Kumail

Kumail

Kumail is a producer, performing artist and DJ from Mumbai, India. Over the last four years, he has ascended to the very top of India’s burgeoning culture of electronic music on two parallel paths - as a roughneck DJ notorious for breaking ankles, and as a gifted musician and bandleader drawing expansive canvases of rhythm, texture and emotion. In 2018, those paths led him to a DJ set at Dimensions Festival 2018 in Croatia and a string of several live festival dates across India in the winter. In the past, he has shared the stage with the likes of Shigeto, Four Tet, DJ Koze, Teebs, Ratatat, Mount Kimbie and Kutmah, and been featured on boxout.fm, Boiler Room, Sofar Sounds, and COLORS.

News

Wild City Presents ‘Listening Sessions’: Kumail ‘Yasmin’

After three successful listening sessions for a wide-variety of releases, namely Peter Cat Recording Co.’s ‘Bismillah’, Ahmer x Sez On The Beat’s ‘Little Kid, Big Dreams’ and...

Disrupt Festival Returns With DJ EZ, Machinedrum, Acid Arab & More

After a successful edition last year at Famous Studios, Disrupt is returning to Mumbai for its third edition, which takes place from November 23-24, at the newly reopened antiSOCIAL. The highlights...

Listen: ‘Same Shit’ By Kumail Feat. Pink Siifu

Making a steep stylistic shift towards neo-soul and R&B-inspired breaks, Kumail has just released the lead single ‘Same Shit’ from his upcoming album ‘Yasmin’ which drops on November 8 via...

NH7 Weekender Announces Lineup For Pune & Meghalaya Editions

Bacardi NH7 Weekender has announced the lineup for its Meghalaya and Pune editions which take place between 1 November-2 November, and 29 November-1 December respectively. Returning to Pune’s...

Kamasi Washington Announces Debut India Tour

Modern-day jazz frontrunner Kamasi Washington has just announced his debut India tour that will see him play in Mumbai and New Delhi between 28-29 August, courtesy of Third Culture. Rising to global...

French Label Collaborates With Mixtape To Release Compilation Featuring Indian Electronic Artists

Inspired by the Indian electronic music scene during their visit to the country in 2017, French label Nowadays Records, run by two members of La Fine Equipe (who toured India the same year), has...

Spryk, Sarathy Korwar, Sub-Z & More Announced For Boxout Weekender 2019

boxout.fm has just announced the lineup for their two year anniversary celebration Boxout Weekender 2019. Taking place at New Delhi’s Summer House Cafe and Auro Kitchen & Bar between 5-7 April,...

Mount Kimbie, Aux 88, Roi Perez & More To Play Terminal 1 Music Festival

Taking forward their progressive musical programming, Milkman is curating the debut edition of their two-day music festival Terminal 1 in January. Taking place on January 18-19 at Mumbai's Famous...

Daisuke Tanabe Is Heading To India For 4-City Tour

Daisuke Tanabe appears to have developed an enriching relationship with the Indian music scene. The Japanese producer released his latest EP 'Cat Steps' on Mumbai imprint Knowmad Records, he toured...

Preview: Dimensions Festival 2018

Dimensions Festival holds the title of being Croatia's leading underground dance music festival. For good reason. Its staggering line up in year 7 is only heightened with its now customary opening...

Features

Wild City Singled Out: May 2019

Wild City Singled Out: May 2019

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South Asia in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2017

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2017

The countdown is well and truly on. Magnetic Fields Festival, one of the highly-anticipated weekends in the year, is fast approaching. With less than a fortnight to go, we need to acquaint ourselves...

Walking The Tightrope: The Delicate Nature Of Sampling Indian Music

Walking The Tightrope: The Delicate Nature Of Sampling Indian Music

Bollywood has been in existence for over a century; its sound within our cultural psyche, bringing together people over harmonious melodies and synchronised dancing. Indian classical and folk music...

Wild City Singled Out: March 2017

Wild City Singled Out: March 2017

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South Asia in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

5 Minutes With: Kumail

5 Minutes With: Kumail

Mumbai-based Kumail Hamid has a distinctive sound, one of downtempo self-discovery. His carefree, almost lackadaisical approach to music could slot him alongside the cache of artists he looks to for...

Wild City Singled Out: October 2016

Wild City Singled Out: October 2016

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South-Asia in our new monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info...

Flako’s ‘Natureboy’: Songs For The Great Open Cathedral

Flako’s ‘Natureboy’: Songs For The Great Open Cathedral

“And in the evening When the sky is on fire Heaven and earth become my great open cathedral Where all men are brothers Where all things are bound by law And crowned with love Poor, alone and happy I...

Tracing The Journey Of KRUNK

Tracing The Journey Of KRUNK

Our tale begins in the teeming, balmy metropolis of Mumbai, circa 2009. Its protagonist, Sohail Arora, a familiar name to many of you reading this, was at the time employed as a programmer at...

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