BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender announces an additional lineup of artists for their 2016 Pune and Hyderabad editions, building on the eclectic mix of performers from India and around the world, across different genres.
HYDERABAD| DJANGO DJANGO
At BACARDÍ NH7 Weekender in Hyderabad, David Maclean from Django Django will be performing a DJ Set. Django Django are a British art rock band based in London, England. The group was formed in 2009 and has released a self-titled studio album in 2012, followed up by Born Under Saturn in 2015.
PUNE | KARSH KALE
“Karsh Kale mixes eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage to make a sound that is distinctly his own.” – President Barack Obama
He has produced five internationally released solo albums (Realize, Liberation, Broken English, Breathing Under Water, Cinema & Up), of which his most recent “CINEMA”, won the Best Fusion Album Award in India at the GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2012 and debuted at #1 on the iTunes World Music charts.
Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including his musical hero Zakir Hussain, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Lenny Kravitz, Bill Laswell, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and many others. Over the past decade, Karsh has been invited to perform at many prestigious venues and festivals around the globe and was recently invited to perform at the White House in 2013 and was introduced by President Obama himself. His work was also featured at The Smithsonian Museum recently.
PUNE | FUNC
Guitar hero, electronic producer, dub pioneer, graphic artist; Randolph Correia has a long line of credits to his name, but the genre-bending niche has carved remains his most iconic achievement. As Func, the guitarist and producer has dabbled in genres ranging from glitch & funk to dub, alternative rock & drum and bass, while all his live shows take place exclusively under his moniker Func Live. His beginnings in art school in Bombay taught him to keep an open mind from the get-go, as a result of which FUNC has evolved into a creative powerhouse with a diverse palette of genres and sounds.
Pentagram was no doubt a revolution in independent Indian music; starting off as their guitarist and producer over two decades ago, Randolph has produced hits like ‘Voice’, ‘Tomorrow’s Decided’ and ‘Nocturne’ for the band. They made history as the first Indian outfit to be invited to perform at Glastonbury Festival in 2005, along with the likes of Chemical Brothers, Tori Amos and Fatboy Slim.
Shaa’ir + Func, formed with Monica Dogra in 2005, is another musical phenomenon with Randolph on guitar/production duties. Their East-meets-West electronic music laden with glitch and funk — coupled with their explosive performances and head-turning get-ups — had them shooting to wild popularity, becoming a gateway band into the Indian indie gig scene for scores of fans. For S+F, Randolph has produced favourites like ‘My Roots’, ‘Every Time You’re Around’ and ‘Together Again’.
His experimentation with genres has never relented over the years; in 1999, he was a part of Bombay Black, a collective that challenged genre typecasting by dabbling in everything radical, from post-rock to punk to drum and bass.
Randolph was one of the heavyweights to kick off WOBBLE! nights at Bonobo, Bandra — Bombay’s premier bass-heavy night, where the freshest sounds ranging from hip hop to glitch house, dubstep, drumstep and drum’n’bass were to be found.
He’s also composed music for television channels such as Star, Disney, AXN, MTV & Channel [V] as well as for notable brands including Nokia, Sony & Levi’s, and has recently extended his music production to Bollywood, working on films such as Byomkesh Bakshi, Don & Honeymoon Travels. Having remixed for various artists in film and television, few know that as a graphic artist, Randolph has also exhibited his works at Jehangir Art Gallery, Birla Art Gallery, Bajaj Hall & Art Gallery in Mumbai.
PUNE | NAEZY X PRABH
Naved Shaikh aka Naezy is a Mumbai rapper who dabbles in Hindi and Urdu lyrics. Naezy has quickly become a rising star in the Indian hip-hop scene, all thank to his impressive flow and slang-inflected rhymes.
Prabh Deep is now a known and a respected emcee in the indian hip hop scene having an arsenal of popular records and a cypher series called “Old School Cypher” to his name. He is also a regular performer in hkv, new delhi and has performed at social, raasta and summer house cafe. He has recently performed at one of the most prestigious festival in our country, the holi moo festival and recently had a privilege to perform at the hip hop homeland which was oraganised by 101 india.
In order to promote Hip Hop and increase its awareness he started an initiative called “introduce yourself” which is a platform aimed at artists to come together and showcase their own element that they practice, elements being breaking, DJing, emceeing and beatboxing.
PUNE | AQUA DOMINATRIX
Aqua Dominatrix is producer Akshay Rajpurohit’s pseudonym for an electronic avatar comprising of free floating SynthPop, verging on Techno.
Akshay is also a part of popular metal bands Scribe and Pangea. Aqua Dominatrix sees him leap out of his comfort zone into a world of analog synthesis. After the debut release of a 12 track album ‘Sadomist’, he played his first gig at MTV Spiro, opening for Pretty Lights in Mumbai, 2015. Aqua Dominatrix’s live performances range from nu-disco infused synth pop to dark techno and acid.
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