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Rush by Mali

Rush by Mali

When Maalavika Manoj aka Mali started strumming her own tunes she found inspiration in long-lost friendships, memories of home and

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The Indian Jam Project | Photo Courtesy: Hiresh Suvarna

The Indian Jam Project

Tushar Lall, Composer-Producer Tushar Lall, a self-taught musician, can’t really trace back to the beginning of his relationship with music. His

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Afrojack

Afrojack

The Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer lets us in on his quirks and secrets. Contextualise yourself in one line. Crazy. First memory of

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Profile of the Week: Lifafa a.k.a Suryakant Sawhney

Lifafa a.k.a Suryakant Sawhney

Zoning In Zoning Out  Suryakant Sawhney started out as a filmmaking student in San Francisco only to return to his homeland

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Brown Girl

Aaradhna Patel Her mother is Samoan, her father Indian, but she hasn’t known any home other than New Zealand. Aaradhna Patel

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In Conversation: Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar

#ThrowbackThursday I was asked by Platform to interview Norah whilst she was in London to perform. I was planning on being

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Ankur Tewari from Coconut Water Band

Our Picks from Nariyal Paani 2017

Nariyal Paani music festival is back with its third edition this January. Hidden in a corner of Alibaug, the venue

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Sidhant Khanna

Nariyal Paani 2017

Nariyal Paani, the intimate beach festival is just a few days away. The quirkily titled festival is scheduled for 21st

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Parekh & Singh

Parekh and Singh

They're friends, enemies, neighbours, brothers. They wrestle, play table tennis, make music, eat, think, roam the streets. Parekh has been

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Kavya Trehan

The Year That Was - In Music

Last week, for our #ThrowbackThursday series we took you through the most compelling visuals we worked with this year. With

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Aswekeepsearching

Aswekeepsearching

When Asweekeepsearching dropped their first EP, they instantly became the talk of the town. The Ahmedabad-based, four-piece band who work

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Interview of the Week: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Rock On II The last musical that we thought made a great impact in Bollywood was Rock On, and the composers

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The Piano Man Jazz Club

Giants of Jazz

The Piano Man Jazz Club in Delhi rolls out amazing jazz and blues week after week. Arjun Sagar Gupta, the

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Donn Bhat

Donn Bhat at Nariyal Paani

Mumbai-based producer, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and electro-pop rock musician Donn Bhatt is all set to take the stage by storm

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Nucleya

3 Minutes with Nucleya

Contextualise yourself in one line? Nucleya bole F**k that shit! First memory of music? When I was growing up, my father played a

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Nicholson | Image Credit: Neville Sukhia

Nicholson at NH7 Weekender

NH7 Weekender is back with its seventh edition this year, and is touring through Shillong, Hyderabad and Pune. Nestled in

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Profile of the Week: Kavya Trehan

Spirited Away

Musician, Kavya Trehan Kavya Trehan is a singer-songwriter from Delhi and one half of the indie pop band, MOSKO. But that’s

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Paraphoniks

Made up of Shatrunjai Dewan and Siddhant Shirodhkar, Paraphoniks—who are an album old already, have come come out with a

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Monica Dogra

Shiver by Monica Dogra

Monica Dogra’s surreal music video Shiver, from her album Spit, has sparked conversations about the queer community and aims at

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Janoobi Khargosh

Karachi, Pakistan is one of the most violent cities in the world. Yet, some of the music coming out of

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Tajdar Junaid

Tajdar Junaid at Depot48!

Kolkata-based multi-instrumentalist Tajdar Junaid’s music will warm your heart on a cold winter's day. It’s like music for your soul.

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Tanya Wells

An effortless young singer and songwriter, London-based Tanya Wells first caught our eye with her rendition of the evergreen poem

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Pardafash

Musician, Sandhya Viswanathan: Recognised for her versatile vocals, Sandhya Viswanathan a.k.a Pardafash is far from the barrage of commercial names and

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Imphal Talkies

Singing to break barriers and spark a revolution, Imphal Talkies is a changemaking music band. We spoke to them about

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JJI Exile

A musical outfit from Dharamshala who are bridging borders with their music.  Can you tell me a little about yourself, your

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Anoushka Shankar | Photo: Jamie-James Medina/DG

Songs from the Heartscape

In conversation with the delightful Anoushka Shankar about her album - Land of Gold. Anoushka will be presenting Land of Gold

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Music with Meaning

Delhi Sultanate: The words they recite have meaning far and beyond. The power of their music gives hope. The echo they

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Sid Vashi with his instrument

He's all about sax!

Musician, Sid Vashi: A multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer from Detroit, Boston and more recently from Bombay, India, Sid Vashi’s musicality is

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3 Minutes with Monica Dogra

A musician, an actor and a celebrated style icon, Monica Dogra's latest album took the music charts by storm. We

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Artwork by Noor Sethi

Peeping Till It's Noise

Peeping Till It's Noise is the fourth edition of EPs by Musician Raxit Tiwari, the man behind the success of Your

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Parvaaz

Debut Album, Baran: To begin with, give us a glimpse of your musical background. When and how did your musical journey

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The Bombay Bassment

Bombay Bassment

An eclectic mix of beat and sound, Mumbai based band Bombay Bassment has just dropped their new album Bombay Bassment

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Vasundhra Vee

Jazz artist:  Vasundhara Vidalur has been among very few female Jazz vocalists whose name has now become synonymous with the revival

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The East and the West

Musician, Zoya Mohan: There is something magnetic about Zoya’s music. It is dreamy yet powerful. As a graduate from the world

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Daira

With headbanging numbers to dance-along riffs, Mumbai-based band Daira is one of the country’s most loved progressive alt-rock ensembles. This

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Manish Pingle

Slide guitarist: As the Matheran Forest Festival gets into full swing, we speak to instrumentalist Manish Pingle, India’s pioneer slide guitarist,

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Always - Panama Sophomore EP

Platform's Summer Playlist

Five songs that reverberate summer anthems in every beat. One in a million by Midnight to Monaco  From the album Suicide Produced

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Kailash Kher

Two days after I spoke to him, I sat by the lake in Pushkar where a bunch of young boys

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Massive Vibe Live!

What happens when people living poles apart join forces for the sake of music and empowerment? Massive Vibe Live! –

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Kumail Hamid

Downtempo-loving 21-year-old Kumail Hamid’s electronic music explores the more ethereal regions of sound. His soundscape is essentially an eclectic mix of

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Kanchan Daniel and The Beards

Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival

Longer the weekend, longer the music. The fifth edition of the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, nestled peacefully up in the

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Photo Credit: Gaurav Tophakhane

UP

Musician, Karsh Kale: A typical audience at a Karsh Kale concert speaks volumes about diversity. The overpowering sincerity in his music

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Blackstratblues

Gig picks of the month

March starts on a musical high, as we round up three gigs this month that you shouldn't miss. Blackstratblues When: 3rd March Where:

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The Lost Party

Driven to develop alternate cultures in India, multi-genre festival The Lost Party has kick-started their second edition today at Lonavala. The

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Shakthisree Gopalan

The Musician A singer-songwriter, she once opened for Parikrama while wearing a pair of pajamas. Arguably, there is a good reason

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Monica Dogra

SPIT

Monica Dogra, Musician: Often referred to as ‘The Face of Indian Indie’, Monica Dogra is back with her debut solo music

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Voctronica

Voctronica

Heads turn and stage crew members often seem bewildered at the sight of these five young people, making music without

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Five albums of the year

As the year comes to a close, we bring you our picks of the noteworthy music albums that released this year.

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Nadine Shah

The Musician: She’s twenty-something, but is slowly becoming a rage in the UK for her unimaginably powerful voice and sublime

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Sylvia

A new year is for new music. Releasing their debut album in early January 2016, Sylvia is an acoustic trio

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Spud In The Box

Mumbai-based Spud In The Box is a six-member alternative-rock band formed in 2011. They dropped their latest album Lead Feet Paper Shoes last

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The Gig Week

One week, seven venues, 21 artists, Delhi’s longest running indie music festival, The Gig Week is back for its fifth

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Ashwin Khosa

Dark & Groovy Ashwin Khosa’s style of EDM has, at least at the brim, a certain childish mischief to it. It

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The Combustibles (Photo from the Archives)

Standing By

Arjun S. Ravi, writer-filmmaker: As someone who has been writing about Indian bands and the music scene in the country, Arjun

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Acts at the Weekender to look out for

For five years in a row, Bacardi NH7 Weekender has been helping fans check must-see artists off their bucket lists

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Aditya Balani

Constants and Variables: Aditya Balani, a graduate from Berklee College of Music in 2010, started out in 2002 as a singer

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Komorebi

Tarana Marwah: Tarana Marwah has all the makings of a powerful songstress. Just when you thought the indie music scene within

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Pictures Courtesy Dhruv Sethi

Orion

Dhruv Visvanath, guitarist ‘I’m Dhruv, I’m 24 and I’m a SPAG,’ says Dhruv Visvanath, a self-taught Solo Percussive Acoustic Guitarist who

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Aditya Ashok

OX7GEN: A producer and a drummer for bands such as Skyharbor, The Colour Compound and Shaair + Func, Aditya Ashok has

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Nikhil Chinapa's

Five favourite tracks:  A Disco-Jockey, a Radio-Jockey, a Video Jockey, a Manager, an Entrepreneur, a Festival Director, and of course—a Connoisseur,

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