warpcore recommends 5.2

5 min readJan 21, 2020


Best Gigs in Delhi NCR

Loek van den Berg Quintet: A modern jazz collective known for their expressive compositions and immaculate control on their instruments, Loek van den Berg Quintet features a Groove-Heavy rhythm section that serves as a bed for Dutch saxophonist Loek van den Berg to layer his soulful melodies on. They play at The Piano Man in Gurgaon on the 24th.

Pauli Pocket: There isn’t a club in Berlin that Pauli Pocket hasn’t played at and the popular melodic/techno grooves she is known for now make their way to the dancefloor in Delhi. Her deliberate and organised grooves are all set to bring the house down at Summer House Cafe in Delhi on the 24th.

Sonic Species: One of the world’s leading psytrance artists, Sonic Species’ signature sound has won the world over. He visits Kitty Su in Delhi on the 24th.

Hari & Sukhmani Live: Inspired by the sound of Sufi Poets, Hari and Sukhmani create a sound that embodies the independent spirit and sounds fresh and eclectic. The band wants to make music that speaks to generations to come by fusing traditional Punjabi folk music with ambient electronica. See them live at Molecule in Delhi on the 24th.

Murda Beatz: Having produced songs for the likes of Travis Scott, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, Drake and Gucci Mane, Canadian producer and DJ Murda Beatz also boasts some Grammy nominations to his name, that’s no mean feat! He plays at SoHo in Delhi on the 24th.

Star Trek Picard x warpcore x ownage feat EdOne: 2020 marks the return of Sir Patrick Stewart’s Captain Jean Luc Picard and it’s only logical that “warpcore” plays you out for the night. We are throwing a Star Trek themed party at Auro in Delhi on the 25th and the guest of honor, all the way from Spain is EdOne supported by our very own Hoax, BO55, Ajit Sarathi and the synthwave sensation Hardwhore. Be there or be square!

Best Gigs outside Delhi NCR

Ash Roy, Calm Chor and Folic State: As one of the founder’s of the immensely popular electronica act Jalebee Cartel, Ash Roy’s 20-year career has seen him perform all over the world. His solo act blurs the lines of minimal-techno to techno. Joining him will be Ashvin Mani Sharma aka Calm Chor, another co-founder of Jalebee Cartel who through minimal, sinister sounding dance music took over the charts on beatport in 2015. Together with label mate Folic State aka Karan Desai, they take over the dance floor at antiSOCIAL in Mumbai on the 23rd.

Jaipur Music Stage at Lit Fest: From the 23rd to 25th, Hotel Clarks Amer at Jaipur has a treat for bookworms but that doesn’t mean there ain’t no ear candy! With a diverse line-up of artists featuring Rajasthan Josh Qawwali Experience, Ricky Kej, Lisa Marie Simmons, Gavin James, Aabha Hanjura and Parvaaz, the festival has something for everyone.

David Dorad: David Dorad crafts sets that refuse to follow any musical dictate. From techno to deep house or more funkier beats, he plays to the crowd with the ultimate goal for people to enjoy themselves. He visits The Tao Terraces in Mumbai on the 24th.

Deep Brown: Deep Brown comes from Kolkata and plays a wide range of music ranging from Disco/Chicago House/Funk & Soul/Acid/Detroit Techno, he bases his sets on an old school vibe, stamping them with flow and on the fly drum sequencing. He plays at Bonobo in Mumbai on the 24th.

Nicole Moudaber: The host of the award-winning weekly radio show, In The Mood, Nicole Moudaber is known for her eclectic sets that warp from Techno, deep house, tech house and more. She plays at Kitty Su in Mumbai on the 24th.

Chhabb and Bhish: Hailing from Mumbai, Chhabb comes from an earlier generation of DJ’s in the Indian rave culture. His style is usually full of 303 based dark, industrial, textured techno, with some heavy breaks and electro. Bhishma Sagar aka Bhish has been right in the heart of the underground and knows exactly what’s the best in new sound to feed the Indian scene. They play out the night at The Daily Bar and Kitchen in Mumbai on the 24th.

FuzzCulture and Bamboy: Dance music meets Industrial Rock via FuzzCulture aka Arsh Sharma. Joining him will be Bamboy, who creates murky bass music and groove-addled samples. They are live at Levi’s Lounge in Mumbai on the 24th.

Soulmate Live: Soulmate is a blues rock band from Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The band is primarily made up of Rudy Wallang (guitar/vocals/songwriter) and Tipriti TIPS Kharbangar (vocals/guitar). They play live at antiSOCIAL in Mumbai on the 24th.

Warpcore JLF 2020 takeover ft. SKNOB, HOAX & RAEDL: Star Trek fans aren’t the only ones that will be getting special treatment. We take over Jaipur’s Club Colaba for a killer after party featuring our very own SKNOB, HOAX and RAEDL as they bring the house down on the 24th.

Saturday Sundowner ft Aamish, Murklin & PRNV: We aren’t done with Jaipur just yet as Club Colaba hosts a chill sundowner featuring our very own Aamish, Murklin and PRNV.

Todh Teri Live: Todh Teri is the revival of Indian cinematic sounds reworked for the modern dance floor. Todh Teri reimagines the era of disco & cabaret from Bollywood with house, acid & funk infusions. Get on the dancefloor in Mumbai at Pebble on the 25th.

Techdrome Pop Up + Afterparty: Bangalore’s got a hell of a party planned at HIGH on the 25th. With a line-up featuring Jitter, Shash and Chaz, Answer, Alter/Life and Silvr. It promises to be a banger.

Lucky Ali featuring Swarathama: Lucky Ali’s soulful croons were all the rage back in the day and his voice has aged like fine wine. He has strikingly simple ballad-style singing that won accolades across the nation. Swarathma is a Bangalore-based Indian Folk-Rock band, that is known for its visually electric, high-energy live act. They come together at Raasta Cafe in Bangalore on the 25th.

Redline DJs: Dreamstates, OX7GEN, Rafiki, Tarqeeb and Zokhuma represent a formidable tag team of sounds ranging from jagged breakbeat, burgeoning techno, hardcore jungle and everything in between. They perform at antiSOCIAL in Mumbai on the 25th.

Sonic Species in Mumbai: After his trek across the Capital, Sonic Species visits Kitty Su in Mumbai to continue the mayhem on the 25th.

BFR Sound System : Reggae Meets Hip-Hop at Dharavi: BFR Sound System hosts an authentic Jamaican style sound system session on their hand-built and powerful sound system. Begum X and Delhi Sultanate will be joined by Donisha Prendergast, Granddaughter of BOB MARLEY, to talk about the significance of reggae music and Rastafari. Finally, The Dharavi Project is an after-school of Hip Hop which serves to the underserved talent with aspects of Hip Hop as a culture through its various elements. Catch them live at Shree Ganesh Vidya Mandir School in Dharavi on the 26th.

Nicole Moudaber in Bangalore: After playing out Delhi, Nicole Moudaber visits Bangalore for an extended stay. She will be live at The Lalit Ashok on the 26th.

Words by Rohith Bhaskar

Originally published at https://warpcore.live on January 21, 2020.




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