Musicians from all over the world are heading to India to collaborate and discover their beat, and use elements of Indian music in a fun and exciting way that has a wider audience appeal. Likewise, contemporary Indian musicians are also embracing Indian roots and opening pathways to great new sounds that resonate with the society today. These are the #SoundsOfSociety we're happy to present.
Hang Massive are a breakthrough act in the expanding world of hang based musicians. With almost 20 million views on YouTube, an amazing new live album and lots of exciting new projects on the go, Hang Massive have established themselves as the world's leading hang duo and promise to deliver many original and unique works in the future. Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat have been playing together as a duo since the summer of 2010 and since then have performed all over the world. They have gained recognition globally, captivating their audiences with their unique and entertaining performances. Their unique style of music and more recent fusion with electronic production has further set Hang Massive into a world and genre of their own.Follow Me On :
He belongs to the 26th generation of this community which has successfully kept alive the oral tradition Sufiana Qalam. Mukhtiyar Ali has a voice which can only be experienced. He has preserved the ideology of Sufiana music which impels divine communion with an ecstasy created in total detachment.Follow Me On :
Delhi 2 Dublin is a hybrid live/ electronic act whose concerts have been likened to '90 minutes of freebasing joy'. Famous for their energy onstage, the five member crew has played over 100 shows a year for the last decade at various festivals.Follow Me On :
Difficult to label him, he plays dozens of instruments and loves the strings. Mathias Duplessy belongs to the generation of musicians who do not like borders; and approaches world music without any complex. From a song to a solo guitar suite or strings adagio, his music conveys the big spaces and the time passing.Follow Me On :
Jatinder Singh is from Amritsar, Punjab and started his training under his father Kulbir Singh. He Moved to Mumbai to pursue his career in music professionally and now sings playback for several movies such as Jigariya
With a foundation and love for Hindustani classical, Vasuda shot to limelight as member of the famed Channel V band ASMA. Moving on from there she has assiduously carved a place for her independent musical self experimenting with different genres, and constantly innovating and adding elements to her sound.Follow Me On :
After being a journalist for seven years, she set out to become what she really dreamed of , singer/songwriter Gowri Jayakumar is bold, free spirited and her music and vocals reflect all this. She has sung for music director Sneha Khanwalkar of Gangs of Wasseypur fame on the theme track for Bach Ke Bakshy, and also for a few television commercials. But her heart is in her song writing.Follow Me On :
Italian Jazz Drummer and world traveller Matteo Fraboni feels making music is a great way to get to know society. He is the composer of "THIS IS MY MUSIC" album which features some of the most famous jazz musicians from New York, such as Logan Richardson, alto sax, Arúan Ortiz, piano and Fender Rhodes, Raashan Cartes, double-bass and an internationally renowned guest, known as one of the best tenor sax players alive, George Garzone. His love story with India began a few years back as he came here to train and work with Indian classical and folk musicians. Improvisation and innovation is ingrained in all true blue Jazz musicians.Follow Me On :
Gandharv, a name which has been made meaningful by dedication & hard work by this only Belabaharr artist of young generation 'Pt.Naviin Gandharv' is the one who has really lived up to his name. Belabaharr is a unique advanced instrument born by merging the principals of Sarangi, violin & vocal music. He has learnt the Belabaharr from his father Pt Babulal Gandharv who is the inventor & eminent player of this enchanting musical gift to music world. Pt Naviin ji's musical journey began as a Tabla player in the initial guidance of Pt Vishwanath Mishra & later he got the golden opportunity to learn from Ustad Allarakha khansab & he has also been inspired from other great maestros which polished him to be adynamic & versatile performer only of its kind. A great visionary who added new dimensions to Indian classical music by forming "Anuraaj Classical Band "a highly acclaimed and professional classical band, which has an aim to promote Indian musical heritage all over the globe with purely rich music content in contemporary colors.
Chandana Bala Kalyan is a Mumbai based classical fusion artist, with deep roots in South Indian Sufi and Folk music, who featured in COKE STUDIO season three with ace music director Amit Trivedi. Chandana is the lead vocalist with bands like the Shivamani Trio, The Sanjay Divecha and Secret, Viveick Rajagopalan and friends and the Rajeev Raj Combine and often contributes as lyricist for many compositions. She is also one of the most sought after voices in the advertising jingle circuit, and has 500 voice over credits to her name.Follow Me On :
Born in London, Dj Uri has been rocking 2 Turntables since 1987, starting out as a Hip Hop, Funk & Soul DJ. The depth of his collection and knowledge he has gained over the years, are a credit to the Hip Hop culture. He was featured in the Hip Hop Cookbook representing India alongside Old Skool Legends Kurtis Blow, Crazy Legs (Rocksteady Crew) Grand Mixer DST. Musically, DJ Uri fuses Hip Hop, Funk, Bass, Trap, Future Beats Club Classics using Turntables, Finger Drumming & Loop Stations into one seamless set showcasing skill levels of the highest degree.Follow Me On :
Varun Zinje, is a street artist who plays the music group Bambai Street Collective. Zinje breeds ornamental fishes for a living, but his heart lies in music. He is skilled at several musical instruments such as the guitar and the didgeridoo. He also plays an uncommon instrument called morchang, which is almost on the verge of disappearance. He promotes the instrument by making it and selling them too, during his jamming sessions.Follow Me On :
Nush Lewis is a contemporary music artist trained at KM Music Conservatory in Chennai. Born and raised in Kuwait, she moved to Abu Dhabi for a bit and then decided to head to India for her education, where she moved to Bangalore to Chennai and now is currently based in Mumbai. Her music influenced by the different cities she has lived in and the people she met. Her sound is dominated by a feeling of darkness and surrealism which gives the harp a slight turn from what it traditionally is.Follow Me On :
Satish has a multifaceted personality. He started learning the art of Playing Mridangam and other percussion instruments like Thavil, Kanjira, Ghatam from Guru.Vidwan T.S.Nandkumar. He has performed at numerous art festivals across India Kalaghoda Festival, Surya festival, Khajuraho Festival, Haridas Sammelan and Mysore Dassera Festival to name a few. Satish had the opportunity to assist the famous Drummer Shri.Shivamani by playing south percussion for the movie “Before the rains” directed by Shri Santosh Sivan.Follow Me On :
Born in New Delhi, India but having spent formative years in Germany and the US (Bay Area), Delhi Sultanate a.k.a Taru Dalmia , has pioneered the sounds of Dancehall / Hip Hop and performance poetry in India. In addition to his solo career, he is the MC and a founding member of BASSFoundation, New Delhi's first Dubstep, Drum Bass and Reggae sound system, as well as lead singer of India's first Ska and Rocksteady band The Ska Vengers. His recent solo releases NYC-2- India with Subatomic Soundsystem and Criss Shine respectively went to #1 on Beatport Reggae Charts and Juno Hip Hop singles charts. . He has opened for Julian Marley and Snoop Lion on their recent India tours.Follow Me On :