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Mumbai-based reggae and urban music outfit Bombay Bassment known for their high-energy performances are releasing an equally energetic album, produced in collaboration with Pentagram and Shaa’ir + Func guitarist Randolph Correia aka FUNC. Bombay Bassment x FUNC VIP is the electronic avatar of the band’s self-titled debut album, Bombay Bassment released in 2014, as imagined by Randolph/FUNC. This album presents Bombay Bassment in a new light, and sound. FUNC has used sounds from electronica and infused subtle urban, Bombay influences to embellish the energy that Bombay Bassment brings to the stage. “VIP is an album that might just shock you momentarily. It is nothing like you would have imagined Bombay Bassment to pull off,” says the band of the new album that hits…

April 22, 2016

Steve Angello To Headline Don’t Let Daddy Know India

By - on 22/04/2016 at 10:07 pm

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After debuting at Privilege in Ibiza 4 years ago, Don’t Let Daddy Know, a one-day dance extravaganza has swept away audiences across Europe and is now making its debut in India. The first edition of DLDK in India will feature the much awaited headliner, former Swedish House Mafia 1/3rd, Steve Angello who makes his return after #OneLastTour. Steve Angello was inducted into the BBC Radio Hall Of Fame, a select group of producers who have made a significant mark on the history of electronic music. Fans in India will get the chance to listen to songs from his recently released Wild Youth album! On May 27th, DLDK India will debut at NSCI Dome in the heart of…

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Shaa’ir + Func and The F16’s will headline the season two finale of Road to Converse Rubber Tracks in Mumbai on Friday, 1st April, 2016 at blueFROG, Mumbai. The Road to Converse Rubber Tracks saw its regional rounds in five cities across India – Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Guwahati where the five most voted bands in each city went head to head to earn a slot in the season finale. Over 350 emerging bands from around the country applied for this opportunity. And now the final five finalists from each city will participate in the finale at blueFROG, Mumbai. Shaa’ir + Func, the alternative electronic music duo from Mumbai, comprised of Monica Dogra and…

January 8, 2016

METROPOLIS: Guwahati Urban Winter Festival 2016

By - on 08/01/2016 at 10:07 am

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METROPOLIS: Guwahati Urban Winter Festival 2016 (8-10 January) is being hailed as a tribute to the city of Guwahati that has brought many like-minded creative folks together – an effort towards creating a first of its kind multicultural event targeting at bringing together more than 1000 artists from the North-Eastern states, Mainland India and the rest of the world comprising of musicians, photographers, painters, filmmakers, craftsmen, folk artists, cyclists and bikers! Various Skill Development and Art, Tourism and Culture based workshops and colorful activities will be organised through the course of the event. This festival promises to create a huge platform for Art, Culture and Tourism, for which there is a serious need. Watch this space for…

December 1, 2015

What’s The Scene goes International!

By - on 01/12/2015 at 9:51 pm

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Big news from What’s The Scene? - we’ve gone international! After 5 years of operating across 9 cities in India, we are elated to announce that we have set up our first international team in the UK! We’ve got some really talented and enthusiastic folks at the University of Oxford spearheading this, and they are sure to get us more than acquainted with the local live music in the UK. This is a big step for WTS, we look forward to bringing together music lovers from both countries to their respective independent music scenes and are thrilled to be headed in this direction! Our good folks at Oxford celebrated their launch with quite the bash at The Mad Hatter Oxford with…

September 18, 2015

Lucid Recess announces new album ‘Alive and Aware’

By - on 18/09/2015 at 8:08 pm

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Alternative/Progressive Rock band Lucid Recess has announced the release of their third album Alive and Aware. Alive and Aware which is a follow up to their 2010 album Engraved Invitation, will feature 11 tracks and will be released in India on 17th October 2015. The album is recorded, mixed and mastered at Lucid Recess Studio and produced by Siddharth Barooa. Speaking about the album, the band says, “We are truly delighted to finally announce our long awaited third album ‘Alive and Aware’. It’s been five years since we released our last album and we couldn’t be more excited to present our new songs to you. We wanted the album to not only sound perfect but to be structurally and…

August 12, 2015

Escape back with new avatar – The Ladakh experience

By - on 12/08/2015 at 9:56 pm

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Escape is back with a new avatar where “an experiential concept meets music and travel.” The makers of the popular Escape Festival of Arts and Music have announced their new initiative titled The Escape Sessions, with a Ladakh debut this August. The Escape Festival of Art and Music started in May 2009 when a few musicians and like-minded people decided to get away from New Delhi for a few days. They chose a picturesque resort at Naukuchiatal, at the foothills of The Himalayas. Ever since its inception, the Escape Festival has been instrumental in picking up fresh talent and has been a launching platform for musicians and other creative artistes. Escape, has grown since then to become…

August 7, 2015

Wooden Wisdom’s First Ever India Tour!

By - on 07/08/2015 at 8:02 pm

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Lucid Productions is all set to present the first ever India tour of Wooden Wisdom featuring Elijah Wood, popularly known as Frodo Baggins from LOTR, who in addition to producing and acting is a popular underground DJ in the West.The 34-year-old Academy Award winner known for his films like The Lord of The Rings, Sin City and The Hobbit is all set to tour Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad from 3rd to 6th September 2015. Wood has been experimenting with electronic production since he was a teenager and began to take it more seriously five years ago. Elijah, with his friend Zach Cowie who is much talked about in the underground music scene in the US,…

April 27, 2015

The Big Gig Mussoorie back with its Summer edition

By - on 27/04/2015 at 12:22 am

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Music festival The Big Gig is back with its summer edition this year at Landour, Mussoorie. The festival is all set to happen at the picturesque Highlands at Rokeby Manor and will have two days of activities lined up to experience the Landour hillside community. The gates at Highlands, Rokeby Manor open at 3:00 pm on 3rd May 2015. The festival line-up includes Frisky Pints, The Circus, Raagleela, Jordan Johnson, and local acts from Mussoorie such as Bootleg Browns, The Okies, Woodstock School Jazz band and winners of the Big Gig Band Hunt summer edition 2015, Bhairavas. Tickets to Big Gig are now available at BookMyShow