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Homegrown Selects: A Playlist Of Our Favourite Tracks From April 2024

Welcome to Homegrown's Monthly Playlist, A curation of our favourite releases from every month bringing you the freshest music from across the country by artists that represent the zeitgeist. In our first edition, we delve into genres ranging from doom folk to breakbeats, UK Garage to hip-hop, organic house to experimental pop, Drum n Bass to rock, and beyond. Our playlist is a window to the heart of the sound of the nation, showcasing artists who are driving conversations that resonate with contemporary crowd through their music.

1. The Bug - Green Park

The Bug from New Delhi-based band Green Park's album Newly Aged encapsulates a lifetime of honed musicality and artistry, blending alternative, indie pop, jazz, bossa nova and indie rock jazz into a mesmerizing psychedelic dream.

2. Space Boy by Naman

From a massive and impressive album called Rehab, Space Boy is a poignant organic house track by the visual artist, designer, electronic musician and dancer Naman who 'wonders about the origin of the universe' and from what I hear, translates his findings into his tracks.

3. Frogrock - Disco Puppet

Frogrock by Disco Puppet is an experimental pop track, serving as a cute queer coming-out story about a frog perched on a rock. This magical song marks the beginning of Disco Puppet's upcoming album.

4. Baahar - Kinari

From one of the best albums in Indian hip hop history, Baahar by Kinari will give you a glimpse of the unaplogetic declaration of self that need not be the screamed, cold, menacing sound that the entire album otherwise consists of.

5. Fall Of Reason - Vinay Prasad

Bengaluru-based singer-songwriter Vinay Prasad's latest album is "a compilation of the quiet introspections that occupy my mind from time to time. They are somber, insistent, pensive and not necessarily of any consequence."

6. Saiyan - Janaka Selecta & Tritha

Saiyan by Janaka Selekta and Tritha combines traditional Indian vocals with a contemporary DnB twist, showcasing Tritha's versatile and emotionally captivating singing style alongside Janaka Selekta's powerful Jungle & Drum N Bass sound.

7. Deeda - Shantam

Deeda by Delhi-based producer Shantam Khanna is the first release from his latest EP Out The House. Blending UK breaks, garage, and house music, the album navigates different moods, tempos and textures especially with this wacky, funk-laden number.

8. Tainted Within - Primaevus

Ankit's deep baritone vocals blend with Harul's somber guitar passages in this track from their latest meditative album An Eldritch Odyssey. Transposing the sensibilities of doom and black metal to the acoustic realm, their trance-like sound is a gift for the fans of post-industrial, gothic/ darkwave music and lovers of doom and black metal.

9. Dusky - Melythm

Melythm, an instrumental rock band from India, showcases a fusion of influences ranging from jazz and neo-soul to modern metal and math rock in their music. With a focus on technical soundness and enjoyability, their guitar-driven compositions delve into progressive themes and narratives, incorporating elements from post-rock, alt-rock, and art-rock genres. Influenced by a diverse range of artists like Chon, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Guthrie Govan, and Nate Smith, Melythm's recent release, Dusky, reflects their experimental and thematic approach to instrumental music, offering listeners a captivating sonic journey.

10. DJANNA - Sampriti & Irfana

DJANNA by Sampriti, Irfana Hameed, and Kikomba is a rare fusion of Amapiano, a global dance music phenomenon, and Assamese lyrics; offering a unique blend of deep house, lounge music, and Kwaito.