#HGMusic: Listen To New Releases From Tech Panda x Kenzani, KSHMR, & More

The Homegrown Music Round-Up
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Welcome to Homegrown's New Music Round-Up, the ultimate destination for discovering the week's hottest releases across all genres. Each week, we curate a handpicked and homegrown selection of fresh sounds. This week features psybass, deep dubstep, UK garage and much more.

Cokehead Killer by RaaKshaS Sound

EgO Friendly is the second Dubstep EP by RaaKshaS Sound, known for its deep dubstep and noize elements. The EP creates a subliminally powerful and menacing sound through subdued dubstep and bass music. RaaKshaS Sound, aka Abhishek Shindolkar, is a Mumbai-based Producer/DJ who specializes in Dubstep, Halftime, Hip Hop, and experimental Bass music. He is also a member of the Multilingual Hip Hop Collective Swadesi. The EP showcases RaaKshaS's versatility and unique approach to electronic music, blending heavy basslines with intricate sound design to create an immersive listening experience.

Listen to a track from the EP below.

'Aawara' by KSHMR, King & Zaeden

American DJ and producer KSHMR has announced the release of Aawara, his collaborative single with rapper King and singer-songwriter Zaeden from India, on Dharma Worldwide and Mass Appeal India. Recorded in Mumbai a year ago, the track delves into themes of love, friendship, self-discovery, and personal transformation. With infectious beats, evocative melodies, and heartfelt lyrics, Aawara invites listeners to celebrate the excitement of falling in love, capturing the timeless tale of love at first sight and the exhilarating rush of transformational love.

Listen to it below.

'Padosan' by Tech Panda x Kenzani, Rais Khan & Raxstar

Delhi-based contemporary electronica producers Tech Panda and Kenzani have gained recognition in Indian electronica for their unique approach to old Indian folk songs. Their latest collaboration, Padosan, with percussionist Rais Khan and rapper Raxstar, showcases their ability to blend old Indian sounds with modern elements. Featuring the old Rajasthani song 'Padosan le gai re', sung by Rais Khan and layered with DnB and UK garage beats, along with Raxstar's sharp verses, Padosan is a fusion of traditional folk music and contemporary electronica. The song, inspired by a serendipitous jam session with Rais Khan, captures the essence of Rajasthani folk music while infusing it with a Tech Panda and Kenzani twist.

Listen to it below.

'Diana' by Frizzell D'Souza & Derek & The Cats

Diana is a collaboration between Bangalore-based ensemble Derek & the Cats and singer-songwriter Frizzell D’Souza, blending jazz fusion and pop influences to create a fresh sound. The song delves into themes of resilience and empowered transformation, drawing inspiration from the story of Diana as a symbol of strength. The track's creation centered around a foundational drum rhythm, with layers of keyboards, saxophone, percussion, guitar, and bass adding depth to the arrangement. Recorded at Stained Class Productions in Bangalore, the song captures the live essence of the band's synergy and features Frizzell's delicate vocals and acoustic guitar style, marking DATC's first venture into vocal production.

Listen to it below.

Special Mention

Affection By KAVYA x Khyati Trehan

Watch out for Visual artist and graphic designer Khyati Trehan's latest work in the recently unveiled Affection, an experimental music video teaser for musician KAVYA. The teaser combines live-action footage with AI-generated imagery and video, showcasing a blend of creativity and technology. Despite working with no budget and limited resources, Trehan explores the possibilities offered by generative AI technology, making complex artistic expression more accessible. The original footage, shot on an empty roof or in front of a blank wall, serves as a backdrop for this innovative project, highlighting the convergence of art and technology in modern creative endeavors.

Watch it below.

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