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Pagal Haina presents
LIFAFA + HASHBACK HASHISH
Doors open 8PM
Contemporary electronic music production has served to score the memories of a generation here in India, but with one element strangely absent - voice and vernacular. As Lifafa, Suryakant Sawhney has spent five years exploring uncharted terrain in this part of the world: electronic music that not only speaks in sonics, but also of words and meaning. The audience for this music is unknown. Via an ongoing exploration of Hindi and Urdu, a constant refinement of his own production techniques, and his instinctive take on melody and cadence, this music - spiritual and sensual, familiar and alien - has caught the attention of audiences not just in urban, Anglicised India, but in less obvious corners of this country, and beyond. Undefined and yet familiar, it presents a compelling insight into what the future of music from this region could be
Hashback Hashish -
The music of Ashish Sachan confronts you with a simplicity that is both earnest, but also misleading - if you drill down there are details that only a pair of headphones (and perhaps a taste of his adopted name) can reward you with. Firmly rooted in the minimalist tradition, his narrative offers something for electronic music fans across the spectrum - committed geeks who respect musical history on one end, and on the other, those who could care less about the past and just want to lose it on a dancefloor. With over 10 years musical experience under his belt as both a
producer and performer, Hashback Hashish has released a plethora of critically acclaimed albums, EPs and remixes - which have been internationally championed by the likes of XLR8R, Rolling Stone, Clash, NME and Red Bull - whilst touring extensively across Southeast Asia, US and the UK. His style has been described as “Trent Reznor on speed” by Flavorpill, for his minimalistic approach to production.