If you were curious about the who’s who on the Indian electronic scene, Hub, which launched last week at the Soundbound music festival, has something in store for you. Essentially an anthology on all the electronic acts in our country, the book also contains several articles on Indian electronica contributed by people from the industry including Randolph Correia of Shaa’ir and Func, DJ Ma Faiza, and Imaad Shah, who plays in his own band called The Pulp Society.
Hub is the brainchild of Ritnika Nayan, who owns artist management and booking agency MGMH (Music Gets Me High), along with producer and composer Samrat B, and the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.
“We’re still awaiting a publishing deal,” mentions Ritnika, “so we only have limited copies of the book available right now.”
Apart from artist profiles and feature articles, the book also packs in tonnes of resources on booking and artist management agencies, venues, music labels, related websites and equipment vendors. Additionally, the package comes with a CD, which contains eleven tracks by Indian artists and a PDF copy of the book.
— Nikhil Hemrajani