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Lifafa is the debut solo project of Peter Cat Recording Co. frontman Suryakant Sawhney. His debut EP is slightly confusing, but engagingly atmospheric and peppers wallowy soundscapes with dance-floor glitches. Obviously,  the evolution from making music in unison ( in bands)  to setting forth his solo sensibilities is inspired to say the least.  You can be sure that he will give you plenty to think about and enjoy on 23rd August  at New Delhi    High-res

Lifafa is the debut solo project of Peter Cat Recording Co. frontman Suryakant Sawhney. His debut EP is slightly confusing, but engagingly atmospheric and peppers wallowy soundscapes with dance-floor glitches. Obviously,  the evolution from making music in unison ( in bands)  to setting forth his solo sensibilities is inspired to say the least.  You can be sure that he will give you plenty to think about and enjoy on 23rd August  at New Delhi 

Thomas Andrews, a singer who defines the very term ‘versatile’ has worked with various, diverse various genres be it R&B, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Gospel, Motown, Pop, Broadway, Sufi, Indian Contemporary as well as multiple languages like Latin, Tamil, Spanish, French, Turkish etc. Although a novice in the Indian music industry, he has already sang with musical significants such as A.R.Rahman, Ranjit Barot, Amit Trivedi,Hitesh Sonik, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal Shekhar, Salim Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo, G.V Prakash, Bappi Lahiri, Leslie Lewis, Sohail Sen..
Joining him on 23rd August at Blue Frog Pune with DJ SA who is a regular across India. 
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Thomas Andrews, a singer who defines the very term ‘versatile’ has worked with various, diverse various genres be it R&B, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Gospel, Motown, Pop, Broadway, Sufi, Indian Contemporary as well as multiple languages like Latin, Tamil, Spanish, French, Turkish etc. Although a novice in the Indian music industry, he has already sang with musical significants such as A.R.Rahman, Ranjit Barot, Amit Trivedi,Hitesh Sonik, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal Shekhar, Salim Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo, G.V Prakash, Bappi Lahiri, Leslie Lewis, Sohail Sen..

Joining him on 23rd August at Blue Frog Pune with DJ SA who is a regular across India. 

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In Kohra, Madhav Shorey is hypnotic, sinister, almost neo-grungy with a hint of post-rock gothic. Raw analog signals and lush soundscapes mixed with percussion sounds and sharp glitches both mystify and addict listeners who find themselves both lost in bliss as well as compelled to contemplate musical arrangement and message.

 The first Indian to have hit the top 10 charts on global industry standards such as Beatport and signed on to numerous heavyweight international record labels such as Sounds Of Earth, Trident Music, Wide Angle Recordings and Echoes Records to name a few
He is guaranteed to deliver an impeccable night on 23rd August at Social Club, Bangalore   High-res

In Kohra, Madhav Shorey is hypnotic, sinister, almost neo-grungy with a hint of post-rock gothic. Raw analog signals and lush soundscapes mixed with percussion sounds and sharp glitches both mystify and addict listeners who find themselves both lost in bliss as well as compelled to contemplate musical arrangement and message.

 The first Indian to have hit the top 10 charts on global industry standards such as Beatport and signed on to numerous heavyweight international record labels such as Sounds Of Earth, Trident Music, Wide Angle Recordings and Echoes Records to name a few

He is guaranteed to deliver an impeccable night on 23rd August at Social Club, Bangalore

Praveen Achary spins a diverse cosmopolitan sound influenced by his varied travels across the world. In 2009, he signed his debut original single ‘Crossover’ on ‘Maktub Music’, run by Arjun Vagale and Nicolas Silvano, so you know that he knows what he’s going to spin on 23rd August at Sanctum, Bangalore
Praveen Achary grew up in Lebanon and Canada, where dance music had a major influence on him. His diverse international sound is influenced from his strong musical background as well as traveling across the world. In late 2009, he signed his debut original single ‘Crossover’ on ‘Maktub Music’, run by Arjun Vagale and Nicolas Silvano, a monster big-room tune with a star cast of great remixes on board.   High-res

Praveen Achary spins a diverse cosmopolitan sound influenced by his varied travels across the world. In 2009, he signed his debut original single ‘Crossover’ on ‘Maktub Music’, run by Arjun Vagale and Nicolas Silvano, so you know that he knows what he’s going to spin on 23rd August at Sanctum, Bangalore

Praveen Achary grew up in Lebanon and Canada, where dance music had a major influence on him. His diverse international sound is influenced from his strong musical background as well as traveling across the world. In late 2009, he signed his debut original single ‘Crossover’ on ‘Maktub Music’, run by Arjun Vagale and Nicolas Silvano, a monster big-room tune with a star cast of great remixes on board.

B.L.O.T ( Basic Love of Things) is  spearheaded by Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar and worked on by a number of artists, BLOT focus on creating atypical clubland experiences.

They blend sound and music to transform and experiment with the boundaries of electronica convention.  Visually deploying traditional filmmaking techniques as well as stop-motion animation and motion graphics, the duo always promises a provocative and stimulating set when on stage. Don’t miss them on 23rd August at Guwahati    High-res

B.L.O.T ( Basic Love of Things) is  spearheaded by Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar and worked on by a number of artists, BLOT focus on creating atypical clubland experiences.

They blend sound and music to transform and experiment with the boundaries of electronica convention.  Visually deploying traditional filmmaking techniques as well as stop-motion animation and motion graphics, the duo always promises a provocative and stimulating set when on stage. Don’t miss them on 23rd August at Guwahati 

Pune Singer-Songwriter Prateek Bhaduri to Release Multilingual Debut EP
Bhaduri, who was part of prog rock/metal band Infidels of Sanity, released his first single “Drift Deeper” last month
Having realised the appeal of Hindi songs to the crowds in one of his live gigs, Prateek Bhaduri, who who has previously been a part of prog rock/metal band Infidels of Sanity and also handles vocals for Pune alt rock band What Plough? has released ’ Drift Deeper’, a multilingual single from his debut EP which is being prepeared for release. 
 He has been writing songs in Hindi, English and Bengali for the past year. Having released his first single in July,  he will launch his debut EP Different Shades of Me in September. To read more, and listen tot he single, click below :http://rollingstoneindia.com/pune-singer-songwriter-prateek-bhaduri-release-multilingual-debut-ep/

Pune Singer-Songwriter Prateek Bhaduri to Release Multilingual Debut EP

Bhaduri, who was part of prog rock/metal band Infidels of Sanity, released his first single “Drift Deeper” last month

Having realised the appeal of Hindi songs to the crowds in one of his live gigs, Prateek Bhaduri, who who has previously been a part of prog rock/metal band Infidels of Sanity and also handles vocals for Pune alt rock band What Plough? has released ’ Drift Deeper’, a multilingual single from his debut EP which is being prepeared for release. 

 He has been writing songs in Hindi, English and Bengali for the past year. Having released his first single in July,  he will launch his debut EP Different Shades of Me in September. 

To read more, and listen tot he single, click below :
http://rollingstoneindia.com/pune-singer-songwriter-prateek-bhaduri-release-multilingual-debut-ep/

From the upcoming Tamil movie Irumbu Kuthirai, this awesomely dance-able song. 

This is why regional music needs more exposure in India. Also fun fact : the main villain in the movie is played by Johnny Tri Nguyen, an American-Vietnamese action hero.  

Watch this song and tell us how you like it and if it kept you on your toes!
Kraken has been around for only a year, but seem to have already found their musical foothold. They have released their first single, naming it “Dance Jane Dance”.Inspired by bands like SikTh, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Protest The Hero, Kraken is composed of guitarist Moses Koul, vocalists Vipul Verma and Shagun Trisal, bassist Rangarajan Venkatraman, keyboardist Reuben Das and drummer Reet Mukherjee. Their debut single “Dance Jane Dance” ,by their own admission has been named as an  homage to American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance. Its not particularly innovative, but certainly worth repeated listens - clean vocal, growls and rushed but not muddled riffs. For more info, and to listen to the single, click on :

 
http://rollingstoneindia.com/listen-delhi-metallers-krakens-debut-single-dance-jane-dance/   High-res
Kraken has been around for only a year, but seem to have already found their musical foothold. They have released their first single, naming it “Dance Jane Dance”.

Inspired by bands like SikTh, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Protest The Hero, Kraken is composed of guitarist Moses Koul, vocalists Vipul Verma and Shagun Trisal, bassist Rangarajan Venkatraman, keyboardist Reuben Das and drummer Reet Mukherjee.

 Their debut single “Dance Jane Dance” ,by their own admission has been named as an  homage to American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance. Its not particularly innovative, but certainly worth repeated listens - clean vocal, growls and rushed but not muddled riffs. 
For more info, and to listen to the single, click on :
 
http://rollingstoneindia.com/listen-delhi-metallers-krakens-debut-single-dance-jane-dance/
Baiju Dharmajan’s New Release on Music Premiere
'The God of Small Strings' - Baiju Dharmajan - recently released his new song, 'Moham' on Songdew with Nano Twist Music Premiere. We spoke to Baiju about the song, and the foreseeable future.

The Nano Twist Music Premiere –a venture that has proven to be a godsend for creative types on account of  the artist promotional website Songdew, along with Nano Twist  has released a spate of beautiful tracks by a variety of musicians. One of those releases is ‘Moham’ by ‘The God of Small Strings’ Baiju Dharmajan who pretty is pretty synonymous with Carnatic Rock in the Indian consciousness. Available for free streaming as well as  download for the stunningly small amount of fifteen rupees, there should be not reason that this track should not become one of the most listened to numbers in the country. To  know more, click :
http://rsjonline.com/buzz/baiju-dharmajans-new-release-on-music-premiere.html
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Baiju Dharmajan’s New Release on Music Premiere

'The God of Small Strings' - Baiju Dharmajan - recently released his new song, 'Moham' on Songdew with Nano Twist Music Premiere. We spoke to Baiju about the song, and the foreseeable future.
The Nano Twist Music Premiere –a venture that has proven to be a godsend for creative types on account of  the artist promotional website Songdew, along with Nano Twist  has released a spate of beautiful tracks by a variety of musicians. One of those releases is ‘Moham’ by ‘The God of Small Strings’ Baiju Dharmajan who pretty is pretty synonymous with Carnatic Rock in the Indian consciousness. Available for free streaming as well as  download for the stunningly small amount of fifteen rupees, there should be not reason that this track should not become one of the most listened to numbers in the country. To  know more, click :

To all you guys out there, here’s the brand new video from Deepika and Arjun Kapoor starrer Finding Fanny. Watch it, share it and keep Shaking Your Bootiyas!

Finding Fanny releases on 12th September 2014.