This week at boxoutwednesdays,rekeeping it local, with Boxout.own Nishant Gill and Boxout resident TRAFFICC alongside New Delhi. An electronic instrument builder by night, Nishant Gill is Boxout.fm?s Radio Manager and also the in-house peddler of subversive electronics and other, assorted weirdness. Apart from performing live music under several monikers, Nishant has also been playing genre-less dancefloor friendly tunes. night he will be bringing gritty acid basslines, banging techno and electro tunes while seldom bordering obscurest idm territories and then some dark industrial filth. TRAFFICC aka Nihal Kanwar, host of Rush Hour, is heavily inspired by rave cultures from the 80s and 90s. He favours an eclectic, hectic mix of music encompassing left-field techno, electro, jungle and breaks with the occasional hip-hop, afrobeat and dancehall.Monophonik is the solo electronic music project of classically trained musician and audio engineer Shatrunjai Dewan. He utilises modular, analog synthesisers to create fresh-sounding, versatile and raw electronic music. He put out his first EP Hibernate in 2016, carving out a unique space for himself within the landscape of Indian electronic music This triple-billing is guaranteed to keep the dance-floor shaking. The only weekly residency in the country for underground sounds and culture, #boxoutwednesdays is more than just a night, it is an on-going movement that helps build and serve a community that remains neglected by the mainstream. We are committed to ensuring that #boxoutwednesdays is a safe and inclusive space for all people. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of verbal or physical harassment or abuse. If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please reach out to us right away.
Monophonik is the solo project of Mumbai based electronic music producer Shatrunjai Dewan. Having formally trained in classical piano and studied audio engineering, he now combines skillset of the two, creating a reservoir of fresh sounding, uplifting electronic music, infused with melody, grove, and the rawness of analog synthesizers.
He takes a unique approach in performing his music live, believing that electronic music, like any other pop/rock music, can be performed live, without having to playback pre-recorded audio. He is able to achieve this by re-creating sounds in real time with the help of a combination of analog modular synthesizers, which are used in his live show.
Shatrunjai began training in classical piano during his time at the Doon School, Dehradun, after which he went on to study audio engineering at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. He now resides in Mumbai, working as a freelance live sound engineer for bands such as Hari & Sukhmani, as well as being apart of the electronic music duo Paraphoniks.
His idea with Monophonik is not only to get your feet moving, but also to be able to recreate electronic music in real time, using combinations of synthesizers, sequencers and organic elements like pianos etc. He wishes to spread the love for analog modular synthesizers with this project and expose numbers of people to sounds they wouldn’t have heard before. Fresh sounding, uplifting electronic music, infused with melody, grove, and the rawness of analog synthesizers is what you can expect.