All posts by sanj.k

Keerat Kaur by Harkamal Chahal

ARTIST of the WEEK: Keerat Kaur

With an avid passion for the arts, Toronto based Keerat Kaur has gathered a loyal following on Instagram by posting imaginative photos of her world together with the art she creates and the music she manifests. As a painter and illustrator [...]

July 2, 2015 Artist of the Week, the latest
Apple Music

Apple, streaming and the state of music // Dub Gabriel [Destroy All Concepts]

70-90% of digital sales a artist receives is from iTunes. It’s decision to switch to a streaming service will not only put the final nail in the coffin of record sales, they choose to hold artist hostage with no other [...]

June 21, 2015 features, the latest
Joi - credit Tim Kavanagh

Joi Sound System // Joi [out 22.Jun.2015]

Joi were at the vanguard of the Asian Underground, a clubland movement that came out of Talvin Singh’s weekly nights at the Blue Note and the monthlies by the Outcaste label – a magnet for such young British Asian musicians and DJs [...]

June 21, 2015 news, the latest
Caitlin Mogridge Getty

Led Zeppelin to release India recordings of ‘Friends’ and ‘Four Hands’ [31.Jul.2015]

‘Friends’ and ‘Four Hands’ have that all too familiar golden age of Bollywood vibe, layered with strong Indian Classical but remaining authentically  Led Zeppelin. Collaborations between East and West have always been happening in some way or another, and this proves again that when [...]

June 17, 2015 news, the latest
mia gener8ion

Watch: The New International Sound Pt. II // GENER8ION + M.I.A

36 000 students of Shaolin Tagou, the biggest Wu Shu [Martial Arts] school for kids in China provide a grueling yet elegant backdrop for M.I.A x GENER8ION‘s brand new video for the track “The New International Sound (Part II)”.  The track is included [...]

June 16, 2015 news

VISTAS // Meraki

At the beginning of the year, one of my much-loved acts, Polaroid 85 closed up shop and rising from its vestiges is brand new and exciting band called MERAKI. Meaning to “do something with soul, creativity, or love”, the four-piece [...]

June 14, 2015 music, the latest
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Sam Zaman / State of Bengal dies (1965-2015)

This morning I received the devastating news of the passing of music pioneer and visionary, Sam Zaman – State of Bengal. In my late teens and early twenties, I discovered the movement called the Asian Underground. As I delved deeper [...]

May 20, 2015 news, the latest
Sulk Station

Wild City Presents: Alternative India // SULK STATION

The final band (and possibly one of my favourites) in the Wild City Presents: Alternative India  line-up is the downtempo double act made up of Rahul Giri and Tanvi Rao – Sulk Station. Known for being one of the most [...]

May 19, 2015 features, the latest

Wild City Presents: Alternative India // NICHOLSON

The second artist at the showcase is singer-songwriter Sohrab Nicholson who, with his blend of electronic and organic sounds – influenced by jazz, folk, and electronica – has managed to carve a niche for himself within the live space. “It is [...]

May 17, 2015 features, the latest
Himanshu 'Heems' Suri

Himanshu ‘Heems’ Suri // Univeristy of Cambridge and SOAS Lecture Tour

Having released his debut solo release only a couple of months ago, Himanshu Suri’s ‘EAT, PRAY, THUG’ has been met with considerable praise. In his former life as a member of hip-hop outfit Das Racist he played with humour, academic [...]

May 16, 2015 gigs, the latest