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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

Barmer Boys To Play in Delhi Before European Tour

Delhi-based label Amarrass Records have announced European tour dates for Rajasthani folk band Barmer Boys. With dates confirmed in Sweden, Berlin, Spain and Copenhagen, Barmer Boys will be playing in Europe between 20 July and 27 August. Before they embark on their European tour, Indian audiences can catch them performing in Delhi on Thursday 15 June at Bandstand. Seamlessly melding traditional Rajasthani folk and spiritual songs with contemporary...
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13 June 2017

Listen: 'SSP (Six Sample Project)' by Dasta

A collective of forward-thinking artists, Dasta has been teasing us for months about an upcoming collaborative project. Today, they released ‘SSP (Six Sample Project)’, a six-track EP which includes a song from each member of the collective. The concept behind the project was to “gamefy” music making by giving themselves restrictions in terms of time and sample usage On Bandcamp, the collective wrote the following: “The 6 of us put in a...
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09 June 2017

Music Master Class: A New 4 Day Residency In Kolkata

For those interested in pursuing music full-time, there’s a new unique 4-day residential program being held in Kolkata from 21-24 June. Within the program, participants will be able to engage with internationally acclaimed mentors to get insights into music appreciation, studio equipment, songwriting and music marketing. The likes of Miti Adhikari who has produced over 3000 sessions at BBC’s legendary Maida Vale Studios and has worked with the...
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09 June 2017

Dauwd To Tour India This July

Ghostly International and Kompakt signee Dauwd has just announced a tour of India stopping over in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The intriguing and enigmatic artist has spent the last six years cultivating a distinctive name for himself within the electronic music space. Having toured extensively as DJ, headlining club shows all around the UK and Europe whilst releasing music on Ghostly International, Kompakt and Ninja Tune imprint Technicolour...
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08 June 2017

VMC: Wild City’s Latest Project Needs 90 Seconds Of Your Time

A multi-platform initiative, Wild City’s latest project, a virtual music conference, is targeted towards anyone within or associated with the music industry. While most seminars, conferences and forums target those in an elite bracket, i.e those with money and time to attend them in Tier 1 Cities, Wild City is aiming to break that bubble. With that in mind, we want to hear from you on what exactly you’d like out of this. We’ve put together the...
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08 June 2017

Listen: Backdrops by K/D/A

In the last few years, Aniket Vidyadhar has been putting out music under the moniker Blent. His 2013 EP, ‘Dusk’ was a snug compilation of tracks that was made entirely out of sampled content. The former Consolidate member has just released ‘Backdrops’, his debut EP as K/D/A. The 3-track EP is a refreshing, original take on house - a stark turn away from Blent. Though it never elevates itself to the point of ‘rave’, each track is measured...
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05 June 2017

Listen: Perera Elsewhere - ‘All Of This’

First gaining attention as part of Berlin-based trio Jahcoozi, Perera Elsewhere released her debut album ‘Everlast’ in 2013 - an eerie, strange yet beautiful take on pop music. After a short hiatus the Berlin-based producer has just dropped her sophomore LP ‘All Of This’ via the LA-based Friends of Friends imprint; an 11-track album that is, once again, smoky, hauntingly beautiful and deservedly catchy. The multi-talented artist describes...
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05 June 2017

The World’s Smallest Record Player: RokBlok

The world’s smallest wireless record player, RokBlok plays your favourite records by lightly riding on top of them. Created by San Francisco-based concept company Pink Donut, RokBlok can be used anywhere which has a flat surface, simply connect it to your headphones, Bluetooth speakers (up to 30 feet!) or use the built-in ones. Using RokBlok is extremely simple: put the box on top of a record, pull the lever to start playing the tunes and then hold...
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02 June 2017

Details Announced For Adapt Music Academy

Adapt Music Academy is a Delhi-based creative learning space where those looking to get into the field of electronic music can learn how to DJ and produce music. There are several courses to choose from like Advance DJ Course, Sound Engineering, Background Scoring, Sound Design and Advance Synthesis, Mixing and Mastering. With each course designed to suit a wide spectrum of students’ abilities, the academy’s mission is to provide quality education...
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02 June 2017

City Sessions Returns To New Delhi

Wild City and WeThePpl are joining forces once again for the return of City Sessions - a night that turns the concept of clubbing on its head. Taking some of the city’s best selectors and giving them a space to play what they normally wouldn’t anywhere else, City Sessions is well-known for its sweaty, intimate vibes as well as its capacity to surprise and run late. Following his recent Boiler Room performance Abhi Meer will be playing alongside...
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31 May 2017

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