- Date / Time: 07/25/2013 : 12:00 AM
- Location: The Blue Frog
- Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
- Entry: Entry - Rs. 350 post 9pm or Rs.1000 (Full Cover)
- Organizer: The Blue Frog
- Phone: (+)91-22-61586158, (+)91-22-65251716, (+)91-22-65251718
Mental Martians is a semi live drum and bass, dubstep and glitch hop collective. It was formed in January 2010 and consists of three members – Sarvesh Shrivastava, Piyush Bhatnagar and Tarang Singhal. It is India’s first Semi Live act which concentrates on sounds like drum and bass and dubstep.
Tarang Singhal, the percussionist, plays various instruments like the Tabla, Djembe, Bongo, Darbuka and timbale, creating a whole new groove to the rhythm that comes out of the sound systems. Piyush and Sarvesh play a back to back DJ set on the decks, keeping it fresh by live mash ups and wicked sampling in their sets. Sarvesh and Piyush always had similar thoughts of having a collective and bringing something fresh to the crowd. Both of them were inclined to the way percussions sounded with Dnb and Dubstep. After their meeting with the percussionist, Tarang Singhal, they decided to form Mental Martians.
Influenced by the Nasha experience (London), Nucleya, Chase and status, Bassnectar, Noisia and various heavyweights from the international dub arena, their sound is a heady journey that synthesizes the Asian underground to the dubstep in the UK.
They have been taking the Indian bass-scene by storm and bringing a fresh new sound of Indian percussions along with broken beats. They have shared the stage with such names in the Dnb dubstep circuit like Bandish projekt, Denis Duster, BBC and Vachan Chinappa.
The Martians, have a few original tracks in the making which will be up soon. They see themselves touring the country, spreading the music they play, breaking musical barriers and crossing all limits when it comes to experimenting with their sound.