Control ALT Delete 2020
1 February 2020 - 2 February 2020
Thumbnail Image: Polina Schapova
Venue: Roaring Farms
The Riot Peddlers
Formed by Ashwin Dutt and Arun Singh Ravi in early 2010, The Riot Peddlers were joined by Animesh Das in October that year. Dhruv Sarker joined the band in June 2019, replacing Dutt. From current affairs, to issues that have been annoying, irritating, and plaguing the world for time immemorial, The Riot Peddlers are a voice that stands up for what they believe in.
Mumbai-based traditional heavy metal quintet Albatross is a band that combines bone-chilling stories with bone-crushing metal. The band started out as the solo project of bassist Riju Dasgupta (Workshop, Old Monks) who wanted to marry his love of literature with his other love: metal. Later on, a lineup of like-minded musicians was standardized and Albatross was born.
If Hope Dies
This outfit started in Mid 2010. Brought to life by the ideas of Aakash Sherpa and Abinash Moktan. Having mutual tastes in music, they started laying down the foundation for IHD. Bringing their own brand of Ferocity to the Songs they lay, they lay waste to the venue with their tracks and bringing a new twist to the metal formula.
Launched in Oct 2012, EZ Riser is the solo project of Sohail Arora pushing cutting edge electronica, glitch-hop, electro, hip-hop, breaks, bass, house and IDM. As one half of Bay Beat Collective (BBC), Sohail Arora has been pushing bass music for over 4 years now. His solo project EZ Riser aims to showcase newer forms of exactly that, yet with particular focus on glitch-hop and electronica (with a touch of hip-hop). A self confessed music geek and influenced by artists such as J Dilla, Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, Mr. Bill, Freddy Todd, Koan Sound, Opiuo, Spoonbill, Heyoka, Griz and many more. Ultimately, it's EZ Riser's fidelity to the low end that ties his sound (and most probably life) together.
Three Oscillators is Brij Dalvi and Avit Rane.
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.
BFR SOUND SYSTEM is owned and operated by Indian reggae artists Delhi Sultanate and Begum X. aka Samara Chopra, lead singers of The Ska Vengers and co-founders of Word Sound Power. BFR Sound System performances consist of a selection of strictly vinyl records playing a range of Jamaican genres as well as a vast collection of exclusive dubplates recorded it Jamaica's leading Reggae artists.
Donn Bhat is a genre-defying, live experimental electronica producer and composer. His music has been featured on various platforms, including the MTV television series Bring On The Night and as the BBC Artist of the Month on the Bobby Friction show aired in the UK. He has also composed music for popular Bollywood lms, including the song ‘Mar Jaiyan’ for the lm Vicky Donor.
His first ever music video released for the song Disco Disco, o his sophomore album Passenger Revelator, was nominated at the prestigious South By South West (SXSW) Festival in the Music Video category.
Originally formed in 1997 by Mayur Narvekar, Udyan Sagar (better known as Nucleya) and Mehirr Nath Choppra, Bandish Projekt is an act that successfully blends Indian folk elements with cutting edge electronica. Although no longer a 3-piece, Bandish Projekt still strives to push forward thinking Indian sounds via its one founding member Mayur Narvekar, a Mumbai based composer, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist.
A Kolkata-based producer and DJ.
Boombay Djembe Folas is an exciting and energetic group of drummers who play traditional rhythms from West Africa and are the pioneer to do so in Mumbai.
The Mumbai-based MC Tanmay Saxena, known popularly as Tienas or Bobby Boucher, is a breath of fresh air in the city’s hip-hop community – bringing to the forefront a Nujabes-inspired sonic aesthetic that hasn’t been seen before in a region dominated by ‘gully rap’. The name ‘Tienas’ is a wordplay on his initials “T n’ S,” much inspired by his idol and inspiration, Eminem who also used his initials “M n’ M” which stand for Marshall Mathers.
The Many Roots Ensemble is an evolving entity of varied music made by equally if not more, varied musicians. The music they make has taken roots from Jazz, Funk, African, Folk, Classical, Reggae, Disco, Fusion, Electronic and Experimental.
Full Power is the collaborative rap duo of Delhi-based rapper Yungsta (Yash Chandra) and his Pune-based contemporary Frappe Ash (Akshay Rawat).
AHMER is a prolific rapper and producer from Srinagar, Kashmir. Since a young age, AHMER has been acutely aware of the violence that plagues that valley, and his lyrics reflect a self-critical and self-aware artist that is trying to make sense of one of the most complex issues of our time. By diving deep into his and his family’s history in the valley, AHMER manages to introduce to people to the complexities of the Kashmiri people and provides a more holistic view of their society.
Park Circus is a Kolkata-based alternative hip-hop collective, with Azad on the mix, JoyRoy on bass, and National Animal on the beat.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rounak Maiti has been quietly releasing home-recorded acoustic experimentations, ambient ramblings and folk rock songs since 2011. What started as a bedroom-focused covers project like many other kindred spirits, evolved into sparse and confrontational ballads, characterized by Rounak's raw production and restrained, delicate voice. He joined forces with Pagal Haina Records (Run it's the Kid, Ditty, Peter Cat Recording Co.) shortly after high school, and has since performed live across India and the United States.