In Search Of Electronic Roots & A Sense Of Belonging: BMR 2018 Winner, Phatcowlee

Image credit: Prasiit Sthapit

Kathmandu-based electronica artist Phatcowlee, a.k.a Rajan Shrestha, is not a fan of nightclubs. His friends once took him to a party at a club in Kathmandu and he found himself lost in a sea of noise. “It’s not that I’m unfamiliar with the nightclub scene here, but I just had an overwhelming sense of not belonging here,” says Shrestha. So, where does he feel like he belongs? “A bedroom? A room of people who actually care about electronic music? I don’t quite know yet,” he quips.

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NEWS - 22. June 2018   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Phatcowlee Project - Border Movement Residency

History, Identity & Collective Memory: The Human Need For Tangible Music

Image: pcrc album art for ‘Portrait Of A Time’

Concealed in the sound waves of a record are traces of its past, an impression of a forgotten emotion or moments that couldn’t last. In his book ‘Gramophone, Film, Typewriter, Friedrich A Kittler wrote if the phonographic disk had self-consciousness, it could point out while replaying a song that it remembers this particular song. And, what appears to us as the effect of a rather simple mechanism would, quite probably, strike the disk as a miraculous ability: memory.

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NEWS - 19. June 2018  

Nigel Perera: A Kid In A Candy Store

Many years ago, Nigel Perera used to be a mobile DJ in Negombo, Sri Lanka. He’d play events such as weddings or birthday parties. “I used to listen to the golden pop hits from the 80s back in the day; the stuff on the radio,” he says. He played at a pub in Negombo where he’d DJ commercial music, old classic rock, the works. He would push himself to find that balance between what kind of music worked for the audiences there and what gave him satisfaction.

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NEWS - 13. June 2018   CITY - Colombo ARTIST - Nigel Perera Project - Border Movement Residency

You Thought You Knew Dualist Inquiry

You were wrong.

But don’t worry about it too much. With his recently released single, ‘You & Me’, Sahej Bakshi, the man behind Dualist Inquiry, has more tricks up his sleeve than even his best friends imagined.

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NEWS - 11. June 2018   CITY - New Delhi ARTIST - Dualist Inquiry


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