Mali is the alias of Maalavika Manoj, an independent pop singer-songwriter based in Mumbai, India. She likes to keep her song writing and music simple, natural and honest. She plans on taking her music to the world and her debut EP Rush is her first step towards doing so. The EP is about taking a leap of faith to in order to build a dream and getting a rush from doing it. Mali has also worked with the likes of AR Rahman, Anirudh Ravichander, Dualist Inquiry, Dharavi Rocks, Spud In The Box and Sapta, to name a few.Youtube
Date: Saturday, August 26th / Time: 4:30pm / Venue: Beach Stage
The Fanculos was dreamt up by half Italian, half Guyanese, British born musician Ramon Ibrahim. Ramon was heavily influenced by British ska bands such as The Specials, The Beat, and Madness, and set out to write an original set comprised of his own interpretation of SKA. The Fanculos set is a mix of high energy SKA, dub, reggae, funk, focusing on live performance, audience interaction, good times and general fanculery. The Fanculos are: JJ - Drums, Saurab Suman - Bass, Ryan Sadri - tenor sax, Apurv â€˜Lalaâ€™ Isaac - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Ramon Ibrahim - Vocals, Keys, Trombone.Video 1 Video 2
Date: Saturday, August 26th / Time: 5:30pm / Venue: Beach Stage
Karthick Iyer's technical proficiency as a Classical Carnatic violinist enables him to transcend the boundaries of individual genre. His band Indo Soul by Karthick Iyer is a collaboration of diverse musicians who make soulful Indian music, which as Karthick explains â€œtakes Indian music to the world and brings the world to Indian musicâ€. He has collaborated with the likes of A.R. Rehman, Susheela Raman and Shankar Mahadevan and performs around India and across the globe.Video 1 Video 2 Video 3
Date: Saturday, August 26th / Time: 7:00pm / Venue: Beach Stage
BEMET is the alter ego of the Israeli phenomenon electronic artist - Hod Moshonov.
BEMET was discovered by an Indian audience last year after a remake he made for â€œMumbai Danceâ€ by Indian artist Nucleya that became an internet sensation. He revealed a collaboration with MC Tommy (A Brazilian - Israeli singer, DJ & outstanding performer who lead to BEMET's new live set). BEMET has been steadily building momentum working with the giant dubstep artist Borgore, opening for Major Lazer, and performing at coveted festivals and stages around Europe, the U.S.A and Asia such as SXSW and the Drum & Bass Festival in Dresden. The live show is an explosion of light and sound that has drawn comparisons with the energy of The Prodigy and the intensity of Die Antwoord. BEMET plays his custom made keytar, an instrument he is single handedly returning from its 80â€™s purgatory.
Date: Saturday, August 26th / Time: 8:00pm / Venue: Beach Stage
Nurtured in the Middle east and native of Chennai. Among the things that was inspiring music stood out. Crown genre being progressive house, his love for electronic only grow beyond the conventional construct. He founded a record label in 2009, Rms edge records. Incorporating some collaborative work inclined towards digital releases but retired the label in 2016. Sultan also has an online show called "The Ambiguent". His style can be termed global electronic but characterised smooth transcendent. Sultan Almalik is the resident DJ of the festival.