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REProduce Bombay | Session One


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REProduce Bombay at Above The Habitat
Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 9PM-??

**Donor Passes available at the door at INR300**

On Wednesday, April 11th, and after almost four months, New Delhi based music collective REProduce Artists will return to Mumbai to present a new weekly series. We’ve been busy producing events in other cities in 2018, but we miss Bombay. We're excited to now present a more egular focus on the wealth of talent deep within this city, but also Pune, and Goa.

Inspired by our Listening Room series, the underlying context on this new series aims to fill a gap in the ever iterating and increasingly varied community of live music in India by showcasing talent that might not get heard in the more mainstream oriented venues. REProduce Listening Room has focused purely on the music – in a space where an audience can absorb sound on their own terms.

The Habitat is emerging as the de facto venue for live music in the city, and we are really looking forward to work with them on these presentations. As we do, we will take over their top floor space, motivated by many factors both aesthetic and logistical, but perhaps more pointedly, to really explore what those four subwoofers are truly capable of.

Palash Kothari (Bombay, India)

Palash finishes college this year. It’s somehow amazing to think that it was summer 2016 when we first heard that collaboration he did with Arfaaz. I am prone to nostalgia, for better or worse, but, well. It doesn’t seem like it was almost two years ago. I am not sure I can even effectively scale time anymore. I’ve been away from India for over eight months, but it doesn’t seem like it…but then I think of 6ix9ine and Cardi B and #metoo and…I guess it has been a long time. Hmm I wasn’t expecting to write all this when I started this, but in some ways its appropriate, because, you can imagine Palash’s work scoring these sentiments as an ad film for death insurance using these sentiments as visual cues narrating the passing of time. Then again he's Palash Kothari for this session though so may play blast beats, I don't know.

Daulat (Goa, India)

We’ve done…I think five interventions in Goa so far? Six? There’s a lot more to do. Today I was talking to a 16 year old girl/lady/woman who makes music there, but who is facing a lot of pressure from her family to…not? Are they concerned about her safety as a girl performing to what may appear to them as drug addled rejects (thanks a lot goa trance)? Or is it standard south Asian parental dynamics around career paths, “stability”, and income generation? Or maybe all parents are like that, and it’s just because they want the best for their children? It’s all confusing, and I don’t know how to encourage her, or even if I’m the right person to do it. Daulat on the other hand plays everything naturally well and has a lot of encouragement and so you need to see him because it’s his Bombay debut and he’s totally inspiring.

TRODD (Bombay, India)

I don’t get why Tanmay doesn’t play more. Have you heard his work? Like, what is the deal really? I don’t really have too much to say about him here, just go see him. He played with us in Pune once and I think we were all pretty blown away.

Benji M (Bombay, India)

Bombay never ceases to amaze me. Just when you think there are X number of viable artists and then Y more artists who have been forever corrupted artistically given the nature of having to pay expensive bills for substandard assets, you find something that just seems impossible. A week ago Arul tagged me on Facebook, I dug in, and I found this sort of microcosm that I began to explore more, and then some more, and, so, here we have Akhil Srivatsan performing "Tangents" in its entirety.

For more information please visit:

Above The Habitat: lbb.in/mumbai/above-the-habitat-khar
REProduce Artists: instagram.com/reproduceartists
Listening Room: win.gs/2iqDjpX