Based in LA, Janvi Anand is a singer-songwriter exploring the depths of acoustic pop and rock. With an innate passion for music, she explored it further on myriad instruments. Janvi Anand returned to India and aspires to revolutionaries contemporary music, dedicating herself to providing quality musical education at par with International standards. Catch her live, every Sunday, only at Hard Rock Cafe, Gurgaon.
Desi Roots, a band from NCR founded in September 2012, is an amalgamation of seasoned professional artists who have been active in the music industry for over 10-15 years. Desi Roots is Gavin Pacheco on Bass, Palash Bedi on Drums, Sumit Pratihast on Vocals. Mainly influenced by – Shankar Eshaan Loy, Amit Trivedi, Indian Ocean, Harshdeep Kaur, etc. Join them at the Hard Rock Cafe, Gurgaon on the 26th September for a Bollywood Pop evening.
Music Composer, Singer and Guitar player Varun Rajput’s brainchild ‘Antariksh’ is a premier Indian Rock act based out of New Delhi. The band is known to bring authentic Rock/Progressive styles from the west to mainstream Hindi music. With an experience of playing over 700 gigs across the world, the band’s live shows are not just your typical rock gigs, but a power-packed, mesmerizing experience that distinguishes a “regular show” from a “concert”. Antariksh released their first full-length concept album titled, Khoj’ in September 2013, which is about a search for identity, a quest to understand our own nature. Join us to watch this versatile band perform at Hard Rock Cafe, Gurgaon on the 20th of September.
ABC’s music can best be described as fun music with a side of tasty grooves. Basically just fun tunes with a lot of fun filled performances that make people groove to their tunes. Come watch them perform live on the 19th of September at Hard Rock Cafe, Gurgaon.
Spawning since 17 years, Indias original Extreme Metal festival returns for its 9th edition this 2017. After dominating Bombay, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi & Hyderabad in the past, heads will roll on the 6th of August, as Domination – The Deathfest looms over the Capital, yet again in this very special edition with a kickass international headliner for the first time.
High frequency (Official) (Delhi)
International Blues Day with Paddy & Friends, ft. Ayushi Karnik!
Pradyumna Singh Manot (Paddy):
Paddy is one of India’s most talented jazzmen and the leading Latin jazz pianist in the country. He started his life in music on the piano at the age of six. Since that time he has been extensively studying Western Classical, Jazz (with Madhav Chari), Latin, Latin jazz and North Indian classical music.
He has performed in many prestigious venues and festivals across India and has been a regular artist of the Congo Square Jazz Festival for past 8 years. Abroad he has also performed in Hong Kong, Indonesia, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Macau, Bangladesh and has performed in the World’sbiggest jazz festival, the Java Jazz Festival where he received accolades form great names of jazz including George Benson, Roy Hargrove and Joey de Franscesco.
He has performed with many jazz artists such as American jazz singer Claire MIchaud, Canadian trombonist Alistair Kay (Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, etc.), star bassist Steve Zerlin, Alex Stuart and Indian guitar legend Sumith Ramachandran, among others. Paddy is also a founder member of the Latin- jazz bands Los Amigos and Jazzeando.
Pradyumna has given many concerts with Indian musicians such as Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Sabir Khan, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram, Ustad Taufique Quereshi, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Raza Ali Khan, Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya, Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, among others.
Pradyumna has worked with many dancers across different dance forms. He has toured and performed with the world famous tap dancer Jason Samuel Smith and world famous kathak maestro Pandit Chitresh Das. He is also closely associated with Salsa company Mambo City.
Paddy is accompanied by –
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya ( Voice)
Kunal Netrapal ( Drums)
Sergio Dinarte ( Bass)
Aayushi Karnik is a 20 year old Guitarist/Singer /Songwriter from Surat, Gujarat . Initially being part of a few bands she got to explore various genres of music ranging from the Blues to Punk rock. But it was soon a realization that her passion was the Blues.
Aayushi started playing guitar at the age of 12 though gave a serious thought of working hard on the instrument when she entered high school. Being a Convent student she was encouraged to participate in School Choir and other Carol singing competitions. Her first proper band that was more of a duo was named as Zephyr consisting of herself and Hardik Desai. The duo survived for almost a year composing a few tunes of their own.
After a series of successful shows with Yotto & Lane8, Once A Month is continuing the sail this time with Anjunadeep master Theo Klottis & Nikhil Chinapa at Auro Kitchen & Bar, Delhi on Thursday, 3rd August.
Supported by – TURBAN RAGA
THIRD SON (Noir Music/ Still Vor Talent)
Third Sons goal has always been simple – to make the best music he can. Coming from a musical family and trained as a musician from a young age, his innate passion for music has taken him through styles and experimentation the world over.
2017 promises something more from the 25 year old. Already having a loaded gig schedule, releases set on home and novel labels, such as Stil Vor Talent, and a full album concept in the pipe-line to boot. A special live set will also be revealed including all original material, referencing his past while pointing to the future of his unique journey.
Having opened for artists like Joseph Capriati, tyDi, Anna, Tenishia, Jerome Is Mae, Arctic Moon, The Viceroy, Indecent Noise, Lange, Ashley Wallbridge over the years, he has also played at venues like Blue Frog in Delhi & Bombay, Fabric & MOS in London, Kitty Su & I-Kandy in Delhi, Pebbles in Bangalore, and Pasha in Chennai amongst many others.
From Journalism to Stage Management to being a promoter; Finally in April 2015, after 7 years of unfolding, learning, living and breathing every corner of this street, he gave himself a crafty name of deceit, ‘Hoax’. With access to unreleased material; the tricks delivered when he’s behind those decks is what makes that name so perfectly fitting.
Bok Bok aka Alex Sushon is a London based DJ, producer and director of the incendiary Night Slugs record label. DJing since 2004, Sushon started to make his name on London’s underground scene around the time Grime music was first emerging from the capitol’s tower blocks. The unique inventiveness and raw energy of that music has remained with Sushon ever since those early days, as he discovered the wider world of club music, seeing many parallels between the homegrown music of London and House music from Chicago to South Africa, Techno, Baltimore/Jersey/Philly Club, 80s funk and a myriad of other music styles across many eras.
This pan-genre, time-irreverent mentality was the foundation of the Night Slugs movement. In 2008 Sushon would join forces with like-minded producer and DJ L-Vis 1990 to form Night Slugs (NS), initially a club night in South London. From day 1 the ethos was fiercely open-minded and DIY, as Bok and L-Vis dedicated themselves to club music. Through the events series and their DJ sets around the UK and Europe, the duo cultivated a unique sound, cross-pollinating ideas from their various influences until a distinct community of producers crystallised around them. In 2010 Night Slugs re-launched as a record label. Since then NS has been a non-stop source of ambitious, cutting-edge music for the club, launching the careers of artists such as Mosca, Jam City and Girl Unit and providing a context-rich platform for like-minded producers such as Kingdom, Egyptrixx and Lil Silva. The label’s sound may be diverse but it’s FEEL is distinctive, injecting the crews diverse influences back into the UK soundsystem heritage that inspired Sushon way back in his early days as a Grime DJ and FWD>> raver.
In the process, Night Slugs has become a truly cult label, with a reputation for quality and innovation rivalled by few others and with a fan base as globally spread as Bok and L-Vis’ inspirations. In May 2011, Bok Bok released the Southside EP on Nightslugs. The EP featured 5 instrumental tracks, including the break out club track Silo Pass and in October 2013 his productions featured on the mixtape Cut 4 Me released by sister LA label Fade To Mind with vocalist Kelela. Bok Bok collaborated with Dutch producer Tom Trago on the Night Voyage Tool Kit EP released by Sound Pellegrino in 2011 and more recently the duo have founded the label Night Voyage to put out their collaborations. ‘Get Me Want You Want’ was released in Dec 2013 and the latest instalment ‘Pussy Track / Silent G Safari’ was released in January 2014. In May 2014 Bok Bok released his first solo material in 3 years in the form of the Your Charizmatic Self EP. The lead single Melbas Call featured Kelela and a ground breaking video born out of Night Slugs unique aesthetic. He has toured extensively in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe this year celebrating Night Slugs 6th Birthday with events in London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, LA and Tokyo.
Born in Baghdad, raised in New Delhi, and now based in Dubai, Mohammed Uraibi Abood (aka DJ MoCity) is a music entrepreneur and DJ with a passion for authentic music from all around the world. Since his early days as a hip-hop loving teenager in New Delhi, Mohammed has grown into a highly experienced and respected musical tastemaker whose personal choices and interests have illuminated the way for thousands more to follow. His dedication to his vision and unmatched effort towards realising it have made him a key figure in the development of the independent music scene in India and Dubai.
Mohammed has achieved a remarkable amount in the last few years. In 2009, he founded and self-managed Reggae Rajahs (Indias first reggae sound system) into national prominence. He
then expanded into events by creating and running a successful series of club nights such as Delitronica, The Future and Imported Goods, which set the benchmark for club events in India at the time. He was then invited to create and curate stages for major festivals in 2012, such as NH7 Weekender (20,000 attendees) and Sunburn Festival (50,000 attendees). Upon moving to Dubai in 2014, Mohammed established Motellacast, a podcast that features forward-thinking music that was created due to a lack of alternative music on the local radio. His efforts as a radio host were validated when he was invited for a guest spot on NTS-Radio London. He then co-founded The 264 Cru a record label and diverse collective of DJs, artists and creative individuals whose shared goal is to help Dubais nascent art and music scene find its footing.
Since 2015, he has also been a booking agent for Dubai-based OHM Events. Over the last year, OHM Events has hosted artists such as Deadalus, Jordan Rakai and Fatima & The Eglo Band, and they take great pride in being part of the change that Dubais music scene needs.
Mohammeds musical identity is derived from his own personal heritage and multicultural experiences living all around the world. While proudly Iraqi by heritage, he has been unable to engage in any music-related activities in his home country due to its volatile political situation.
Rather than see this as a disadvantage, Mohammed has chosen to see this as an opportunity to truly be a citizen of the world.
Lacuna is the solo experimental electronic music project of New Delhi based guitarist/producer Mihir Raina. Lacuna’s sound dwells in the realm of experimental music borrowing from styles including hip hop, bass, trip hop and jungle.