Kumail, Spryk, MC Tod Fod & more
31 March 2019
MC Tod Fod
Dharmesh Parmar aka MC Tod Fod is a Gujarati rapper from the Mumbai-based hip-hop collective, Swadesi.
The Bandish Projekt's Mayur Narvekar's moniker through which he channels his drum 'n' bass side.
The Mumbai-based DJ is intent on preserving the true essence of underground sounds. Keeping the focus fixed on hitting a balance between both experimental and club music.
Spryk is the brainchild of Tejas Nair, who has been consistently redefining the role of an independent electronic artist in the Indian scene across various spectrums. His tireless creative endeavours engaging with electronic music and technology-driven art has now amassed a significant following for his work. Having shared the stage with titans of his craft, Spryk holds the promise to deliver cutting edge experiences, both on and off the dance floor. His latest sounds as part of a collaboration with bigfatminimalist, titled 'Strange Movements' has been regarded as one of the finest audio-visual treats to have come out of the country’s bludgeoning scene. Meanwhile, his DJ sets feature a mix of bass music, swift rhythmic beats and a plethora of halftime beats.
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.
EchoFloat is a project conceived by Jeff Nelson. The music he explores ranges from lush thoughtful soundscapes to intricate granular textures. Bass music has always been an underlying aspect of his sound palette. It's the foundation over which he explores his own productions and DJ sets that are reminiscent of organic and cyberpunk aesthetics in hopes to invoke a sense of space, form, interconnectivity and movement.
Aniruddh Mehta aka bigfat is Graphic Designer, Visual Artist and a DJ. He believes in no-hype, low-end bass music. His ideal night is a dark room with a good soundsystem. He is constantly exploring the larger hemisphere of dub music ranging from roots reggae to meditative dubstep. In his DJ set, you can expect everything from old school heavy weights to the latest releases on cutting edge labels.
Yung Raj is a 22-year-old beatboxer and producer who has been performing at popular venues and festivals in the country since 2011. He has performed with both nationally and internationally acclaimed acts like Foreign Beggars, Shri, Karsh Kale, Niladri Kumar, Shiva Sound System, BOGL, Func, Stitch In Nine and was also an active member of popular acapella outfit – Voctronica until late 2017. He has now moved on to focus on his solo project and is scheduled to release his debut EP called Laced Loops in July 2018. His live setup involves improvisation using a loop station to blend beatboxing along with synth bass and keys
NATE08 is the solo project of bass player and musician Nathan Thomas, and is an exploration of Nathan's love for electronic music. Being a sessions bass player in the Indian music circuit for the last 6 years, he is now experimenting with making his own music. His music comes from a bunch of influences particularly jazz, RnB and hip hop. Using samples from various genres of music and manipulating them forms the basis of his music.