Live Viacom 18 and Pepsi MTV Indies create yet another exciting opportunity for fans to experience music and the indie subculture like never before with the launch of their latest property: SPIRO - An Urban Takeover. This exhilarating property is set to kick-start with its first edition in Mumbai on 1st April 2015.
For the first four days of April 2015, SPIRO will take over the city of Mumbai with multiple events across music, comedy and film. Beginning at extreme ends of the city, SPIRO will weave its way towards the centre, showcasing the best of contemporary indie culture along the way. It will culminate in a day-long cultural takeover of Mehboob Studios, Bandra, featuring film screenings, stand-up acts and a jaw-dropping line-up of musicians – including the headlining act, Grammy-nominated electronica producer Pretty Lights.
Since his debut in 2006, Pretty Lights has been holding the indie torch high, with a prolific stream of releases – available as free downloads on his website. He’s gone on to perform at the biggest music festivals in the world, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Outsidelands and Electric Zoo. In 2011, he set up his own label, Pretty Lights Music, now home to the brightest names in electronica like Michal Menert, Gramatic and Break Science. His 2013 album, A Color Map of the Sun received a nomination in the Best Dance/Electronica Album category at the 2014 Grammys. Pretty Lights music crosses many genres, forming a combination of "glitchy hip-hop beats, electronic, nu Jazz, and vintage funk and soul.
Derek Vincent Smith is an American electronic music artist who performs under the stage name Pretty Lights. He is also the proprietor of an associated music label, Pretty Lights Music. Find below a few highlights about the artist:
- Pretty Lights, Smith played at several major American music festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Rothbury, the Electric Daisy Carnival, Camp Bisco, and the 10KLF
- In 2010, Pretty Lights played at the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Ultra Music Festival in Miami
- Pretty lights is popular for their collaboration and mixing of legendary artists across genres, like Radio head, Nirvana, Zeppling, gramatix and many more
"If out last album was introverted, then the new one is definitely extroverted", Justin Boreta explains of one of 2014`s most anticipated electronic-music albums: The Glitch Mob`s Love Death Immortality, to be released February 11, 2014, Boreta represents one-third of The Glitch Mob`s core members, alongside Ed Ma (aka edIT) and Joshua Mayer (aka Ooah). Together, this supergroup trio of instrumentalist/producers have in Love Death Immortality created the odeal follow-up to The Flitch Mob`s 2010 debut full-length LP, Drink The Sea. That album proved the group`s breakout: Drink The Sea its top 10, nearly three years since its relase. Put out completely independently on the group`s own Glass Air imprint (which will also handle Love Death Immortality), Drink The Sea would go on to sell over 80,000 copies and counting.
Donn Bhat is a genre-defying, live experimental electronica producer and composer. He has been a known face and name in the Indian independent music scene since the release of his debut album in 2006.
Since the beginning of his musical career, Donn Bhat’s music has been featured on various platforms, including the MTV television series Bring On The Night. In 2011, he was featured as the BBC artist of the month on the Bobby Friction show aired in the UK. His versatile musical abilities have also seen him compose music for popular Bollywood films, including a song for the film Vicky Donor, Mar Jaiyan.
In October 2014, Donn Bhat released his sophomore album, Passenger Revelator, an 11-track record that features collaborations with various musicians. These include Baul singer Malabika Brahma, for the song 107, and the electronic musician and vocalist Ashhar Farooqui, aka Toymob who sings the song Stars Align, which became a huge hit and has received much radio play since its release in 2013.
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