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    Local, national
    and global artistes gang up at NH7 Weekendera��Indiaa��s happiest festival

    Along with the welcome nip in the air, NH7 Weekender is back with a thumping 33-artiste line-up. The happiest sound festival of the year will have something for every kind of music fan a�� EDM and acoustic to Bollywood and Blues, across four stages. Heading our way is As Animals (France), Money For Rope and A�Peking Duk from Australia, Sickflip (Mumbai), The Supersonics (Kolkata), Dualist Inquiry (India) and , A� MUTEMATH (USA). We corner some of the performers as they arrive from Kolkata before setting off to Pune and Delhi. By Aakanksha Devi

    Back to the beginning
    We were highschoolers who wanted to make music. We started in 2006, rei vented ourselves many times and now wea��re here with high energy music that you can dance, headbob or mosh to.
    Top influences
    The Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Johnny Cash, The Raconteurs, Jack WhiteandThe Hives.
    Set list for NH7 Weekender
    We will be playing music predominantly off our new album The Queen with some fun older songs too. Mad energy is what we forecast and expect of the crowd!
    Music festivals are…
    The last bastions of hope for
    indepedent musicians worldwide, where the crowd come there for one thing
    only a�� great music.
    An artiste you are looking to watch
    Houdini Dax

    Mr. Woodnote and Lil Rhys
    Mr. Woodnote and Lil Rhys are a duo from Bristol, UK who use the Loopstation
    with a saxophone, beatboxing, flute and rap to create some intense music.
    Mr Woodnote tells us more.
    Describe your music
    My music is funky with a lot of dancy beats. All the music I produce
    is made live on stage. Nothing is pre-recorded.
    Peek into the city gig
    Get excited about big bouncy tunes. A couple of special Indian guests will be a part of my act. And yeah, simple, a lot of positive music and a great vibe! I am looking for a bit of a party.

    Inspector Cluzo
    Laurent Lacrouts of the
    French fusion groove band takes us behind the scenes
    Starting out
    We (Mathieu Jourdain
    and myself) met in engineering school, 22 years ago. We were supposed to work as physics or maths teachers but became musicians and farmers! And in the past six years, since the band was started, we
    have done 689 gigs in over
    44 countries.
    Your unique sound
    We play fusion music with four hands, two musicians a�� no tricks, no tracks, just us creating
    sounds without any bass.
    The Bangalore gig
    Wea��re well known for per
    forming crazy shows, each different from the previous one. We build our shows on the audience reaction and no set list. That is typical to our culture as we are Gascon and play with a fighting spirit and bring in a
    certain panache.
    Future of music
    We do think the new music
    generation will come from countries such as China, India, South America, because Europe
    is too old and too
    conservative for this now.
    November 8a��9 at Embassy International Riding School, Tarun hunse Village, Jalahobly.
    Tickets (`1,750 per day upwards)
    on insider.in

    Amit Trivedi
    Inside the mind of the
    Bollywood music composer
    Your music
    It has a lot of Indian influences.
    We try to fuse a lot of varied instru
    mentation in Bollywood genres to
    create some very unique and
    interesting sounds
    Your views on musical festivals
    They are a fantastic platform for non- Bollywood musicians. The music scene has seen an evolution across the board.
    Performing in Bangalore
    In terms of music, I think it is
    culturally very rich. It has become a
    great hub for musicians from all
    over the world.


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