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Listen: Lowlit Records’ ‘Better Late Volume 2’

Lowlit Records are back with a brand new release: ‘Better Late Volume 2’. After releasing two compilations - ‘Better Late Volume 1’ and ‘MASH’ - their latest project dropped yesterday. A year in the making, the 7-track compilation features an old-guard of genre-defying artists like Monophonik, Frame/Frame, Schlick and FILM. ‘Better Late Volume 2’ also introduces listeners to the work of Block-2, Muteverb and Solr - OX7GEN’s collaboration...
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23 August 2017

Covelong Point Festival 2017 Takes Place This Weekend

For those looking to escape the heat and humidity that comes with August, Covelong Point Festival near Chennai is the perfect answer. Pristine beaches, a shimmering blue sea and some of the finest surf in the country can all be enjoyed between 25-27 August 2017 at the Covelong Point Social Surf School in Kovalam village near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. India’s first surfing village and a hub of surf culture in South India, the festival also has a diverse...
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22 August 2017

Indie 101: A Guide To The Independent Music Industry In India

Indie 101 is a book written by music entrepreneur Ritnika Nayan. Her aim with the book is to make the independent music space in India an easier place to understand. Having worked in the music industry for 17 years across India and the US, Indie 101 is her attempt to ensure that up-and-coming artists in India have a simple way of navigate the industry. Featuring interviews with prominent industry personalities like singers Monica Dogra, Vishal Dadlani...
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22 August 2017

Listen: ‘Dolores’ by Dolorblind

Dolorblind is a Delhi-based artist whose 4-track EP ‘Dolores’ is full of heavy-drums, ghostly synths and a distinct sense of calmness and composure. An EP that leans towards the ambient side of things, it’s slowed-down soundscapes and serene latter half lulls you right into its web. Listeners may however find themselves having an accidental nap during the second half of 'U R ERR', absorbed within its mellow pace. And although there's a tendency...
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21 August 2017

Deadbeat To Tour India

Scott Monteith has been playing his distinctive blend of dub techno as Deadbeat for over 15 years. Via Bhavishyavani Future Soundz, he has just announced a 2-city tour of India in September. Known for his distinctive blend of minimal electronica, his releases have spanned 11 albums and 24 singles across several labels including Cynosure, Int_version, Revolver and Scape. A DJ and producer whose status in the game well and truly cemented, Monteith has...
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21 August 2017

Strange Movements To Be Featured At EyeMyth Festival 2017

Mumbai-based artists Spryk and Bigfat have collaborated on a brand new audio-visual showcase titled ‘Strange Movements’. Splicing various new media techniques, the duo have created an original dance floor experience that immerses its audience in a world of sound and light. They will be premiering Strange Movements at the EyeMyth Festival on 18 August 2017. EyeMyth festival is a place for emerging media and content platforms, comprising of immersive...
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18 August 2017

Tickets For Magnetic Fields 2017 Are On Sale

The wait is finally over. Magnetic Fields Festival has just released tickets for its 5th edition. Taking place from 15-17 December 2017 at Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan, the 3 day event will as always have options for attendees to either stay in the palace or camp in the desert. 3-day festival passes - bought alongside accommodation - are available from Rs 5,000 whilst those looking to organise their own accommodation will pay Rs 10,000 for a festival...
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17 August 2017

Telefon Tel Aviv To Tour India

For the first time ever, American electronic act Telefon Tel Aviv is coming to India thanks to Mumbai-based artist and event management company Mixtape. Telefon Tel Aviv were early pioneers of electronic music. Rising to prominence in the late 90s, the duo had a consistent output of albums, singles and remixes and toured around the world regularly until the tragic death of Charles Cooper. After a long hiatus, Joshua Eustis (the remaining member),...
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17 August 2017

First Listen: ‘The Lover’ By FUNC

Randolph Correia is many things with a long list of credits. His genre-bending moniker, FUNC, is vastly different from his other, more well-known projects: Shaair + Func and Pentagram. His latest album under FUNC, ‘The Lover’ has just been released via Mumbai-based artist management and events crew, KRUNK. The 11-track album is a smorgasbord of genres amalgamated to create a genre-defying piece of work that sticks with you long after your first...
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16 August 2017

Call For Applications: Toto Music Award 2018

The fourteenth edition of the TOTO Music Award, run by Toto Funds the Arts (TFA), is calling for applications from young musicians and bands. Anyone who makes music, in any genre, language and location, is welcome to submit applications. TFA tends to reward music that explores new territory in the Indian music scene in the hope that the recognition and the monetary award can help sustain it. Winners receive a cash award of Rs 60,000. Past winners...
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14 August 2017

Watch: Sandunes’ Resident Advisor Session

Leading electronic music outlet Resident Advisor recently filmed Sandunes performing an intimate live set in their office space. The 15-minute video covers three old and new tracks - ‘Ever Bridge’, ‘SSP4/Untitled’ and ‘The Trust’. Showcasing the various controllers and instruments she uses when she plays live, Sandunes’ discusses each one before delving into her set. Considering she’s been playing the piano since she was a child, her...
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11 August 2017

Details Announced for ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship 2017

The ARThinkSouthAsia fellowship is designed to develop skills, knowledge and networks between like-minded individuals. Geared towards potential leaders in the cultural sector of South Asia, it is a 2-week residential course that takes place in India in May 2018. 15 fellows will be selected from across South Asia for the residency as well as a 30-day secondment with a cultural institution in South Asia, Germany or the UK over the course of 2018-19. For...
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09 August 2017

British Council of India Launches Saptan Stories

This week, the British Council of India launched Saptan Stories, a one-of-a-kind creative project led by Aardman animations. An online campaign to bring together seven celebrated artists and the public, the aim of it is to crowdsource and then generate a unique short story. How it works: Public participants submit a line of a story that’s less than 200 characters. A panel of judges picks a line, adding it to the story before 7 artists from India...
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03 August 2017

Listen: ‘Tome’ By Smax

Amman Mushtaq aka Smax has just released his first full-length album, ‘Tome’. The 16-track album is as complete an album as they come. Calling up a variety of moods and environments, ‘Tome’ has tracks on it suitable for pensive evenings to 3 am mornings on the dance floor. Currently based in the UK, the Karachi artist conceived the album after leaving Pakistan for the US in 2013. Having attended the Red Bull Music Academy in NYC later that...
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03 August 2017

Listen: Playlist Compiled By Pakistani Feminist Collective Girls at Dhabas

Girls at Dhabas is a feminist collective in Pakistan who are reclaiming public spaces for women. In accordance with their work, they occasionally upload playlists to SoundCloud made for/by South Asia women spotlighting the hard work they do. The first playlist was 38-track longs that contained the likes of Slowspin, Sulk Station and Nomad. They uploaded a 38-track playlist yesterday titled ‘Of Living, Breathing Fires’. Apart from a few regular...
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03 August 2017

RBMA To Host Sessions & Clubnights With Soichi Terada

Red Bull Music Academy are bringing Japanese house luminary Soichi Terada to India alongside Nick Dwyer, one-half of Weird Together. The 3-city tour will stop over in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai from 16-19 August and aims to shine a spotlight rare Japanese video game music. Featuring wide-ranging discussions between Nick Dwyer and Soichi Terada, the Sessions will once again give attendees a taste of what a day at the Red Bull Music Academy actually...
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02 August 2017

Bandcamp Announces Support For Trans People

Bandcamp, the popular music hosting website, has allied itself alongside LGBTQIA individuals in yet another protest move against U.S President Donald Trump’s orders. Having already shown their ally-ship with those affected by Trump’s so-called “Muslim Ban”, this new announcement comes in the wake of Trump marginalising Trans individuals by declaring they cannot serve in the U.S military. Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their share of every...
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02 August 2017

Listen: ‘I’m Going Home’ By Disco Puppet

On the back of his Wild City mix last week, Disco Puppet, aka Shoumik Biswas, released a surprise 12-track album late last night. ‘I’m Going Home’ spans a multitude of genres and like his earlier work, it’s created in his distinctive, signature sound. Biswas tends to keep the eccentricity on the project high, staying faithful to his own sound; an uncompromising facet of his production we love. Though it’s not exactly genre-classifiable,...
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01 August 2017

Listen: ‘Travelers’ By Dosti Music Project

Found Sound Nation is a Brooklyn-based artist collective and production team. They’ve just released their first worldwide album, ‘Travelers’ Dosti Music Project on their new record label Found Sound Records. The collective curated an intensive collaborative residency in the spring of 2015 and 2016, bringing together musicians from Pakistan, India and the U.S. The result of the month-long residencies is a 12-track album which explores a wide...
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31 July 2017

Listen: ‘Flame Of The Forest’ By Jwala

Jwala dropped another compilation on Friday. After premiering the first one on Wild City at the tail-end of June, the newly-formed collective announced they would be releasing a compilation of tracks every month. And they made a call to other artists outside the collective to submit music. The latest 9-track compilation features new music from the likes of EchoFloat, Debo, Cosmic Attic, Adken & Sews, aimsir., Mug£n as well as regulars Ayush.,...
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31 July 2017

Listen: 'Love Letterz Pt.1’ By deedz

Deedz has just dropped an EP titled ‘Love Letterz Pt. 1’. The 3-track EP is heavily influenced by Baile Funk as well as South Asian, reggae and hip-hop. ‘Love Letterz’, the first track off the EP, sets the mood for the rest of the project with its bass-heavy, energetic globalised sounds. The EP manages to transport you between countries and continents from the beaches of Rio to the deserts of Rajasthan with a track. It’s hard to amalgamate...
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28 July 2017

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

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