Ska Ska Ska: Microphon3, Gandu Circus, DJ Reji
by The Wild City
31 August 2012
September 1, 2012, at blueFROG, New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills Compound , Tulsi Pipe Road , Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Gates open at 6pm. Entry Rs 600.
Ska!, Ska!, Ska! ushers in a new wave of dance and roots music featuring exciting line ups with the very best performers within their field.
[This event is now over.]
This piece was originally published on The Wild City.
This is the second of a regular series of events to be held every month at blueFROG Delhi and Mumbai all the way through till December. This edition is on the 1st of September, at blueFROG Mumbai. More on the line up below:
Microphon3 is one of the front runners of the Indian hip-hop scene. Tanmay Bahulekar (front man/vocals) has been a poet for the past decade and a half. On the decks is Johnny B, who shook the Indian hip-hop scene back in the day, as the front man of "Method". Ex PDV/Scribe/Chaos Theory drummer, Niraj Trivedi switches the beat and the funk as he picks up the mallets again. Completing this four piece is ace bassist Romit Ranjan (Ex Them Clones).
The movie ‘Gandu’ was made by Bengali director Q in 2010. The music of the film was produced by Neel Adhikari’s band ‘Five Little Indians’. The film has garnered much praise at several European and American festivals. Since there was a growing demand to hear the music from the film a fresh outfit was formed featuring Q (vocals) and Neel (guitars). Jiver Singh joined Gandu Circus in February 2012 to create additional electronic grooves, all played live, using a variety of software and hardware.
All Gandu Circus tracks have accompanying visuals produced by Q that are projected at performances.
Resident DJ at Mumbai's hippest nightspot, Bonobo, since early 2011, DJ Reji will be spinning a blend of dancehall, funk, soul, breaks, disco, baltimore, hip-hop, drum and bass/jungle, swing, retro, dubstep, mash ups and dare I say it, more! A successful battle DJ by winning the DMC Champion (Pune - 2000), Times War of the DJs (Mumbai - 2007) and Kingfisher Ultra DJ (2010) titles through the years, Reji was the first ever turntablist in an Indian nu-age metal band called Scag and also the brains behind India's earliest hip-hop collective called "itch". Reji has also been promoting fresh talent and sounds through his current role as a label DJ/promoter/talent scout for Air Snare Records.
Flexi K (DJ Set) & Katya (Ska Dance Instructor)
Ska Venger, B'stard, and main Minge man Flexi K takes you on a musical journey to a time when going to a dance didn't mean getting monged on controlled substances as a means to actually enjoy the music being played. Spinning 60's jazz, tropicalia, Ethiopian grooves and much more.