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

Ahmer & Delhi Sultanate Join Forces On New Single ‘Zor’

Last year’s release of Srinagar-born rapper Ahmer’s debut album ‘Little Kid, Big Dreams’ felt differently than any other political hip-hop numbers at the time, for it came not from an...

Gear Up For Quarantine Clash 2020 With A Series Of Talks On Sound Clash Culture

A month and a half ago, nobody could have imagined the sound clash culture, which originated in the streets of Jamaica, would ever be translated into a digitally livestreamed competition. With the...

Wild City ‘Together’: Mentoring, Conversations, Skill-Sharing & Performances With Sandunes, BLOT!, Arjun Vagale & More

The coronavirus pandemic and the necessary global lockdown has brought many lives and industries to a standstill, while subjecting all of us to an economically uncertain future – the repercussions...

Watch: ‘Kranti Havi’ By Swadesi Ft. Delhi Sultanate

Mumbai’s multilingual, socially conscious hip-hop crew Swadesi has just released the video to ‘Kranti Havi’, featuring reggae MC and activist Taru Dalmia aka Delhi Sultanate, the lead single off...

BFR Sound System To Host Block Party At Mumbai’s Dharavi

New Delhi-based artists Taru Dalmia aka Delhi Sultanate and Samara Chopra aka Begum X will take their Jamaican-style hand built BFR Sound System for a session at The Dharavi Dream Project’s After...

Magnetic Fields Announces Second Wave Of Names For 2019

Magnetic Fields Festival, which takes place from December 13-15 this year at the surreal Alsisar Mahal in Rajasthan, had earlier announced a bevy of respected and exciting names like Maribou State,...

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,...

Mini-Documentary 'Reggaeology' Maps The Rise Of Indian Reggae

“Reggae is what you make of it. For some, it stands for one love, sure. For others, it's revolution.” - Neil Fraser aka Mad Professor It would be a difficult ordeal to try and map what inspired...

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...

Features

Wild City Singled Out: Q1 2020

Wild City Singled Out: Q1 2020

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...

Wild City Singled Out: November + December 2019

Wild City Singled Out: November + December 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...

Voice Of The People: Protest Music In India

Voice Of The People: Protest Music In India

Last night at Shaheen Bagh, a little after midnight, hundreds of people burst into cheer as the verses of Faiz Ahmed Faiz's 'Hum Dekhenge' soared into the night sky. I couldn't help but smile, just...

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2019

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2019

The music lineup at Magnetic Fields Festival is bigger this year than ever before. Not only does the festival have a vast array of art and experiences on offer, but the music lineup is more diverse...

The South Asian Diaspora Finds Its Voice On Sarathy Korwar’s ‘More Arriving’

The South Asian Diaspora Finds Its Voice On Sarathy Korwar’s ‘More Arriving’

Sarathy Korwar is tired. He's frustrated, and he's largely exasperated. “I don't enjoy making records about being a minority,” he tells me over Skype, early morning (British time) from his...

2018 In Review: The Artists That Defined The Alternative Music Sphere In India

2018 In Review: The Artists That Defined The Alternative Music Sphere In India

2019 has barely taken its first steps, and there have already been a host of exciting releases, events and music festivals. Before we launch ourselves into the new year, we wanted to take a moment to...

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...

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