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MON 28 Tue
Praveer Barot – is a singer/song writer from Mumbai. Born in a family of teachers, Praveer  always had  pressure to achieve academic excellence where he failed miserably. His love for singing began at an early age by listening to his moms collection of old Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar songs. Until one day, on his 10th birthday he was gifted his first ever English Album - Thriller by Michael Jackson. That was the first time he was exposed to Western music. Growing up in the 90s his obvious influences were GNR, Bonjovi, Metallica, Nirvana, Oasis , Green Day etc.

Inspite of doing a regular job for several years he never gave up on his dream of becoming an artist. During his time working in Manchester( England ) he started jamming with his British friends on weekends. That is where he started going to open mic nights in clubs and pubs doing acoustic covers. That is also where he found his sound and affinity towards acoustic music.

Praveer’s  song writing is simple and organic. His songs are about love and various other emotions in life. He believes that writing comes easy if one knows all the emotions  in life.  His music is heavily inspired by The Beatles ,Oasis, Niravana , Mohit Chauhan, Lucky Ali etc. He believes that there are only two forms of music – Good music and Bad music. And he wants to create good music. 

08:30PM-09:30PM
Acoustic
Early Set with Praveer Barot
DJ Leon Russell 

Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music
runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends
such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real
reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of
electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started
playing music at an early age of fifteen.

And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as "Leon Russell and Doktor
Daniel‟, a project which brings to the floor a concept of EDM with a live element i.e.
„percussions‟. Their motive is to showcase a unique way of playing EDM. This act throw's in a
style of EDM which is naughty, bouncy and groovy to the likes of Tech House, Techno and some
Progressive House as well. The momentum of the act is created by the connection it shares with
the people they perform for, and post that, the grid is always a journey that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru,
Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
He released his first track on “Eddy Good‟s – Brain Games”, called Brain Games (Eddy Good &
Leon Russell Remix). The track was released worldwide on 25th March, 2011 on his own Record
Label, Dazzle On records.

The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, “Dazzle On Records”. Dazzle On
Records is the brainchild of Leon Russell. The label focuses on bringing to you the finest of
electronic music as a whole. Dazzle On Records is like having everything under the sun. A
newcomer in the world record label tree, Dazzle On Records sees the light of Eddy Good in its
name, in their debut release “Eddy Good – Brain Games incl. Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix”,
followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's ­ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”,
the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the
fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a
promising Indian label. 
09:30PM-12:30AM
ElectronicHouse more
The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
Free entry
29 Wed

Club Closed

30 Thu
LOUIZ BANKS
is unanimously acclaimed as the supreme Jazz and Fusion Guru to emerge from India ...a par excellance composer and performer both on acoustic piano and electronic keyboards ,with years of experience . He has performed all over the world as a keyboardist / leader of his jazz and fusion bands . SILK ,DIYA ,REALITY CHECK , AATMA , AAKRITI , BROTHERHOOD , MATRIXX and as co-leader of  NAAD BRAHMA . He has performed with some of the greatest international jazz greats from Dizzy Gillespie , John McLaughlin ,Mike Stern ,Charles Lloyd and others , to Indian Classical legends Hari Prasad Chaurasia , Zakir Hussein , Ramamani  to many other great musicians , in 'live' stage performances . He was nominated for the Grammy's for his collaboration as co-producer in the path breaking MILES FROM INDIA album in 2008 and he represented India at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2010 . He has been the most prolific music creator of advertising jingles ,stage musicals ,film background scores and original compositions covering various genres and has released many music albums .All this profuse musical activity is an ongoing process in Louiz' life.His other passion is painting .

Dhruv Ghandekar 

Dhruv Ghanekar is a Composer, Producer and highly respected Guitar player based in Mumbai, India. As a Guitar player he has attended MI (Calif) and Berklee College on scholarship.

He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music in India and on the International arena. Vieux Farka Toure, Richard Bona, Trilok Gurtu, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bernard Purdee, A.R Rahman, Raul Midon, Bob Belden, Scott Kinsey, Etienne M'Bappe, Dominic Dipiazza, Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot, to name a few...

He has performed at many leading festivals around the world as a leader of his band "Dhruv"

As a Composer he has delivered over 3500 commercials, many of which have won awards in India and abroad. He has scored many chart busting hits for movies i.e. - Bombay Boys, Drona, Snip, White Noise... He has also scored a ton of music for Television including the prestigious BBC 1 - UK, Star TV, PIX, SONY and many more.

Dhruv is the co-founder of the path breaking Blue Frog - a 360 c/o which encompasses a State of the Art Live Performance Venue, Recording Studios, Label and Music Production C/o.

Ranjit Barot

He has been described by guitar legend John McLaughlin as "one of the leading edges in drumming", and is now part of John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, touring Europe in July 2011. He has been always inspired by the path-breaking work of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin and was recently featured as the drummer in John's Grammy nominated album ‘Floating Point’. He will be recording his first album as part of John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension in winter, 2011

Ranjit has recently released his highly acclaimed worldwide debut album, 'Bada Boom', in November 2010, featuring some of the greatest musicians on the scene today, from India and the West. This album is a collection of Ranjit’s Jazz Fusion and World compositions with performances by Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, U. Srinivas, U. Rajesh, Scott Kinsey, Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Dominique DiPiazza, Harmeet Manseta, Taufique Qureshi, Sanjay Divecha, Tim Garland, Gwilym Symcock, Ayden Esen and Elie Afif, to name a few. 

Born into a family steeped in Indian classical music, melody and rhythm has always been an integral part of Ranjit’s life. His mother is the renowned Kathak dancer, Sitara Devi. His response to the western drum kit, even at the age of 12, was almost organic and his natural flair, ease and craft catapulted him onto becoming one of India's leading artists on the instrument at the age of 17, starting out as drummer with the great Louis Banks and traveling to the West with leading Indian jazz and classical musicians.

 
Caralisa Monterio

Caralisa Monteiro is an Indie musician and playback singer from Mumbai, India, who has sung extensively for Bollywood movies as well as other independent music projects. She has also lent her voice to more than 3500 ad jingles and voice-over projects. Early life: Caralisa Monteiro grew up in Dadar, a suburb in central Mumbai in a house that would resonate at times with the operatic strains of La Traviata (her father had played the part of Marquis D'Obigny) and at other times with the syncopated rhythms of contemporary Jazz (courtesy her sister who was an accomplished vocalist). Deeply passionate about music from an early age, her early music career involved singing in the local choir and handling vocal duties for neighbourhood bands. Cara has been recognized in the Hindi film music industry and amongst ad film-makers in India for bringing a "western vocal sensibility in a landscape dominated by 'Bollywood kitsch'". Career: Her first break with Bollywood came when the acclaimed trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy invited her to sing the chorus of the song "Jaane Kyon" from the cult film Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. She has since worked with numerous music directors on a variety of projects including films, ad jingles and independent music. In a career spanning over a decade, which includes extensive work in the Hindi film music industry, advertisement film commercials and musical theater, Cara has sung on everything from Christmas records to mainstream Bollywood films like Rock On, Don 2, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Karthik Calling Karthik, Anjaana Anjaani etc. She has worked with some of the premier names in the industry including A.R.Rehman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Ram Sampath & Clinton Cerejo amongst others. She was initially known for the rendition of English parts in Hindi songs, however she broke the trend with Phir Dekhiye of Rock On!!. The song received praise from all quarters and was commended for its soulfulness.

09:30PM-01:00AM
Jazz
International Jazz day curated by Louiz Banks
Free entry
01 Fri

Club Closed

02 Sat
DJ SA is India's premier HipHop/Trap DJ, voted India's best Hip-Hop DJ at the inaugural VH1MyFav Awards in the past, Sa hastaken Hip-Hop music to a whole new level in the country. Having a key role in promoting Hip Hop/Trap music, Dj Sa can be seen performing regularly at clubs all around the country. 2013 saw DJ SA playing the NH7Weekender,Pune with rave reviews.
Further more appearances at the NH7 Shakedown parties as well as his own signature night "Fresh" saw him crate digging into his roots toget Hip Hop the attention it deserves.Opening for the likes of Akon,Charmillionaire, KardinalOfishall, Sean Kingston, SnoopDogg (Lion), MIMS and DJ Green Lantern resulting in collaboration with Universal Music to promote all their hip hop albums across India in the past. More recently opening for "DJ Mick" at VH1's signature event "Hip HopHustle" as well as providing support to bass music kingpin "Flux Pav.
10:00PM-01:30AM
Hip/Hop
DJ SA
03 Sun
Mumbai native: Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) is known for her diverse blend of electronica which combines jazz rooted, eclectic sensibilities with progressive electronic elements.
Her upbringing as a pianist and keyboard player allows her to create emotive beds of sound pertaining to an indie electronica/dance music space- a fusion of London inspired ingredients tied together with a unique south asian feel.

She currently tours regularly as a live performer- with an intelligent and engaging live set that incorporates organic synth playing + new technology using various pieces of musical and multimedia tools.


09:00PM-01:00PM
Electro Pop
 RSJ Live Nights ft. Shaa'r and Func, Sandunes, Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator & Gumbal
MON 05 Tue

Merrick Fernandes is a singer/songwriter from Mumbai. A versatile singer with all kind of music, he has been staging performances since a decade.


Having had no godfather to hold his hand, Merrick feels he has come a long way in his pursuit to find his  little spot in the world of music. And yet, he's well aware that he has a long way to go before he can claim to have crossed any milestone.

 

To cite a few recent instances, he has performed at the Willingdon Gymnkhana at Santa Cruz and has played an instrumental set at The Laughing Cavalier, Malad 

 

He has released his first song Beautiful Melodies on Soundcloud.


08:30PM-09:30PM
Acoustic
Early Set By Merrick Fernandes
DJ Leon Russell 

Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music
runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends
such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real
reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of
electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started
playing music at an early age of fifteen.

And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as "Leon Russell and Doktor
Daniel‟, a project which brings to the floor a concept of EDM with a live element i.e.
„percussions‟. Their motive is to showcase a unique way of playing EDM. This act throw's in a
style of EDM which is naughty, bouncy and groovy to the likes of Tech House, Techno and some
Progressive House as well. The momentum of the act is created by the connection it shares with
the people they perform for, and post that, the grid is always a journey that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru,
Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
He released his first track on “Eddy Good‟s – Brain Games”, called Brain Games (Eddy Good &
Leon Russell Remix). The track was released worldwide on 25th March, 2011 on his own Record
Label, Dazzle On records.

The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, “Dazzle On Records”. Dazzle On
Records is the brainchild of Leon Russell. The label focuses on bringing to you the finest of
electronic music as a whole. Dazzle On Records is like having everything under the sun. A
newcomer in the world record label tree, Dazzle On Records sees the light of Eddy Good in its
name, in their debut release “Eddy Good – Brain Games incl. Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix”,
followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's ­ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”, 
the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the
fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a
promising Indian label. 
09:30PM-01:00AM
Electro House
All about The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
Free entry
06 Wed
Hebe Jones (Vocals)
Hebe Jones has been performing professionally for 11 years. After gaining a music degree from Sussex University in 2012, she worked on the P&O ship Ventura as a singer, saxophonist and keyboard player. She has also performed at a variety of prestigious venues around the UK including the HMV Forum, Royal Albert Hall and The Roundhouse. She performed a set of her own material at Glastonbury 2008, and has been a session singer on multiple major and indie label releases. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
Funk
THE METRO SHOW: The blueFROG Collective of International Musicians
07 Thu
Born in Mumbai towards the end of 2010, The Colour Compound is an indie/alternative pop band. In2011 they released an EP called ‘Sincerely Yours’ which displayed different sounds they’dexperimented with along the way. As time passed, members evolved, as did the music, into somethingmore organic that seems to come naturally to them. Rohan Mazumdar and Bradley Tellis play guitarswhilst splitting lead vocal duties. Adil Kurwa plays bass and Aditya Ashok plays drums, percussion andhandles backing vocals. On occasion they like to experiment with other musicians who complimenttheir sound to collaborate with both live and in the studio.There’s a jarring simplicity evident in their music with vocal harmonies laid over melodic guitar linesthat sit into a cozy rhythm section. Lyrics that speak of life, as we know it and music that doesn’t makeyou think any more than you need to. After a long wait and a brief hiatus they released their debutalbum ‘From Where We Stand’ in May 2014.“
10:00PM-01:00AM
Alternative
 The Colour Compound Music Video Launch
08 Fri
Cedric Dassulle is playing all over the world since 1992...under the name of Dj Lestat first, then, under the name of Talamasca...for dancefloors !
10:30PM-01:00AM
Psytrance
Talamasca
09 Sat
DJ Ivan 
is one of Bangalore’s (India) foremost prime DJ & is unquestionably one of the pioneers of excellent music and entertainment today. 
Ivan’s versatility in various music genres has always created an ambiance of taste, talent and celebration for all music lovers. It is DJ Ivan’s passion, originality & individuality that set him apart from the world. It is not only his music that stands in the foreground, but also the integration of strong words and images – always different and mystical, against the current and diverse in terms of “Style”. DJ Ivan’s talent isn’t confined to the decks, he is well known for his music acumen which has secured him the position of a notable DJ over the years.

DJ Ivan’s success burgeoned and was evident at the very early stages of his DJing career, making him immensely popular & favored in the scenes. His extensive knowledge of music & mixing has been the hallmark to set and changed the moods of people, ensuring non-stop fun at all parties.

He utilizes his vast knowledge of the scene and its music to help create parties that focus on diverse quality sounds and a welcoming, energetic vibe. DJ Ivan’s larger than life character has won him friends all over the world. Today, DJ Ivan’s outlook is to produce his own music and he wishes that this soon becomes a testament to quality control and a signpost of his long-term wider aims.

DJ Ivan’s Journey towards success has been a an eventful one, with an experience in the scene like no other;



DJ Leon Russel


Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music
runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends
such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real
reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of
electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started
playing music at an early age of fifteen.

And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as "Leon Russell and Doktor
Daniel‟, a project which brings to the floor a concept of EDM with a live element i.e.
„percussions‟. Their motive is to showcase a unique way of playing EDM. This act throw's in a
style of EDM which is naughty, bouncy and groovy to the likes of Tech House, Techno and some
Progressive House as well. The momentum of the act is created by the connection it shares with
the people they perform for, and post that, the grid is always a journey that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru,
Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
He released his first track on “Eddy Good‟s – Brain Games”, called Brain Games (Eddy Good &
Leon Russell Remix). The track was released worldwide on 25th March, 2011 on his own Record
Label, Dazzle On records.

The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, “Dazzle On Records”. Dazzle On
Records is the brainchild of Leon Russell. The label focuses on bringing to you the finest of
electronic music as a whole. Dazzle On Records is like having everything under the sun. A
newcomer in the world record label tree, Dazzle On Records sees the light of Eddy Good in its
name, in their debut release “Eddy Good – Brain Games incl. Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix”,
followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's ­ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”, 
the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the
fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a
promising Indian label.

 
10:30PM-01:00AM
House
megaFROG Saturday ft. DJ Ivan & DJ Leon Russel
10 Sun
MON 12 Tue
Born in Bangalore but have lived more than 75% of my life in Mumbai. Music has always been an important part of my life and I always loved to sing so this has influenced me to jot down my memories as songs.  

I then learnt to play the guitar on my own, taking advice from friends and trying to replicate what I would see them do with the guitar so I could put tunes to the lyrics I would come up with. I do not have theoretical knowledge about the guitar and rely completely on my ability to strum through chords as rhythm for the tracks I play. My sole goal is to reach out to people with my music and hopefully influence them in a good way.

Inspired by: Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Eric Clapton, Nirvana, The Doors (ideally Jim Morrison), Dire Straits

 

 

Artists covered: Guns N Roses, Scorpions, Oasis, H.I.M., MLTR, The Cranberries, Duran Duran, Daughtry etc.

08:30PM-09:30PM
Alternative Rock
Early Set By Richard Rowlz
Free entry
DJ Leon Russell 

Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music
runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends
such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real
reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of
electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started
playing music at an early age of fifteen.

And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as "Leon Russell and Doktor
Daniel‟, a project which brings to the floor a concept of EDM with a live element i.e.
„percussions‟. Their motive is to showcase a unique way of playing EDM. This act throw's in a
style of EDM which is naughty, bouncy and groovy to the likes of Tech House, Techno and some
Progressive House as well. The momentum of the act is created by the connection it shares with
the people they perform for, and post that, the grid is always a journey that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru,
Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
He released his first track on “Eddy Good‟s – Brain Games”, called Brain Games (Eddy Good &
Leon Russell Remix). The track was released worldwide on 25th March, 2011 on his own Record
Label, Dazzle On records.

The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, “Dazzle On Records”. Dazzle On
Records is the brainchild of Leon Russell. The label focuses on bringing to you the finest of
electronic music as a whole. Dazzle On Records is like having everything under the sun. A
newcomer in the world record label tree, Dazzle On Records sees the light of Eddy Good in its
name, in their debut release “Eddy Good – Brain Games incl. Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix”,
followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's ­ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”, 
the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the
fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a
promising Indian label. 
09:30PM-12:30AM
Electro House
All about The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
Free entry
13 Wed
Hebe Jones (Vocals)
Hebe Jones has been performing professionally for 11 years. After gaining a music degree from Sussex University in 2012, she worked on the P&O ship Ventura as a singer, saxophonist and keyboard player. She has also performed at a variety of prestigious venues around the UK including the HMV Forum, Royal Albert Hall and The Roundhouse. She performed a set of her own material at Glastonbury 2008, and has been a session singer on multiple major and indie label releases. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
Funk
 THE METRO SHOW: The blueFROG Collective of International Musicians
14 Thu

Laxmi Bomb

From the land of salt-pans and straight into the city, comes a local sound that providesthe perfect foil as the nation’s background. Meet ‘Laxmi Bomb’, a newly formedelectro-pop outfit from ‘Bombay’, because that’s where the music comes from.

The theme is reflective of those times and represented through a young woman’s imagery.A traveller of the many landscapes in a city called ‘Hॐ’, the title of the debut EP. It meanders through the ‘happy-hustle-bustle’ and ‘eerie calm’ in equal capacity. With classic Hindi cinema motifs and pop-disco beats thrown in with candid measure.

And ‘Hॐ’ has already been weaved into the fabric of the city. Having featured in variouspockets that include ‘The Scene at Blue Frog’, MTV India, the ‘House of Vans edition at Sitara Studio & D’Bell’. Not to mention festivals like ‘Ragasthan’, ‘Sony Music Conference’ in Keralaand ‘Ziro Festival of music’ 2014.

As for national television, a music video for the song ‘Major Major’ has been aired on 9XO as the ‘artist of the month’ with an exclusive interview appearing on Viacom’s CNBC TV-18 too.

On another frequency, the music has been a regular feature on the radio show ‘Indie Thursday hosted by RJ Teejay Sidhu for Radio One 94.3 and Radio City.

Laxmi has also received her fair share of free press with leading publications such as Rolling Stones India, The Indian Express, Times of India, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, HT Café, NH7 amongst others bringing her story to the forefront.

Laxmi is unique and comfortable in her own identity. As the review in the ‘Mid-Day’ would put it, “a breath of fresh air in a city with its fair share of imitators”.


Twist To Break Seal

Catchy hooks. Delicious leads. Punchy bass-lines. Melodies that lead to recall. Grooves that will melt your girlfriend’s heart. And vocals to down kamikaze shots on. Twist To Break Seal is all that and so much more. These bunch of musicians hail from daily jobs and make weekends seems like there were made to create music.

The band comprises of Sagar, Austin, Warren, Pratyush and Aaron. All of whom love what they do in their day jobs and flirt with what they want to be known for, on the weekends.

The band first came into existence when Austin and Pratyush used to work over bizarre deadlines in one of the leading Advertising Agencies in Mumbai. Brainstorming sessions turned into jams and before they knew it they were already working on tunes that were composed by Austin. Along the way they bumped into Warren, with his trusty drumsticks and Aaron with his plucky bass guitar. Sagar, the latest addition to the band, joined in with that mammoth powerhouse of a voice, which really helped push the envelope on what is now known as Twist To Break Seal.

If you’d chop up some good ol’ classic-rock, drop in some dollops of alt-rock, pepper it with some RHCP like vibes and pour it into a cocktail glass of catchy melodies, you’d pretty much get what the band’s music is like. Their first album, mixed and recorded by Wayfaring Records (Aditya Arya), is a mix of 7+ songs that are true to life, situations and people. They all sound like fun and have weird back stories. Like one of their songs titled ‘Falling’ speaks about rising up against all odds for those who are rooting for you. While ‘Pink Underwear’ is about a guy who wears pink underwear and isn’t ashamed of it, but is proud of it. ‘All I Want Is More’ was inspired by a girl they met at the bar. They’re not revealing anymore than that, least they lose out on the women they currently have in their lives.

They all listen to really different genres. For instance Sagar’s inspirations would be Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Chris Cornell (Audioslave), Dave Grohl(Foo Fighters) whereas Pratyush is inspired by Slash, Xtreme, Tremonti. Austin listens to pretty much everything from Bollywood to EDM and Dubstep to Local Indie bands to obscure stuff that we can't even describe. So it’s really amazing when they come together and add their own styles to fit into the music. They are really open to all genres, hence they encourage each ones creativity when it comes to the composition of each song. At times at the Jamroom they stop and someone yells 'Let's put some dubstep on those drums' and warren complies. Aaron has no choice at times than to pump in some Flea inspired lines in it all.

On the way forward Austin says, “Last year has been epic. We’ve played a couple of shows, been on MTV, on the radio, done scores for short films, commercials for women empowerment, and this year the big thing on the list is the album and meeting more and more people and doing more gigs. We aspire to do a Bollywood film this year and we are sending that message out to the universe. Yo Universe, twist and break some seals for us!”



Wanted Yesterday

Wanted Yesterday
is a band formed by seasoned admen: Rajeev Raja and Subhash Kamath. 

The name comes from a cliché describing the often-unreasonable deadlines in the ad world i.e “This is wanted yesterday!!” Since the band plays a lot of music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, the name also serves as a cheeky descriptor to the kind of music they revel in. 

Wanted Yesterday plays a lot of covers: Of famous songs by J.J. Cale, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers as well as a variety of classic blues and rock numbers. But they’re not the usual tribute band. They bring a unique interpretation of these songs and play them in their own way. The use of the jazz flute, for example, changes completely the way these famous songs are re-interpreted, thereby creating a new sound. Soon, the band also plans to introduce their own compositions in true ‘retro’ style. Given the fact that live music is drawing more and more crowds in the country and many different musical genres are gaining popularity among the youth, Wanted Yesterday believes “It’s time to bring back the golden era of music for a whole new audience.”

10:00PM-01:00AM
Rock
Pointy Zebra presents 'Mad Men Rocketh'
15 Fri
Crossing oceans and miles of territory to get where they are today, the future 
bass electronic duo, B.R.E.E.D has found a new home in Los Angeles, and they are 
continuing to climb to the top with a promising release schedule. Cranking out 
‘Binate’ earlier this year on glitch goliath Muti Music, B.R.E.E.D has persistently 
challenged the evolution of today’s EDM forms and they are now reaching out to 
audiences across the globe more than ever before. This prolific duo consists of 
Ritesh D’Souza, one of Asia’s most influential and original underground 
electronic DJs and producers, who is also a two-time DMC (India) champion and 
the bass music pioneer of India, and Tara Mae, a classically-trained pianist from 
the age of 8, and a more recent vocalist who’s been contributing vocal and 
instrumental compositions to B.R.E.E.D’s production for the past eight years. 
Until recently, B.R.E.E.D had been performing as a one-man DJ, but they will now 
be showcasing some of their live sets as well, featuring live keys, vocals and 
turntablism. And they have nothing less than pure energy on stage together. 
B.R.E.E.D has played alongside a variety of international artists including Alesso, 
Howie B, Opiou, FreQ Nasty, Albin Meyers, Steve Duda, Caspa, Foreign Beggars, 
Cold Cut, and Gaudi and has collaborated with and remixed the likes of Sizzla, 
Calvertron, Will Bailey, Stephan Jacobs, Button Pusher, Dirt Monkey and many 
more. They’ve seen releases and several chart toppers on labels like Simplify 
Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Top Billin’, Jack Knife Records, Foreign Familiar, 
and High Chai Recordings, while their latest album ‘Binate’ released in January 
2014 on Muti Music. ‘Binate’ sat at the No. 1 spot on the top Addictech releases 
and was No. 3 on the top 5 Glitch Hop album releases on Beatport in January 
2014. The album further deepened B.R.E.E.D’s presence in the west coast bass 
music scene and it has been supported and reviewed by entities like Rolling 
Stone, VH1 and EDM.com amongst others. Their next EP, ‘Forever’ is set to 
release as a late summer 2014 release, and this EP truly exhibits the new 
compositions and forward-pushing sounds they have been working on in the 
studio.
With the duo’s innovative sampling and vocals, soul-motion funk, exotic 
instrumentation and orchestrated bass, B.R.E.E.D’s influence has been strong 
wherever they’ve dropped their beats, and they will only continue to expand 
their influence with each release they have and every crowd they infiltrate.
10:00PM-01:00AM
Electronic
B.R.E.E.D, SickFlip, Kumail & EZ Riser
16 Sat
08:30PM-10:30PM
Comedy
The Comedy Store
Rick Maia is an international DJ with extraordinary technical ability and a music producer with passion,integrity and intelligence. Highlights to date include DJ performances at key venues and festivals worldwide including Warung and D­Edge in Brazil, Creamfields UK, South American Music Conference in Argentina, Exit Festival in Serbia, Ministry of sound in London, Space in Ibiza and Sub Club in Glasgow. Recent production highlights include ‘Gloom Room’ on Serkal, a label forged on the premises of underground music and ‘Zero Zero’ One on Italian label Inwave and ‘Under Motion’ on highlyrespected Kina Music. These releases provide an exciting glimpse into the exciting future prospects of this fast emerging and mysterious new talent, encapsulated by his forthcoming releases on Inmotion, Yakaziand other record labels. Rick relocated to Barcelona in 2013 after residing in London for the previous ten years. As a hot bed for
both established and emerging European musical talent, Barcelona has provided the ideal base for Rick to flourish as a producer and his hard­working “can do” approach, combined with his current residency for FACT Worldwide means 2014 played a pivotal part in his progression as an artist. FACT are defining new boundaries in terms of forward thinking music events from a dizzying number of high profile events during Off­Sonar in Barcelona to Ushuaia in Ibiza. BPM Festival in Mexico and the Opera House in Sydney. Their guest DJ line ups read like a who’ s who of current high profile artists from
Dixon and Seth Troxler to tINI, Ben Clock, Maceo Plex and Luciano. Rick’s shows as a FACT artist have seem him recently play Dockyard Festival at ADE with Anja Schneider, Hobo and Butch, L’Atlandida Closing Party in Barcelona with Jamie Jones, Gibson in Frankfurt with Damian Lazarus,
Cafe Gold in Zurich with Deetron and the list goes on...Rick’s previous residencies have included ‘Going Places’ at Turnmills, a seminal clubbing institution in
London. During this period he has also played numerous international DJ shows in various countries including Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, El Salvador, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Poland,Slovakia, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the USA.
Rick’s impressive music collection and a passion for searching out the best new tracks come from his Portuguese roots and an early passion for music from progressive rock to early electro which have evolved into his current forward thinking broader spectrum of emotional house and techno. He is a versatile DJ and
while never deviating from his unique style, he combines impeccable taste with impressive technical skills to
deliver outstanding results with every performance.
With production such an integral element of the modern DJs repertoire, Rick has devoted himself to the studio in recent months with his customary zeal. Ever the perfectionist, he took time to fully develop his musical style and create a platform where his ideas can be fully expressed, including collaborations with
Lifer and Duphone to deliver outstanding results with support from tINI, Enzo Siragusa, Mihai Popoviciu, Cesare vs Disorder and many others.
Serious quality inevitably produces outstanding results, and with Rick you can be assured of this and more with every release and performance.
10:30PM-01:00AM
Techno
Rick Maia + Miguel Matoz + Diatonik
17 Sun
MON View May
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