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Winter warmth

music Updated: Jan 22, 2009 17:01 IST
Malvika Nanda
Malvika Nanda
Hindustan Times
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Winter may be on its last lap and it's a good idea to keep warm in these last few days of cold weather by jiving to some EDM (Electronic Dance Music). The three-member act, Moonbeam from cold, cold Russia gives us one such opportunity tonight at Elevate.

And our very own DJ Arjun Vagale (of Jalebee Cartel) will be lending some competitive spirit to the evening. Moonbeam's Sunshine, I love Mornings and Sky could give you an idea of what lies ahead. Moonbeam has been released on labels of some top DJs like Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren.

You can catch Jalebee Cartel at Indochine on Wednesday, January 28 (9 pm onwards) And you must, because going upwards the way they are, they may soon not have much time for us dilliwalahs.

Also on the same Wednesday DESU (Delhi Electronica Supply Unit) nights are back at Café Morrison. DESU phase 10 features Khirkee Gharana, Teddyboykill, Toymob, Tug, Da-Saz, Delhi Sultanate, Mili Bhagat . Nephunk, Ravana. J. among others. So expect everything from electrified sufiana kalams to some Drum N Base meets raga.

Visit them at www.myspace.com/delhielectronicasupplyunit for more info. Better still watch some of the past DESU sessions on youtube to get a feel of the live 'electric' energy they have to offer.

Moving on from Electronica to Rock, the Rock in India festival, (February 15, Bangalore) is set
to get even bigger with five international acts including Iron Maiden. Watch this space for the names
of other international favourites who will perform.

Till then enjoy the Rock Street Journal (RSJ) live nights with some punk and some grunge — Indigo Children plays at Turquoise Cottage on Sunday, from 8pm onwards. The evening will also see Nikhil Kaul and October perform.

Coming up next weekend (Jan 31st, Feb 1) is the Nagaur sufi music festival, a Meherangarh Museum trust initiative, that promises two days of Sufi music from across India as well as Iran, Egypt and Africa.

The festival (http://nagaursufifestival.org/programme.htm) will be held at the Nagaur fort, Rajasthan in the neighbourhood of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer. Ethereal surrounding and music that talks to the soul.

I’m beginning to feel a little overwhelmed with the idea of the concert, a bit like what Amir Khusrao’s would describe as Prem bhati ka madhva pilayke, Matwari kar deeni re, moh se naina milayke… Chaap Tilak sab cheeni re, moh se naina milayke… You show your love for music and it reciprocates by embracing you in to space of
oneness.