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High Street Phoenix hosts the trailblazing Karsh Kale Collective SoundSystem
Events in Mumbai - High Street Phoenix hosts the trailblazing Karsh Kale Collective SoundSystem on 24 April 2015, 7:30 pm onwards
GET ‘AWE-STRUNG’ BY WORLD MUSIC STALWART KARSH KALE ON 24TH APRIL AT HIGH STREET PHOENIX!
~High Street Phoenix brings the best of Asian Underground music to the city this season~
Mumbai, 17th April, 2015: This Friday, High Street Phoenix brings Indian American musician, “visionary composer and producer” (by Billboard magazine) Karsh Kale and his hand-picked band mates to fill the air with their musical marvel. A pioneering figure in defining the Asian Underground genre by mixing disparate genres of music such as Indian classical and folk with electronica, rock, pop and ambient music, Karsh Kale will perform with his band - Karsh Kale Collective SoundSystem on 24th April, 2015 from 7:30 pm onwards at the Courtyard, High Street Phoenix. With this, the destination centre will organize ‘Awe-Strung’, a series of specially curated performances by one iconic artist on last Friday of every month.
The destination centre will witness one of global music’s brightest stars and poster boys, Karsh Kale spread his ray of beautiful music. Formed in 2012, the Karsh Kale Collective SoundSystem features eight musical talents and Friday will see producer/composer/guitarist Randolph Correia AKA Func, Singer Apeksha Dandekar, Beatboxer Yungraj and Sitar Player Azeem along with Karsh Kale. The show is poised to be electronic heavy leading into many collaborative moments through the set, featuring a host of new music from Karsh's repertoire. Karsh Kale is currently working simultaneously on producing 2 albums, one his own and the other for Chinese artist Sa Dingding, both set to be released shortly.
Another musical treat, immerse yourself in the beats of Laxmi Bomb, on Saturday, 25th April 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The electro-pop outfit from Mumbai has played at ‘The Scene at Blue Frog’, MTV India Anniversary Special, the ‘House of Vans edition at Sitara Studio & D’Bell’ along with festivals like ‘Ragasthan’ and the ‘Sony Music Conference’ in Kerala 2014.
When was the last time you got a chance to watch an international sensation, a global music Goliath and an artist par-excellence perform live without shelling a penny? This weekend, is your chance. Don’t miss out!
About Karsh Kale & Karsh Kale Collective SoundSystem:
Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Karsh Kale is one of global music’s Brightest Stars. In the past 15 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music.
Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the world’s most sought after fusion artists. He has released 6 Studio albums, including Realize, Liberation, Broken English, Breathing Under Water with Anoushka Shankar and Cinema. He has also been featured on shows such as Coke Studio, Dewarists and SoundTrippin where he got to collaborate with musicians from across genres and styles.
Karsh has been performing with various Collectives through his career, including Tabla Beat Science, Coke Studio Collective, Realize, Liberation and many others. For this show, he will be bringing on stage The Karsh Kale Collective Soundsystem featuring producer/composer/guitarist Randolph Correia AKA Func, Singer Apeksha Dandekar, Beatboxer Yungraj and Sitar Player Azeem. The show is going to be electronic heavy leading into many collaborative moments through the set, featuring a lot of new music from Karsh's repertoire.
About Laxmi Bomb
From the land of salt-pans and straight into the city, comes a local sound that provides the perfect foil as the city background. Meet ‘Laxmi Bomb’, a newly formed electro-pop outfit from ‘Bombay’, because that’s where the music comes from. A place when the city had a better name and sang a different song.
The theme is reflective of those times and represented through a young woman’s imagery. A traveller of the many landscapes in a city called ‘Hॐ’, the title of the debut EP. It meanders through the ‘happy-hustle-bustle’ and the ‘eerie calm’ in equal capacity. With classic Hindi cinema motifs and pop-disco beats thrown in with candid measure. Listen to Hॐ here: www.laxmibomb.com
And ‘Hॐ’ has already been weaved into the fabric of the city. Having featured in various pockets that include ‘The Scene at Blue Frog’, MTV India Anniversary Special, the ‘House of Vans edition at Sitara Studio & D’Bell’. Not to mention festivals like ‘Ragasthan’ and the ‘Sony Music Conference’ in Kerala 2014. Watch the LIVE performance of ‘Pari By Night’: http://goo.gl/HEaoSC
As for national television, a music video for the song ‘Major Major’ has been aired on 9XO as the ‘artist of the month’ with an exclusive interview appearing on Viacom’s CNBC TV-18 too. You can watch the video for ‘Major Major’ here: http://goo.gl/hx9nsH
On another frequency, the music has been a regular feature on the radio show ‘Indie Thursday hosted by RJ Teejay Sidhu for Radio One 94.3 FM and RJ Sucharita Tyagi for Radio City 91.1 FM. You can also listen to the full-length interview with Teejay Sidhu on this link: http://goo.gl/yodHq5
Laxmi has also received her fair share of free press with leading publications such as The Indian Express, Times of India, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, HT Café, NH7 amongst others bringing her story to the forefront. Here are some press links to peruse through:
Laxmi is unique and comfortable in her own identity. As the review in the ‘Mid-Day’ would put it, “a breath of fresh air in a city with its fair share of imitators”.
About High Street Phoenix:
High Street Phoenix (HSP), is the first retail led consumption centre developed in India over a sprawling 3.3 million square feet. It houses over 500 brands including a variety of F&B, entertainment, commercial and residential complexes. Pioneered by The Phoenix Mills Co. Ltd., HSP is led by its young, dynamic Managing Director, Atul Ruia and his team of professionals. At HSP, each zone has been specifically conceptualized and designed to offer an international experience and as an answer to emerging urban agglomerations typically defined as 'mixed used developments'.
The centre houses 3 distinct shopping zones viz. Skyzone, Grand Galleria and High Street Units (HSU).The multi-leveled Skyzone boasts of anchor stores of leading national and international brand retail outlets. The Grand Galleria caters to impulse shoppers and is connected to PVR Cinema’s 2000 seater 7 digital screens multiplex. The HSU houses a variety of stores which cater to niche lifestyles consisting of artifacts, handicrafts, stylish accessories, apparel and jewelery stores including a gift store and an optician cum eye wear store. In a nutshell, HSU houses almost everything you can possibly desire to make a truly memorable retail experience.
Popularly known as the heart of HSP, ‘Courtyard’ - true to its name, presents the perfect platform for celebration and festivities. Completing this picture are an array of eateries that surround it. With a variety of first-of-its-kind retail stores, flagship stores and international brands under its umbrella is hard to resist. The centre today stands as testament to mixed used development and is a unique destination with a wide variety of choices to appeal to all segments of the consumer across the board.
HSP has added one of Mumbai’s, first luxury and premium luxury retail and entertainment destination, appropriately christened, ‘Palladium’. Palladium has, in a short span of time become an iconic landmark not only for Mumbai but for the entire country and offers four levels of exclusive shopping in an atmosphere of extraordinary sophistication and refinement all under one elegant roof.
The centre also has an expanded car park area making it one of the biggest car pool areas in Mumbai clocking on average of nearly 6,000 vehicles each day.
Winner of the “Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year – Socially Responsible” at the Asia Shopping Centre and Mall Awards 2014.
Karsh Kale Showreel 2014