Delhi Sultanate

Delhi Sultanate

Born in New Delhi, India but having spent formative years in Germany and the US (Bay Area), Delhi Sultanate, has long pioneered the sounds of dancehall/hip-hop and performance poetry in India. In addition to his solo career, he is the MC and a founding member of BASSFoundation, New Delhi's first dubstep, drum 'n' bass and reggae sound system, as well as lead singer of India's first ska and rocksteady band The Ska Vengers.

News

Magnetic Fields Announces First Wave Of Names For 2018 Edition

The wait is over - Magnetic Fields Festival has just released the first phase of it’s 2018 line-up. Magnetic Fields is notorious for pushing future-facing sounds from India and around the world, as...

BFR Sound System Back With More Sessions

After a long hiatus, Bass Foundation Roots Sound System is back for another series of sessions featuring Delhi Sultanate and Begum X. For those not in the know, Bass Foundation Roots is a unique...

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...

Details & Lineup Announced For Goa Sunsplash 2016

Goa Sunsplash is a ‘Carribbean themed’ reggae music festival, the second edition of which is set to take place on 14 and 15 January 2017 at Anjuna beach. The event has just announced the...

Hercules & Love Affair, Afriquoi, BLOT! & More Added To GOAT Lineup

New Goa festival GOAT has just announced new additions to its already impressive lineup. Disco and house project Hercules & Love Affair, African dance outfit Afriquoi, BLOT! and Delhi Sultanate...

First All India Dub Conference Pune Announces Details & Lineup

Details have just been announced for the first ever All India Dub Conference, set to take place in Pune on 27 November. The event will see two of the country’s most meticulously crafted, formidable...

Gig Preview: BFR Soundsystem At Champa Gali

The BFR soundsystem is all set to hold its much-anticipated second edition at New Delhi’s picturesque Champa Gali on 22 October. If you’ve been following our website in the past, you probably...

‘RUDE’: A Documentary on The Ska Vengers By Wanphrang Diengdoh

Wanphrang K Diengdoh (documentary filmmaker/one third of “Matrilineal punk” band Tarik) collaborates with The Urban Beat Project and Stiff Kittens for a 30-minute documentary called ‘RUDE’...

Delhi Sultanate & General Zooz Discuss Reggae On DJ MoCity’s Motellacast

It’s been about a year that DJ MoCity a.k.a. Mohammed Abood has been running Motellacast, a Mixcloud series that seeks out fresh, young talent in the region. If you haven’t been following it yet,...

Gig Preview: Club Night ECHO Turns 1

Echo is a club night dedicated to sound system culture that we began this time last year, in collaboration with BASSFoundation Root's main man Delhi Sultanate (Taru Dalmia) and Alter State (Sanil...

Features

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2018

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2018

Our favourite weekend of the year is closing in. With just a week to go, Magnetic Fields is right around the corner, and it's going to be chock full of art, activities and, of course music. There's...

Championing New Music With An Uncompromising Vision: Boxout.fm

Championing New Music With An Uncompromising Vision: Boxout.fm

This weekend Boxout.fm will celebrate one year of functioning as an online radio station - marking the occasion with a 3 day weekender that will feature a number of diverse selectors who have been...

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...

A Comprehensive Guide To boxout.fm

A Comprehensive Guide To boxout.fm

India’s first-ever independent community radio station, boxout.fm has been steadily growing since its launch a little over 2 months ago. Having already hosted Romare as part of an incredible launch...

Politics and Music: A Look Into BFR Sound System’s Documentary

Politics and Music: A Look Into BFR Sound System’s Documentary

Convinced of the role music can play in political activism, Taru Dalmia had long dreamed of building a sound system - representing the very origins of reggae music, a genre he has been involved in for...

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2016

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2016

And we’re almost there – just 10 days to go for our favourite weekend of the year! Magnetic Fields will be back for its 2016 edition with a whole bunch of activities, more art, food and of course,...

In Conversation With SYSTEM Music Boss V.I.V.E.K.

In Conversation With SYSTEM Music Boss V.I.V.E.K.

Not many people have dedicated their careers to perfecting thier art, in the way that has been done by SYSTEM Music boss Vivek Sharda. The acclaimed producer, DJ and label owner will play in Delhi...

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...

Delhi Sultanate and Begum X: The Kabul Project

Delhi Sultanate and Begum X: The Kabul Project

To most people, Afghanistan invariably and understandably conjures up the same few images: war, suicide bombings, austere bearded men who banned music, laughter and repressed women during their short...

Interview: BASSFoundation + Exclusive D/L 'Nice Up The Dance’ Dubplate

Interview: BASSFoundation + Exclusive D/L 'Nice Up The Dance’ Dubplate

The trio of Maarten ‘Big Daddy’ Klein, Ed ‘Praxis’ Anderson and Taru ‘Delhi Sultanate‘ Dalmia, together make up the sound system they call BASSFoundation. A powerhouse in today’s...

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