Sound Lab Chennai #2

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4.-7.DECEMBER 2014, CHENNAI/ INDIA

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.

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

Dynoman – Travels to Janaicah: Cheebay’s Imagination

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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.

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

Beneath The Surface

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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.

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NEWS - 03. November 2014  

Border Movement Lounges in Delhi & Kolkata

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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.

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NEWS - 29. October 2014   CITY - Kolkata

Embracing The Era Of Digitisation

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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.

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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.

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NEWS - 20. October 2014  

An Exchange With Monsoonsiren

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It’s war out there, in the clubs, the house parties. If your nights out are punctuated by weeks spent in, it’s likely that you suffer from the delusion that THIS night, will be a good one. Once you decide to brave the small-talk and give yourself up to the greater cause of dance, nothing matters.

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NEWS - 15. October 2014   CITY - Bangalore ARTIST - Monsoonsiren

The Ziro Experience: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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The Good

Good doesn’t do the following bit justice. Sublime would be more accurate.

The music wasn’t all that was right with Ziro Festival. The wide-open landscape of the Ziro Valley, situated at about 2,300 metres is a destination worth exploring even without the festival. Lush, pond filled open expanses of paddy and millet are dotted with hills covered in pine and bamboo. In villages near the festival site, one finds raised wood and bamboo houses interspersed with the occasional pakka construction. I’m told that the local food, which features a panoply of meats, is delightful. I’m vegetarian.

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NEWS - 13. October 2014  

Ziro Festival 2014: The Music

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After four days at the Ziro Festival of Music, a few words on some of the most noteworthy acts. We’ve largely stayed away from the straight up rockers. For more on them, look to Anurag Tagat’s excellent work at Rolling Stone, or keep an eye on MTV Indies, whose Sameer Ghauri seemed to be everywhere at once in Ziro.

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NEWS - 09. October 2014  

Gig Preview: FXS Karachi Bound

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It’s time to liven things up in Karachi again and Forever South are once more taking a step to revamp gig culture in Pakistan. On 11 October, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut and Border Movement, Forever South is bringing Karachiites a night filled with electronic music and fun visuals.
This collective of talented producers along with some local artists brainstormed long and hard to come up with ideas to give the people of Karachi the best audio-visual experience, creating the perfect backdrop for music lovers to unwind and aptly titled ‘Karachi Bound’.

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NEWS - 07. October 2014   CITY - Karachi ARTIST - Forever South


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