Boxout Weekender 2019
5 April 2019 - 7 March 2019
Location: Auro Kitchen & Bar, Summerhouse Cafe
As a new age electronica artist, SickFlip’s driving force comes from an amalgamation of travel, music and collaboration. Known for his love for organic world instrumentation incorporated onto fresh, electronic rhythms, SickFlip’s shows are all about dance, energy, good vibes and memorable experiences. In a short span of time since his emergence on the scene, he has belted out worldwide digital releases on record labels like High Chai Records (US), Rub A Duck recordings (Netherlands), Plain Dope records (UK) and Sony Music (India). Notably, he was tasked to create an official remix for Finnish bass artist Axel Thesleff and produced a full length album for Irish singer- songwriter Cian Finn. The Ladakh Project – an elaborate conceptual audio-visual showcase – got him national acclaim.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.