Krunk presents NICHOLSON, Dirty Jays, Fuzzy Logic at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 07/31/2014 : 10:30 PM
  • Location: Blue Frog, Mumbai
  • Address: Blue Frog, Lower Parel,Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India

Nicholson is a singer-songwriter & keyboardist based out of Mumbai who is heavily influenced by jazz, folk and electronic music. His original compositions are a blend of electronic and organic sounds and are a direct reflection of his outlook on life & love.

Nicholson grew up playing piano in Pune and later honed his skills at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada where he studied jazz piano for four years. After spending the next three years in the UK, he returned to India in 2013 to pursue his passion for songwriting. In Mumbai he met with musicians at the Cotton Press Studio – where he eventually wrote and recorded his EP ‘For What’, which released at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai.

Nicholson’s ensemble is straying away from the traditional ‘band setup’. He aims to create sound sculptures by treating machines as instruments in a very emotive, organic manner. This is an exciting new wave of music, which is focused on achieving the highest levels of production quality in-studio and live on-stage. This approach aims to bridge the gap for electronic music lovers as well as organic music lovers.

The Live show consists of Nicholson on synth/ keys and vocals, electronic duo Dirty Jays on synths, live looping, soundscapes, guitar and bass; and Drummer Rohan Ramanna who also produced the EP.

Dirty Jays
The SOBO based two-piece ensemble decided to loop themselves into a dance driven soundscape, filled with lush guitars, heavily chopped samples, hard hitting synths and layered vocal harmonies. A nightmare of tangled cables create a performance that pushes the envelope of what is possible live.

The recording/mixing/mastering, every instrument, every voice is their brainchild. They are influenced by both modern bands as well as classic groups and have a thing for sweet vocal harmonies creating timeless and genuine hooks!

Fuzzy Logic
Fuzzy Logic’s unique sound is inspired by encounters with strange and fascinating people. Having produced a cross-genre range of electronic music using quirky samples and familiar noise, Fuzzy Logic strives to be a collaborative venture seeking to make electronic music more “live” and more personal.

While preferring to steer clear of genre boundaries, his current sound combines elements of garage, (influenced largely by UK artists such as Disclosure and Mount Kimbie), and deep house and techno fuelled by the Berlin sound of artists such as Karl Kirschmayer and Robosonic.