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After the whopping success of the on-line short film contest run by Pocket Films titled 'Love ke Side Effects' it's finally time to screen the winning films that have been judged by a panel of esteemed film makers in the independent scene. What better venue than blueFROG Mumbai!

Join us at the event 'Love ke Side Effects' - which encompasses the screenings, award ceremony and panel discussion presented by Gionee and Pocket Films featuring renowned directors Nagesh Kukunoor, Sanjay Suri and Sudhir Mishra.
06:00PM-09:00PM
Films
Pocket Films and Gionee Present Love Ke Side Effects

The Shubhangi Joshi Collective came together through a common love of creating and performing lyrical music with an emphasis on melody and soul. Formed by Shubhangi Joshi (Vocals/ Guitars) with Akash Sawant (Bass), Utkarsh Dhotekar (Keys) and Jairaj Joshi (Drums/ Percussion), the band explores various themes through their lyrics, while adding elements of jazz and R & B to their primarily acoustic sound.

09:00PM-10:00PM
RnBJazz more
Early Set with Shubhangi Joshi
08 Wed

"Thomas Albert is a singer-songwriter based in Bombay, with Pop and its sub-genres such as Country Pop, Brit Pop, Soft Rock etc. in his repertoire. He is a rhythm guitarist, a self-taught pianist and a part-time bassist as well, who also collaborates with the NSPA Foundation. 


He prefers composing and writing his own songs, but also encourages collaboration with local talent. While his personal taste in music is reflected in soul rendering numbers, his own songs resonate his crafty yet raw-edged writing, as also his personality. 

Hope you enjoy his music! Cheers!"

Facebook page - www.facebook.com/thomasalbertmusic 

Reverbnation page - www.reverbnation.com/thomasalbert3 

Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBrcFV-Wf8VxSAD6gkw5iQ 

Twitter Handle - https://twitter.com/thomasalbert3 

08:30PM-09:30PM
Pop
Early Set with Thomas Albert feat. Kalyani

The Darshan Doshi Collective is an ensemble of talented musicians & vocalist put together by Indian drummer & percussionist Darshan Doshi.

It was first formed at the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsav 2014 and is known for creating an amalgamation of diverse music cultures into one concert.

The concert consists of the band performing a range of songs that come from very strong fusion roots that are paired with a funk/jazz arrangements.

 

Besides Darshan Doshi (drummer, percussionist) the group consists of Parthiv Gohil (vocals), a singer, composer and performer who has travelled across the world experimenting with semi classical, folk and fusion music. He was featured in Coke Studio India,Season 1 and has his own ensemble band "Aakruti".

 

Chirag Katti(Sitarist) who has performed countless concerts all over India & abroad, Rushad Mistry (bass) one of the country's better known bassists, known for his work in Indus Creed, MTV Coke Studio & MTV Unplugged & currently tours with Salim Sulaiman,

Jarvis Menezes (keys) a classically trained jazz pianist who is also been a huge part of MTV Coke Studio and MTV Unplugged, has also toured with A R Rahman, Salim Sulaiman,

 

The ensemble is famed for their integral part of MTV Coke Studio India & MTV Unplugged, being the house band for many a season. The core band that exists in the Darshan Doshi Collective are currently touring with Salim Sulaiman and just completed MTV Unplugged Season 4 with them as well as celebrated music director Amit Trivedi.

 

At an age when people learn to walk, he was already on his journey towards music. By the age of 11, he was in the Limca Book of Records (1997) as the ’Youngest Drummer of India’. After which there was no looking back for Drummer & Musician, Darshan Doshi.

Based in Mumbai, Darshan Doshi played with various musical groups for numerous shows and events. Along with this, he has worked with various music directors for Bollywood film scores. Over the years he has toured world over with globally known artists and worked with leading musicians of Hindi film industry. Also, this drumming maestro performs regularly on MTV India’s live shows like MTV Unplugged and Coke Studio.

He started his career in the group ’Little Wonders’ with Kalyanji-Anandji in 1994.

 

Aside from his remarkable work in the Bollywood industry, he has played with fusion bands like The Bombay Project, Sitar Funk, Mumbai Stomp, Aakruti, Defying Gravity, Tapasya, Nakshatra and Fuzonika. Darshan Doshi is a versatile drummer; this trait helps him in getting a chance to perform and record with artists and bands from all types of genres.

He received his first lessons in Drums from his father, Shailesh Doshi, which was polished by some great maestros of times, Leicester Gudino, Pankaj Sharma & Ranjit Barot.

Darshan is currently touring with music director duo Salim Sulaiman & recently performed at the WOMAD Festival in UK & the MELA Festival in Norway. He has performed at more than 2500 concerts across the globe. Besides adding wonders to music with his sticks, Darshan Doshi endorses Pearl Drums Zildjian Cymbals Evans Drumheads & Vic Firth Sticks.


Line Up:

Darshan Doshi- Drums

Parthiv Gohil - Singer

Chirag Katti - Sitar

Jarvis Menezes- Keyboards

Rushad Mistry - Bass Guitar
 


Social Media Info-

Instagram - @dd_drums

Youtube- Darshan Doshi Official
10:00PM-01:00AM
FusionFunk more
The Darshan Doshi Collective
09 Thu

Jehu Mulobo is Congolese Artist/Musician who loved music since his childhood, then joined the national classical Institute of arts in Congo/kinshasa, he has collaborated with some band as Neurone Musik(Congo), Cle de sol(Congo/kinshasa) and invited to be part of the songs "5 chantiers" made for the electoral campaign of the actual president of Congo. 


Now as Solo Indien, he has expanded music over India since last 3 years while he's pursuit his career on Bachelor's as well, Apart from Indian artists, Solo Indien has also collaborated with artists from UK, France, Congo and America.

Jehu Mulobo a.k.a Solo Indien is going to release his first single "Future" feat General Zooz from Reggae Rajahs in July. A unique collaboration between artist and music from Congo and India in a song for unity and peace.

 

Michael has played with artists from Nigeria, Congo and Ghana artist like Chuddy k, Rayce and Spirit, Olawyte, Flame. He has collaborated with artists from Africa and has performed in Malaysia and in Festac city, Lagos Nigeria, Abuja in Nigeria, Accra and Kumaisi In Ghana, Benin Republic,

Michael has performed at Barking Dog club in Selangor and Negeri Perak, in Malaysia. Michael has released 2 albums based on his collaboration with artists over the years.


Nikhil Vasudevan is a drummer of extraordinary talent and plays with various bands including Ska Vengers, Jazz Bastards & Prateek Khuhad.


Abhinav Khokkar is a talented bassist who has performed with many international artists like Raphaelle Brochet and bands like Drift and Samadhi.

 


Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Soloindien


SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/solo-indien
https://soundcloud.com/solo-indien/dortors-darling-riddim-maladie-damour-by-solo-indien


Bombay Bassment

Out of the hustle and bustle of Bombay, a sonic force was forged bringing together a crew of artistes with diverse musical tastes. Branching out from a traditional sound system and taking it live with a robust Rhythm Section, a phenomena called Bombay Bassment was born.

Since 2010, Bombay Bassment has made people groove to their unique blend of Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae, Funk & Drum ‘n Bass. Also, having played banging sets opening for acts such as Snoop Dogg and Apache Indian.

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/bombay-bassment
Website – www.bombaybassment.in
Facebook – www.facebook.com/bombaybassment
Twitter – www.twitter.com/bombaybassment

10:00PM-01:00AM
Hip/HopReggae more
Solo Indien & Bombay Bassment
10 Fri
Rahul Subramanian is a Tamilian, Brahmin, Vegetarian, Engineer, MBA, Married.. He is basically everything that could have gone wrong with someone...

Naveen Polisetty:
Ever since he played the iconic role of a bar tender in a school play at a very young age, Naveen knew he had it in him to become an alcoholic....sorry actor !  He is a 'theatre actor', which is basically a code word for you would have never seen his plays and hence he never gets paid ! As it's a prerequisite for everyone who wants to be an actor in India, Naveen is also an Engineer ! He graduated from NIT Bhopal. And for the last time its NIT. not NIIT !! As someone that is new to the stand up scene, Naveen feels his tragedy is your comedy.

Abhishek Upmanyu:
Abhishek Upmanyu entered the Delhi comedy circuit in December 2013, and since then has been performing regularly at various kitty parties and birthday's of kids with low IQ. Known for his super fast, extremely quick, faster than light delivery style, he does hours of material in minutes. He aspires to create his own 1 hours special, but it would just take 2 minutes of your time.


Guest spot: Gaurav Kapoor

08:30PM-10:15PM
Comedy
The Comedy Store Presents Best in Stand-Up Comedy
Minitech Project is Faroukh, a rising force from the International and Amsterdam underground. London born and Amsterdam based with Indian roots, this DJ/producer is fueled with inspiration from all over the world. A world in his mind where everyone is united by one universal language….Music, and one common ritual….Dance.


Communicating thoughts and emotions with people through original compositions, remixes, and technology enhanced DJ sets; his signature nu-school sound is a hypnotic blend of grooves from house,minimal,and techno combined with futuristic progressive atmospheric rhythms and an irresistible drive.


The debut Minitech Project EP was signed by none other than the legendary “Bonzai” imprint which received support and respect from long standing heroes such as Yves Deruyter, DJ Fly, and Airwave and releases on Bonzai would go on to peak at #2 on the label download chart on Beatport.


Further chart success would then come with a release on “Warehouse Trax” which peaked at #4 on the Techno top 100 on DJTunes and also found a featured release spot on Beatport. Subsequent releases would see support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Karotte, James Zabiela, Arjun Vagale, DJ Rush, Stefano Noferini, Peter Bailey, Richie Santana, Alex Mine, Alex Costa, D-Deck, Macromism, Markantonio(Drumcode/MKT), Fergie(Excentric), Cid inc(Global Underground), Duca(1605), and more. Tracks would also go on the be released on numerous compilations amongst such quality established names as Monika Kruse, MiniCoolBoyz, Alex Mine, Martin Eyerer, Florian Meindl, Ramon Tapia, John Aquaviva, Dema, Pan-Pot, and Nina Kraviz.


“Deep, Dark, Funky” out on Arjun Vagale’s imprint “Maktub Music” made the cut on Joseph Capriati's selection for his first ever guest mix on John Digweed's coveted “Trasitions” radio show and “Makes you Feel” out on “Comade Music” was played live by Karotte and also broadcast on his radio show “Karotte’s Kitchen"; one of the worlds most influential Techno broadcasts.. Remixes by Minitech Project can also be found on tracklists from Stefano Noferini's world famous “Club Edition” show as well as Richie Hawtin's live Twitter feed. 


Minitech Project live performances are a skillful spontaneous infusion of tracks combined with loops and independently produced elements with FX added to create some breathtaking experiences. His commitment and quality have not only won him fans around the world and support from some of the finest names in Techno, but also a monthly residency at the now world renowned Techno Tuesday at Amsterdam's Sugar Factory where he regularly performs to audiences in excess of 1000 international party people….
10:30PM-01:30AM
Techno
Minitech Project - One Night in Mumbai with Opening Act by Sqalektiq VS. Maitrai
11 Sat
At just 23, Anish Sood is part of a new generation of path breaking DJs and producers who have taken the Indian dance music industry by storm. With releases on respectable labels around the world and a calendar that rivals many veterans, Anish’s relentless, hardworking attitude has seen his career take a big leap.


The last year has seen Anish receive accolades beyond his years. His debut EP ‘Wanna Be Your Only Love’ was aired on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance and a music video for the same was released nationwide on VH1, Indian television's one-stop-shop for alternative music. 


Anish has been one of the busiest DJs in the country, playing over 70 gigs a year, selling out the biggest clubs and festivals including Sunburn, NH7 Weekender and Invasion Festival. His ability to understand dancefloors, moods, trends and audiences ensures that he’s just as comfortable playing to arena-sized crowds as well as intimate nightclubs. He’s also performed alongside some of the biggest names in dance music including David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and Fedde Le Grand to name a few.


Anish’s sets are filled with big room basslines and trademark bootlegs. An unparalleled stage presence and interaction with audiences is something that makes him stand out in the highly competitive dance music circuit.


With a calendar that is sold out weeks in advance, several new singles in the pipeline and a highly anticipated European debut, Anish is firmly on his way to establishing himself as India’s biggest dance music act.
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Web: http://www.anishsood.com

SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/anishsood

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anishsood

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anishsoodmusic


Supporting Act by DJ Leon Russell

The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, ‘Dazzle on Records’, which 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’ which is followed by the second release ‘Ninesh Babu's ¬ Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix’ and the third by ‘Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix’ and the fourth by “Antifish - Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix’. Thus, a promising Indian label is on the rise!

10:30PM-01:00AM
House
megaFROG Saturday ft. Anish Sood with Supporting Act by DJ Leon Russell
12 Sun
Peter Cat Recording Co. are an anomaly in Delhi, let alone beyond. Their work presents them equally at ease playing music somewhere between 1970s Bollywood car chase scenes - if Morricone lived in big band era Chicago and dabbled in Indian film scoring - and full on 4/4 subcontinental disco. Genres splatter the walls of the space where they live, practice, and record, allowing them to causally observe gravity pulling these tropes in different directions, letting the air dry it out to see what sticks. All members play in side projects, and they inhabit a kind of microcosm with a revolving cast of characters, giving rise to a kind of musical narrative that remains entirely unique.


Suryakant - Vocals/guitar/organ

Rohan - Bass

Kartik - organ/guitar/electronics

Karan - beats yo


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09:30PM-01:30AM
JazzGypsy
Peter Cat Recording Co.
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