Dualist Inquiry, Shah Rule, Parvaaz & More
9 November 2019
Venue: Marathon Futurex
Dhaval Parab aka D’Evil is one of the most respected and liked members of Mumbai’s underground hip-hop community. A veteran of the Mumbai rap scene, Parab has been honing his craft for a while now. His latest single, titled Chak Bhak, is a testament to thework he’s put in over the years. Parab started out as part of Orkut’s Insignia community, a breeding ground for Indian hip-hop. With the release of first ‘Kadki’ and now his second single ‘Chak Bhak’, Parab hopes to build on a hugely promising debut and cement his name as one to watch out for.
Vinayak widely known as DJ Proof has translated his passion for music by being the man himself behind the wheels of steel. He specializes in hip-hop, trap, moombahton, dubstep, reggae, dancehall, glitch-hop and many more.
Aqua Dominatrix hailing from Mumbai, is producer Akshay Rajpurohit’s pseudonym for his free-floating synthpop self-unleashing his electronic side with his energetic new sounds. Akshay is known more for his work as part of popular metal bands Scribe and Pangea. Aqua Dominatrix sees him not so much step out of his comfort zone as much as leap out of it. He has just put out his debut release, a 12-track album titled ‘Sadomist’. His tracks are easy to lose yourself into with their catchy disico infused beats. His first album is an enticing example of what Rajpurohit’s live set could be like, and that will be a show worth checking out.
Dualist Inquiry is the brainchild and solo project of Sahej Bakshi, a music producer, guitarist and cerebral agent who graduated from the Thornton Music School at USC in Los Angeles, CA. Since returning to India in 2010, Sahej has grown to be considered one of the leading producers and live performers of electronic music in India, releasing original music and touring extensively. Following his debut EP ‘Dualism’ (2011) and a series of bootleg remixes, his full-length album ‘Doppelgänger’ (2013) received widespread critical acclaim and cemented his sound as one that is instantly recognizable and uniquely his.
Shah RuLe is a recording artist, music producer, and audio engineer whose music is a mix of pop, hip-hop and R&B.
Listed as one of the 30 Great Guitarists under 30 in the world, by Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA, Dhruv is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has established a solid and energetic following of listeners. His latest project, the release of his new album, Orion, launched on the 19th of September, is an eclectic mix of percussive, electro-acoustic, and hard rock with jumpy riffs, best defined as a labour of love, representing his many avatars as an artist.
Parvaaz is a contemporary Indian music band whose four members have assimilated several international progressive/psychedelic rock influences but their own expression has a rootedness that makes their sound unique. They sing mostly in Kashmiri and Urdu and their own line-up reflects the diversity they come from.