Raw Live Presents Sub Hvy feat Midival Punditz, Sublime Sound and Miredo
Venue: Raasta, Delhi
Date: 26th March
There’s good reason the New Delhi-based duo of Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, aka The Midival Punditz, are known as the Chemical Brothers of India. For 18 years their pulsing, driving electronica has pulled from an eclectic variety of sources across the planet. With sturdy roots in DJ culture, on Light (Six Degrees Records), their fourth full-length studio album, they’ve created their first performance-based concept record, rooted as much in Western rock as the diverse folk traditions of India.
Their accomplishments in creating a unique and refreshing genre were recently honored when winning their first GIMA Award, Indian’s equivalent of America’s Grammys. While they’ve performed at two previous ceremonies, their contribution to Sony’s Project Resound, “Twilight,” featuring Rajashtani folk singer Kutle Khan on vocals, won Best Electronica Song.
Accolades for their growing body of work are pouring in. Recently, Alicia Keys invited the Punditz to perform alongside Norah Jones, Will.I.Am and Usher in New York City. Known predominantly as electronica innovators—and Light is very dance floor-friendly—the duo decided to up the ante by creating a fuller, live sound, evolving their craft as songwriters and performers.
Sublime Sound is New Delhi based producer, Anhad Khanna’s, solo moniker. With a left field approach to composition, Sublime Sound digs deep into the surface of club sounds and traditional dance floor soundscapes driven by styles like breakbeat and techno. His sets are an amalgamation of many of his influences and navigate through eclectic spaces making them approachable for many different settings. As a more traditional musician at the core, his melodic and groove sensibilities act as a catalyst in pushing his DJ sets to extremely interesting levels of mood expectancies. Sublime Sound’s music has been featured on NTS Radio, BBC, Soho Radio while his mix for WildCity India sits on the top of their ‘top five mixes of the year 2020’ list. He is also a part of critically acclaimed Indo-American music duo - Anhad + Tanner, featured on Mixmag Global and Asia, IndyWeek - Durham, Times of India and many more reputed platforms.