Best Gigs in Delhi NCR
Summer House Café pres FILM: Sanil Sudan aka FILM combines elements of House and Techno with sonic landscapes influenced by a range of styles like Hip-Hop, Jungle and even Pop. He dabbles in everything from the abstract to straight-up bangers. Catch him live at Summer House Cafe on 3rd January.
Lemonade Delhi w/ Varg2TM: Varg2TM is the moniker of Jonas Ronnberg, a techno vandal who has made a name for himself with assertive live performances known for their high-energy whiplash. He comes to Auro Kitchen and Bar on the 4th to let you sample his madness. Alongside him will be Shireen, member of the all-femme creative collective Coven Code and Vijayant Singh’s musings on the darker side of dance music – Girl’s Night Out.
Goa Sunsplash | Gurgaon Launch Party: Tamil reggae you say? Kavin Paul Raj, the pioneer reggae singer and bass player from Chennai, comes to Whisky Samba on the 4th with the who’s who of the Indian reggae scene. Diggy Dang, Manavon Massar, Vir Singh Brar round out his Firestarters as they look to bring the house down.
Best Gigs outside Delhi NCR
Skillbox & Regenerate Presents Varg2TM: Before he lets Delhi in on his secrets, Varg2TM heads to Mumbai on the 3rd at antiSOCIAL to begin his cacophony of righteous, banging, underground Techno.
Re:Fresh Reloaded With Blot, Browncoat, Tuhin Mehta & Others: For three days starting on the 3rd, Goa’s Morjim Beach transforms into an electronic music mecca. Expect the who’s who of electronica scene like Blot, Tuhin Mehta, Nikhil Chinnapa, Murthovic, Browncoat and many more.
SEQU3l x Bullzeye | 4th Jan at #antiSOCIAL Mumbai: Sequ3l and Bullzeye back to back on the 4th at antiSOCIAL. Both of them promise to rumble you with some fiery Techno and progressive house as they navigate listeners through a myriad of electronic landscapes.
Krunky Monkey Saturdays 17: DJ Uri & Major C: Monkey Bar Mumbai opens its doors to DJ Uri and Major C on the 4th for a night of hip-hop, reggae and dancehall. Uri is the old school Indian legend who has been rocking turntables since 1987, even teaching the first wave of Indian Scratch DJ’s back in 1995 while Major C has been “around” spinning the hottest tunes on the coolest decks before kids began exchanging music on cassettes.
Kitty Su Mumbai presents Dotdat + Kashish: From legends to exciting to new talent, Kitty Su Mumbai invites Kashish, who has been making people dance to her brand of sharp, clinical and pacey techno peppered with hints of acid while Dotdat is a rising techno prodigy from Pune who has played international festivals. Catch them live on the 4th.
SOCIALive Ft. Bhayanak Maut + Devoid: If electronica isn’t your thing, how about some catchy tunes penned in tribute to the reaper himself, antiSOCIAL rolls out the red carpet for Bhayanak Maut and Devoid to decimate you with heavy riffs and gruff vocals. Good ol’ Grim would be proud!
Lucent ft. Ana Lilia + Danito & Athina – Aqua, The Park: Mexico and Germany have a meeting of the minds at The Park in Bangalore on the 5th. Hailing from Mexico & now residing in Mumbai, Ana Lilia is now firmly entrenched in India’s Techno/House scene. Danito and Athina draw you in with a unique sound that is seeped in Melodic-House & Techno, Progressive and Underground.