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Best Gigs in Delhi NCR

  • Christmas Eve at Raise the bar: On the 24th, Raise the Bar at Gurgaon will play host to a cacophony of noise and celebrations with the likes of VRIDIAN, Midnight Traffic and Murklin conspiring to bring the house down with absolute bangers! 
  • Techno Temple: As the name implies, get ready for a night of some muscular techno at iKandy in Gurgaon on the 25th. The line-up features Moscow based Elena Povla, DJ Pearl, Kavya Khurana and Seventh Sea. 
  • Nightvibe Presents Jonas Saalbach & RÆDL: Jonas Saalbach heads to Auro Kitchen & Bar on the 26th to give people a dose of some good ol fashioned techno with heavy basslines and dreamy melodies. 
  • Thermal & A Quarter- TAAQ- Live @ Farzi Cafe, Aerocity: Bangalore darlings Thermal & A Quarter head to Farzi Cafe in Delhi, NCR on the 26th for a unique shot of some blues, a little funk, jazz, prog and topped off with some delicious Soul for a perfect evening. They play another gig in Gurgaon the day after on December 27th at Saints and Sinners.  
  • Zenguin at The Piano Man Gurugram: Zenguin is an effort to incite the senses through sonic perception of lush soundscapes being torn apart by mind-bending riffs and resonating grooves. Catch them on the 26th at The Piano Man Gurugram. 
  • KRUNK Presents: Rafiki & Dreamstates: Rafiki is the solo project of Sohail Arora (Founder of Krunk) pushing the best in cutting edge techno, breaks, house, disco, afrobeat from across the globe. Combined with Dreamstate’s hazy approach to house and techno, these two acts provide a solid two-punch combo to knock you out for the night. Catch them on 27th at Summer House Cafe in Delhi. 
  • warpcore & friends feat Hoax, Future Culture and more: Thought we had forgotten about the big ‘S’ and left you alone with your lump of coal? Well…that’s not how we roll! We got you covered on the 28th at Raasta with a sand storm of a party. We don’t mean to boast but we have Hoax, Future Culture (live), Jay Pei, Murklin and Moody and many more of our elite artists coming to bring the house down. If you like techno, deep house or basically intelligent and emotive dance music this will be your jam. 
  • Submarine In Space at The Piano Man Gurugram: Submarine In Space is an instrumental Jazz-Rock band from New Delhi, India. Their music is cinematic and expressive, stepping on the toes of Jazz giants to carve out their own niche. Catch them live on the 28th. 
  • Kitty Su Presents Laughing Buddha: Known for invigorating the crowd with his driving technical masterpieces, Jez “Buddha” is a highly experienced Live Act and DJ with a career spanning nearly 20 years. Kitty Su plays host to his madness on the 28th in Delhi. 
  • Abhilasha Sinha with special guest Samar Mehdi: The lead vocalist and one-third of trip-hop trio No Honey, as well as one-third of the folk trio RIVER, Abhilasha Sinha is a whimsical singer-songwriter from New Delhi now living in New York and writes in both English and Hindi. Multi-Instrumentalist Samar Mehdi spent his childhood learning every instrument he could with a singular vision to create his own music. Catch them on the 29th at The Piano Man, Gurugram.  

Best Gigs outside Delhi NCR

  • Deep in Dance w, Arsh, Browncoat, Lady Ruffelin & Rafiki: The Council kicks off the Christmas celebrations in Mumbai on the 24th, with a line-up featuring Arsh who promised to woo you with some groovy, intelligent dance music. Joining him is Browncoat, who among many other accomplishments is also known in the Bollywood Alternative Remix scene, Lady Ruffelin and Rafiki.  
  • Blckroom X-Mas Edition: Arjun Vagale + Ana Lilia: Indian legend Arjun Vagale and Mexico-based Ana Lilia head to antiSOCIAL in Mumbai on the 24th. Arjun Vagale is widely celebrated as the pioneer of techno in India, he steers the course of the country’s expanding underground electronic movement. Ana Lilia’s sound is a perfect blend of bouncy dance floor-oriented Tech House laced with tribal overtones & in-your-face, no-nonsense Techno.
  • Kitty Su Mumbai Presents Khen: Khen is the next big thing to come out of the electronic music hotbed Israel. He saw his international breakthrough on the scene in 2016 when he released his critically acclaimed debut album ”One Day of Independence.” In 2019, he has unleashed multiple projects that have all put him on the map. Catch him at Kitty Su Mumbai on the 25th. 
  • The Lab Mumbai: Krunk Xmas w, Oceanside, Ox7gen & EZ Riser: BUDX and Mixmag’s The Lab has an interesting line-up for boxing day. Ketan Bahirat aka Oceantied brings his trademark “Soundscapes”, while Ox7gen aka Aditya Ashok displays his brand of energetic, ethereal, and cutting edge electronica and EZ Riser will simply “drop the bass” or the mic if he has one. Check them out at antiSOCIAL on the 26th. 
  • Sunburn Festival 2019: The big guns come out to play! DJ Snake, Belik Boom, Brooks, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Maceo Plex, Luciano, Oliver Huntemann, Flume…we could go on but you get the idea. From the 27th to 29th, Vagator in Goa is going to be a sight to behold.  
  • Karsh Kale Presents Classical Science Fiction: A live collaboration between multiple instruments with Karsh on Tabla & Keys while playing the DJ set, Ajay Prasanna on Bansuri and Max ZT on Dulcimer, Classical Science Fiction wants to envelop your senses and titillate your mind. Catch them at antiSOCIAL on the Mumbai on the 27th.  
  • Heineken presents Krank GOA 2019: If Sunburn is too mainstream for you, then Krank Goa has you covered with a huge line-up that will play over three days of mayhem at Vagator in Goa, starting on 27th and concluding on the 30th. Featured are artists like Alexey Sonar, Ana Lilia, Baba Robijn, BLOT!, Bullzeye, B2B, SEQU3l, Cosmonaut, Deepesh Sharma, Guy Mantzur, Jonas Saalbach and more.  
  • Kitty Su Mumbai Presents Martin Roth: The Frankfurt born, Berlin-based DJ & Producer Martin Roth heads to India on the 28th to showcase his blend of progressive house and deep house avant-garde.  
  • Submerge Dance Project feat. FUR COAT: The Venezuelan pairing of Sergio Munoz and Israel Sunshine aka Fur Coat deliver an impressive mix of deep beats, rolling grooves, alluring breakdowns and large helpings of funk. Catch them live at The Council in Mumbai on the 28th.  
  • Jeremy Olander at antiSOCIAL Mumbai: Sweden’s Jeremy Olander vows to keep you on the dance floor with an authentic blend of progressive house, melodic house and techno. Catch him on the 29th. 
  • Kranti Art Theory Presents Deep Inside // Queensline Neverland: Deep Inside returns for its last party of the year with a killer line-up featuring KODE9, DJ Spinn, DJ Paypal, NATE08, B2B, Yung Raj, three oscillators and kayan.a. The party starts on the 29th aboard the Queensline Neverland Cruise in Mumbai. 
  • Kittyko Presents Marino Canal: The Spanish native hailing from Malaga is a rare talent with an uncanny ability to craft the most unique soundscapes you’re likely to ever hear in the world of electronic music, let alone melodic house and techno. Watch him weave his magic at Kitty Ko in Bangalore on the 29th. 
  • Lucent ft. VNTM Live + Vishal Unni: A techno live act hailing from the suburbs of Amsterdam, VNTM incorporates a dark underground techno sound with contemporary progressive melodies. Catch him live at Aqua in Bangalore on the 29th. 
  • New Year’s Eve with Funkagenda: Grammy award-winning Funkagenda comes to The Council in Mumbai on the 31st. His sound attracts musical partnerships across a spectrum of genres, remixing artists including Basement Jaxx, Moby, Fat Boy Slim and Dirty Vegas. His production contributions to the Black Eyed Peas album ‘The E.N.D.’ were further recognized by an ‘Album of the Year’ nomination and a ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ award at the 52nd Annual Grammys.
  • Milkman X Antisocial Presents: NYE: Berlin-based Alienata is a self-described sound obsessive whose sets span obscure electro, ACID, dub, IDM, dark disco, jakbeat, hypnotic techno, industrial atmospheres, Detroit, Chicago influences and crazy sounds in general. She promises to bend minds at antiSOCIAL Mumbai on the 31st. 
  • Lemonade Goa 2019: Another crazy year-ender at Goa, so what’s new? The second edition of Lemonade Goa brings you over 50 artists for a night of mayhem and fun. Catch the action at Riva Beach Resort in Mandrem, Goa on the 31st.