Byron The Aquarius, Midland Sparks & Coven Code
24 October 2018
Summer House Cafe
Byron The Aquarius
Originally from Alabama, Byron Blaylock aka Byron The Aquarius was taught piano from an early age by an old band mate of Duke Ellington. A trained jazz pianist, Byron's collaborated with the likes of Flying Lotus and Onra and released on numerous independent labels such as Rush Hour, Warp (with Flying Lotus), Reebok Classics, Giant Step Records, among others. He's even made mainstream rap with D12 before discovering house music in Atlanta and following his calling to make his own music.
Midland Sparks is an Indian musical outfit headed by Maitreya Rajurkar (One half of TripShot Crew) to showcase the freshest sounds of modern electronica. Treading deep into a multiplicity of genres, Midland Sparks works on a newfangled sound which is contemporary, unorthodox and takes refuge in latter-day bass music. Think lingering bass-lines, sombre beats and sweeping floor-rumbling grooves. An unbridled experiment wholly intended on carving out a niche, it is fraught with assorted influences and evolves at every passing juncture.
Coven Code is India’s first all female collective promoting art, music, non-binary culture and freedom, based in New Delhi. Coven Code started out in March 2018 with more than 19 founding members from diverse backgrounds who came together through their common love for music, and a need to shake up the status-quo in the nightlife and the music industry.