The House of Vans FEAT. Shaa’ir + Func & Algorhythm at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 04/16/2014 : 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Free

blueFROG and action sports footwear brand VANS are pleased to announce the second edition of Vans’s global property, the ‘House of Vans’. The first edition of the ‘House of Vans’ debuted at blueFROG in February. House of Vans evenings at blueFROG feature Indie bands from a cross genre music line up, street art, photography, extreme sports and more. In addition, there will be music workshops and contests. This House of Vans evening at blueFROG features the power packed Shaa’ir + Func with the luminescent Monica Dogra and super talented Randolf Correa as well as eclectic DJ Project AlgoRhythm. You can also customise your very own Vans T Shirt at the Custom design Tees stall, where Riya Kuwelker of Design company Pink Elephink along with blueFROG will be creating cool graphics for your T shirt customisation. Remember to come early, as there are limited T shirts up for grabs and they’re free!

Visual Wizards wolves will be doing a visual mapping set up in keeping with the Customised T shirt theme. It’s turning out to be an insane audio visual experience that will blow your mind!

Shaa’ir + Func
Shaa’ir and func formed in 2005, when Randolph Correia and Monica Dogra met accidentally at a party in Bombay at 5 AM.  They formed Shaa’ir + Func, and proceeded to write and release 3 albums in 4 years whilst touring the world.

First to last, their records are named, New Day: The Love Album, Light Tribe, and Mantis.  Shaa’ir and func is considered one of India’s most successful bands in the Indie music community, for having accomplished more than most bands twice their age.

The Sunday Guardian labeled them, “India’s Most Important Band” and “one of the defining Indie bands of our generation”.  They won the Jack Daniel Rock Awards for Best Vocalist two years in a row, and Album of The Year, with nominations for Song of the Year as well.

The Asia Voice Independent Music Awards also nominated S+F for Best Pop/R&B song, Best Dance Electronica Song, Best Dance Act, and Most Genre Bending Track, all in 2009 after the release of their 2nd album.

A pot-pourri of fresh, eclectic, syncopated beats peppered with some funk. That’s what you can expect from Bombay’s resident next-door DJs Paloma and Varun.

Think 80s style retro-funk, breakbot, justice, pretty lights et al as far as choice of music is concerned. And for those of you who need something a little grungier to get your feet-tapping, finger-snapping groove on there’s always the promise of a little filthy dnb and some even filthier dubstep.