From DJ Erik Vilar's gig at KittyKO to One Girl Shy's show at The Humming Tree, here's a list of top 10 must-attend parties this weekend in Bengaluru
Beats Mladen heaven
July 28 | Aqua — The Park Bangalore
Afterworx and Lucent are set to co-host this gig, headlined by Mladen Tomic (Bosnia; Nightlight Records) along with Mental Machine and Krosfade. Expect a hypnotic compound of techno and tech-house, enhanced by the powerful groove and bass lines that characterise the sets of Tomic, who has won the hearts of clubbers across the globe. Fans will recognise his uncompromising sound and strong energy, which is woven into every one of his sets. The carefully selected compositions. The unique production. The strong personal touch, whether in production, the mix or the re-mix. Mladen’s mission is to travel around the world, conveying his unique vision of music to people with an open mind and heart. 4 pm onwards. Details: 2559-4666.
July 27 | Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal
The Spacetrip Festival will host the genre-defying act of Mandragora (Alien Records), with supporting acts by Vaeya, Nish, Gurudev, Sonik Distortion and Vairagi. The hosts of the festival promise a banging start to this monsoon season, and Mandragora is the perfect ‘alien traveler to Earth’, set to perform live for the first time in the city. 8 pm onwards. Rs 1,000-2,500. Details: 85470-43862/85474-01268.
Out of a clear blue sky
July 27 | The Humming Tree
This gig will feature the indie electro-pop act of Atlas and the Sky — Anjali, Rohan and Vrish — along with Gabriel Daniel. Atlas and the Sky’s singles Fight and Can’t Handle found accolades from their growing fanbase, while both songs came with DIY stop-motion films. Singer-songwriter Gabriel Daniel’s collective features Jesvin Mathew (drums) and Adithyashankar Ajith (bass) with Gabriel on guitars & vocals). Rs 500. 8 pm-12.30 am. Details: 98866-18386.
Buzz on the Vries
July 31 | KittyKO, The LaLiT Ashok
This very special edition of the #MidWeekShuffle will be headlined by Kevin de Vries (Afterlife) supported by Mental Machine and Bx3. The young and extremely talented upcoming producer/DJ, Kevin de Vries is no stranger to the big leagues of the music industry, with releases on labels like Afterlife Drumcode and Cocoon that gained him support from names like Adam Beyer, Tale Of Us, Richie Hawtin and others. After a great two-city tour in India last year, he’s all set to give you a taste of his intoxicating tunes, say the hosts. 8 pm-1 am. Details: 3052-7777.
A Vilar and a way
July 27 | KittyKO, The LaLiT Ashok
This gig will feature DJ Erik Vilar, supported by homeboy DJ Prithvi. Erik Vilar is a Brazilan star and fitness guru to many, and he’s set to make you groove all night to his tunes, promise the hosts. He made his South Beach Winter Party debut in early 2017, and has performed regularly at the Sao Paulo and Recife Gay Pride events. Having begun DJing during his late teens, he is also associated with remixes made famous by pop icon Britney Spears. 9 pm-1 am. Details: 3052-7777.
Pleasure and piano
July 26 | Alliance Française de Bangalore
Titled ‘The Music We Love’, this piano duo concert hosted by Natalliapiano, will be led by globally renowned musicians Natallia K Kapylova and Liudmila Alizarchyk — who will present the playful jazz of French Milhaud, the romance of Argentinian Guastavino, the solitude of Austrian Schubert, the reflections of Russian Shostakovich, the dramatic German Bruch, sensual Bizet, dazzling French Saint-Saëns and inventive Belorussian Vysotsky, inspired by Freddie Mercury. 7 pm-8.30 pm. Rs 400. Details: 4080-8181.
Trial by Agnee
July 27 | IIM Bangalore
Rock band Agnee — featuring Koco (lead guitar), K Mohan (vocals), Varun Venkit (drums) and Chirayu Vedekar (bass) — will perform live as a part of the annual business summit, Vista. Hugely popular and acclaimed, Agnee is known for its hummable tunes, live-wire performances and deeply rooted Indian sound — inspired by Kabir’s poetry, Vedic and Carnatic classical music. 7 pm-10 pm. Summit pass Rs 200. Details & tickets online.
Do the jitterbug
July 26 | Liquid Lounge and Bar, Hyatt Centric MG Road
Afterworx will host the next ‘Four by Floor’ gig featuring Jitter with supporting acts by Leon and Sree Hari. A composer, producer and DJ, Jitter aka Jayant Luthra has been in the industry for over 15 years. One of India’s most versatile DJs, his obsession with music started early in life, and he has been producing music since 2003, having worked with domestic and internationally acclaimed artistes. His influences come from a wide range of music — from Indian classical to EDM to rock. He blends all these styles to create his Jitter sound which is very edgy, unpredictable and emotive. 8 pm onwards. Details: 4936-1234.
The Lo-Fi resurgence
July 28 | Location TBA, Koramangala
The Oscillate series of parties, representing India’s alternative community, will host Oscillate with Lo-Fi hero Harrison BDP (in pic) along with city acts Knique, ALTERED and Denoy. Few artistes are more responsible for the resurgence of Lo-Fi house as a genre than Harrison Webber aka Harrison BDP, whose hits such as Decompression and It’s Foggy Outside that helped lay down the foundation for a sound that’s low on frills but high on emotion. Rs 499. 7 pm-12.30 am. Details & tickets online.
Once bitten, twice shy
July 26 | The Humming Tree
One Girl Shy is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Akhilesh Kumar, and is hailed as one of the most brilliant alternative folk rock acts around. 4 Left Feet, on the other hand, is an indie band based out of the city, with Rudra on vocals, Rahul on bass, Shakthi on drums and Ankur on guitars. The band plays music of all kinds of flavour, varying from dance/electronica, funk, RnB and more. `400. 8 pm-12.30 am. Details: 98866-18386.