Boxout Weekender 2019
5 April 2019 - 7 March 2019
Location: Auro Kitchen & Bar, Summerhouse Cafe
SickFlip is an electronica solo project brought to life by Sarvesh Shrivastava - a music composer, producer and performer from Mumbai, India. Musically, SickFlip has an indefinable mix of calm/serene/melodic vibes and atmospheres to contrasting bass-heavy, chest rattling festival smashers. The stark contrast as a mix of these sounds gives the ‘flip’ side its resonance. The past year has seen him amalgamate travel and music into an elaborate conceptual audio-visual showcase called ‘The Ladakh Project’ which was immensely supported worldwide.
Oceantied is the solo electronic project started by Until We Last guitarist Ketan Bahirat and is an exploration of Ketan’s electronic music headspace. Oceantied’s music can ambient, dancey, upbeat or anything in between. His music explores two main sides of the spectrum with downtempo tracks, alongside fast-paced footwork & jungle music. He is set to launch his debut EP on Bangalore based independent label, ‘Consolidate’ in early 2016, a label on which he also launched his latest track ‘Ice & Fire’ in the compilation FRNDS & FMLY ’16 which has been featured on THUMP, Resident Advisor & more. The track was also broadcasted on BBC Asian Network in early February.
The 24-year-old maverick Arman Menzies has a mask for every occasion. His infectious energy and familiar music sensibilities has a way of putting any audience at ease. Well known in cult progressive metal circles in India for his earlier work songwriting and playing guitar for Goddess Gagged before moving on to study music production in the UK, he’s already performed in places like Croatia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka under his new electronic moniker 'Zokhuma' while cherry-picking his way through local gigs as well. As he gears up to launch his first EP and live tour in early 2017, connecting the dots seems impossible when everything is happening at once, but it doesn’t make it any less fun to try.
Tejas Nair has been making music under the aegis of Spryk for just over the past three years. Post his training as a sound engineer, he has spent most of his time developing scores for video games, VR experiences, and apps; spatial audio, binaural sound, and more broadly speaking, the world of electronic music production is the context of his exploration. Having done a number of DJ sets over the years, this performance will mark his first live production set to a public.
Aditya Alamuru began making music in the United States in 2012. Influenced by the growing music scene in Mumbai, on his return, he began the electronic project MALFNKTION to create an original sound that resonated with Indian culture. His debut EP ‘Hindustani Rascal’ was released in September 2015 and featured on Apple Music, Buzzfeed, Reddit and Festival Sherpa. He released his second EP ‘Vote for Worms’ in December 2016.
Corridors is a solo electronic project of Delhi based musician, Rijul Victor.
Kumail Hamid is a music producer from Mumbai, has been experimenting with a variety of genres which has led to his current work in what can only be classified under the ambiguous label of "electronic music". His music boldly pushes the level of experimentation of the current "scene" beyond its club friendly confines, exploring the more ethereal regions of sound. Heavily manipulated live recordings coupled with atmospheric synths and meticulously panned rhythm sections form the fundamental characteristics of his tracks. These sonic qualities are moulded together in a variety of structures, a result of his eclectic set of influences.
Delhi-based DJ and an integral part of boxout.fm
Drum Attic a.k.a Siddharth Mehra is one half of the Techno duo better known as Motion Noir. He first started performing around two years ago, and has played at various nightclubs ever since.
In their words - "FOPCHU's sounds anthropomorphise the spirit of one’s innate farm animal, and redirects productive thought into inebriated profound gooforia".
They are a New-Delhi based band consisting of Kaizad Nariman on vocals and guitars; Shantam Khanna on synth and the drum machines, and Siddhant Subs on synth and bass.
As TRAFFICC, Nihal Kanwar is the host of Rush Hour on boxout.fm, showcasing sounds heavily inspired by rave culture. His moniker is a tribute to all the time he spent stuck in traffic jams in Delhi, which gave him extended opportunities to lose himself in various worlds of music within the four doors of his car.
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.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT is the brainchild of Vijayant Singh. Based in New Delhi, he plays a diverse set of sounds ranging from wave, industrial and post-punk to EBM, new beat and left-field techno.
Sub-Z is a collective of five DJs and producers from New Delhi fascinated by sounds from the heavier side of bass music. Consisting of Tanzen, Stain, Npstr, Sodhi and Miredo, the Sub-Z crew have been stirring up New Delhi's DIY scene.
Native Indian is the electronic project of upcoming producer and singer/rapper Siva Baskaran [Siva SBK]. Having early influences from the southern part of the Indian sub-continent, he resonates it’s unique rhythmic sensibilities and fuses them with the new era of emerging hip-hop & gospel production seen worldwide. His influences range from Indian classical music to heavy metal and Jazz.
London-based selector and DJ who introduces her listeners to global sounds on her five-year-old show, A Worldwide Thing.