My Neck, My Back, My Panic Attack: Listen To Monophonik's New Compilation Album

My Neck, My Back, My Panic Attack: Listen To Monophonik's New Compilation Album
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Shatrunjai Dewan is an Indian composer and producer. The Delhi-based artist describes his unique sound as ‘free-flowing, synthesizer-driven electronic music’. At the end of high school, Shatrunjai got into sound synthesis on Logic and after studying audio engineering in Singapore, he joined the synth-pop band Paraphoniks for 3 years while also making his own music on the side. In 2016, he decided to start a personal project called Monophonik.

Last month, this synth-electronic artist announced a fundraiser compilation he curated for Reel Long Overdub, a London-based label and an extension of Brudenell Groove, a non-profit party collective from Leeds. The compilation is called ‘Reel Small World: India’ which features music by friends and family of Monophonik; made up of all dazzling, new and known artists from India. “A selection of 10 club tunes representing some of the finest talents in the country at the moment all of whom I’m lucky to call my mates,” he says of the compilation album. The artwork of this curation was created by Hiranya Gulati and the tracks were mastered by Lewis DT.

Reel Small World: India features tracks by 10 artists –– HiranyaGoodMostlyBadAngus12 (the new moniker of Nikhil Paul AKA Frame/Framer), MonophonikPrismerKohraZequenxRafikiFILM, and Zero State Kid. The compilation release offers a delicious mix of trance, techno, ambient, jungle, minimal and breakbeat to the electronic underground scene.

GoodMostlyBad’s groovy, percussion and bassline-rich track, ‘My Neck, My Back, My Panic Attack’ has already premiered on Ransom Note, an online music arts and culture magazine and record label.

All the proceeds from this release are going to the Salaam Baalak Trust, a Delhi-based non-profit organization, supporting children by providing them with residential programs, meal programs, preventive health & nutrition, literacy programs, restoration & rehabilitation, and vocational training. The trust was established in December 1988 and provides support services for street and working children in the National Capital. Their name was inspired by Mira Nair’s award-winning film, ‘Salaam Bombay’, a film that revealed the dark underbelly of Mumbai’s streets.

Salaam Baalak Trust believes in the indomitable spirit of children forced to live on the street. Their goal is to create a nurturing environment that can foster the physical and mental growth of the kids and give them the education and resources to fulfil their dreams.

To support their cause and listen to some dope electronic tunes at the same time, head on to Bandcamp and purchase the compilation.