MadStarBase, DJ SA, SickFlip & More
22 February 2020
Venue: One Golden Mile
The Midival Punditz are easily one of India’s biggest and most prolific electronica act. The past decade has seen the rise of the electronica scene within India and no single band has had more influence on its growth than Midival Punditz. The Punditz have been trailblazers, breaking new ground with each achievement, and creating a path for others to follow. The Punditz are well known for their unique brand of electronica. After touring extensively all over the world, they’ve styled a unique and revolutionary live act that has room for jamming, re-mixing and innovating on stage, thus making no two live shows the same.
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.
Kohra (Urdu - fog or mist) creates a spatial, mystical and ethereal dance music experience. Versatile, hypnotic and forward-thinking he propels forward his sound via Qilla Records, which he set up in 2009 to promote upcoming, diverse and cutting-edge dance music from India and across the world.
VRIDIAN is an electronic music project based out of New Delhi, India. Crafting together melancholic melodies and driving grooves, this project is the brainchild of music producer Vir RC. Having explored a wide spectrum of dance music since its start with Siddhant Jain in 2017, VRIDIAN now hovers everywhere in, around and between free form electronica, deep house and melodic techno.
During its brief stint in Vancouver, the project became a resident at the city's acclaimed after-hours nightclub ‘Gorg-O-Mish’. Upon his return, VRIDIAN has covered ground across India, sharing line ups with names such as ATEQ, Djuma Soundsystem, Dave Seaman, Drunken Kong, Isolee, Joyce Muniz, Lost Desert, Martin Roth, Pete Oak and Telepopmusik. Inspired by a versatile range of musical influences and a sure-shot passion for the craft of DJing, VRIDIAN is also striving in his time in the studio with releases on international imprints such as Traum Schallplatten, Nie Wieder Schlafen and Dream Culture.
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.
Sanil Sudan aka FILM lives suspended between two worlds. Oscillating between deeply moving, emotional electronic music with a sonic vision that pulls together elements of house and techno with influences from hip-hop, jungle and even pop music. Productions range from straight-up dance floor jams to low-slung ambient tracks and more abstract compositions.
Shiny happy faces, feet worn out from dancing and a whole legion of new fans – few DJ’s can claim to deliver all 3 things every single time, but the man best known for reviving an entire genre of music in India – DJ SA does just that! The country’s premier Hip Hop/Trap DJ, SA has redefined the genre for urban Indian youth and made it relevant again, not only through his music, but also his influence as a bonafide street style aficionado and discerning sneaker-head.
The multi-talented Murthy’s abiding passion has seen him conceive his own celebrated brand of music – a variant of house, techno and bass with influences from his upbringing of hip hop, soul, funk, disco reggae and early 90s crossover electronica music. Yet that’s not even his superpower, which lies in his dedication to all variants of his craft and his work as an author, composer, sound designer and creator. Apart from perfecting crossover forms of electronic music as a DJ in clubs and festivals, he is also a cutting edge producer and radio host for Pioneer India’s monthly radio show where he plays a unique mix of IDM, dub, electronica and indie music.
Ali Burrni is a solo project based in New Delhi, India. He has been producing music for four years now. His genre blending sound is a unique blend of Experimental Electronic, Progressive House, Tribal and Techno music.
Dushyant Goel a.k.a Murklin has carefully carved a niche in the deep techno space due of his unpredictable style of mixing deep tech/funk and spacey, groovy tech-house.