Best Gigs in Delhi NCR
Parvaaz: A contemporary Indian band that blends psychedelia and prog rock with folk and world music, Parvaaz has seen every critical acclaim and accolade come their way since their inception. Rolling Stone India called them “India’s most exciting band” and they won the judges choice award at Radio City Freedom Awards. They perform live at Mic Drop in Delhi on the 12th.
Lexer: The German Techno heavyweight Lexer has carved his name among artists that strive to tell a story through their music. Cinematic and lush while still retaining melody in its details, his sound reverberates on the dance floor and in your cognition. Catch him live at Summer House Cafe in New Delhi on the 13th.
Nina Suerte: Poland’s Nina Suerte combines various flavours of House with just a smattering of black vibes to create her own unique sound. She is a model, stylist and a world-renowned DJ. Catch her live at Kitty Su in Delhi on the 14th.
warpcore & Friends ft.Future Culture, Secular Chai and Mashter: warpcore’s got a hell of party for you at The Hong Kong Club on the 13th in Delhi. Daniel Rajan aka Future Culture bends your mind with his music. Secular Chai brings delicious tunes and re-sampled goodness soaked in good vibes that incite all kinds of savoury feelings. Finally, Mashter’s blend of progressive and Techno plays you out for the night.
Perera Elsewhere & Versa: Sasha Perera aka Perera Elsewhere has a penchant for the odd. She combines eccentric and gritty sounds with warped vocals and trumpets while synths and bass form the bedlam. Versa effortlessly combines elements of dub, techno, downtempo and electronica fusing 2-step grooves with heavy sub-bass. Catch them live at Auro Kitchen and Bar on the 14th.
Best Gigs outside Delhi NCR
Rang Utsaav: One of the biggest Holi fests in Mumbai with two massive stages, Bollywood music and dhols, a 360-degree Techno stage and a flea market for all your shopping needs. The line-up for the music includes Ankytrixx, Hardik, DJ Cyrus, Angel, Bullzeye, Ana Lila and more.
Holly: Miguel Oliveira aka Holly has made waves in the world of Trap/Bass over the last 6 years. Holly’s music has been a mainstay on the dance floor over the world and he is bringing his craft to India on the 12th at Kitty Su in Mumbai.
Bebetta: With music that straddles the line between House and Tech, adrift with lush melodies and hard drums, Bebetta’s saw her music get in with Europe and now it’s India’s turn on the 13th. She performs at antiSOCIAL in Mumbai in honour of women’s day.
Jody Wisternoff: Wisternoff can be best described as a Nomad in the world of electronic music. Whether finding fame as Tru Funk with his brother at 13 or exploring hip-hop across dance floors around the world as part of Way out West, Wisternoff has been pushing boundaries in his genre. His solo set is much of the same, hot beats and hotter melodies to get you groovin’. Catch him live at Raahi in Bengaluru on the 13th.
Teebs: Mtendere Mandowa aka Teebs, has a completely unique style. As both a producer and a painter, his music is layered and endlessly lush. He is live at Foxtrot in Koramangala on the 13th.
Teebs and GiGi FM: After his solo stint in Bangalore on the 13th, Teebs joins forces with GiGi FM aka Giulia Fournier-Mercadante. Associating textures and colors with the sounds she hears, GiGi has a truly unique approach to collecting, selecting, playing and making music affording her a natural ability to create atmospheres and ambience, unlike many others. Catch them live at antiSOCIAL on the 14th in Mumbai.
Sequ3l & Praveen Achary: With his ability to seamlessly blend together Deep — Techno and Progressive elements Sequ3l has managed to develop a unique signature sound all his own. With a unique combination of Deep, Tech and Progressive House, Praveen Achary style is difficult to pin down but nonetheless, his own. Catch them live at Kitty Su in Mumbai on the 14th.
Justin Marchacos + Shft: Justin Marchacos is a versatile music composer whose roots originate in film. He has composed and performed original music for award-winning films that continue to be featured at prominent film festivals around the world. Shft has been an integral part of the underground music scene in India, his style is boundless and his music adventurous, bold and sincere.
Juliet Sikora, Tuhin Mehta And Nosh & Sj: Juliet Sikora is well-respected in the genre of House music. Her music envelops her technical proficiency on the decks and merges it with great melodies and sombre beats. Tuhin Mehta has coined his own genre, “EnergiTech” as he calls it is “filled with quirky melody and heavy drummage, weaving irresistible synth lines through tough percussive frames”. Nosh & SJ are a collaborative duo who have residencies all over India. From Goa to Mumbai, the pair are known for their upbeat progressive sets and focus on intertwining melody and harmony in every set.