Interviews  |  18 Jan 2018

EDM does not have any intellectual value for me: Lifafa

MUMBAI: He will not say what's pleasing to the ears, but what's true to his heart. He will not mince his words, but words do matter to him. He is not the biggest star, but indeed the brightest when he takes over the stage. We are talking about Suryakant Sawhney aka Lifafa.

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Interviews  |  26 Apr 2017

I don't see music as a vehicle to fame but for self-expression: DEB

MUMBAI: On 31 March 2017, Mumbai-based singer-songwriter DEB released his promising debut solo album, titled 'Tum Gaye Toh'. Adding to the growing list of clichéd titles, ‘Tum Gaye Toh’, the album, ensures its title remains the only clichéd part of the effort.

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Interviews  |  14 Apr 2017

I continue to be a curious and eager student of music: Shubha Mudgal

MUMBAI: Maestro Shubha Mudgal is celebrated as one of the pioneering singers in India, in terms of Hindustani Classical, also India pop music. She is also among those rare and finest classical singers who understands the need to continuously adapt and use modern technology.

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Interviews  |  11 Apr 2017

We've had more good days than bad: Laxmi Bomb

MUMBAI: Meet 'Laxmi Bomb', a three and a half years old electro-pop outfit from 'Bombay' that put in a nutshell the sound of the streets of Mumbai.

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Interviews  |  07 Apr 2017

Several styles of traditional Indian music are coherent with the basics of electronic music: Bjorn Torske

MUMBAI: Bjorn Torske, one of the most phenomenal DJs and producers from Norway is mostly responsible for influencing the Norwegian electronic music scene and putting it on the global map. The legendary Bjorn Torske will make his India debut on a four-city tour from 19 -23 April 2017.

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Interviews  |  09 Mar 2017

Hip-hop has never been given its fair chance in India; I'm making an impact: Brooklyn Shanti

MUMBAI: The NY-based DJ-producer Brooklyn Shanti, who was featured at Summer House Cafe, Delhi yesterday 8 March 2017, showcased sounds and styles that champion underground music culture. Nabin, aka Brooklyn Shanti, is widely regarded as an accomplished DJ-producer, emcee.

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Interviews  |  09 Feb 2017

The date clash of great experiences should be avoided: Siddhartha Chaturvedi on Taalbelia

MUMBAI:  On this Republic Day, Rajasthan witnessed a first of its kind musical festival organised by Event Crafter in association with the Royal Family of Mandawa called 'Taalbelia.' This event was special because unlike other festivals in India, this was not genre-centric.

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From left Kele Okereke, Louise Bartle, Justin Harris, Russell Lissack
Interviews  |  31 Jan 2017

I'm always keen to throw in a few surprises: Bloc Party's Russel Lissack

MUMBAI: Bloc Party, the English indie rock band is all set to visit India for the first time ever to headline SulaFest 2017 at Sula Vineyards on 4 February.

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Interviews  |  02 Jan 2017

I want to prove to Indian audiences that women can play percussion: Aditya Prabhu

MUMBAI: Sailing with the tide is the easiest, but going against it is challenging. Aditya Prabhu, founder and owner Gladpeople Management Company is a man who stands against the tide.

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Interviews  |  13 Dec 2016

How a Facebook message paved the way for ILHAAM Project's India tour

MUMBAI: It would be quite a futile exercise to pin down the Lebanese French duo ILHAAM Project under one genre. Unless, of course, if there exists a genre called ‘strangely poetic drawing global influences’.

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Interviews  |  12 Dec 2016

Kaabil is giving me sleepless nights: Salim Merchant

MUMBAI: First time judge on &TV’s ‘The Voice’, composer Salim Merchant is confident about his role on the reality show. He knows that he has earned goodwill through his work in the industry and this is also what has got him the best singers on the show.

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Interviews  |  07 Dec 2016

What is the Fuzz all about?

MUMBAI: When the Delhi-based duo FuzzCulture performs at the upcoming New Wave Asia Festival at home turf, it’d officially become its third appearance at the DIY event (3 out of 3).

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