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Review: Hotel Kali Make A Stellar Case For Collaboration On Eponymous Debut Album

Review: Hotel Kali Make A Stellar Case For Collaboration On Eponymous Debut Album

“A lot of people from outside India come into India and they’re more interested in Indian music and classical music. Theresa was very cool like that. She was curious about Indian music but not so...

Solidarity As A Factor Of Resistance: Radio From India, Palestine & Beyond Open Up Sonic Liberation Front

Solidarity As A Factor Of Resistance: Radio From India, Palestine & Beyond Open Up Sonic Liberation Front

Music is playing an important role in this latest spate of violence between Israeli forces and the Palestinian people. The Israeli military has dubbed this war “Operation Guardian of the Walls,”...

Review: Lifafa Shines Albeit Dimly In The Shadow Of His Previous Work On ‘Superpower 2020’

Review: Lifafa Shines Albeit Dimly In The Shadow Of His Previous Work On ‘Superpower 2020’

When Suryakant Sawhney aka Lifafa released ‘Jaago’ at the start of 2019, it catapulted him to become one of the leading alternative artists of our time. Pushed by algorithms and enthusiastic word...

An Unlikely Marriage: Indian Classical Music’s Century-Old Flirtation With Jazz

An Unlikely Marriage: Indian Classical Music’s Century-Old Flirtation With Jazz

I was recently asked if there was jazz in India, a question related to my life experience of 5 years living there. I received the question with a certain wariness almost as if I had to defend India...

Wild City Singled Out: February 2021

Wild City Singled Out: February 2021

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...

A Guide To The Key Experiences At Magnetic Fields Nomads

A Guide To The Key Experiences At Magnetic Fields Nomads

This weekend (March 19 - 21), India’s premiere boutique festival Magnetic Fields is launching its new IP with a limited-capacity 3-day open-air gathering at Nahargarh, Ranthambore entitled...

Spotlight: Varun Desai On Bringing Out India’s Ambient Music From Obscurity

Spotlight: Varun Desai On Bringing Out India’s Ambient Music From Obscurity

The ambient music scene in India is scattered, to say the least. Artists remain on the fringes and it has not grown as much as other forms of electronic music. But that is gradually changing. The...

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...

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