23 March 2019 - 24 March 2019
Location: Mehboob Studio
Nathaniel Pierre Jones, better known by his stage name DJ Pierre, is an American DJ and performer of house music based in Chicago. He helped to develop the house music subgenre of acid house, as member of Phuture, whose 1987 EP 'Acid Tracks' is considered the first acid-house recording.
VILIFY has gained international recognition with a decade of DJing under her belt, multiple international tours and a diverse sound. The release of her debut EP 'Nobody Knows' received warm reception and her latest 'Two Steps Forward' has shown the range and diversity of her sound. Having relocated from Montreal to Berlin VILIFY’s experience as both DJ and producer continue to make her an artist to keep your eye on.
Mor Elian is a Berlin based DJ and producer originating from Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. Label owner at Fever Am, and booking agent at 'Into The Woods' underground parties in Los Angeles.
DJ MoCity is an award-winning DJ, promoter and co-founder of South Asia’s first online community radio - Boxout.fm. Born and raised in Baghdad and New Delhi, MoCity spent his early days as a hip-hop loving teenager in New Delhi, and has grown into a highly experienced and respected musical tastemaker who has played an instrumental role in the development of creative communities across Asia and the Middle East. The work he’s done with pioneering crews such as the Reggae Rajahs (India), the 264 Cru (Dubai) and his award-winning podcast Motellacast, is a testament to his work ethic and philosophy. A global citizen, MoCity has used his multicultural heritage to connect audiences and communities across regions.
_RHL a.k.a Rahul Giri is an electronic music producer from Bangalore. One half of the downtempo/electronica act Sulk Station, Rahul has been an active instigator of the Bangalore alternative/electronica scene for almost a decade. His rare uploads and pick as #1 Indian producer to watch out for in 2013 have cemented his uprising as the world waits with bated breath for his debut EP. Straddling hip-hop, electronica, footwork, drum and bass and anything in between there’s no limit to what a _RHL show can or cannot do.
Mumbai based producer, OX7GEN (Aditya Ashok) gladly resided in the undertow, as a self taught producer and controller wizard with influences running deep - cue kingpins like Andy C, London Elektricity and Danny Byrd for the first wave; then expect a rising tide of original liquid drum & bass. In a little under two years, he has managed to make his presence felt by earning slots at nearly every major festival in the subcontinent. Right from the beaches of Goa's Sunburn festival to the hills of north India’s Escape Festival as well as closing the Bacardi NH7 weekenders dub station stage for 2 years in a row, BASS Camp festival and many more. During this journey, he's ended up supporting some of the biggest names in the international bass music scene including London Elektricity, KOAN Sound, Alix Perez, Concord Dawn, Dub Phizix & Nymfo.
Divine is an award-winning rapper and hip-hop artist from Mumbai. Born and brought up in the ‘gullies’ of Bombay, Divine has come to be known as the "Voice of the Streets” - narrating tales of the people that he's grown up observing since childhood and paying homage to the characteristics of the city.
Born and raised in the city of Delhi, the Indian producer has experienced an explosive rise in the past couple of years - leading the country's hip-hop scene to the forefront of the flourishing independent music industry. Since a young age, Sez has been a disciple of hip-hop culture and has revolutionised the sounds we come to associate with Indian hip-hop.
MadStarBase, made up of Ase and Neal, is a production and DJ duo who perpetually create and curate some of the freshest, most forward-thinking music. Their creations are rooted in hip-hop and bass music and are not confined to a single genre. The focus is on sample - heavy explorations of indigenous sounds.
From original cuts to bootlegs and remixes, their productions and DJ sets make any room shake and keep the dancefloor stacked.
Lifafa is the solo project of Peter Cat Recording Co frontman Suryakant Sawhney. Lifafa offers a mix of acoustic folk elements and old-school disco layered with a baritone voice that can be angsty and meditative at the same time.
Bombay-based Dreamstates has a hazy approach to house and techno. Driven by 4x4 patterns, spanning breakbeat, acid, afro, disco and outsider house, but not afraid to stray into a deeper, more unnerving sound - with an eye on what the moment calls for. A Dreamstates night is usually a colourful and varied journey. A resident DJ on Boxout.fm, he also runs a monthly podcast series, aptly titled 'Cosmic Claps', created keeping in mind those introspective moments when you need an undulating beat to keep you going. This is music that seeps into your subconscious. Think shades of house, hints of techno and a touch of the eclectic – always arriving while constantly in an urgent state of departure.
Ishani’s unique style typically mixes old school and new school hip-hop and has cleverly merged fans of both styles in way not seen hitherto. She has held residencies at many Mumbai nightclubs including Purple Haze Lounge and at Zenzi (Bandra), Ibar etc. while also being has been endorsed by nominations from VH1 Sound Nation Awards (2014) and MyFavDJ Awards.
Mumbai based DJ known for blending tracks of various genres ranging from early acid house, pounding techno, unadulterated tech, bass, new wave, indie dance, disco.
dotdat is a manifestation of the musical philosophy and inspirations that drive the man behind it. With techno at the core of his ambiguous, dark and hypnotic sounds, dotdat explores new dimensions of melody and movement.
Azadi Records' signee Seedhe Maut represent the next stage in the evolution of the capital’s hip-hop sound. Having mastered the art of delivering razor sharp, combative and witty rhymes, the bi-lingual duo are following in the trailblazing footsteps of international hip-hop collectives such as Run The Jewels, Clipse, Black Hippy, Mobb Deep, Blackstar and more.
Cinematic in vision, AsymetriK is a bold and experimental side-project by Arjun Vagale, a celebrated artist from the techno and electronic movement.
Free-diving into the concepts of abstraction and the general abuse of waveforms gives rise to an alternative ideology, where Vagale reimagines the abyss of space, dark yet luminous, a place of contradiction and duality. Intense, twisting, almost haunting, these evocative moodscapes are shot through with oblique waves of light, cascading to build a deeply atmospheric yet industrial production.