainstay in the electronic music world for nearly 2 decades. He’ll be performing across 4 cities - Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai...
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10 October 2017

Oscillate: A New Electronic Music Series

Oscillate, a new monthly tour, has officially launched today. Aiming to deliver cutting edge experiences in India, Oscillate is tailored to those who have a fierce appetite and deep-rooted thirst for underground electronic music. A monthly tour, Oscillate will be touring across 4 Indian cities playing host to international DJs and home-grown talent. Bringing future-facing artists to India, Oscillate promises the highest quality sound systems coupled...
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05 October 2017

Emancipator, Youngr, Hilight Tribe & More To Play At Echoes Of Earth Festival

After a successful first year, India’s very first ecologically focused music festival Echoes of Earth have announced details for their second edition. Taking place on 18 and 19 November 2017, the team has just announced the first wave of performing artists. International acts announced so far include lauded American producer Emancipator, French 6-piece act Hilight Tribe and UK rising star Youngr as well as Agents of Time and Manu Delago. Indian...
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05 October 2017

My Way: Oceantied X Boiler Room

Ketan Bahirat aka Oceantied was featured in Boiler Room x Budweiser’s latest episode of ‘My Way’ - a newly launched six-part series. Talking to artists who have performed at ‘Budweiser x Boiler Room What’s Brewing…’ events around the world, the latest episode in the series is a lovely short film that ocuses on all things music, where Bahirat’s inspiration comes from and how he feels connected to footwork, a genre whose roots are halfway...
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05 October 2017

Listen: ‘Flow’ By Jwala

True to their word, jwala have been releasing a compilation at the end of every month. With each release, the compilation and ideology seem to grow and alongside it the number of artists featured. Omniphat, Trodd, Mitochondria and Murane Athma are new names for avid jwala listeners. Co-founders sparkle & fade and zzz also appear as well as regulars Blanc X and aimsir. Overall the compilation maintains a strict laid-back, chillwave, almost ambient...
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29 September 2017

4 Years On: A Guide To Synthfarm

Synthfarm is a 3-day residency and workshop that will take place 45 km outside of Kolkata in serene tropical surroundings from 13-15 October. Going into its 4th year - it aims to bring together DJs, producers, musicians, fans and aficionados to demystify synthesis, unlock music production, understand the studio and share knowledge. The 4th edition of this residency will also feature a session with Da Saz. Titled ‘The Science’, it will take participants...
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29 September 2017

Rock Street Journal Announce ‘Synthesize’ Tour

Synthesize, a new series of live music performances curated by Rock Street Journal (RSJ), starts next week. Taking place across New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru in October, the tour will feature Norwegian band Aiming for Enrike as well as celebrated multi-hyphenate artist Donn Bhat and Passenger Relevator. Four-piece Gujarati alt-rock group aswekeepsearching will also be joining the tour in Mumbai as well as post-rock band Zokova in New Delhi. Attempting...
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27 September 2017

Listen: Ayush. Releases Debut EP ‘Annihilate’

Jwala member and REProduce regular Ayush. released a debut 5-track EP that showcases the young producer’s growth in a short span of time. Having produced and released music under various monikers (Fourth Note, The Lost Envelope), Ayush. was one of the founding members behind newly-formed collective Jwala. The 20-year-old artist’s output stood out in various compilations however this also became a fault of its own as the tracks started to seem...
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27 September 2017

Tatva’s Emotional Awareness Residencies: Details Announced For Musicians & Artists

Tatva’s creative retreats for artists are the first of their kind in India. The recently announced Emotional Awareness Artist Residency for visual artists (though those in other disciplines are also welcome) will commence in Goa on 25 October 2017. Applications for it close on 1 October 2017 with 3-6 creatives invited to book the first such residency in the country. Tatva are also finalising their Therapeutic Residency for musicians, the initial...
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26 September 2017

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