Danish Faruqi: Merging Musical Exploration With Social Relevance


It’s easy to take things for granted and much more inconvenient to look beyond the ‘norm’ to see how flawed society and its structures and systems really are. Being well adjusted to a flawed society is not healthy, it is desensitisation. And from desensitisation stems hopelessness and blind acceptance of violence, intolerance, and the status quo,” said Danish Faruqi , a Karachi-based artiste, who has mastered the art of crafting musicality with exceptional finesse under the pseudonym AL AK. 


NEWS - 30. June 2015   CITY - Karachi

»Pop-Kultur Newcomers« 2015: the application period has begun!

10983318_461715150654098_8583193299584201327_nYoung musicians, DJ’s, producers, label-, club-, and festival-managers, journalists, bloggers and students of these disciplines can apply for the program from now until July 10th, 2015 via www.pop-kultur.berlin/nachwuchs.


NEWS - 25. June 2015   CITY - Berlin

BLUDGE: The Last Hippies Standing


The changing landscape of the Sri Lankan music scene has given its own industry a much needed shot of adrenalin. It’s gone on to influence other creative disciplines from visual arts to fashion design, filmmaking and multi-disciplinary work unlike never before, making this tiny community almost too vibrant to be kept underground for much longer.


NEWS - 22. June 2015   CITY - Colombo ARTIST - Asvajit

A View From The Sidelines: The Evolution of Curtain Blue

Curtain Blue - Profile

In May 2009, Abhishek Bhatia and his bandmates from The Circus,announced themselves to the scene at large, breaking out of the compact and restrictive Delhi circuit courtesy of Channel [V]’s Launchpad reality television series. The Circus were eliminated from the competition, failing to impress in the penultimate round, but, over the course of the series, had established themselves as one of the most refreshing and innovative acts that India had to offer. Bhatia’s distinctive approach to design played an integral role in grabbing the judges’, and the audience’s attention.


NEWS - 01. June 2015   CITY - New Delhi ARTIST - Curtain Blue