Best gigs in Delhi NCR
Tuhin Mehta b2b MiniTechProject: These two stalwarts of techno are performing a rare B2B at Auro on November 7 which will be a delight for enthusiasts of tribal and minimal techno. Tuhin Mehta is a figure in the Indian electronic music scene who needs no introduction— he is one of the pioneers of the techno movement in India and he’s been at the forefront of adopting cutting edge tech in his sets. Teaming up with him on the deck is MiniTechproject, who hails from Amsterdam and is one of the godfathers of minimal techno. Together they form this primal and hypnotic techno sound which is distinctive. One can expect them to deliver fast-paced, heart-skipping, hard industrial techno. Opening for them is the talented Aamish who is known to be one of the most versatile DJs in the house and techno scene.
Echoes of the Earth pre-party: India’s greenest festival is almost here and before its kicks off in Bangalore, Delhi has a little pre-party of its own at Imperfecto Shor on Thursday, 7 November. The line up at this pre-party includes Pandhora, a live electronic act consisting of musicians Amine Amara and Rémi Forsan, who are redefining and exploring ‘Deep Psychedelia’, Jitter, whose versatile brand of techno is lauded across the country and Bangalore-based Airwalker. For all those gearing up for the music festival season, this is possibly the best party before you traverse the festival game.
North East Festival: The North East festival returns with a bang and this edition boasts a lot more on the table than before— a food carnival, art and photography exhibitions and workshops, folk dance and songs of North East India, discussion panels, handloom and handicraft exhibitions etc. For everyone who’s been curious about the North East, this festival will serve as a slight education into understanding the diverse culture and heritage that make the eight states an enigma. The festival aims to create awareness and promote tourism to what is perhaps one of the most unexplored exotic lands in the country. Festivities begin from Friday, 8 November until Sunday, 10 November at the Indira Gandhi International Centre for the Arts.
Bass Camp Festival: This is India’s only festival that is dedicated to bass-heavy electronic music, courtesy Krunk. The ninth edition of the festival is going to be spread over more than ten cities for about a week. For its Delhi edition, the festival is spread out across two venues— The first day is at Summer House cafe on Friday, 8 November with a line up that includes two major bass music influencers from the UK, Youngsta and Loefah. The second day will take place at Auro Kitchen and Bar on Saturday, 9 November lead by German bass sensation, Textasy and UK phenomena, Emerald. Go listen to some grimy, thumping wild tunes at this festival.
Cristoph: Newcastle based DJ & Producer, Cristoph, is a new titan in the world of progressive house. The mysterious producer has proven himself a bona fide force to be reckoned with, with landmark releases on some of the world’s most important labels. You can expect tasteful, intelligent progressive house music on vinyl from this very talented producer. He plays at Mango Kitchen and Bar this Friday, 9 November.
Best gigs outside Delhi NCR.
Bass Camp Festival: Founded in Feb 2010, Bass Camp is India’s first and only bass-heavy electronic music festival, promoting cutting edge electronic music like drum n bass, dubstep, glitch hop, drumstep and more. This quarterly indoor music fest will begin in its home, Mumbai on Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, 10 November at Todi Mill Social. Its headlining acts include Loefah, Youngsta, Textasy, Emerald with Indian acts like Tarqueeb, BigFat, Potter, Chrms and many more on supporting duties. This is the most extravagant edition of the festival with a bigger, heavier lineup spread out over more cities for a longer period of time compared to its previous editions. Fans of bass music have more than plenty to rejoice.
Vinayak^a meets NO Latency (live): Vinayak^A meets No Latency, which is the ambient-experimental project of Chennai based musician, Krishnamurthy Ramesh and Vinayak Karthikeyan. It is essentially a live jam fusing their love for analog synthesis and they intend to build a platform on which the mind can explore and create tapestries of light, colour and sound. Their virtuosic live set comes to you via “Road To One Plus Music festival” and shall take place on Friday, 8 November at GYLT, Bangalore.
Cristoph: Burgeoning progressive house wizard, Cristoph, takes his talent to the Bay at Sun and Sand Hotel, Mumbai on Saturday, 9 November. He is going to weave a little storm in the breezy city with his impeccably measured and nuanced progressive house music. A definitive tastemaker in the making, Cristoph is known to play with the affirmation of seasoned talent that comes with the confidence of being backed by major international labels.
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