Underscore Live & Pagal Haina Present F16s and Hashbass
Date- 12th March 2021
Time: 09 PM
Venue: Mic Drop, Delhi
Tickets : https://bit.ly/3uxM0Bf
The F16s are an alternative band hailing from the port city of Chennai, India. Their music echoes the melancholia that grapples with the mundanity of everyday life in a town that serves very little outside of itself. They began their journey with a 6-song EP released in 2013 called 'Kaleidoscope', and a 2-track recorded in Brooklyn, New York called ''Nobody's Gonna Wait'. The band released their debut full-length album, 'Triggerpunkte' in 2016, a nine-song offering that was recorded in Chennai and Mumbai for over a year. Both lyrically and musically, the album meanders between reverb-heavy sentimentality and fast-paced assault. “Moon Child”, the first track, has garnered more than over two million hits on Spotify, appearing on their “US Viral 50” list in 2017. Two years since, they released their third EP, 'WKND FRNDS', which represents the band’s growth. They shifted the sound in their music sonically, and visually. They aimed these tracks to be laid back and have a summery feel. The F16s are able to maintain their nostalgic feel through its indie and alternative roots while evolving their sound into styles of experimental, funk, and jazz. Their dexterity and proficiency of their sound show they are here to stay and could be a force in the near future.
Harshit Misra aka Hashbass, a musician & producer from New Delhi, is inarguably one of the most sought after bassists today in the Indian independent music industry. Along with the numerous projects he has contributed to, including Prabh Deep, Sarathy Korwar & Sid Sriram, he has been endorsed by staple brands like Fender, D’addario & Akai. An alumnus of the renowned Musicians’ Institute in Los Angeles, he has also served as a faculty member there.
Hashbass channels diverse influences in his unique bass playing, from Yellowjackets and J Dilla to Gospel and Indian Carnatic music. His intuitive sense of rhythm and catchy grooves are evident in his work, which spans hip-hop, funk, pop and latin jazz. Harshit perceives music synesthetically—relating colours to sound—a skill that helps him approach music in his own unique fashion. With all the education & experience he has today, coupled with one of the hardest work ethics around, he has set his mind to becoming a powerhouse producer.