She’s Drunk & The Art Of The Accident

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David Monnin talks slowly, deliberately, almost in a drawl. Like he’s carefully choosing the exact words he’s looking for from a compendium of letters. It could also, perhaps, be a result of him getting a grand total of four hours of sleep in the last two days.

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NEWS - 10. November 2017   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency

In Conversation With bangaloREsidency Artist Felix Deufel

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Felix Deufel doesn’t look at music the way most of us do.

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NEWS - 08. November 2017   CITY - Bangalore ARTIST - Felix Deufel

Good Music Has No Gender, Race, Caste Or Religion

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“I am femme-queer,” says M. “That means I have chosen to reject the identity of a woman. I choose to be femme. For me, gender is not binary. I don’t just see ‘men’ and ‘women’. I see people who fall in neither category. People who have been left out by a binary gender system. I am queer because I reject patriarchy, and I am femme because I reject masculinity. This is perhaps a radical way of identifying oneself. I understand that. But we need to think of radical changes to break free of pervasive patriarchal systems prevalent around us.”

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NEWS - 25. October 2017  

Sine Valley Festival: The True Spirit Of Collaboration

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Named after the curvy, sine-waves similar to Kathmandu’s mountain skyline, comes the second edition of Nepal’s radically experimental Sine Valley Festival. In response to the unexpected and fond reception to the first edition, the Sine Valley inhabitants or ‘People Of Electronicity’, are back with a 10-day festival, featuring live performances, panels and masterclasses. Sine Valley will be held from 20th to 29th October across various locations in Kathmandu and is fuelled by one simple thing – the spirit of collaboration.

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NEWS - 18. October 2017  

Big Baby Gandhi’s Not Done Speaking His Mind

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In the last decade, few rappers have been as enigmatic as Big Baby Gandhi (BBG). After releasing two EPs to critical acclaim, ‘Big Fuckin Baby’ and ‘No1 2 Look Up 2’, BBG put out a statement saying he was quitting rap. Once his debut album released at the end of 2013 – leaving fans and critics wanting more – Big Baby Gandhi receded into his private life.

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NEWS - 29. September 2017   CITY - Dhaka ARTIST - Big Baby Gandhi

Hyderabad On The Beat

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While the electronic music circuit in Hyderabad may not be big, it certainly doesn’t lack talent and quality. The city is one of the top destinations for many international DJs and producers touring India where they receive a lot of appreciation from music enthusiasts. However, the city also appreciates and supports local talent.

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NEWS - 28. September 2017  

Dynoman On Karachi’s Scene, Producing, SXSW & ‘That Crummy Hard Drive’

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“I have an update for you. My hard drive is dead and I have lost the entire album. I have backups from April but am not sure what is backed up and how much progress is backed up. So yeah my life sucks.”

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NEWS - 25. September 2017   CITY - Karachi ARTIST - DynoMan

2017: Bangladeshi Artists to Check Out

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This will be the fourth time in the last 5 years that I have had the joy and privilege to compile a list of the most promising contemporary Bangladeshi artists. 6 years ago I would have never believed that I would get the opportunity to present the most promising local acts but now we really seem to have passed the first and largest hurdle. What a time to reflect on the future of Dhaka’s electronic music scene!  

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NEWS - 15. September 2017   CITY - Dhaka

“You Sing Ok, But Why Does The Music Have To Be So Inaccessible?” Nepali Producer phatcowlee In Discussion About His Debut Release ‘Cinema’

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“The most positive thing I’ve read about my music is the comparison of my sound to a mix between Madlib, and that, err… LA dude, who’s a filmmaker? Yes, Flying Lotus! I guess that was cool,” says Rajan Shrestha aka phatcowlee, the subject of my interview earlier this morning. And the most negative? “Umm, I’m not sure, but plenty of the feedback has been pretty positive, but yes, people have said to me that you sing ok, but why does the music have to be so inaccessible,” he continues.

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NEWS - 11. September 2017   ARTIST - Phatcowlee

Alien Panda Jury: “It’s very interesting to experience another culture and see the beauty for what it is.”

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“I’m sorry; I find it tough to articulate my words sometimes,” said Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey, as I asked him to recall in absolute detail the summer he spent in Germany earlier in 2017 as part of Border Movement Residency (created in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin).

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NEWS - 07. September 2017   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Alien Panda Jury Project - Border Movement Residency


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