Kristian Montano is a singer/songwriter, composer, outstanding father, and best mastering engineer on planet earth. Kristian talks about his shifting perspective with regards to his band and his music. We discuss new ways of conceptualizing what it means to be an artist during these times of flux. I bombard him with all kinds of dumb … Continue reading ep. 18 – Kristian Montano
Saurabh Roy is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and pop culture connoisseur based in Mumbai. He is the front-person for the most outstanding band, The Lightyears Explode. Saurabh and I chat about the process behind his band's latest release, his time studying music production at Point Blank Academy, how he incorporates pop culture into his … Continue reading ep. 17 – Saurabh Roy
Rohan Rajadhyaksha is a keyboardist, vocalist, composer, and producer based in Mumbai. He works on productions for films and musicians with his colleagues at Salvage Audio Collective. He has also toured with some of the most acclaimed acts in the Indian music scene. This was a great chat. Rohan offers tremendous depth and insight on … Continue reading ep. 16 – Rohan Rajadhyaksha
Maalavika Manoj (aka Mali) is a songer/singwriter from Chennai. Mali and I reflect on our time working together on her upcoming LP Caution To The Wind. Mali fills us in on how she put together her last two music videos. She recounts her musical journey and we clear up how to pronounce both her first … Continue reading ep. 15 – Maalavika Manoj aka Mali
Sahir is a singer, songwriter, emcee, producer, and a founding member of Mumbai's finest. We chat about music journalism, ancient history, and the creative process. Towards the end of our chat, we talk about Sahir's musical journey.
Simrin Sirur is a journalist and reporter based in Delhi. We chat about some of her experiences reporting on the turmoil in Delhi and the early days of the COVID lockdown. https://theprint.in/author/simrin-sirur/
Taarika John is an artist, illustrator, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Before moving to New York to pursue her masters, Taarika cut her teeth as a freelance illustrator in Mumbai. Taarika is a close friend and I have always looked to her as a freelancing sensei of sorts. Follow her work on instagram … Continue reading ep. 12 – Taarika John
Karun Kannampilly is a drummer and music educator based in Mumbai. Aside from being a formidable session player in the Mumbai scene, Karun handles drumming duties for acts like The Koniac Net and Raghav Meattle. He has a knack for music education and founder of Drum House; an organization that facilitates workshops and camps for … Continue reading ep. 11 – Karun Kannampilly
Laurie Dempster is a long-time friend of mine. This is a 2 hours + conversation of him and I complaining about finance and economics. We share some our personal experiences and half-baked theories. Enjoy!
James Robinson is a keyboardist based in Toronto. He is a founding member of the 9 piece soul/funk power house, The Soul Motivators. James gives us a crash course history of the Soul Motivators and explains the ethos behind the bands aesthetic. We reminisce about the many shows that James and I have experienced together … Continue reading ep. 9 – James Robinson
Jason D'Souza is a producer, composer, and mix-engineer based in Mumbai. He's also one of my best buds and collaborators. This conversation is two hours of us just shooting the shit... mostly talking about music and music production. We talk about the low end struggle, producing music remotely, the end of the loudness wars, and … Continue reading ep. 8 – Jason D’Souza
Shailpik Biswas is a multi-mode artist. We talk about living through the recent hurricane Amphaan, his art, and his journey on a more mindful and embodied path. shadowblink.com instagram.com/shailpik instagram.com/iloveillium shadowblink.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/shadowblink
A Comprehensive List Of Organizations To Donate To For Super-cyclone Amphan Relief. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14...https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fdocument%2Fd%2F14lAGoYGToveHeEEIjGdQzmmfDiSUMHtXyQwbynD2U9s%2Fedit%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR13WgpkgjB7-ALTi_abqA073PvQ5A_vgPI3-DF1nQwkeotDiaNQaut4re8&v=v98Wz0QR0wo&redir_token=LSrk1_ECmEDE29AT47j5cAPKirx8MTU5MDg2MjgzMEAxNTkwNzc2NDMw&event=video_description Suyasha Sengupta (aka Plastic Parvati) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and headstand enthusiast based in Kolkata. I first saw Suyasha perform as the front-woman for The Ganesh Talkies in 2015. I was blown away by the sheer energy of the band … Continue reading ep. 6 – Suyasha Sengupta aka Plastic Parvati
STREAM • FREE DOWNLOAD Sleepless In Andheri West began by accident - as an exercise in sampling. The goal, very much in the spirit of the series Against The Clock, was simply to make beats as quickly as possible. At first, the choice to exclusively use samples from old Hindi film songs was … Continue reading Sleepless In Andheri West
Jehangir Jehangir (aka JJ) is a musician, composer, engineer, and the proprietor of Island City Studios in Mumbai. JJ's journey is inextricably linked with that of ICS and its predecessor, Cotton Press Studio. JJ tells us about his beginnings - learning the ropes as an engineer and business owner, along with the crew of talented … Continue reading ep. 5 – Jehangir Jehangir aka JJ
Jishnu 'Short Round' Guha is a film maker, singer, songwriter, guitarist, podcaster, and colourful-sock aficionado. Jishnu manages to get me to divulge my daknam and schools me on the Marvel cinematic universe. We discuss various accents, pronunciations, dialects, and colloquialisms in English and Indian English. And Jishnu's got a helluva story about filming Buddy Guy … Continue reading ep. 4 – Jishnu Guha aka Short Round
Zain Calcuttawala is a musician, producer, engineer, educator, and all-round audio professional based in Mumbai. He also advocates for greater awareness and understanding around mental health and related issues. This is a great conversation with a pretty straight-forward description. We spend the first hour talking about esoteric music production techniques. We spend the remaining time … Continue reading ep. 3 – Zain Calcuttawala
Listen on Spotify and Apple Music Support via bandcamp Extra Content See the video for Up & Down See highlights from the recording process Gratitude Pleased to announce the release of Favourite Strangers by Short Round. Available on all streaming platforms. I’m super grateful to Jishnu Guha for trusting me with these songs, and super … Continue reading Short Round – Favourite Strangers
Listen on Spotify and Apple Music Support via bandcamp Extra Content See the video for Crawling Tracking Drums at Gray Spark Studios in Pune Highlights From The Recording Process Gratitude Super proud of The Koniac Net on the release of their new album They Finally Herd Us. Much gratitude to the band for trusting me … Continue reading The Koniac Net – They Finally Herd Us
Listen on Spotify and Apple Music Support via bandcamp Gratitude Whenever I produce an LP, it’s always hugely sentimental affair… …so before I start rambling uncontrollably… …I’d just like to thank Andrew Wiseman for tracking the drums on this album so well. Many thanks to James Robinson for contributing the beautiful organ parts on Holy … Continue reading Roundelay – There Might Just Be Enough Time
Listen on Soundcloud Extra Content Cycles (Live) Gratitude It is our pleasure to present you all with The Walk Blind EP. I'd like to thank AndrewLIVE for blessing me with this project to work on. He has written some wonderful melodies and thoughtful lyrics for me to supply music to... to allow me to do … Continue reading AndrewLIVE – Walk Blind EP
David Abraham is a singer, songwriter, composer, and frontman of the Mumbai based indie-rock outfit, The Koniac Net. We start off a little slow, but then the conversation gets pretty lively. David and I rally back and forth regarding various bands and artists - how, when, and where we got into them. We discuss the perils of when genre-labels like "indie-rock" and "alternative" become mere verbalisms and what it all even means. Finally, Dave gives us a run down of The Koniac Net releases thus far, what's next for the band, his burgeoning solo identity, and the bands exciting but scary (maybe) trip to play a rock festival in Finland.
Tejas Menon is a singer/songwriter, podcaster, guitarist, founding member of GeekFruit, and all around superstar. Tejas schools me on the impact of Star Wars on our modern reality. We compare/contrast our experiences growing up in Indian diaspora communities abroad, weight the merits of the “follow your dreams” narrative, and share our perspectives on being freelance creatives in a time where the means of productions are more accessible than ever while the world around us appears more volatile than ever. Tejas is a great friend and conversationalist. His latest full length album ‘Make It Happen’ is available on all major streaming platforms along with his other releases.
Listen on Soundcloud and Apple Music Gratitude Here's a story for you... These days, it's hard for me to choose a favourite artist or band. But when I was a teenager, hands down it was The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I basically learned how to play guitar, bass and drums by listening to BloodSugarSexMagik again … Continue reading The Lipstick Junkies – Self Titled
Listen on Soundcloud Extra Content Christmas Promo Die Alone (Live) DKNY (Live) Gratitude Ever since I decided (back in junior high school) that I wanted to live to make records, my singular goal has been to create an album that I can be completely proud of - front to back - no amendments. Today I can … Continue reading AndrewLIVE – LIVE from the 32nd Floor