April Fools' Fest
31 March 2018 - 1 April 2018
Under the name Lushlife, Raj Haldar has written and produced some of the most critically-acclaimed indie hip-hop albums of the last decade. With more than a decade of classical piano and jazz percussion training, as well as a strong composition and orchestration background, Raj creates from a far-reaching musical palette, as evidenced by his genre-bending albums.
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.
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.
Prabh Deep is an MC from New Delhi, India. Gifted with a unique voice that contains traces of the traditional Punjabi folk singers, Prabh has been at the forefront of Delhi's hip-hop scene. Besides being a recording artist, He also pushes for and organizes MC Battles in the city. Born and brought up in Tilak Nagar, Prabh's self-conscious music paints a vivid picture of growing up in a locality that's still reeling from the fallout of the 1984 riots, the recent influx of drugs and guns in the community and his personal accounts of dealing with losing friends and loved ones.
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.
The brainchild of nights like 'Wobble' and 'Evolution: The History of Drum & Bass' DJ Uri has nurtured the Indian bass music scene, influencing the next generation and still managing to stay fresh in his music and in his approach. 20 years in the Indian scene and regular shows across Europe, this one man DJ machine just keeps dishing out a barrage of heavy weight bass, scratches, live sampling and finger drumming over a mind boggling array of Quality Music.