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seven artists in delhi: B.L.O.T // the guardian

I love it when I read about some of the Indian artists I follow on The Guardian Culture/Music section. This time its a duo by the name B.L.O.T [Basic Love Of Things] who are an arts collective and mixed media performance ensemble consisting of VJ and visual artist Avinash Kumar and DJ and musician Gaurav Malaker who have diabolical plans of redefining electronic music experiences.

B.L.O.T feature in the third video a series of films looking at Indian artists working in Delhi by The Guardian called Seven artists in Delhi.

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classic indian rock icons Parikrama & Agnee // i believe ~ the dewarists [s01e04]

Fellow music addicts … Its that time of the week again, the next episode of the Dewarists – a new original series. Part music documentary and part travelogue, the show features inspiring musicians collaborating to create original music while traveling to locations across India.

This week, from the lush green hills of Panshet, to the bustle of Pune, Episode 4 sees the union of two of India’s long-standing classic rock icons — Parikrama and Agnee. Adding flavor to the collaboration is the lilting voice of acclaimed playback singer Shilpa Rao.


GIG ALERT // london jazz festival presents soumik datta

London Jazz Festival presents Soumik Datta is an upcoming fantastic gig happening at Rich Mix in 10 days time – Tue 15 November 2011.

Soumik is one of the hottest rising stars in Britain today. Combining his majestic Indian Sarod (19-stringed, musical lute) with underground beats, a dubstep essence, folk and contemporary soundscapes this is set to be an unmissable night of cutting-edge music.

Book your tickets here

live from girona // anoushka shankar

Heres a short clip of whats to come in Anoushka Shankar‘s big European tour.

This is her performance of  “Inside Me” live at the 12th Girona Festival featuring the repertoire of her debut album on Deutsche Grammophon combining Indian and Spanish musical traditions.

bacardi NH7 weekender 2010 // the documentary

I really wish  I was attending this festival in November … it has the most amazing line up from acts across India and the world. A true representation of Indian and Indian influenced independent music.

Here is the documentary of last years NH7 …

The first edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender was held at Koregaon Park, Pune in December 2010. The festival saw over 50 bands perform over multiple stages on three days, with thousands of fans enjoying perhaps the happiest music festival experience in India. Asian Dub Foundation headlined the festival, which also saw performances from artists like The Magic Numbers, Susheela Raman, Indian Ocean and The Raghu Dixit Project.

The 2011 edition of the festival will be held between November 18-20 at Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta City, Pune. For more information, visit –

GIG ALERT // engine earz @ shaanti [11.11.11]


 On 11.11.11 SHAANTI [Birmingham] is back after the last successful one.

This month ENGINE EARZ – best described as ‘Massive Attack for the dubstep generation;’ dubstep’s first fully live act are winning an assorted army of fans will be doing a DJ set at the Rainbow Warehouse and Garden in Birmingham.


Shaanti, Friday 11 November 2011 (Monthly).

The Rainbow Warehouse, Adderley Street
Birmingham. West Midlands. B12 0LD
Price £5 students (NUS) all night, non-students £8 all night.
Advance Tickets:
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maaya // the dewarists [s01e03]

Folks, the fantastic Episode 3 is here!!!!! This week sees an amazing journey of The Dewarists taking us on an intimate visit to Delhi with Indian Ocean, folk rock giants and perhaps the biggest band in India today. Joining them is Mohit Chauhan, celebrated playback singer and balladeer extraordinaire.


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