Bobby Pleasure, Disco Puppet & More
19 May 2018
Pistolera Kitchen & Bar
Aqua Dominatrix hailing from Mumbai, is producer Akshay Rajpurohit’s pseudonym for his free-floating synthpop self-unleashing his electronic side with his energetic new sounds. Akshay is known more for his work as part of popular metal bands Scribe and Pangea. Aqua Dominatrix sees him not so much step out of his comfort zone as much as leap out of it. He has just put out his debut release, a 12-track album titled ‘Sadomist’. His tracks are easy to lose yourself into with their catchy disico infused beats. His first album is an enticing example of what Rajpurohit’s live set could be like, and that will be a show worth checking out.
Shoumik Biswas occupies a space somewhere between where the auto tune narratives of Bon Iver (think 'Woods') and a jazz drummer doing a four hour solo might meet, while both sharing a plate of fish curry and rice. Born in Kolkata and educated at India’s de facto hub of uncompromising art pedagogy, Bangalore’s Srishti, his live performances see him combining live drums, a flute, his own voice (or proxy thereof), and off kilter software sequencing. His latest release 'Spring' doesn’t sound like anything that has come out of India to date, and it might be because Bangalore traffic doesn’t really allow anyone to leave their studio, or the fact that his label, Consolidate, is a sort of incestuous space where the artists all play on each others projects.