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    City-based drum and bass duo, Sapta, is out with its new album.

    There is good news for electronica fans. Sapta, the city-based live electronica act, is out with their titular album. Experimenting with hip hop beats, this jungle-influenced and bass heavy album is all about the number seven. “The entire album revolves around seven—right from the number of songs, to the release date, to the live tour,” says Marti Bharath, producer and vocalist. Bharath, who performed at a private rooftop at Thiruvanmiyur with drummer Tapass Naresh yesterday, says the  sounds in the album are “a lot more underground,” and flavoured with hip hop elements—like the duo’s favourite track, Le Code D’Honneur. A year in the making, the album also has artistes like Jhanu from Skrat playing “some funky guitar parts which helped shape songs like Brown Sugar & All the Things.” Talking about their musical journey so far and how tough it was to make their presence felt in the music scene, Bharath says, “Breaking through in a country that has so much talent is hard, but we are lucky that we have the right people listening to us now.” Inspired by artistes and bands such as Chemical Brothers, Prodigy and Kanye West, the duo will be doing a seven-city tour and promise to come back to the city to “play a banger of a set,” that will be open to the public.

    Details: soundcloud.com/sapta

    —Simar Bhasin

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