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Heads turn and stage crew members often seem bewildered at the sight of these five young people, making music without any instruments. In an industry where electronic music could well be the nouveau mainstream, all-vocal ensemble Voctronica breaks norms by seamlessly fusing a cappella with beatboxing in their covers of popular songs. The band has come a long way from collaborating on a viral video with comedy group All India Bakchod in 2014 to opening for British band Alt-J’s India tour in Mumbai last year. Their enthralling live performances at numerous music festivals across the country have only cemented a larger, vibrant fan base over time. We spoke to them about their journey and how they manage to unleash the music within.

How did the members come together to form Voctronica? What were the challenges faced at the outset?
Voctronica was initially put together by Sony Music in conjunction with British Council and British beatboxer Shlomo. That initial setup was dissolved, and the current setup of Voctronica was put together by the members two years ago. The initial challenges were just understanding where each one of us came from, and finding our sound. We were on the same page really quickly, and since then it has been a constant process of growing individually, as well as a band. We’re continually trying to do new things and add more to our repertoire through trial and error.

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Text Sushant Kumar

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