Dave Britto is a song-writer and prolific music journalist based in Mumbai. A staff writer at Rolling Stone India, he has also written for GQ India and The Humming Heart among other publications. Dave tells me about Arrows, his innovative and collaborative music project. He also explains his personal philosophy for music journalism, while giving … Continue reading ep. 31 – Dave Britto aka Arrows
Was a pleasure to chat with Relic the Oddity back in December 2021. Rel takes me through his journey in hip-hop, his recent move to Spain during the pandemic, the conundrum of "growing as an artist", and his Christian faith. We talk about the creative process (beat making vs lyric writing), the demands on an … Continue reading ep. 30 – Rel McCoy aka Relic the Oddity
Brad Kilpatrick is a drummer, percussionist, producer, engineer, and generally outstanding musician based in Toronto. We cover a lot of topics in this expansive conversation. Brad gives some insight into the difference between the world of classical music and the rock/pop scene. He speaks extensively about his process when composing and recording drum parts for … Continue reading ep. 29 – Brad Kilpatrick
Fresh Kils is a Juno nominated producer, mix-engineer, and MPC wizard from Toronto. https://www.instagram.com/freshkils/freshkils.com/music-licensing
Dax Norman is a visual and multi-media artist. Juxtaposing and subverting the notions of low and high art; Dax's work spans painting, animation, music, and performance (among other domains) to create constantly moving and evolving works that force the viewer to pause. https://linktr.ee/Daxnorman
'Kenny' is a brother from another mother. He and I come from very different circumstances but always connect at a deeply spiritual level whenever our paths intersect. I got to catch up with him when I suddenly showed up in Arizona in June of 2021. 'Kenny' shares some tales and insight from his life traveling … Continue reading ep. 26 – ‘Kenny’
Kathleen Williamson is an Attorney Emeritus, Doctor of Philosophy in anthropology, and singer/songwriter based in Tucson, Arizona. Kathleen shares some gems from her vast archive of lived experiences and accumulated insight. Born in the 1950's, Kathleen has a unique perspective on the many paradigm shifts that have occurred over her lifetime. She gives us a … Continue reading ep. 25 – Kathleen Williamson
Amita is the owner of Surya Health and Wellness, where she practices Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition consulting. She is the author of two books, Peaks and Valleys; and My Mother's Ayurvedic Kitchen, and teaches at the faculty of integrated medicine at the University Of Arizona. I bombard her with all my questions related to health … Continue reading ep. 24 – Amita Nathwani
Alan Rego is a bass music lover, media connoisseur, and applied creativity specialist based in Mumbai. Alan and I sit and chat at his most chill and epic window, overlooking the ebbs and flows of daily life in Andheri West. We cover a variety of topics in this free flowing conversation. In particular, we deconstruct … Continue reading ep. 23 – Alan Rego
Sriram T. T. is a guitar player and condom magnate based in Chennai. He is a founding member of the most excellent rock band Skrat. This is the first in-person episode of Mispronunciation Nation and we chat about all kinds of stuff in this expansive and often silly three hour conversation (the unedited was much … Continue reading ep. 22 – Sriram T. T.
Ben Wallick is a musician, producer, composer, and podcaster based in Jerusalam. He is the host of the Secret Sonics podcast. Ben shares his journey from Brooklyn, NY to Israel and the serendipitous events that lead to his focus in audio. He illuminates me on some aspects of Judaic practice and culture. We also chat … Continue reading ep. 21 – Ben Wallick
Jamar Nolan (aka J Nolan) is an artist, songwriter, and author based in Atlanta. He works as an emcee within a variety of domains. We chat about what it's like to write in different settings from the personal to the corporate. He fills me in on what it's like to exist as an emcee in … Continue reading ep. 20 – J Nolan
Nathan Thomas is a producer, composer, and one of the best bass players that I know. We chat about his releases with Rohan Mazumdar, his band Drum Ani Bass, and his solo project Nate08. We geek out on our Ableton experiences and Nathan shares themapproach to his live setup. We dig into the roots of … Continue reading ep. 19 – Nathan Thomas aka NATE08
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
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
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.