Krunk Presents: Hotbox 10 ft Dorian Concept, Mumbai

. antiSOCIAL , Mumbai [All ages]

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KRUNK Presents Hotbox 10 featuring Dorian Concept (AUT)
Venue: antiSOCIAL
Date: Saturday, 2nd November 2019
Time: 9:30 pm onwards
Support by:
Okedo (Live)
Madboy (Live)
Rafiki Sounds

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About Dorian Concept
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The narrative of music in the 2010s is that of connectivity, of flattened boundaries, of a level landscape: with the democratization of music distribution and more direct communication channels between creators and fans, the discourse hails a creative frontier with fewer obstacles than ever between the bedroom studio and the public consciousness. But what is less often spoken about is what falls between the cracks of unbridled access and constant chatter, and what happens to those who are offered a spotlight yet prefer not to stand in it. A post-postmodern position occupied by confident feet, which nonetheless refuse to dance on command. Enter Dorian Concept, the self-taught, Viennese-born and raised keyboardist and producer, our case in point.

Dorian Concept, born Oliver Thomas Johnson, in the early years climbed an ascent perhaps exemplary of this generation’s brightest production talents: after experimenting with production software, piano and saxophone throughout his teenage years, he studied multi-media art at university before catching the internet’s attention with virtuosic video footage of himself shredding on a microKORG and dropping out to pursue music-making more seriously. In the span of a few years he had caught the attention of such sonic agenda-setters as Gilles Peterson, Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs; released a flurry of EPs; performed with The Cinematic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall; joined the ranks of other promising upstarts at Red Bull Music Academy; got spotted by Flying Lotus and invited to tour in his live band. After finding a home on Ninja Tune, he enjoyed underground success with the release of an album “Joined Ends”, dizzyingly intricate singles which made the rounds on experimental dancefloors worldwide, and subsequent live touring from Glastonbury to Sonar to MoMA PS1’s Warm Up.

But true to his hometown’s intensely private and self-analytical spirit, Dorian Concept has been wary of the hyperconnectivity and demand for extraversion which defines the contemporary music world. That his name remains a currency in the headiest undercurrents, yet his public presence still so measured and sparse, speaks to a cautious thoughtfulness that belies the characteristic childlike play of his productions. Having spent the past four years largely off the radar – un-learning equipment he famously could play with his eyes closed and reconnecting with a sense of self still mostly shrouded from the world – he re-emerges with the announcement of his signing to Brainfeeder and the forthcoming release of his most evocative album to date. 2018 sees him poised to speak with a voice the world will be delighted to, finally, hear.

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About Madboy (LIVE)
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MADBOY, the solo Electronic project of Imaad Shah, is based out of Mumbai, India. The Electro-Soul inspired sound and Live show uses elements of high energy dance music and places it in the context of old school Funk and Soul influences- with live guitar and synthesizers. Madboy is one half of popular Electro-Funk duo Madboy/Mink - This project is his playground as a producer, with touches of Acid, Disco, Hip hop instrumentals, genre-defying electronic music, his trademark vocals, guitar and dense synth-laden soundscapes. The act is less than a year old and since his first release last year of the well recieved EP 'Boy', Imaad has played to audiences all across the country at almost every live music venue in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, and other cities. He has played at Red Light Radio, Amsterdam, Sorte Firkante, Copenhagen and Ziro Festival of Music.

The second new EP/ first album (scheduled to launch in May
2017) from Madboy 'Dream Delite' explores dreamy sexuality and plays with the difference between dreams and reality. It explores the states of being asleep and being awake using synthesizers, surreal lyrics, hip hop beats and soul inspired vocals. The genre could be called 'neo-soul' but Madboy plays his own variety of it, as the songwriting and production are super modern- using unusual synth sounds, flowing Arps, crisp Hip-hop inspired beats, and towards the end- a little bit of darkness and space exploration.

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About Okedo (LIVE)
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OKEDO’ is a duo project featuring Will Clark on synths/vocals & Ishaan Gandhi on drums/electronics. Together they have cooked up a noisy revolution of menacing grooves and addictive melodies, carefully combined to capture hearts and dance floors all across the nation.

OKEDO is the bold new sound of an untamed beast made of pure soul.

Ishaan Gandhi is a producer from India, whose roots in drumming and percussion sprout a lush soundscape of bad beats and undulated ambience. Having spent his early years drumming in the independent music scene in New Delhi, he furthered his understanding of music production at the Leeds College of Music in the UK.

Will Clark began his career in the music biz over a decade ago in London, where he studied composition at King’s College, and classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music. His previous project was the 3 piece band Hieronymo

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About Rafiki Sounds
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Rafiki is the solo project of Sohail Arora (Founder of Krunk) pushing the best in cutting edge acid, house, breaks & techno from across the globe. In the short span under the moniker, Rafiki has already supported acts like Baba Stiltz, Cashu, Desert Sound Colony, Ciel, Shedbug, RRoxymore, Anthony Naples, Roza Terenzi, Eclair Fifi, Willow & more.

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