Soundscape 013: India (Raji Rags)

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MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is the easiest way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks we visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

After a brief break following our trip to Mexico last November, we return with our first Soundscape mix of 2018 – and its an absolute beauty. Anyone who’s read our recent interview with the Jwala collective will know just how exciting India’s beatmaking scene is right now, so it was obvious where our next destination should be.

Our guide this time round is Raj ‘Raji Rags’ Chaudhuri, who recently spent several weeks DJing and crate-digging his way across India. While there the Boiler Room curator and Livin’ Proof co-founder linked up with several of the DJs and producers who feature in today’s mix, as he explains…

“As a British born Indian – for me, it is fascinating to go back to India and see what is happening with the music scene there. I have been lucky enough to go regularly over the last few years and each time I go – I am meeting more and more producers, DJs, and artists who are starting to build their own scene out across the country.

“There are a lot of electronic producers who are making great house and techno. However, this is a taste of some of my favourite producers making music more on the instrumental hip-hop / beats side of things. Some of this is music of people I have met, seen live, or been recommended and meant as a taster rather than a comprehensive guide…”

Whet your appetite below, and afterwards be sure to also check out Raj’s recent NTS Indian Music Special from January…

Soundscape 013 (Raji Rags) – full tracklist:

MadStarBase – Choli
Nikhil Narendra – Blue Garden
FILM – Stop
Tarqeeb – Blip
zzz – cocacola
EZZYLAND – edged out.
Aniruddh Menon – Morning Rituals
MadStarBase – Rangeela Re
MALFNKTION – Satchidananda: Journey Through India
Echofloat – Caress
Lacuna – Space Blaze
Sandunes – Honey Tree
Sez on the Beat – Trapanese
Oceantied – Streets
SickFlip – Desert Bae
jitwam – somethingtochewon [additional bass by henry wu]
babloo babylon – 1+1
goldflake – blindnight
Kumail – Used To It
Worms’ Cottage – The Simplest Thing
Profound – slowdowngf

by Editor
March 2, 2018

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