Hyderabadis, what's on your playlist?
From Bollywood to regional tunes, here’s a list of gigs you could choose from, to celebrate World Music Day in Hyderabad.
Gabru in a suit
Here’s a reason for Hindi music lovers to be excited. Popular singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa will get Hyderabadis grooving to his songs, as a part of his debut gig in the city. Expect hit tracks such as High Rated Gabru, Suit Suit, Ban Ja Rani and Patola. Ticket: Rs.999. On June 16, 8 pm onwards. At Rendezvous.
The band’s visit
Defined as a band of experimental musicians, Threeory has carved a niche for itself in the city’s music scene. The five-member outfit performs varied adaptations of both English and Hindi tunes, with focus on progressive rock fusion, jazz and Carnatic. Threeory consists of Syntyche Mongro (vocalist), Mark Talur (keyboardist), Tarun Vishal (drummer), Sentilong Ao (guitarist) and Datta Sai (violinist). On June 15, 7 pm onwards. At Air Live.
Dance the night away at HyLife Brew Company as DJ Chetas plays the best of Bollywood mashups for you. A pioneer of Bollywood Dance Music, Mumbai-based Chetas debuted with his original Itna Sannata Kyu Hai in Golmaal Again(2017), while his first production for a Hindi film was with 2016 sport-drama film, Azhar. Groove to Tamma Tamma, Jab Koi Baat, Love Mashup and more this Sunday. Ticket: Rs.1,500. On June 17, 7 pm onwards. At HyLife Brew Company.
It’s DJ Troja’s house and techno tunes, fused with classical and ethnic influences, that got our attention. His sets feature melodic influences and heavy basslines that create a unique sound, which is deep yet pumping. His first EP, Shanti, received acclaim from renowned international artistes like Acid Pauli, YokoO and Nick Warren. Having played in clubs and open airs across Europe and India, he credits his journey to have shaped his musical influences. On June 16, 7 pm onwards. At Tabula Rasa.
A mixed bag
Kerala-based band Oorali’s performance is an experience in its itself. The six-member outfit brings together a blend of actors, musicians, writers and visual artistes, to provide, what they call, The Oorali Experience. Known for incorporating elements of theatre and art, the band sings in three languages – English, Spanish and Malayalam, and use traditional percussion instruments from across the world (think cajon and wombo drum of Latin America, Djembe of Africa and darbouka from the Mediterranean deserts). Ticket: Rs.500. On June 21, 8.30 pm onwards. At Hard Rock Cafe.
Dance to the beat
If you’re looking for an energetic set to dance to this weekend, Stone Waters is the place to be. Chandigarh-based band Arzz is all set to take you on a musical journey with their Bollywood covers some of the latest songs. Along with Hindi film music, expect some originals covering sufi, retro and Indipop. On June 16, 7.30 pm. At Stone Waters – Kitchen & Lounge.