Rage Against The Repetition: A Recent History of Sri Lanka’s Nightlife

Luna Terrace 1 - Benoit and Sergio (Ryan and Jonathan Wijayaratne of You're My Favorite)

There was a time when the thought of suffering Sri Lanka’s dreaded nightlife was too unbearable to imagine. I had just finished university abroad and like many of my peers, reluctantly agreed to move back home to Colombo – much to my parents’ delight. I had little idea of how I’d cope with the dire entertainment on offer.


NEWS - 26. December 2014   CITY - Colombo

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

Dynoman by Alee HassanDYNOMAN by Alee Hassan

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