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2020 In Review

2020 In Review

To fully grasp all that the year 2020 entailed, it’s important to briefly reflect on how things were at the start of it. India was seething with massive protests against its lawmakers, U.S....

The Evolution Of Sri Lanka's Alternative Nightlife

The Evolution Of Sri Lanka's Alternative Nightlife

In 2018, popular British-Norwegian EDM artist Alan Walker graced Sri Lanka for a performance. The country’s foremost alternative electronic music label Jambutek Recordings went to Berlin for a...

Staying The Path: How Bangladesh's Music Scene Is Evolving With The Help Of Dedicated Grassroots Movements

Staying The Path: How Bangladesh's Music Scene Is Evolving With The Help Of Dedicated Grassroots Movements

If you’re looking for an institution that can help you trace the evolution of Dhaka’s independent music scene, look no further than Rainbow. Founded in 1982 by Abdul Kabir Murad, the small store...

A Library, A Time Machine, A Contact Zone: Natasha Noorani's Peshkash Maps Postcolonial Pakistani Music

A Library, A Time Machine, A Contact Zone: Natasha Noorani's Peshkash Maps Postcolonial Pakistani Music

Back in 2014, a bunch of rare Films Division-era films resurfaced online with Alexander Keefe’s 'Sarkari Shorts', calling my attention to the absence of systematised archival efforts in South Asia...

Spotlight: Pagal Haina – The Indian Label Connecting Prateek Kuhad To Lifafa

Spotlight: Pagal Haina – The Indian Label Connecting Prateek Kuhad To Lifafa

Pagal Haina? Crazy, right? The inception of the artist development agency and label which has cultivated the likes of Prateek Kuhad, Rounak Maiti and Shantanu Pandit, and also includes Run It’s The...

The Evolving Role Of Labels In South Asia

The Evolving Role Of Labels In South Asia

Old-timey incarnations of record labels — glitz, glamour, big money and big exploitation — are great to watch in movies, but their relevance has diminished over the past two decades. The music...

Wild City Singled Out: August + September 2020

Wild City Singled Out: August + September 2020

Wild City handpicks the most interesting tracks released by artists of South Asia and its diaspora in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant...

Mississippi To Meghalaya: How Soulmate Found The Blues In India

Mississippi To Meghalaya: How Soulmate Found The Blues In India

When an Indian band has been playing the blues for nearly two decades, does it become a native form? That is the question that Soulmate, the blues band from Shillong, continues to throw up with the...

Wild City Singled Out: June + July 2020

Wild City Singled Out: June + July 2020

Wild City handpicks the most interesting tracks released by artists of South Asian diaspora in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

When Parties Get Political: The Subtle Art of Nightlife Activism In Asia

When Parties Get Political: The Subtle Art of Nightlife Activism In Asia

Parties have long been used as a medium for sociopolitical change. In New York, the crew known as Melting Point have raised thousands of dollars for refugee organisations through raves. In Tokyo,...

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