India Music Week: Dualist Inquiry and Lemâitre

100 Pipers India Music week, brought artists from India, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Sri Lanka Nepal & Bangladesh to perform across the most happening clubs and venues across New Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore.  Seagram’s 100 Pipers India Music Week is a showcase of different genres to provide an all inclusive Indian contemporary urban music experience. The show is owned conceptualized and organizes by one of India’s leading music magazines, Rock Street Journal (RSJ).

Dualist Inquiry is the brainchild and solo project of Sahej Bakshi, who is a producer from Delhi, India. Sahej released his debut EP, ‘Dualism’ in June 2011, and also opened for all three shows that David Guetta played in India, at the Invasion Festival.
There are a lot of great DJ’s in India, but very few who produce their own music, and go ahead with playing only their own stuff in front of a crowd that wants to usually listen to commercial dance music. Dualist Inquiry is a great  project for fans of Glitch, Electro and Chillout Dance music.

Lemaitre is a Norwegian indie-electronic duo who formed in the summer of 2010. In their short career, Lemaitre has gained a following from all over the world. Lemaitre is influenced by artists like Justice, Phoenix, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Noisia, Ratatat and Röyksopp.

The gig was at Hint at Bangalore Central, which had a pretty good ambiance leading up to the show which was set to start at 8:30, but ended up starting only at 9:30.
In in beginning, I was honestly pretty surprised to see almost no one at the venue, but figured they would slowly filter in.
Dualist Inquiry got on to stage with a slow paced guitar + electronic intro (which is his signature sound), and the crowd was slowly starting to warm up to this vibe. He went on to play a couple of tracks from his upcoming album, and a few really good ones like ‘Adustam’. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed his performance and were chanting for an encore as well! This was the second time seeing him live, and I’ll be seeing him again live at NH7 Bangalore, I can’t wait!

By the time Lemaitre got on stage, the crowd was pumped thanks to Sahej’s great set, and they started off with some really great music.
They had an interesting stage set up, with a huge star-like object glowing in different colors, which added a lot in terms of the way the duo looked on stage, and complimented their music perfectly. Their music was a blend of many different ‘genres’ so as to say, they included bits of  Indie Rock, Ambient, Funk and Deep House, amalgamating into some really great electronic music. Some of the notable tracks from their set were “Splitting Colors”, “Strobes pt.2”, “Excuse Me”, and others, which can be found on their youtube or soundcloud pages.

The management of the gig was pretty good when the gig started, but it was disappointing that the show started almost more than an hour late. Other than that, everything was smooth and the music was brilliant, to say the least. Hopefully, I’ll be able to go for a couple more gigs in the India Music Week because they have a great list of artists. If you can don’t miss it, people of Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai!



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