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Gyan Singh, who left us last year, was a key member of iconic Indian bands - Skinny Alley and its alter ego Pink Noise, who have been in the Indian music scene for decades and regulars at the Escape Festival. Jayshree, Amyt, Jivraj and indeed Gyan are family and represent not just the dizzing heights of great musicianship but also the class, grace and humanity of a kind that is rarely seen nowadays.
Gyan, first and foremost was a kind, soft spoken, gentle and funny man who had time for everyone. He was also one of the finest and most tasteful bass players in the country. A great supporter of Escape, he was always mobbed by other festival goers.
The Escape Festival which at its core stands for the coming together of the human spirit through the joy of art and music would like not just to dedicate this day to the man, but to also celebrate all the things Gyan loved and stood for.
- By Abhinav Dhar, Musician and a dear friend of the band and the festival
"An evening of the music he loved and played... with friends and fellow musicians Lew Hilt, Bruce Lee Mani, Warren Mendonsa and Bertie DaSilva. You're going to miss a good one, Baba G!"
- By Jay Singh, Gyan's band mate and life mate.
Besides his work in Zero, Warren recorded & released numerous instrumentals - Christmas In July, Spitleaf, & Evil, to name a few popular songs - which enjoyed some fame on online music forums like Gigpad, &Harmony Central. He was also involved in many online collaborations with musicians - most notably Adam Martin, Ed DeGenaro, & Zorran Mendonsa - which resulted in a few songs. In late 2004, Warren moved to Auckland, New Zealand, thereby quitting Zero. During this period, he was also a highly sought-after recording engineer &session guitarist in Bombay, having worked on various film soundtracks, ad jingles, & other albums.
To date, Alobo Naga & The Band have released one four song extended play- Painted Dreams (2010), hit video single 'Painted Dreams' in 2010 and extended dub step version of 'Painted Dreams' ft DJ Ina in 2012. The band long play or full-length studio effort will be released by January 2013.
Alobo Naga & The Band's music has been associated mostly with progressive rock because all the five members like different genres and their music reflects the progression of influence from all genres. Their lyrics are mostly based on youth, society and love.
Srijan Mahajan is also the Drummer for Parikrama, Half Step Down,And Cyanide and has played over 500 shows in the country and all over the world.Srijanis also a full time producer at Studio Fuzz and is currently involved in projects on televison and in film.
Arsh Sharma is also the Guitarist/Vocalist for The Circus and has played over 150 Shows in the country and abroad. Arsh is also a full time producer at Studio Fuzz and is currently involved in projects on televison and in film.
His school of thought is truly original, with a debut album on its way and a couple of singles soon to be released. Shantam is one talented Live Act to watch out for.
Recently Shantam also produced his Debut album "The Trickery of Being" which has been getting great responses worldwide.
Keys man, Stefan Kaye rounded up a few of his musician friends to form the band in the fall of 2009. The band was put together since there was a lack of energetic, harder edged dance based live music in India.
These competitions brought him Nation wide attention among the underground rock scene and built the foundation for a large fan-base. He has toured extensively in India and abroad and his band was one of the few chosen to represent India in Singapore for Sutasi, a reality television show, featuring talent across Asia; as well as work with renowned producer John Leckie as a part of the British Council's Soundpad.
As a part of the Soundpad project, Sanchal and his band went on a 2 - week tour of the United Kingdom; playing at festivals and venues such as 'The great escape festival, Brighton' and 'the Barfly'. He has also opened for Bryan Adams and Backstreet boys and he is currently working on his debut album.
Tarqeeb (Translation: Plan) is Ashish Jose. A seeker of hedonism through rhythm, philanthropy through music-making, he formed his moniker in the summer of 2012. The idea was always simple--promotion of quality EDM, minus the little labels and the big boxes. The only constants remain deep, groovy bass-lines, dark atmospheres and a trajectory that ultimately crescendos into high energy dance music. Coming from a Metal (bassist) and Psychedelic trance background, his sets innately include a generous dose of live sampling, layering and an overall vibe that could be defined as 'eclectic.'
His influences run deep. Think older heavyweights like Photek, LTJ Bukem, Ed Rush, BSE, Concord Dawn as well as producers like Alix Perez, Rockwell, Mefjus, Foreign Concept as a representation of the newer breed of the same.
Sohail is also the founder of Krunk, India's finest booking agency which represents artists like BBC, Delhi Sultanate & Reggae Rajahs
Sohail is also the founder of Krunk, India's finest booking agency which represents artists like BBC, Delhi Sultanate & Reggae Rajahs
IP Singh provides the voice and the words of Faridkot, with Sonam harmonizing the vocals. Backing the Hindi poetry is Rajarshi Sanyal on electric guitar, Nikhil Rufus Raj on bass and Sahil Mendiratta on percussion.
So come with us. If you like to dance. If you like to groove to a mean rythm beat. Come with us. If you like your lightworks aural and you like your music well coloured. Come with us. If you like the night in all its glory, if you like the way we sing your story.
Faridkot is currently working on their second album, yet un-named."
Arjuna started collecting psytrance DATs and mini disks at a very early age. His neural frequencies were first touched by artists such as Logic Bomb, GMS, SystemBusters, Deedrah. At the age of 19, Arjuna got his first shot behind the decks and there was no looking back.
Meeting with Giuseppe Parvati and Teo Discovalley gave Arjuna's music taste a new direction - deep and purely psychedelic. Pioneers such as Digital Talk, Psychotic Micro, Azax Syndrome, Kindzadza became his idols and it was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened and Arjuna started experimenting with his own sounds with a Playstation game called Music 2000. He first observed friends working at the prestigious Discovalley studio (Chapora, Goa) and then sank into more serious programming and knob tweaking on cubase.
After proving his metal as a dj in Goa, Arjuna was signed by Parvati records to represent their sound as a label DJ. By this time he had also started to perform at partys and small festivals in and around Europe. His Dj sets are a mix of organic sounding groovy dancefloor shaking bombs produced by some of his favorite artists and friends - Atriohm, Jahbo, Syntax Error, Dronebixie, Onkel Dunkel, Gidra, Encephalopaticys and Farebi Jalebi. Since Goa was installed very early in Arjuna's system, he always had a natural instinct to cast his spell and get people moving on the dance floors. In order to improve his own sounds, Arjuna took up an electronic music production course at S.A.E. and soon after, broke through with his very first release on Parvati records.
Recently, Frame/Frame has opened for Amercan glitch-hop heavyweight Michal Menert, played at India Fashion week and played alongside forward thinking local artists such as Dualist Inquiry? Teddy Boy Kill, Sulk Station and Mdboy/Mink.
This is of course not to mention being picked as ‘artist of the week’ by nadabrahma.co.uk, being listed as one of the top 5 producers to watch out for in 2013 by www.bordermovement.com, as well as one of the top 4 new electronica acts to watch out for this year by Rock Street Journal.
With a mission to rock dance floors with hard psy-trance straight from the heart chakra combining animal passion and sharp mind shattering production. Anti-pro-demonic leads washed and hung out to dry while bass lines bigger than an elephants charge at the speed of sound.
Highly charged positive trance looking towards a post-electronic soundscape built on silky smooth production and powered by love... this is Dirty Saffi!
Over the past decade, PMP inculcated a deep sense of music. The desire to express his inner-self motivated him towards innovating psychedelic music at underground parties in 2008, with the overpowering objective to understand the psychedelic experience . Having intentionally kept himself out of visibility of the public, he has finally emerged to lay bare his talent before the discerning and appreciative listeners of the psytrance genre.
Post-Modern Pundit, combines power-knowledge relationship of post-modernism and the art of excellence of a Pundit.
His performance will help you ESCAPE into an heavenly trance dance experience .
Inspired from of the Nature around . His music is based on the magical sounds of the forest, heavy atmospheres and distorted leads,floating from lower to higher frequencies drilling though the brains of his audience .
Released worldwide on - Parvati records , Digital Shiva Freaks , Lycantrop records, No Comments Records , Samsara recs , Omveda recd and many more .
Tadayan took matters up a notch in 2012 when he channeled all the lessons learned behind the decks to a studio chair and started producing his own music. Since then, he has been developing his own brand of groovy (dark?) psychedelic trance.
Currently signed up with some of the top record labels like GTA (global techno alliance Austria), B.A.B.A recs(Austria) and UNIVERSAL DANCE RECORDS (AUSTRALIA) has been releasing his sounds on beatport and iTunes and has been getting great support for top artistes and producers.
His new avatar "VIAL" has been focused on producing and performing live psychedelic morning trance while his unique deep tech and prog sounds are being constructed under his well known project "AUDIOGRAMME"
His sets are usually comprised of deep baselines with progressive elements infused with trance on a hybrid with tech/techno. This years and Asia’s biggest electronic music festival SUNBURN will see not one but two sets by AUDIOGRAMME both live and dj one for TOOLROOM RECS and the other for the after dark main stage
After doing his sets/residencies in clubs like MINISTRY OF SOUND, POISON, ZOUK, BLUE FROG, FABRIC, and doing weekly residencies in clubs like “THE UNDERGROUND” & “POLYESTERS” in London Audiogramme has come a long way. he has shared the console with artistes like PVD, SKAZI, Mylo, Judge Jules,X-NOIZE, Marcel Woods, Solar Stone, Guy Preston, Stephen K, Andrew Chow, Tiefchwarz, Mathew Decay, Space Cat, Dj Bushwhack, Carl Cox, Nick Warren and Stephen k just to name a few and give him the opportunity to take his music to a more global audience and has helped him understand the meaning of club culture in a true His sets, both live and dj in festivals like INDRASAN FESTIVAL, IBIZA MAYHEM, SUNBURN,PUSHKAR MELA, BEYOND SPIRIT FESTIVAL in Himachal and MOUNTAIN MADDNESS in Nepal has made him a well recognized face in the electronic dance community. A fast growing producer with a degree in music production and the strive to produce quality electronic dance music has surely landed him the likes of many top artiste. He is one the few remaining djs who supports the cause of buying music and not piracy and hence one can clearly spot the difference when his sets include only high quality WAVs being played…it’s a boom.. Being and extensive traveler his search for global sounds becomes endless
They have been writing music together since Winter 04/05, quickly forming a well received live set that they debuted at the 'Liquid Futures' NYE party. Since this time they have been either hard at work in the Psymmetrix studio or out playing their live set in many different countries and continents. November 2007 saw the hotly anticipated release of their first album 'Twin Headed Monster'.
The monster was released after months of hard genetic-sonic programming and thorough dance floor testing and was preceded by releases on Doof, Wildthings, Peak, Pharpsyde, Free Radicals, and Looney Moon.
July 2009 saw the release of their 2nd album 'Psymmetrix and Other Animals' and in December 2011 they released their 3rd album 'No More Milking it'. Now they continue to write more killer Psymmetrix tracks, as well as their solo projects (Asimilon & Dirty Saffi) and also 'Big Scary Monsters' with Illegal Machines in between a hectic international gig schedule.
Loopbaba released his debut album entitled, "Obscurity", on 13.12.11, which was a collection of multi-genred electronic music from 2004-2010.
Apo's other project is his psychedelic dance music project Dar Kapo.
Based in Israel, Technical Hitch soundscapes will take your mind to the unique place on the dance floor with special colors and deep Hi Tech feeling of madness.
He wants to share all the crazy ideas crawling around in his mind to give the crowd a unique musical quest to the unknown
He has collaborated with artists such as: Psykovsky, Zoolog, JellyHeadz, Kindzadza,Troglodytes,Derango, Baphomet Engine,and Srul.
blueOrb is Praketh Sunder. Conceptualized in 2004 he has been a driving force in promoting and spinning electronic chillout at various music events in India, while further expanding his style towards the dancefloor in 2007.
buffaPirate is blueOrb's alter ego to plunder a unique take on bass heavy electronic music. His sets can best be described as an amalgamation of west coast glitch-hop, reggae/hip-hop infused dubstep, big room breaks along with funk driven fidget-bassline house. His sets always keep the dance floor on its toes with surprises lurking at every junction & have drawn a positive response across a varied audience.
"And then there was the music, the beautiful music! ...but in Praketh’s hands he turned those songs into a narrative and an emotional journey! - SolipsisticNation"
Vachan's DnB sets have been very successful in Mumbai, Chennai and NewDelhi. You can give his sets a listen at: www.soundcloud.com/vachan
In addition to this his latest venture has been RESPECT THE FUNK With a distinct pulse on the city’s demand for all that is alternate musically, Vachan chinnappa next venture is all set to take one back to the world of Funk Music. Originated in the late 60’s Funk music is a blend of melody and harmony that will bring the era of tuxedo and poodle skirts back to the dance floor. YET another 1st - country's first dedicated ‘Funk Night’ organized every Saturday at 380 Down, a popular pub at Indira Nagar in Bangalore. A genre of music that lost much of its sheen to trance and rock is revived once again by Vachan chinnappa. While most of the parties or DJ nights are predominantly Bollywood, Jazz and Rock in India, Funk Nights is aimed at creating a niche for the music in Bangalore.
FESTIVALS THAT HE PLAYED :
Nh7 ( pune ) - 2012
Sunburn (goa) - 2008 to 2012 *
in addition of being a regular feature in Sunburn, Vachan has also been responsible for curating the experimental stage for two years consecutively
India music week 2011 - which was then followed up by a 2 page article in Rock street Journal magazine.
Storm (coorg) - 2011 - 2012
Escape festival (Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand) - 2013
DJ mag has rated him as No7 in india, only DJ from south of India to be on the list.
currently playing regular nights@
* pebble (Drum N Bass) on thursdays.
* 380 Down (Funk) on saturdays.
2002 National Award for Design of 14th Nov 2002 Commemorative Stamp on "Children's Day"
Aakash Anand is essentially a self-taught artist, who has taken the tough journey to move forward by developing his own trajectory. A computer engineer by training, he has chosen to pursue his calling – art -- as his interest and passion lay there. Ever willing to experiment, he gives a lot of thought before embarking on any series and has the conviction and capability to carry it through. His earlier series in black and white art won him several accolades and a staunch following. He has participated in several group shows in various cities and his works are in collections both in Asia and Africa.The artist lives and works in Bangalore.
After college i moved to Cambodia as an Art Director, Where my subjects of photography evolved from Street photography to individual involvement to the subjects and their relationship with their particular environment. Unconsciously i realised how things eventually fall in places to give shape to a particular situation. Its takes its own course, takes its own time.
The photograph which may seem spontaneous is actually not. The situation which may seem to be random is been building on since ages to give it that particular shape. It reaches equilibrium even in that randomness and chaos. So all the candid things on the streets became familiar and I found a new kind of respect for them. I can only explain in terms of Japanese form of Aesthesis – Wabi- Sabi, A Concept which deals with the beauty of imperfect, Impermanent and incomplete, growing gracefully with time.
Richie is about to end his life in desperation when he has to look after his 9 years old niece for a few hours and things change. Dur: 15 minutes
Raymond Goodfellow is desperately in love with a fellow band-mate, but she only has love for his best friend. The crooner prays daily to God for a way for his beloved to fall in love with him. One evening, his prayers are answered when he's given a box of magical darts with Cupid-like powers. Raymond decides to use the darts to make his own love connection
Lost within acres of Oak Forest in the central Himalayas and hidden amongst the picturesque surroundings, The Lake Resort nestles quietly in Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand. Spread over 70 acres of serene oak forest; this resort is situated at 4320 ft. above sea level. Home to more than 135 species of Birds, making it a bird watcher's paradise.
This area falls in the buffer zone between the Palearctic and the Indo-Malayan climates.
It has a Flora and fauna from both sides making it a picturesque setting with its
large variety of multitude trees, flowers, shrubs and plants.
One can experience nature in full bloom as one wanders the trail by the lake. Along
which one can find orchids and ferns in abundance. There are many quiet spots for
keen anglers as well. Explore the nine corners of the naukuchiyatal. Folklore has
it that if anyone finds a place that has a view of all nine corners of the lake,
they'll attain nirvana. Located in three different blocks, the thirty tastefully
furnished spacious bedrooms and ten Swiss Tents, offer a panoramic view of the lake
from their large bay windows and verandahs. An Uninterrupted supply of hot & cold
water and TV (with power backup) makes your stay very comfortable.
The Orchid Café offers Indian, Western and Chinese cuisines and caters to individual taste and preference. Mainly organically grown food and herbs ensure healthy meals prepared under strict standards of hygiene and quality.
Step into the Himalayan experience.
6, Golf View Apartments, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-110030
Timings: Mon-Fri:10:00 AM- 05:30 PM, Sat:10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
White Collar Hippie is a group of travel aficionados who bring you incredible, off-beat journeys to the places they love… And they love music festivals! The perfect excuse to travel, festivals help discover new places, meet new people, explore new sounds and reconnect with the outdoors.
These festival gypsiestravel from festival to festival, campsite in tow, setting up home by a bonfire under the stars!The smiles keep coming, the music never stops. It’s always a party with White Collar Hippie.
CAMPING – A magical campsite only a 5min drive away from the festival, by a brook in an enchanted forest. Sleep under a tree,unwind in the leisure zone or play some board games!
JOURNEY An intimate trip of discovery, designed around a beautiful home stay experience.We’ll mix you up with a bunch of likeminded festival junkies under one roof. At a slumber party like no other, you’ll get the chance to exchange music with your roomies and share stories over a bonfire and barbecue.