Music Program

The music showcases at XChange 2013 are a programming rainbow from different cultures and countries.
The showcases from India cover an impressive spectrum of rich traditional, contemporary and emerging sounds.


20:00 - 20:45 / Out There Stage
Runa Rizvi (IN)
20:00 - 20:45 / Out There Stage
T.L. Mazumdar (Feat. Jivraj Singh) (IN/DE)
19:15 - 20:00 / Sansara
Pinknoise (IN)

20:45 - 21:30 / Sansara
Mystik Vibes (IN)

20:45 - 21:30 / Sansara
Anthony Dassan (IN)

20:00 - 20:45 / Out There Stage
Ravi Iyer (IN)
22:30 / Leather Bar
Astro Black (AU)
Robot Koch (DE)

22:30 / Leather Bar
Wild City Night (IN) - _RHL / Big City Harmonics / Moniker

20:45 - 21:30 / Sansara
Jayanthi Kumaresh (IN)

21:30 - 22:15 / Out There Stage
Tritonik (MU)
21:30 - 22:15 / Out There Stage
Christine Salem (RUN)
22:30 / Leather Bar
Nucleya (IN)

22:15 - 23:00 / Sansara
French Cowboy & The One (FR)

22:15 - 23:00 / Sansara
Business Class Refugees (IL/IN)

21:30 - 22:15 / Out There Stage
Alex Sorres (RUN)
23:15 - 00:00 / Sansara
The Bicycle Days (IN)
23:15 - 00:00 / Sansara
Success (FR)
22:15 - 23:00 / Sansara
Shaair + Func (IN)
00:15 - 01:00 / Sansara
Sky Rabbit (IN)
00:15 - 01:00 / Sansara
Frame/Frame (IN)
23:15 - 00:00 / Sansara
J.Viewz (IL/US)
01:00 - 02:00 / Pasha
Hashback Hashish (IN)
01:00 - 02:00 / Pasha
Psychorigid Feat. Audio Pervert (RUN/IN)
00:15 - 01:00 / Sansara
Skrat (IN)
DAY SHOWCASES

12:45 - 13:15 / Out There Stage
Kaya (IN)

12:45 - 13:15 / Out There Stage
Dayglocrazie (IN)

13:15 - 14:00 / Out There Stage
AuroTejas Hemsell (IN)
13:30 - 14:00 / Out There Stage
Mahesh Vinaykram (IN)
13:30 - 14:00 / Out There Stage
Amrit Rao (IN)

 


Alex Sorres

REUNION ISLAND
www.myspace.com/alexsorres

Alex Sorres is a well identified name in Reunion Island. This Reunionaise Maloya and Hip Hop artist gathers his influences from Danyel Waro and Granmoun Lele amongst other acclaimed artists, to blend their genres and create something of his very own. The result: Pito mi Le, his sophomore album that has undoubtedly taken the islands by storm, proving he is an artists to be closely followed.


Amrit Rao

INDIA

Amrit Rao, a Singer, Songwriter and Composer with a background in Carnatic music loves to experiment with western music styles and explore various genres like Rock, Blues, Progressive Rock, Electronica, Underground and Alternative music. Known for his flamboyant and high energy live performances, Amrit writes and composes his own songs both in Tamil and English, taking inspiration from social issues and the life around him. He is currently working on a five-track EP with multiple producers and looking to take his project live across India.


Anthony Dassan (Anthony in Party)

INDIA
Link 1

Anthony Dassan, a folk artist from Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, doesn't just sing, but dances, acts, plays a number of instruments, and even does acrobatics! Anthony Dassan Yen Party conceptualised in 2012, has come a long way from the small South Indian village, making waves across the non-mainstream music industry in India. Backed by Nadaswaram, Tapatam, Drums and Guitars, this Rock-meets-local-Folk music act is guaranteed to get you grooving and dancing.


Astro Black

AUSTRALIA / USA
www.astroblackmusic.com

With Cuban, Native and African American roots, Los Angeles born, Australian based, Astro Black is often called "the DJ's DJ". Well known for his seamless blend of genres and party rocking sets, he has rocked crowds in USA, Europe, UK, Australia and Morocco supporting some of Australia's finest Hip Hop acts including: The Funkoars, Thundamentals, Layla and Dazastah, Dialectrics, Drapht, DNA and Solex and BOMBS AWAY.


AuroTejas Hemsell

INDIA / USA
www.shaktidancetroupe.com

AuroTejas Hemsell is an Anglo-Indian who has devoted her life to the study of sacred Indian Classical Dance from the tender age of 5. She has founded the Shakti Dance School located in both Auroville, South India and Colorado Springs, USA. Tejas teaches and performs Odissi, East Indian Classical Dance, and Bharatanatyam, South Indian Classical Dance, as well as Semi-Classical Bollywood Dance. AuroTejas will be accompanied by Usha a young Classical dancer from Chennai, trained in Bharatanatyam and Odissi.


Business Class Refugees

ISRAEL / INDIA
Bandcamp | www.nostrangerhere.com

Business Class Refugees is a global, collaborative project by music producer Kartick (Patrick Sebag) and sound designer Gotam (Yotam Agam), who mix local music from around the world with electronica. The project has no end - taking their base tracks around the world, Kartick & Gotam collaborate with local musicians to overlay local artistic interpretation and signatures.


The Bicycle Days

INDIA
www.thebicycledays.com

The Bicycle Days are an alternative band based in Bangalore, India. The band is a confluence of varied approaches to music and the idea of a song. Calamitunes their first LP is the expression that contains their perception of the contemporary world. There are social commentaries, dialogues, soundscapes, haunting vocals, opinions and plenty of elements to connect with at their live performances.


Christine Salem

REUNION ISLAND
www.christinesalem.com

Christine Salem was entranced by Maloyan music from the young age of 12. She began her musical journey by writing lyrics in Arabic circling around common terms: love, peace and wisdom. Today, Salem blends Malagasy, Comorian, Swahili and Creole, holding a hefty Kayamb reed shaker around her torso as she croons her music along with percussionists, David Abbrousse and Harry Perigone leaving the audience enchanted and spell-bound.


Dayglocrazie

INDIA
Dayglocrazie on IndiEarth | SoundCloud

New singer/ songwriter from Assam/ New Delhi, Dayglocrazie can be found jamming on the streets of New Delhi. In this digital age of mindless MDMA trips, Dayglocrazie dives deep, seeking the roots of our human existence. Alone, singing with only a guitar - no embellishments nor fireworks: his music moves and aims to take the soul closer to the source.


Frame/Frame

INDIA
Soundcloud

Frame/Frame a.k.a Nikhil Kaul can’t be described as the usual sound or noise. It’s a territory. It’s a scene in a movie. It’s an environment he creates. An architect of moods and spaces. He brings a fresh innovation to electronic pop, combining a kaleidoscopic arsenal of the smooth, crunchy, melodic, synthy, dirty and raw, channelling hip-hop, D&B and bass music sensibilities into a pedigree all of his own.

 


French Cowboy & The One

FRANCE
www.frenchcowboyandtheone.com

French Cowboy & The One started around 2010 as the live version of French Cowboy, a solo act that made waves around France in 2007. The duo that form French Cowboy & The One - Federico Pellegrini (Guitar, Vocals) and Eric Pifeteau (Drummer) explore Garage Disco Punk, a fused genre, comprising heavily of fuzz guitars, drums, loops, claps, delays and vocals to provide the audience with a memorable live experience.


Hashback Hashish

INDIA
hashbackhashish.blogspot.in

Firmly rooted in the minimalist tradition, the Hashback Hashish narrative offers something for electronic music fans across the spectrum. Since 2005, Ashish has been perfecting his craft, both as a producer and a performer. Eight years in, his musical vision can be heard from SXSW to Delhi, and everywhere in between; working with producers as diverse as Da Fresh to fellow Delhi electronica alumnus Audio Pervert.


Jayanthi Kumaresh

INDIA
www.jayanthikumaresh.com

Born into a family where music has been a way of life for the past 7 generations, Dr. Jayanthi Kumeresh picked up the Veena (India's national instrument) at a tender age of 3. Today, she is recognised as one of India's foremost Veena players, having performed worldwide in packed concerts and auditoriums for the last 30 years. A true ambassador for Indian culture and Classical music, Jayanti has collaborated with musicians across genres in renowned festivals globally, giving a new universal interpretation to the traditional instrument Veena.


J.Viewz

ISRAEL / USA
www.jviewz.com

Brooklyn-based Jonathan Dagan, a.k.a J.Viewz is a songwriter, producer, remixer, and visual artist. Dagan was born in Israel on February 16, 1982. J.Viewz has collaborated with vocalists and artists infusing nostalgic elements through samples, analog tapes and synthesisers detailed with multiple layers. Internationally recognised for his live visual presentation, J.Views was nominated for a Grammy Award for the package design of his album River and Homes, while his title track has been nominated for MTV Music Awards and UK Music Video award.


Kaya

INDIA
Kaya On IndiEarth

An effort to marry poetry and acoustic instruments with the infinite sonic palette of electronic instruments and textures; always keeping the nature of the performance live, animate, organic. Kaya is reflections from an intrinsically Indian urban existence in the form of song and poetry.


Mahesh Vinayakram

INDIA
www.maheshvinayakram.com

Mahesh Vinayakram, son of the Grammy award winner Padmashri T.H Vikku Vinayakram, and a UNESCO millennium awardee himself, has travelled extensively worldwide. Today Mahesh is a leading Carnatic and world music artist. His career began at the age of 12 with the opportunity to take lessons from Gurus like Shri H.Y. Narayanan, Shri O.S. Thiagarajan and Smt. Radhaviswanathan daughter of Bharth Rathna M.S. Subbulakshmi. Mahesh has worked with world class musicians including Ustad Zakir Hussain , Steve Smith, Pete Lockett and Nitin Sawhney on many collaborative fusion projects.


Mystik Vibes

INDIA
SoundCloud

Mystik Vibes is a cross-cultural band based in Bangalore, India – a collaboration between Hindustani Tabla player / percussionist Muthu Kumar, Carnatic flautist Amith Nadig, jazz pianist / electronic keyboardist Aman Mahajan and French electric bass player Mishko M'ba. Each musician is a solo artist in his own right, who has performed internationally at many festivals and stages. As a result, the band's sound, though rooted in Indian tradition, is tinged with cultural and contemporary musical influences from around the world.


Nucleya

INDIA
Bandcamp

One of the early proponents of the now-popular genre of Dubstep in India, NUCLEYA has built on that start to emerge as one of the most exciting, experimental and engaging producers in the Indian scene in the past five years. He has made his mark as an Indian dance music producer, focussing on sounds and textures that are Indian in sound but international in appeal. His new EP 'Koocha Monster' explores global BASS and cements NUCLEYA's position as the Indian leader in the "global bass" movement, as he continues to look to the future for new sounds.


Pinknoise

INDIA
www.itspinknoise.com

PINKNOISE is the late night alter-ego of Skinny Alley. The quartet was formed in 2006 to make quirky rock and has since morphed into a search for stories in energy, language, space and consciousness. The band is currently finishing its debut studio album "The Dance Of The Diaspora". The songs are interfaces between lullaby and rap, between temple dance and machine beat, between elephant God and grimy thug, between back-then and tomorrow.


Psychorigid (Feat. Audio Pervert)

REUNION ISLAND / INDIA
SoundCloud

Psychorigid from Moufia (Saint-Denis) draws influences from Punk Rock, Reggae, Pop, Eurodance and Maloya. Producing electronic music since 2008, he is well known around the islands and its local haunts. Psychorigid only plays his own compositions and refuses to play those of others (hence the nickname) with the language of Dub, the energy of Rock and Electronic components.


Ravi Iyer

INDIA
www.vraviiyer.com

It's rare to find a guitar player that effortlessly blends Western music genres - rock and jazz - with Indian Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music. Ravi Iyer has been performing for the past 3 decades, with formal training in Indian percussion instrument Tabla and later expanding to guitar finally giving rise to his world fusion project VRAVI Guitar Fusion. Using only the specially designed guitar VRAVI, with two necks, Ravi retains the authenticity of both cultures through his fusion sets.


Robot Koch

GERMANY
www.robotsdontsleep.com

Hailing from Berlin, Robot Koch has an international reputation as being "One of Europe`s finest producers of the beat generation" (Low End Theory, LA), but he is much more than a beatmaker. Koch released several albums and EPs since 2009 on Labels like Bpitch Control, Project Mooncircle and toured internationally, playing shows and festivals in the US and all over Europe. Koch played Clubshows and bigger Festivals all over Europe, USA, Asia and Russia.


Runa Rizvi

INDIA
Website

Runa is a Classically trained singer excelling in the genres of Ghazal, Sufi, Folk and Thumri. Born in the heritage of Kalavant Gharana, Runa started singing at the age of 6, and trained under her father - Guru Rajkumar Rizvi - the world renowned Ghazal Ustad & mother Indrani Rizvi, an Indian Classical vocalist herself. Runa showcases a unique blend of Classical Bengali and Rajasthani music through her versatile, powerful yet serene voice.


Shaa'ir + Func

INDIA
www.shaairandfunc.com

Shaa'r and Func formed in 2005, when Randolph Correia and Monica Dogra met accidentally at a party in Bombay at 5 AM. They formed Shaa'ir + Func, and proceeded to write and release 3 albums in 4 years whilst touring the world. First to last, their records are named, New Day: The Love Album, Light Tribe, and Mantis. Shaa'ir and Func is considered one of India's most successful bands in the Indie music community, for having accomplished more than most bands twice their age.


Skrat

INDIA
Skrat On IndiEarth | IndiEarth Out There

Popular Chennai based artists Skrat is one act making huge waves across the Indian independent music scene. The trio of Skrat consisting of T.T. Sriram on guitars and lead vocals, Tapass Naresh on the drums and Satish Narayanan on bass guitar - both providing backup vocals that provide a simple, raw, homegrown perspective to loud guitars, catchy hooks and a whole lot of energy on stage. With many shows and a sophomore album 'Bring Out The Big Guns' under their belt, the boys are ready to travel to the ends of the Earth with an intention to spread their music.


Sky Rabbit

INDIA
SoundCloud

Mumbai-based Sky Rabbit (formerly known as Medusa) defines their sound as electronic/alternative. A formidable quartet of Mumbai's most gifted youth, Raxit (Vocals/Samples), Rahul (Guitar/Samples),Siddharth (Bass) and Harsh (Drums) have stumbled upon something unique, merging electronica with indie and post-punk styles.


Success

FRANCE
www.myspace.com/herecomessuccess | www.sakiforecords.com

Some might call it a Divine mash up of electro-rock, Success portrays streaks of influences from Stooges to Run DMC and AC/DC to Kraftwerk, creating a very distinct sound that can be largely claimed as Success' own. With lead vocalist Mister Eleganz along with accompanying guitars & drums, Success has indeed been successful in touring all over the world representing Reunion Island as a truly unique Artist.


T. L. Mazumdar (Feat.
Jivraj Singh)
GERMANY / INDIA
www.findtl.com

Indo-German experimental Singer-Songwriter/Keyboardist/Composer T.L. Mazumdar grew up on three different continents always in search of sounds. His music is a marriage of the songwriters obsession for lyricism with the cutting edge and improvisatory spirit of a Jazz musician who uses Electronica as a vehicle to play the same song differently every night. A special collaboration with drummer and percussionist Jivraj Singh is what's in store at the IndiEarth XChange 2013.


Tritonik

MAURITIUS
Myspace

Eric Triton (Guitar & Vocals) teams up with Norbert Planel (Cajon) and Shakti Ramchurn (Tabla) for an entirely unique take on Mauritian Blues; the very essence of Tritonik. Their soulful music combines Blues grooves spiced with African Rhythms and Indian percussion for a rare experience that they proudly claim. Oozing with raw Mauritian energy, the sounds produced by this powerful trio, will leave you hungry for more.


Wild City Night (Big City Harmonics / Moniker)

INDIA
www.thewildcity.com | Big City Harmonics

Pune based Rohan Hastak creates Big City Harmonics' sound using heavily layered atmospherics, chopped up funk beats, distorted vocals, trip hop grooves and deep basslines. Big City Harmonics' live set promises glimpses from his debut album Foreward. The album is packed with high energy Electronic dance music and traces of unorthodox music instrumentation including horns, Tabla and Sarang.
Wild City DJ a.k.a Moniker spins anything from hip-hop, garage, grime, bass, house and techno to alternative electronica retaining a fresh UK underground electronic sound in his shows.

 

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