Wild City #115: Paraphoniks
5 October 2016
For Mix #115, Mumbai based live analogue-duo Paraphoniks sent us an upbeat selection of current influences and old favourites, tied in with some forward thinking original production from their most recent release – Yarns.
The outfit has gone from strength to strength since then, performing complex and detailed live shows all over the country. Paraphoniks has also recently released their latest EP ‘Yarns’ – an old-skool, pop influenced, dancefloor-friendly record with a strong emphasis on melody. As always, there’s a heavy focus on combining more traditional live instrumentation (guitar, keyboards) with the modular synthesisers which will always lie at the heart of Paraphoniks' music.
You’ll hear a lot of ‘Yarns’ below in the duo’s exclusive mix for Wild City. Peppered with their original production is a range of electronic influences and old favourites – the mix kicks off low-key and understated with Simian Mobile Disco before quickly upping the energy with their own production. The mix illustrates the diverse selection of music that has played a role in defining their aesthetic- right from the shimmering melodies of Teebs to the wonky electronica of Norwegian producer Lido - this isn’t one to bore you.
"A compilation of our current inspirations blended in with some fun from our newest EP Yarns." - Shatrunjai
"A diverse little set of tunes for your listening pleasure. Some familiar, some perhaps not. Some a little new, some a little old. Hopefully a nourishing cocktail of sounds." - Sid
Dandelion Spheres - Simian Mobile Disco
Slip - Paraphoniks
Dorian’s Dream - Crayon
Double Fifths - Teebs
Blue Shift - Paraphoniks
She (Eagles for Hands remix) - Laura Mvula
Polymath - Paraphoniks
Rooster - Paraphoniks
Lisbon - Eagles for Hands
No Answer - Tennyson
Money (Lindsay Lowend remix) - Lido
Noname - 123Mrk
Frissons - Paraphoniks