Cleaning Out The Closet: Minister Of The Interior’s Redefinition Of A Musician

Guitarist, composer, and now bedroom producer, Samar Grewal, grew up being the kind of teenager that had a nervous energy about him. One that manifested itself as head-bobs and foot-taps – following rhythms and keeping time.

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NEWS - 17. September 2018   CITY - New Delhi ARTIST - Minister Of The Interior

Sana Nasir: The Karachi Graphic Designer Creating Visual Landscapes For Music Festivals

Image credit: Tonje Thilesen

“My inspiration for this year took me back to my Sony Walkman days. When you had shelves lined with cassettes; when listening to a song on repeat meant rewinding back in time to just before the pause; when mix tapes were a thing and you’d scrawl playlists on their covers; when you’d tighten loose tape with pencils; when you’d discover and memorise bonus lyrics in the fold out album covers. There was a lot of DIY intent and construction involved to all of that, much like this festival.”

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NEWS - 05. September 2018   CITY - Karachi

Identifying With The ‘Other’: The Appropriation Of Black Thought

Image: Still from 2009 Bollywood film ‘All The Best: Fun Begins’

Growing up in a world where whiteness was the default, South Asians gravitated to ‘the other’. Hip-hop – and Black culture at large – offered a protective umbrella to immigrant children, giving them an opportunity to belong in an unknown land and unfamiliar community. Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj expanded on this phenomenon in an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, by stating that the narrative hip-hop culture propagated was one that immigrant kids aspired to achieve, a hope that one day they would be treated as equals.

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NEWS - 28. August 2018  

Colombo: Border Movement Lounge Vol. IX This Friday

This Friday will see the Border Movement Lounge host it’s ninth edition in Colombo in the Goethe-Institit’s cosy courtyard.

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NEWS - 22. August 2018   Project - BM LOUNGE COLOMBO#9

Saba Alizadeh & The Sound Of Silence

Image credit: Siavash Naghshbandi

For his latest project, Saba Alizadeh will focus on silence. The pauses between speeches by past dictators. The little gaps they give in between emphatic phrases spoken to rouse their audiences. Silence, in fact, plays a big role in his music.

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NEWS - 09. August 2018   ARTIST - Saba Alizadeh

A Birth Defect: Finding Purpose In Techno

In Germany, techno thrives amidst contradictions. It exists within the walls of a former church where audiences indulge in decidedly unholy activities. It’s where pot smoking sixty-year-old men – wearing Grateful Dead t-shirts – dance alongside young adults consuming speed that’s provided by boys sporting the latest looks in grime/fanny pack fashion.

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NEWS - 02. August 2018   CITY - New Delhi ARTIST - A Birth Defect

Border Movement Showcase At Pop-Kultur Berlin 2018


Border Movement are excited to announce a showcase on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th August at Pop-Kultur Berlin in the form of live performances, DJ sets and an interactive discussion. Taking place at Club 23, and representing members of the Border Movement family from South Asia and Germany, there will be live showcases from Dan Bodan, Rudoh, Stupid Happiness Theory and Anika; interspersed with DJ sets from She’s Drunk, Lauf, and Andi Teichmann.

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NEWS - 27. July 2018   CITY - Berlin Project - Border Movement Residency

Bursting The Bubble Of Electronic Music in India: A Discussion

Image credit: Evolve Stills and Motion – Jamblu, REProduce Chhattarpur, October 2017 

“Venues”

Speaking casually to a number of people in the Indian music industry, that’s the unified response I get when I ask why electronic music cannot seem to leave the main tier 1 cities (Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore). Interviewing several others, I repeat the question: how can electronic music spread beyond the congested spaces of major metropolises. The answer again is unanimous: “venues”.

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NEWS - 20. July 2018  

TMPST, Asfandyar Khan & How To Build A Musical Home In Karachi

Image Credit: Humayun M

Islamabad likes to run slow. But having grown up in this city, musician Asfandyar Khan, who is also the artist behind electronic moniker TMPST, didn’t quite register the pace. This changed when he moved to Karachi in 2015. He found the city aligned with his own pace a lot more; perhaps this change is what made its way into TMPST’s upcoming release, ‘Unravel’.

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NEWS - 10. July 2018   CITY - Karachi ARTIST - Asfandyar Khan

Embodying Religion, Spirituality & Love Into Sonic Art: Nu Age Of Lau

nu age of lau is a formless collective: one that has no defined sonic contours. It draws its influences from sacred art, natural and religious world.

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NEWS - 06. July 2018   CITY - Colombo ARTIST - nu age of lau


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