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 is a producer, performing artist and DJ from Mumbai, India. Over the last four years, he has ascended to the very top of India’s burgeoning culture of electronic music on two parallel paths - as a roughneck DJ notorious for breaking ankles, and as a gifted musician and bandleader drawing expansive canvases of rhythm, texture and emotion. In 2018, those paths led him to a DJ set at Dimensions Festival 2018 in Croatia and a string of several live festival dates across India in the winter. In the past, he has shared the stage with the likes of Shigeto, Four Tet, DJ Koze, Teebs, Ratatat, Mount Kimbie and Kutmah, and been featured on boxout.fm, Boiler Room, Sofar Sounds, and COLORS.
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.
Raj Verma aka Yung.Raj is a 22-year-old beatboxer and producer from Hyderabad. Since early 2011, he has performed with both nationally and internationally acclaimed acts like Foreign Beggars, Shri, Karsh Kale, Niladri Kumar and more, 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 Yung.Raj. His productions are an experiment with time, tempo and rhythm, blending numerous styles to create a sound that is truly unique and his own. 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.