The Year Through The Eyes Of Nicholson


Though he’s only recently ingratiated himself in the Indian circuit, 28-year-old Sohrab Nicholson is as wary asmostexperienced artists his age tend to be – he’s explicit about which parts of our conversation are off record and which are off limits completely.


NEWS - 16. December 2014   CITY - Mumbai ARTIST - Nicholson

The Burgeoning Electronic Music & The City Of Pearls

The crowd at RESET Hyderabad - Photo Credit - Ashish ParmarRESET by Ashish Parmar

It may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of electronic music in India but Hyderabad shows a lot of promise in becoming the country’s next hub.

A stunning city, with a rich mix of history, architecture and IT industry, Hyderabad turned out to be more than just old world charm and new-age technology when I heard about an electronic dance music event called Reset that was taking place in the outskirts. I quickly discovered that the city has a live and kicking electronic music scene which has been growing over the last 6 years.


NEWS - 09. December 2014  

Karachi: Pakistan’s Defacto Electronica HQ

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When trip hop emerged from Bristol, UK, in the mid to early 90s, it came from a certain antecedent that had root in the prevailing music scene. Combining straight up American hip-hop with a particularly European electronic aesthetic, the genre was sonically (and literally) a portmanteau. Acts like Massive Attack and Portishead could trace an indirect line back to new wave artists like New Order, Joy Division and Depeche Mode and those bands themselves could trace a lineage to Continental groups like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Picking up the trip hop mantle State side, DJ Shadow would be seen as an inheritor of the Afrika Baambata legacy, taking hip-hop further into electronica and inspiring numerous others in his wake.


NEWS - 02. December 2014   CITY - Karachi ARTIST - Forever South

Steps to Professionalising India’s Music Industry


It is fair to say that work culture in India can be tentative and poorly structured.  When we shift the focus to the emerging creative sector, specifically the developing independent music industry, we can observe a high level of counter-productivity. Gigs get cancelled with no prior intimation, artists are expected to play free shows and pending payments and dodgy promoters are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s also the general attitude of complacency with the way things are that is disconcerting.


NEWS - 26. November 2014  

Sound Lab Chennai #2

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Border Movement, Goethe Institute and IndiEarth are proud to host another SoundLab,           scheduled from the 4th – 7th December 2014, in Chennai.

All music artists are encouraged to submit their entries for a chance to take part in this collaborative SoundLab workshop on Digital Music Production and Production Skills.


NEWS - 17. November 2014   CITY - Chennai Project - Sound Lab Chennai

Dynoman – Travels to Janaicah: Cheebay’s Imagination


Karachi, in many ways, is quite an anomaly. A dense, messy, frighteningly chaotic but ceaselessly functional metropolis, Karachi as a living entity has not been able to keep up with its artists. Partly because of structural limitations – security is an obstacle to more live shows, a circumstance endemic to Pakistan as a whole – but partly it’s also because despite the city’s risks on all sorts of business ventures, nothing’s quite yet cropped up to cater for the city’s artists and musicians.


NEWS - 13. November 2014   CITY - Karachi ARTIST - DynoMan

Beneath The Surface


The electronic music industry in India has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. A whole host of international artists, festivals and brands flocking to our country is common place nowadays, from the most commercial to the most underground. So what is it that is driving the scene to new heights and has placed the country on the brink of a musical renaissance? Border Movement takes a closer look into the exciting wave of change that is currently being witnessed in electronic music culture in India.


NEWS - 03. November 2014  

Border Movement Lounges in Delhi & Kolkata


The spotlight is poised over our eastern neighbours in Bangladesh for India’s second edition of the Border Movement Lounge, set to take place take place tonight and tomorrow at Delhi and Kolkata respectively.

Headlining both events is talented Dhaka based electronic producer – Som Saha a.k.a. Space/Ghost. He’ll be playing alongside some top-notch homegrown electronic artists, more information for which you can find here.


NEWS - 29. October 2014   CITY - Kolkata

Embracing The Era Of Digitisation


Trifling with an invigorating gamut of sounds, a musician is often presented with an interesting conundrum – one that not only dabbles with the pulse of discovering a sonorous journey but also entails exploring and creating a unique melodic spectrum. Manipulating existing contours within sounds and transforming their identity has led to artistes unearthing a new dimension of experimental music.


NEWS - 24. October 2014  

Songs from the Hills

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The lofty range of hills in the far Northeastern corner of the country have inspired many – a region that is bound with folk songs about love, war and harmony. The Northeast is characterised by its own very distinct beauty and has given us bountiful gifts in terms of talent – be it Papon or Soulmate or award winning engineer Debajit Changmai. Here’s taking a look at where the music of the Northeast stands today.


NEWS - 20. October 2014  

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