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Aditi Dharmadhikari
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Budweiser Kicks Off ‘Turn It Up Nights’ featuring Daddy G & B.R.E.E.D.

Budweiser India’s new property ‘Turn It Up Nights’ is all set to bring together bass-heavy sounds from mavericks across the country and around the world, and for the cities of Bombay and Bangalore, the coming weekend looks to be very promising.

A pioneer of ‘Bristol sound’, British musician Daddy G — famous for being one of the founding members of Massive Attack — is a master selector whose appreciation of a fine bassline has been shaped by his roots in reggae, funk, dancehall and post-punk. He’s right up there with the likes of Portishead and Tricky who were pathbreakers in producing the sublime genre of trip-hop in the early 90’s in Bristol.

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“Some DJs get their kicks by dropping the most obscure tunes they can find. Others take pleasure in kicking back with friends and digging out timeless favourites. Daddy G, also known as Grant Marshall, belongs to the latter school.”

Daddy G’s going to be taking over the console at The Humming Tree in Bangalore on October 23rd, his first on Indian shores, which is something he says he’s been keen on for a while. Joining him will be future bass electronic duo B.R.E.E.D., consisting of Ritesh D’Souza, producer/composer and Tara Mae, vocalist/composer and classically-trained pianist; a duo that’s been making waves with recent performances at Coachella and Low End Theory.

Bangalore will also witness music producer Raka Ashoka playing his experimental, genre-straddling sound on hometurf, as well as The Untitled One, an artist who promises to get frisky with drum and bass.

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[RSVP to the Bangalore event here.]

Come Saturday night, October 24th, all roads in Mumbai lead to Blue Frog, where Daddy G and B.R.E.E.D. will be bringing the heat, backed hip-hop/trap master DJ Sa and 21-year-old ambient music producer and DJ, Kumail.

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[RSVP to the Mumbai event here.]

Giving the experience a new dimension is artist Mœbius, who’s going to be adding visuals to the mix to create what promises to be an immersive experience.

[Featured image by Marzio Perbellini @ Bugs Festival/Source]

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