Mishti Dance is back with it’s third night of Asian inspired music from some of the most exciting bands and DJs on the London music scene – Conspirators of Pleasure | The Tuts | Kapil Seshasayee | Soundar Ananda. Book tickets £10/8: https://poplarunion.com/book/66404/?spektrix_bounce=true
Conspirators of Pleasure consists of the duo Poulomi Desai (ex Dead Jalebies) and Simon Underwood. They seek to bend all the rules, question the sacred, create extraordinary soundscape performances and self-regulating sonic systems, using modified and prepared instruments. Part of their unusual musical armoury includes a prepared sitar, sonically twisted stylophones, prepared bass, modified toys, resurrected radios and visually scarred slide projections. Their compositions explore experimental terrains, twisting technology to transform organic sounds into eerie calls that flow from intense waves of abrasive, noisy, chaos invoking industrial nostalgia, to structured pulsating rhythms, to melancholic, microtonal drones.
The Tuts have long been one of the best and brightest new bands in the UK, for what
they do and what they represent. This all-female, all-feminist, DIY “3-Tone” trio (of
proud Caribbean, English and Indian/Pakistani origin) are avatars in the ongoing
debate over inclusivity in the music scene, as well as a powerful musical unit by any
standards. They met as teenagers and learned the fierce working- class work ethic that has them literally doing-it-themselves. The Tuts’ ambition to write the greatest, catchiest songs they can within the parameters of a stripped- down sound results in a series of pop punk nuggets on their debut album, Update Your Brain.
Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one-man combination of Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Arca and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining Big Black style drum machine beats with Carnatic guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.
DJ, producer & Asian underground promoter on the French urban electronic music scene, Soundar mixes cutting-edge, futuristic, nu-skool, eastern electronic music influenced by dub, dubstep, DnB, breakbeat, jungle, reggae and producing music with a passion & integrity which delivers a thought-provoking conscious beats.
He co-released the first volume of the compilation Asian Electronica, featuring many great artists from the Asian Underground scene, including: Asian Dub Foundation, UK Apache, Nitin Sawhney, Dr Das, Juttla & Visionary Underground, plus many respected artists from the French scene.