MADBOY, the solo Electronic project of Imaad Shah, is based out of Mumbai, India. The Electro-Soul inspired sound and Live show uses elements of high energy dance music and places it in the context of old school Funk and Soul influences- with live guitar and synthesizers. Madboy is one half of popular Electro-Funk duo Madboy/Mink – This project is his playground as a producer, with touches of Acid, Disco, Hip hop instrumentals, genre-defying electronic music, his trademark vocals, guitar and dense synth-laden soundscapes. The act is less than a year old and since his first release last year of the well recieved EP ‘Boy’, Imaad has played to audiences all across the country at almost every live music venue in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, and other cities. He has played at Red Light Radio, Amsterdam, Sorte Firkante, Copenhagen and Ziro Festival of Music.
The second new EP/ first album (scheduled to launch in May 2017) from Madboy ‘Dream Delite’ explores dreamy sexuality and plays with the difference between dreams and reality. It explores the states of being asleep and being awake using synthesizers, surreal lyrics, hip hop beats and soul inspired vocals. The genre could be called ‘neo-soul’ but Madboy plays his own variety of it, as the songwriting and production are super modern- using unusual synth sounds, flowing Arps, crisp Hip-hop inspired beats, and towards the end- a little bit of darkness and space exploration.