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MON 18 Tue
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable.

We start the night with a hilarious Stand-Up comedy routine and then move into some groovy tunes.

There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries.

In music we're going old school and commercial with popular cover band Jukebox. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night! 
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night The blueFROG Bar Night
19 Wed
Avi & The Uprising is a musical project founded by singer songwriter Avi who teaches voice at the Delhi School Of Music and has worked for the likes of the B.B.C. as a professional writer. A booming bass baritone voice, super catchy songs, distinct lyrical imagery, an ever revolving line up of instrumental virtuosos and critically acclaimed videos have helped Avi & The Uprising carve out a niche for themselves on the indie circuit. The project has two different avatars - Avi & The Uprising ( Solo Set) - a solo singer songwriter setup with Avi on vocals and guitar / piano and Avi & The Uprising - an organic jam band with 5 to 9 members from backgrounds as varied as progressive rock, blues, Rajasthani folk, opera and Indian classical joining Avi on stage. Avi & The Uprising has played festivals like Nh 7 Weekender, Ziro Festival Of Music and Ragasthan, featured on Hit 95 FM, balcony tv all time Top 60, Mtv Indies and Vh1 and played shows across India as well as in Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. The project is all set to launch its debut album - 'Eyes On The Radio' at the blueFROG.
10:00PM-12:30AM
BluesFolk
Avi & The Uprising Avi & The Uprising
20 Thu
This creative collaborative movement was launched by blueFROG with a view to showcase to music lovers the versatility of Indian classical music and its ability to infuse with global music. The campaign has a 2-fold objective. Firstly it aims to bring together Indian classical musicians and artistes from other Indian and International genres on a common platform like blueFROG to experiment with and create new sounds. Secondly, it gives a rare opportunity to upcoming Indian contemporary acts to share the stage with established artistes and learn from this exchange. 

Independent musicians across genres are coming forward to support this campaign and participate to celebrate the versatility and richness of music and its magical impact when experienced live. Live Music Live is curated by renowned Sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee and presents ‘Spiral Trio’. He will be joined by the celebrated U.S. based Saxaphonist George Brooks for some great improvisations and musical fun along with upcoming artist Shikhaar Naad Qureshi on percussions. 
10:00PM-12:30AM
BluesFusion more
Live Music Live: Spiral Trio feat. Purbayan Chatterjee + George Brooks (USA) & upcoming act Shikhaar Naad Qureshi Live Music Live: Spiral Trio feat. Purbayan Chatterjee…
21 Fri
Neville Shah
Neville Shah is a writer and one of India's most popular comics. He has performed both in India and abroad. He is half-Parsi and half-Gujarati, making him very confused and very angry. Often deprecating, Neville has a unique (read: strange) view on life. His insightful wit, conversational delivery and honest angst make his humour relatable and sometimes, oddly poignant. He also insists that he is his mother's son.

Aadar Malik
Aadar Malik is an actor performing major theatre productions all over the country. He is now part of the comedy ensemble Schitz En Giggles performing stand-up, improvised comedy and sketch shows in India and abroad. A trained musician and songwriter, he prefers impressing women with his guitar.

Vamsidhar Bhogaraju
Born in 1980, Vamsidhar Bhogaraju is a stand-up comedian and theatre actor. He has held a variety of jobs, including that of a lingerie salesman and travels all over India as a marketing executive, by train of course, nothing too fancy. He is a part of the Gruesome Threesome along with Biswa Kalyan Rath and Ahmed Shariff. He enjoys reading Calvin and Hobbes and watching Beavis and Butthead and South Park.
08:30PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Best In Stand-Up Comedy: Neville Shah, Aadar Malik, Vamsi Best In Stand-Up Comedy: Neville Shah, Aadar Malik,…
Dirty Saffi
Dirty Saffi is future music. Built by DJ Nuky and Al Psymmetrix, they combines the love of the studio with the love of the mixer, making the type of music that you just have to dance to. All night long. In March 2013 they released their début album 'Beauty and the Bitch' on Bom Shanka and since then they have been helping dance floors to stomp all over the planet. Having played at Ozora and Universo Paralello, Sonica and Blackmoon festivals in 2013, they look forward to playing Doof and Boom among many others in 2014.

Psychotic micro
Psychotic Micro is back ! Micky Lellouche - the man behind the project return to us with smashing new surprises.

Micky started his way in 2000, and released music on every possible label at that time including Chemical Crew ,Noize Conspiracy,Yaba , Acidance and many more. He has played all over in the biggest stages along with huge names such as Skazi, GMS, Dream and more.

These days Micky is creating new Psychotic Micro music and is bringing his name back to the stages with fresh music including some special surprises up his sleeve. 
 
10:30PM-01:00AM
Psytrance
DIRTY SAFFI + Psychotic Micro DIRTY SAFFI + Psychotic Micro
22 Sat
Aadar Malik
Aadar Malik is an actor performing major theatre productions all over the country. He is now part of the comedy ensemble Schitz En Giggles performing stand-up, improvised comedy and sketch shows in India and abroad. A trained musician and songwriter, he prefers impressing women with his guitar.

Anirban Dasgupta
Anirban Dasgupta is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Kolkata. Inter-caste marriages, corporate life, politics, social media and current affairs are his favourite subjects. Before becoming a stand-up comedian, Anirban used to work for a multinational company as a General Manager. In 2012, he co-founded the comedy collective Comedified. He also won the Weirdass Pajama Festival open mic competition and has been the opening act for many established comedians like Cyrus Broacha and Vir Das. 

Vamsidhar Bhogaraju
Born in 1980, Vamsidhar Bhogaraju is a stand-up comedian and theatre actor. He has held a variety of jobs, including that of a lingerie salesman and travels all over India as a marketing executive, by train of course, nothing too fancy. He performs is a part of the Gruesome Threesome along with Biswa Kalyan Rath and Ahmed Shariff. He enjoys reading Calvin and Hobbes and watching Beavis and Butthead and South Park.

Rahul Subramanian
Rahul Subramanian is a stand-up comedian whose mission is to completely stop making sense. Everything that could possibly go wrong with him has already happened. He's an engineer who completed an MBA, he's a vegetarian and he's married.
08:00PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Best In Stand-Up Comedy: Aadar Malik, Anirban Dasgupta, Vamsidhar Bhogaraju, Rahul Subramanian Best In Stand-Up Comedy: Aadar Malik, Anirban Dasgupta,…
When Nasti is not busy touring or working on radio shows you’ll find her in the studio. ‘Music is my world’ she says, ‘I love to produce. It’s the time I take to express how I feel in the moment or generally in life. It reflects my strengths and weaknesses, my happiness and sadness.’

Miss Moto has been establishing herself as a brand for the past couple of years. She has been spotted performing at major shows across the UK, Ibiza, Germany, India and Cyprus and has toured alongside DJMag TOP100 artists in the likes of Infected Mushroom and Astrix. Highlights include performing at the 02 Arena - London, Q club - Birmingham, Eden Club - Ibiza, Concorde 2 - Brighton, Spiritual Healing Festival – Germany and Blue Frog - Mumbai. 

Nasti Moto’s stage name came as part of her real name Nastia Motovilova. Born in Moscow and bred in Cyprus since the age of 2, Nasti moved to London by the age of 16 where she graduated with excellence in fashion design at the renowned University of the Arts. Shortly thereafter, she completed a course at London School of Sound which led to her first steps into the music industry. 
10:30PM-01:30AM
Electronic
Nasti Moto Nasti Moto
Today
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, sparkling wine cocktails, martinis, beer, wine and fruit juices.

The Sunday brunch at blueFROG is the only brunch in town with live music and dancing. It is the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, over a variety of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga. The blueFROG Sunday brunch - a game the whole family can play!

Artist Performing: Joash Benedict
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
Siddharth Dudeja
Siddharth Dudeja is a 21-year-old graduate on a sabbatical. As far as comedy is concerned, he is 11th on the list of '10 most unfunny comedians to watch out for'. Siddharth talks about how school and vegetarians ruined his childhood. He also has the urge to kill people with a bad sense of humour but believes that suicide is never an option.

Vamsidhar Bhogaraju
Born in 1980, Vamsidhar Bhogaraju is a stand-up comedian and theatre actor. He has held a variety of jobs, including that of a lingerie salesman and travels all over India as a marketing executive, by train of course, nothing too fancy. He performs is a part of the Gruesome Threesome along with Biswa Kalyan Rath and Ahmed Shariff. He enjoys reading Calvin and Hobbes and watching Beavis and Butthead and South Park.

Anirban Dasgupta
Anirban Dasgupta is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Kolkata. Inter-caste marriages, corporate life, politics, social media and current affairs are his favourite subjects. Before becoming a stand-up comedian, Anirban used to work for a multinational company as a General Manager. In the year 2012, he co-founded the comedy collective Comedified. He also won the Weirdass Pajama Festival open mic competition and has been the opening act for many established comedians like Cyrus Broacha and Vir Das. 

Jaideep Singh Juneja
Jaideep Singh Juneja aka JD is the funniest sardar since Manmohan Singh. His parents wanted him to be an astronaut when he grew up so that he could go to outer space and find his real parents. Sadly he never grew up!

Kunal Kamra
Kunal Kamra works in advertising and is a stand-up comedian. So far, he's been unsuccessful in both. His humour is satirical and most of the time, politically incorrect. He likes feeding dogs when he isn't making filthy limericks and pretends he knows the difference between life and living.
08:00PM-09:30PM
Comedy
Local Heroes: Siddharth Dudeja, Vamsidhar Bhogaraju, Anirban Dasgupta, Jaideep Singh Juneja, Kunal Kamra
MON 25 Tue

Club Closed

26 Wed
Shuffle Demons
Canada's iconic, high energy, award winning jazz funksters, the Shuffle Demons are a band that blends virtuosic jazz, funk, RnB, Rap, Hip Hop, Reggae, World music, avant-garde and more with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics. A hit at festivals all over the world from Bangkok to Berlin, the Shuffle Demons will be touring India from November 26 - December 1, 2014 to promote their critically acclaimed, most recent CD 'Clusterfunk'.

"Even as barriers between musical genres dissolve before our ears, few dare mess with funk. Canada's Shuffle Demons shrugged and spurned the commandment about slippery electric guitar and chunky keyboards being compulsory. Instead, they chopped funk back to its bass'n'drums bones, overlaid it with three saxes and added five-part vocals from everyone involved. Their music is no less funky; just more open. Here they burn up 12 originals, sometimes going instrumental and jazzy, but mostly reminding us that the funk begins with "fun", and sticking to the part of the formula that stipulates dangerous grooves, wailing horns and insistent vocals."
John Shand - Sydney Morning Herald

Featuring three of Canada's most respected saxophonists (Richard Underhill, Perry White and Ryan Oliver), a crazy dancing drummer (Stich Wynston) and a killer upright and electric bass player (George Koller), the Shuffle Demons play an electrifying musical fusion that draws equally from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys.  

"Often compared to Tower of Power, The Shuffle Demons really have a sound of their own..."
Jack Goodstein - Blog Critics Music

"Focus on the music: As caricaturish as the Demons can seem, their music stands on its own merits. The oversized, viscerally appealing rhythms, the smart and tightly executed horn arrangements and passionate improvisatory flights combine for a mighty wallop. Instrumental tunes such as bassist George Koller’s breakneck swinger Way After Midnight, drummer Wynston’s reggae blast Strollin’ and especially tenor saxophonist Kelly Jefferson’s On The Runway would boost anyone’s jazz cred."
Peter Hum - The Ottawa Citizen

The band has toured extensively in Europe, and around the world and released their latest CD Clusterfunk to rave reviews.  Their performance at the Iridium in New York City will come on the heels of a two week tour of India where they will be featured headliners at the Goa International Jazz Festival as well as the Congo Square Jazz Festival in Kolkata, so get ready to move and groove and hear some great music.

"Not only is the band popular in The Great White North and the upper U.S. festival circuit but has earned awards and acclaim far and wide. Mssrs. Underhill, White, Jefferson, Koller, & Wynston are doing something quite unique in covering myriad musical bases."
Mark S Tucker - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

Recent tours have included music festivals across Canada, the Yokohama Jazz Promenade (Japans biggest and best jazz festival), on the Barenaked Ladies Ships & Dips Cruise, the Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music, the Jarasum Jazz Festival in South Korea, the Zacatecas Cultural Festival in Mexico, the Rochester Jazz Festival, the Jazz in the Vines Festival in Australia, the Tauranga Arts Festival in New Zealand, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba and many more.

"There are those rare occasions when the job of the critic and the joy of the music come together and make musical multi-tasking a thing of beauty. Welcome Shuffle Demons!...Long story short...These cats can play!"
Joe Kaplowitz - Critical Jazz

Viraajb (drunkytime)
Viraaj works as Creative Director at Creativeland Asia. He's won numerous awards in advertising & design. He does voiceovers in his free time and is also the man behind www.drunkytime.com. A self-proclaimed 'music whore', he loves his 90s, rock & hip hop. After slamming the FLUX 90s party at Bonobo and then starting riots at Mixtaped! at The Den, he brought his crazy to blue FROG. And now, he's coming to do it again. 

Ragasthan, unique yet somewhat mercurial is Asia’s only DESERT CAMPING festival rooted in the expansive DUNES of the THAR desert in JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN. Eclectic MUSIC, CULTURE, TRADTION, COLLECTIVE PARTICIPATION AND SHARED EXPERIENCES make for the focal point of the festival bringing together life enthusiasts from the remotest corners of India to those spread across the world. 

 
10:30PM-12:30AM
Jazz Funk
Shuffle Demons (Canada). Ragasthan Pre-Party
27 Thu
A fantastic homage to Elvis by Gary Lawyer and the band. The show covers the magic of Elvis' songs right from his first universal hit Heartbreak Hotel to his last American trilogy encompassing every genre from early Rock and Roll, to blues to country to folk etc. The show has been staged very successfully at major concert halls such as the Tata Theatre NCPA, Ishanya Amphitheatre, St. Andrews, etc to rave audiences. The band comprises of Christopher Fonceca (lead guitar), Leo Mathew (keyboards), Jeson Filipe (Keyboards), Ryan Fernandes (Bass) Cassie Fernandes (Drums), Gary Lawyer(vocals).
10:00PM-12:30AM
Rock
Tribute to Elvis Presley by Gary Lawyer
28 Fri
"MR RIGHT" is Deepesh's (Designer Hippies) Solo Project which is a Deep House / Techno / Progressive Psy Set. It has already taken India by storm. He has played at the most happening clubs all over. His Quality of SOUND will set the mood RIGHT!

Designer Hippies are Romeo and his brother Deepesh Sharma. The artists are currently exploding on the global scene their names on the tips of the dance floor’s tongue. They are conquering new party destinations at every turn of the page, setting up base camps of fans the world over. 

On the commercial front in the past The Designer Hippies have also remixed all the tracks of the movie ‘HEROES’ and the legendary Hit track ‘mast mast nain’ from ‘DABANGG’, which also earned them the “Rashtriya Rajiv Gandhi Achievers Award” for the Best Bollywood Remix in December of 2010
10:30PM-01:30AM
Electronic
Mr. Right
29 Sat
THE PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 1PM SHARP! 

Goldspot have released a new album, Aerogramme. Produced by singer/songwriter Siddhartha Khosla and Beach Boys’ engineer Jeff Peters and mixed by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Weezer), Aerogramme marks the outfit’s third full-length release.

The record, Tally Of The Yes Men, was almost instantly championed by a handful of tastemakers with no ulterior motives aside from introducing its palpable goodness to a waiting world. Before they knew it, kind words followed suit in such publications as Q, The Sunday Times (UK), The Guardian (also, UK, where an alternate version of the record was made which included A.R. Rahman’s Bollywood Orchestra), NPR (here) and much more. In fact, the album’s single “It’s Getting Old,” was the second most downloaded iTunes single of the week ever, the album made several Top 10 of 2007 lists and Goldspot went on to share stages with the likes of Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab For Cutie, and Bjork. 

The second recording, And The Elephant Is Dancing, garnered similar acclaim, the LOS ANGELES TIMES offering, “A classic and timeless gem. It’s as if George Harrison never left India,” and NPR’s TELL ME MORE describing "An inventive sound and independent vision." The album also commanded a sizable portfolio of TV and film placements, including love from the hit U.S television series, How I Met Your Mother, NBC series, Perfect Couples, and a trailer for the 2011 film The Dilemma with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Connelly, among other spots. 

Aerogramme marks a turning point in the Goldspot canon, indeed offering more of Khosla’s inspired and embraceable songwriting, but a more personal narrative emerges as the author looks back on his own family history and his parents’ immigrant experience. 

Although 4 songs into Aerogramme’s track listing, “New Haven Green” is a suitable springboard for Khosla’s revisitation- “Tell me the story again,” is the refrain and it’s about his family’s arrival onto these shores - his parents, poor and displaced, hoping, working towards a new and full life in America. But, prosperity would come slowly as the difficulty of making a living would force the young couple to send their toddler son back to India where he would spend the remainder of his early childhood while his parents created a proper path for him. 

“Abyss,” sets Aerogramme’s tone with a hypnotic ramble and beautiful melody, beckoning us, “Back to the start,” while “The Border Line,” whose iTunes link is featured in the same EW post, captures the album’s essence evoking that feeling we all share, immigrants and natives alike, of being somewhere new, out of our element, and not really knowing where or how we fit in: “The tide brought me here/I called it home/a place I’ve never known/It seems I’m caught between the moving plates beneath my feet…” 

“If the Hudson Overflows,” recently featured on the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother as part of the band’s effort to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy, and brings Khosla’s current life in New York City into focus. 

The narrative comes across eloquently, which is as much a testimony to Khosla’s musical history as it is to his inspiration for this album. As informed by old Bollywood singers (Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi) as he was by the likes of The Smiths, The Cure, The Beatles and Paul Simon, and other Western influences, his songs now embody a cross-cultural appeal. 
11:00AM-04:30PM
Food
An Afternoon with Goldspot!
The Other People
With eight years of professional performances under their belt, 'The Other People' is India's pop/rock sensation. Playing a varied range of popular covers, this six-member band has been making waves at clubs, concerts and private events across the country. Currently, they are also taking steps to write and compose original music. The band is known for its energetic and exciting performances!

The Other People were formed in July 2004. Familiar in and around the club circuit, they have played at celebrated venues such as The blueFROG and Hard Rock Café, Opus, Amadeus, Shiro, V Spot Cafe, etc.

DJ Russel
With nearly two decades in the field of music, DJ Russel can leverage his experience to read a crowd. Every night with DJ Russel is one of surprises, innovativeness, and pure music. 

Having kept up with the changing circuit, his skills extend from Retro to Rock, Hip-Hop to House, Bollywood and beyond. His style of playing is matchless. Be it rock or retro, if it’s the rare stuff you want to hear, you’ll hear it from his console. His hip-hop tunes cause dancers to play a game of 'move and sway with me. His house music spins stories right before your eyes. No matter the genre, his tunes keep you coming back for more
10:30PM-01:30AM
Retro
Retro Night: The Other People & DJ Russel
30 Sun
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, champagne cocktails, martinis and fruit juices.

Artist Performing: TBA
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
Middle Mode (Serbia, Tesseract Studio)
Middle Mode is a project created by two young DJs, Jovan Tot and Ivan Jovicic, who have collaborated from the start of their careers. They have used their many years on stage to create a unique psytrance sound. Middle Mode's music is filled with spirituality, strength and depth and it will bring you to a higher state of consciousness and a deeper connection with yourself. Jovan and Ivan have worked on their music production since 2004 and finally released their first track, Age of Change in 2010. for They describe themselves as a pure psytrance duo, and have created a refreshing new sound! Today, Middle Mode has releases for IONO Music, BMSS Rec, Ultimae, Digital Natute Rec, Digital Om Productions, Yellow Sunshine Explosion Rec and Tesseract Studio Rec and many others. They are also working with names E-Clip, Realitv, Egorythima, Zyce, Nerso, SIdeform, Sonic Entity, Lyctum.

Starlab (India, Digital Om Productions)
StarLab is a Psychedelic Progressive Trance project started by Bharat from New Delhi, India. 

Training in Indian Classical Music laid the foundations of Trance for Bharat at an early age. Over the years, as a self taught Bass and Guitar player he gathered a wealth of musical experience touring the country with his band, ultimately discovering the hypnotic sounds of Psychedelic Trance on the tranquil beaches of Goa, India.

Exposure to Psychedelic culture strongly affected his musical persona and as a result StarLab was born. 

In a short span of time, he has played at top festivals and venues in India and globally in Portugal, United States, Nepal and upcoming Experience Festival, Thailand.  

Coupled with his own productions and carefully selected tracks, his sets can be defined as being deeply atmospheric infused with grooving basslines, mysterious, enchanting melodies designed to create a powerful and meaningful dance floor experience.

2014 has seen releases on some of the worlds most top labels such as Yellow Sunshine Explosion and Digital Om Productions, attracting worldwide attention to his project. This includes a collaboration with top Psy Progressive act, Sonic Entity from Tesseract Studio. 

Bharat has been an integral part of the growing Indian Independent Music scene for over a decade with his past projects featured in iconic magazines such as Rolling Stone, and a nomination for 'Best Bass Player' at the Jack Daniels Indian Rock Awards amongst other accolades.

Triptone (India, Digital Om Productions)
The dynamic Amitabh Swetta has been grooving from one music festival to another, following some of the world’s finest DJs and experiencing first hand, the energy and madness of a live act, for many years.

Caught amidst all these melodies and tempos, he decided that it was time that he created a similar experience for his friends back home, in Mumbai. Although he has been passionate about music for so many years, it has only been over the past year that this self-taught DJ, now also known and steadily becoming popular as TRIPTONE, has started making a niche for himself in the music world. He plays the sounds of the psychedelic edge. Recently, he has also been spinning out some “chill-out” music to sit back and enjoy the sunset with.

Because he enjoys music from Beethoven and Mozart to Ravishankar, Metallica, Xerox and Illumination, to U2, sting and Kasabian, TRIPTONE is now gradually experimenting with mixing various genres of music into his preferred playing style to create rhythms and sounds that are more authentically his.TRIPTONE began with small underground parties and is now spreading his love and experience with music to a wider audience. 
10:30PM-12:30AM
Psytrance
Digital Om Night feat. Middle Mode (Serbia), Starlab & Triptone (India)
MON 02 Tue

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05 Fri
"Making music is about having an impact," exclaims DJ Carnage.

It's easy to feel the impact on every track the Los Angeles-based artist produces or remixes. With a versatile mindset and deft approach, he siphons electro, hip hop, pop, and trap into an intoxicating brew unlike anything out there. It's dirty, defiant, and diverse.

Carnage embraced music at a very young age. Before moving to the suburbs of Maryland, he grew up in Nicaragua and Guatemala. It gave him an international consciousness and perspective at a young age that would pervade his art. In order to get through long car rides with his mom, he'd make mix CDs of everything from Kanye West to Michael Jackson, and they'd listen to them together. It was with mom's encouragement that he began actually building his own tracks. 

He recalls, "It's funny because one day my mom was like, 'Why don't you make your own beats?' I'd never thought of it before, so she bought me Fruity Loops. From there, I just got hooked."

He carved out a sizeable local following in Maryland, slinging independent mixtapes and solidifying an online presence. Niles from The Cataracs actually stumbled upon his MySpace page and immediately became a fan. Their correspondence turned into a creative partnership and led to Carnage's signing with Indie Pop.

One of his first projects under that banner was a tripped-out and captivating remix of Yuna's "Live Your Life". Soon, Tiësto began spinning the cut on his popular Club Life podcast, while Paul Oakenfold inserted it into regular rotation on his radio show, Planet Perfecto. Carnage began turning heads. His "Festival Trap" remix of Hardwell's "Spaceman" soon exceeded 100k plays on Soundcloud, and he teamed up with Theophilus London and ASAP Rocky for the 2012 single, "Big Spender", and he co-produced The Cataracs "All You", featuring Waka Flocka Flame and Kaskade.

Everything simply laid the groundwork for the release of his proper debut, "Bang", on Fool's Gold though. It's an incendiary instrumental with a big hip hop bounce and a dubstep drop at just the right moment. "It's really massive," he enthuses. "It's a rap record with a huge drop. You never hear that kind of climax in hip hop or trap records. It's the perfect introduction to who I am because it touches on so many genres."

He's rocked stages at Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, and more as well as performing alongside Borgore, A-Trak, The Cataracs, and countless others.
10:30PM-01:30AM
Electronic
Sunburn Promo Party feat. Carnage
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