Kitty Ko - Bangalore Presents -
*Electronica / Bass*
7th March 2018,Wednesday
Entry : Free
Time : 8pm -1am
1+1 on the bar
'MALFNKTION' is the electronic music project of Bangalore based artist 'Aditya Alamuru'. Started in 2014, his music is influenced heavily by Hip-Hop, Bass and Electronica and is known for combining up-beat rhythms with ethnic sounds and samples. The MALFNKTION project derives its sound from old Indian film music and audio recordings collected from cities and remote parts of the country. Mixing the sounds of India with Hip-Hop compositions has allowed Aditya's music to appeal to a wide variety of listeners, both within the country and abroad.
His debut EP ‘Hindustani Rascal’ was an homage to the golden age of Indian cinema and was released in September 2015. It was featured on Apple Music, Buzzfeed, Reddit and Festival Sherpa. He released his second EP ‘Vote for Worms’ in December 2016. It is a continuation of this concept but introduces minimalism, dance and uptempo rhythms. It was written and composed specifically for his live performances.
Over the last year, Aditya has opened for a number of international artists such as UK based Gaudi, Maribou State, Om Unit, Kutmah and California based record label Soulection. He also opened for Nucleya at two of his Sub-Cinema shows in Pune and Mumbai. He has also played alongside Sandunes, Madboy Mink, Don Bhatt + Passenger Revelator. The end of 2017 marked his first performance at NH7, Sunburn and the renowned Boiler Room. He was selected as one of four winners of the Bacardi House Party playlist by AIB and was shortlisted for the Toto music awards.
2018 will present MALFNKTION’s first audio visual live album as well as a number of releases with international labels from France, Ireland and the UK.
Kampai is the solo project of Bangalore-based Rumit Virmani who plays electronic music, which has a heavy emphasis on bass. Primarily a Trap music enthusiast, Kampai also blurs the lines between genres such as Jersey club, Future Beats, Drum and Bass, Twerk and Footwork with his quirky sets. Kampai is always up for pushing boundaries in the Indian electronic music scene through experimentation in his sets and finds inspiration in an assortment of different sounds and genres.
In his musical career, Kampai has shared stage with Troyboi (LDN), Herobust (USA), QUIX (NZ), Wuki (US), Ganz (EU), Bok Bok (LDN) and Chimpo (UK) to name a few. Over a very short time span, played at noteworthy venues across the country and has also played for properties and festivals like Run The Trap, VH1 Supersonic Club nights, Bass Camp Festival, NUCLEYA Sub Cinema, NH7 Weekender pre party, BASSICK Sense etc.
Aside from music, he has also been hard at work advancing the Indian music scene in different ways. While he was working at Social Offline, Bangalore he pioneered and introduced properties such as BASSICK Sense and The Grind etc. He also founded the city collective called Hybrid Cycle along with Ketan Bahirat a.k.a Oceantied and Jayanth Ramachandra a.k.a The Sine Painter in 2015, a collective to push underground music in Bangalore and India. His expertise also lies in programming and curating club nights by tying up with international properties and artists alike.
His sets are influenced by artists across the board including Rustie, AWE, Mr Carmack, Dub Phizix, G Jones, Graves and BeauDamian to name a few. The full list spans into the hundreds but no matter how many people have inspired him, Kampai tries to be truly unique every time he takes the stage.