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Fresh Kicks 181: FILM

New Delhi's FILM records a peak-time mix of broken techno and bass-heavy garage for the Fresh Kicks series, and chats to Joe Roberts about his cinematic debut album on Qilla Records, and elevating the new wave of Indian electronic musicians

“There’s definitely something bubbling under in India,” FILM, aka New Delhi producer, DJ and promoter, Sanil Sudan, tells us when we catch up about his...

The Sound Of:  boxout.fm Recordings

Showcasing the diversity of sounds on offer in the Indian electronic music scene and inspiring a new generation of artists to get creative, boxout.fm Recordings has evolved from radio station to club night to vital label. Alongside a mix from its catalogue recorded by Mutable Mercury, founder DJ MoCity tells Safi Bugel about the platform’s journey so far

“People think musicians in India only make music that sounds ‘Indian’,” Mohammed Abood, founder of boxout.fm Recordings, explains to DJ Mag. “In reality, there’s a...

Michael Diamond shares cinematic video for ‘Third Culture’ album track, ‘Lamentations’: Watch

Michael Diamond has shared a new single from his forthcoming debut album, 'Third Culture'. A short film made to accompany the single, 'Lamentations', can be seen...

Few countries have been as devastated by Covid-19 as India, with recent studies estimating that the death toll has likely exceeded three million, more than...

As countries across the Global North vaccinate their populations against Covid-19 and exit pandemic-related restrictions, the dance music industry is entering a moral and ethical...

In the second instalment of Spice Rack, a new bi-monthly column on underground music from South Asia and its diaspora, Dhruva Balram highlights music released...

At the time of writing this edition of Spice Rack, the seven-day average of Covid-19 positive cases in India is 175,167. Some predictions are that...

Berlin-based DJ Pooja B has curated the comp, which features tracks from Nikki Nair, Satya Hinduja, PKO, Low Volume and more

Artists and producers of Indian heritage have come together on a new compilation, raising funds for various charities providing COVID-19 relief throughout the country.

Curated...

Ahadadream, DEBONAIR and more will DJ at London's Colour Factory to raise money for two causes

London collective Daytimers are organising their first live event in support of the ongoing COVID-19 relief effort in India.

An all-South Asian line-up of DJs...

Leon Vynehall, Jacques Greene and more will play over the course of this weekend's fundraiser

India's Boxout FM online radio station will this weekend host a 48-hour fundraiser for the ongoing COVID-19 relief effort in India.

A lineup of artists...

Proceeds will go to the  Hemkunt Foundation, an NGO helping to supply oxygen to critically ill patients

Indian techno label AsymetriK has released a digital compilation through Bandcamp to raise funds for the COVID-19 relief effort in India.

The country is currently...

A new, 28-track collaborative project from The Jazz Diaries and aaj kal, 'chalo', shines a light on artists from South Asia and the diaspora. Hear...

Manipur label The Jazz Diaries and London-based music project aaj kal have teamed up for a new, collaborative endeavor, 'chalo'. 

The project was borne from...

More names are headed to Rajasthan

India's Magnetic Fields festival has locked Daniel Avery, Violet and Karenn in its second wave of names.

Asquith, Kamma & Masalo and Natasha Diggs are...

Ultra Worldwide will also return to India

Ultra Worldwide will kick into action in February with a return to India as well as a debut event in Abu Dhabi amongst its international...

DJ Lag, The Black Madonna, Deena Abdelwahed and HAAi are among the first acts announced for the Indian festival... 

The first names for this year’s Magnetic Fields Festival have been announced. 

This year marks the seventh edition of the festival, which will take place...

Asia’s largest electronic music festival was the target for Hindu extremists according to anti-terror officials

The producer shared the story in a recent interview with Oxford Union...

Diplo has revealed that he very nearly drowned 20 years ago in the Ganges River in India because his friend told him it was safe...

A special opportunity for those in Mumbai...

KSHMR was the focus of a 30th October Masterclass at Mumbai, India’s Lost Series Academy. Supported by Sunburn Music Festival, the event included panels for...

A first for India's musicians and DJs...

Mumbai’s The True School of Music are teaming up with Point Blank Music School to run an exclusive course for India’s musicians and DJs aswell as...

"It’s my duty to oppose a festival of this kind tooth and nail," said Minister for Water Resources, Vinod Palyekar...

The fate of Goa’s major EDM festival Sunburn is in jeopardy as the state's Minister for Water Resources, Vinod Palyekar, has recently expressed his dislike...

The Chief Minister's orders were issued after two people died from suspected drug overdoses at a recent event...

Long considered the ultimate hedonistic getaway, police have been instructed to crack down on Goa raves and free parties in a bid to curb a perceived...