SXSW 2015 ft. Hashback Hashish, Lifafa & United Machines at Barsoom, Delhi

  • Date / Time: 03/14/2015 : 9:00 PM
  • Location: Barsoom
  • Address: Barsoom, Hauz Khas Village,New Delhi,India

Hashback Hashish: The music of Ashish Sachan confronts you with a simplicity that is both earnest, but also misleading – if you drill down there are details that only a pair of headphones (and perhaps a taste of his adopted name) can reward you with. Firmly rooted in the minimalist tradition, his narrative offers something for electronic music fans across the spectrum – committed geeks who respect musical history on one end, and on the other, those who could care less about the past and just want to lose it on a dancefloor. His 2014 release “Stoned” is a must listen to if one wants to get a sense of what is going on in India right now, masterfully merging local motifs with relentless programming sophistication.

Lifafa is the debut solo project of Peter Cat Recording Co. frontman Suryakant Sawhney. Suryakant Sawhney as most know him, is not only tall, dark and handsome but also extremely talented and unafraid to acknowledge a lot of his musical influences, past and present. This is undeniably obvious at the very first listen of his debut LP. A lo-fi, atmospheric, glitchy and dancefloor friendly (at times) album, it showcases a new chapter of an artist that within everything he does has a continuously evolving style.

United Machines is a collective of drum machines and analogue synths fronted by Himanshu Pandey. With an ever evolving line-up of machines and sounds, where no two performances are the same – the project aims to explore the roots of electronic music.

Representing a full circle in the evolution of electronic music, United Machines aims to push the boundaries of techno-logy with a controllerism based set which combines a love of creating and performing with all things analog.