BLOT! x sam madhu
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019
For the past three years, Future Rising has touched down in 14 cities across the globe, creating unique experiences and creations that empower and celebrate the very best new talent in music and design from around the world. Following the European edition in Spring 2019, Future Rising returns for five one-off audio-visual collaborations, touching down in Guangzhou, Bangkok, Goa, Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane to explore what’s happening in each host city RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!
In Goa, Future Rising invites Delhi-based producer and DJ Gaurav Malaker aka BLOT! to collaborate with Sam Madhu, a designer, artist and and art director out of Bombay. BLOT!'s obsession with warm analogue sounds, classic synths and the ‘basic love of things' will come head-to-head with Sam Madhu's psychedelic, powerful visual commentaries combining traditional Indian imagery with urban futuristic concepts, for a unique A/V performance, premiered for the first time at W Goa.
BLOT! is a live electronic music project based out of Delhi, India. Straddling music and art, party and performance, Gaurav Malaker is the producer and DJ at the helm of the project. With recent releases on iconic labels Universal Music and Diynamic Music, he is one of India’s most sought-out producers. His current musing is with warm, analogue sounds and classic synthesizers that have resulted in a slew of recent productions. They are deep and delicate in equal measure, warm tracks with delicious chords and big basslines that are destined for the dancefloor. Thus, channeling his ‘basic love of things' with an always hands-on approach to creativity.
Designer, artist and art director based out of Bombay, India. Sam Madhu's work shatters taboos through psychedelic, powerful visual commentaries combining traditional Indian imagery (godesses, rakashasas, demons) and urban futuristic concepts (cityscapes, bikers, virtual reality, artificial intelligence), across mediums such as digital illustration, motion graphics, animation, projection mapping, video direction, set design and installation. It's like Amar Chitra Katha had a baby with Blade Runner.
Mumbai-based events and booking agency at the forefront of India’s burgeoning electronic music scene. Over the past 10 years KRUNK has curated over 2000 music events including Bass Camp, India's longstanding and only bass-focused festival that touches down each year across 10 cities, Echoes of Earth, India's first ecologically-minded festival in a bid to push forward sustainable festival experiences, as well as hosting countless headline tours for emerging International talent in the sub-continent, such as FKJ, Auntie Flo, Romare, Jordan Rakei, Loefah, Dub Phizix and Iglooghost.
Vagator Beach, Goa 403509, India