- Sat, Jun 3, 2017 09:30 PM
Beatworx Studio 1635 17th Main Road JP Nagar 2nd Phase
Latitude: 12.9146, Longitude: 77.5915
Housefly Network and Beatworx Studio bring you Essentials! This time along with the public launch of Liquid Street, we've got none other than BLOT! supported by Shreyas. The Artists BLOT BLOT! are amongst India’s foremost underground electronic music and mixed media performance and production outfits. In the six years since BLOT! first emerged, they have delivered an inspiring run of music releases, immersive audiovisual sets as well as innumerable art installations and performance properties in India and abroad. BLOT! aka Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar, are on the cusp of pushing through into a whole new realm. With their debut album Snafu, signed to Universal Music India (2013) the duo made a stylistic leap forward, expanding their sonic vocabulary far beyond their previous incarnation as a minimal techno act into something unique and idiosyncratic. "Snafu is a highly accomplished debut, flowing from crisp and minimal to melodic and bouncy, and always with an intelligently danceable ethos. " - Societe Perrier. “This full-length artist album is BLOT! going bananas, revelling in sounds and breaking boundaries in a manner that’s at once exciting and inspiring. “ - Rolling Stone Magazine. "Interestingly, BLOT’s films could belong anywhere from a nightclub to a museum of modern art." - Deccan Herald. The New Delhi-based multidisciplinary duo have traversed the globe, gigging and exploring urban cul- ture through music, films, art, installations and projects, including co-founding their own pioneering, interdisciplinary festival UnBox (annually since 2011) and underground electronica label - Qilla Re- cords. On the international front, they have performed at legendary venues like Trsor and Bar25 (Berlin), global festivals C/O Pop (Cologne), Electron Festival (Geneva), Berlin Music Week, Reeper- bahn Festival (Hamburg) and Nuits Sonores in Lyon, and at London’s South Bank Centre. Closer to home, they play upward of a 100 gigs every year, while also consistently collaborating with a host of musicians and singers. In addition, BLOT! has re-imagined the electronic music agendas of brands such as Absolut, Puma, Adidas Originals and SuperDry and are supported by Allen & Heath. Whether in being featured in a pioneering international youth culture documentaries created by Cobra UK (2012), breathing fresh life into creative collaborations through the an audiovisual piece 'Aaina' (2013) on TV show The Dewarists, live-scoring the silent movie classic 'A Throw of Dice' for the Goethe-Institut (2014), or just making good old dance music, BLOT! never fails to surprise in pursuit of a genre that can only be ascribed to them. Both Gaurav and Avinash have diverse creative project experiences, and often facilitate workshops and present on panels on the electronic arts in India and abroad. They also write a popular column in The Sunday Guardian on the Indian music scene, while they continue to work towards pushing the boundaries of what electronic artists can, and should, do. With their most recent release on the legendary German label Diynamic Music being extremely well received, BLOT! also won the VH1 Soundnation Award for the Best Electronic Act 2014. They were previously nominated for the Gima India Awards in 2013." Shreyas_ Shreyas_ begun his career in early 2011 in Bangalore (India), with over half a decade of experience behind him, his undying passion for music resonates through his DJ sets which string together hypnotic, deep and atmospheric tonalities with darker and more musically inclined melodic phrases, stitched together to form a journey of its own. His primary motivation comes from the dance floor, channeling the energy of the crowd to improvise and create a unique blend of what’s required for the moment. Moved by the culture of underground dance music at an early age, Shreyas set out to make a name for himself garnering a reputation for being a promising act behind the decks, reading the room to perfection, allowing the environment and the people to be a contributive fragment to his dynamic performance. With early influences like Minilouge, Shreyas_ has always been moved by the unconventional and deeper sides of electronic music. Consistently pushing himself through his performances and being an avid crate digger. He finds himself exploring and consistently evolving his sonic palette. Being continually active locally. Shreyas_ tries to give back as much as possible to the scene that has propelled him to the position he is at today, using his resourceful nature and intricate understanding, to contribute and build momentum for new comers through his work with Beatworx studio, which has also allowed him to garner a wealth of technical knowledge at a very young age. From sharing the decks with Grum, Bart Skils, Growling Mad Scientist (GMS), Parra For Cuva, Tobias, Raxon, Yotto, DAVI, Undercatt, Chymera, and Barnt. Shreyas has also played alongside indigenous acts like Arjun Vagale, Kohra, Calm Chor, Audio Units, Adam Rahman, SHFT, Folic State, Dualist Inquiry, Tuhin Mehta and Nikhil Chinapa to name a few. Shreyas_ has made club appearances in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa and Sri Lanka. Shreyas has proved time and again to be a promising act who will keep reinventing, and pushing himself with his never say never outlook. This one is going to be one for the books!