Wild City Singled Out: May 2016

17 June 2016

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South-Asia in our new monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to music@thewildcity.com or contact us privately on SoundCloud.

‘Mariage’ by Nightlust

We have no idea who bedroom producer Nighlust is, or where he or she is from, but new track ‘Mariage’ caught our attention after one of our favourite music portals Consolidate shared it on their Facebook page. This is a pleasant number that combines lots of delicate textures (metallic chimes and some sneaky bass beats) with cleverly chopped and looped vocal samples. Not bad at all, even if it is a bit unadventurous.

‘Mirija’ by Nour

This 7-minute experiment by Mumbai based “sound artist” Rohit Chandak (“I make weird music. You might not like it. Listen anyway.”) features scratchy, sporadic percussion over a fairly basic base refrain. Nour also has a lot of other music on his SoundCloud which you can listen to here.

‘falling through dreams’ by +++

+++ is a new artist who’s weird music we’re very into, particularly the recently released, very cinematic ‘sins’ EP. The theme of the month seems to be ambience and drone, and ‘falling through dreams’ fits snugly into that with its (as literal as we could possibly mean it) barely there structure and production.

‘Point of Departure’ by Audio Units

Coming out soon via Occultech Recordings, Audio Units deliver a trance influenced techno number with some heavy basslines that’s tailor made for the dancefloor. You can hear a snippet of the tune, which will be out on Occultechno Vol.2 below.

Until We Last member and solo producer (as Oceantied) Ketan Bahirat takes a break from footwork for something a lot more laid back in ‘MK2’, which was his entry to the Indaba Mount Kimbie Converse Session Mix contest. This is mellow, easy listening, perfect to end the week.

‘Safe On Your Own’ by Dreamhour

Hugely prolific 21-year old producer and musician Debojyoti Sanyal presents his take on 80’s throwback/nostalgia pop with a new synth laden, free DL called ‘Safe On Your Own’, which we cannot embed here unfortunately because it’s only streamable on Rolling Stone India. We’re not all on board with the constrained vocals and slightly formulaic melody but the production’s there. The song is the first release of his upcoming EP – ‘The Unfinished Story of the Unknown Band.’

Words: Dhruva Balram
Image credit: Sticker Mule


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