Spryk, Nash Jr, DJ MoCity & More
21 August 2019
Summer House Cafe
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.
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.
Sourodeep Guha a.k.a Stain is New Delhi based bass music producer mainly focusing on genres like reggae, dub, dancehall, dubstep and jungle. He is one of the key members who formed the collective called Sub-Z, who also have hosted artists like Rider Shafique and Ivy Lab in their event series called 'Bassmndi'. His music has been featured in shows like Skip-a-Beat by Spryk, Juggernaut by Tarqeeb on Boxout.fm and Tarqeeb’s Guest mix on NTS radio for Madam X. He recently released a 3 track EP called 'Observation' which got a good support from many Indian and International DJs and producers. He has shared the stage with artists such as Reggae Rajahs, Delhi Sultanate, Daisuke Tanabe, CEE, Flowdan, Skeptical, EGOLESS, Sukh Knight and Coki. In 2019, he also has performed at Goa Sunsplash and Boxout Weekenders.
An electronic instrument builder by night, Nishant Gill is Boxout.fmʼs Radio Manager, and also the in-house peddler of subversive electronics and other, assorted weirdness. Apart from performing live music under several monikers, Nishant has also been playing genre less dancefloor friendly tunes, ranging be funk, hip-hop, beats, dark industrial and gritty bass sounds, techno, electro or bordering obscurest idm territories. Expect a whole lot of everything with a funky twist.
Starting at the age of 16, Nash JR has come a long way since his early days of spinning old skool Hip-Hop on basic pioneer decks. The 23-year-old prodigy has already gained notoriety among the circle of bass heads across the national capital.
Having an ear for bass music since childhood, Nash joined Project Hip Hop in 2010 and started promoting hip hop music across Delhi. In 2012, he joined Urbanatics group and started experimenting with genres like Trap/Twerk, Miami Bass, Dancehall etc. Nash does not let the technology hinder in his path of success. Whether be it playing on analog turntables or Pioneer CDJs, Nash has got it all covered! A hardcore 808 bass lover, Nash has released a couple mixtapes where his ability to transition between various genres has earned him a massive respect among his fans and DJs alike.