DJ SPINCYCLE, is label co-founder, music producer, recording engineer and radio jockey Ankur Malhotra. An avid musicologist, he explores, engages, and connects with musical traditions from around the world. Decades of crate-digging esoteric records from around the world meld with a love for global grooves and the club sounds of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and beyond infusing his DJ sets with deep, dark, dubby techno, house, and funk. Always vinyl, always groovy! Featuring two turntables and a mixer, delicious wax and layers of sound - music to make you dance.
Ankur's first forays behind the decks began in the early 2000's, also when he adopted the moniker 'DJ Spincycle' for his popular New Year's Eve parties. DJ Spincycle has since performed at various clubs, street parties and festivals around the US Midwest and in India including Techno Tuesdays@The Frequency, Fela Kuti launch/afrobeat party at High Noon Saloon, DJ residencies at The Fountain and Dobhan, La Fete de Marquette 2011, Middleton block party, and Spaight St. Rib Fest in Madison; and at Lodi, The Toddy Shop, TCs, Manajsa and Escape Festival in New Delhi.
The evolution in sound continues with his latest project, featuring a live collaboration with the folk-roots trio Barmer Boys. The 'Barmer Boys + DJ Spincycle' dub-meets-roots project fuses Barmer Boys' folk percussion instruments such as the morchang (Jewsharp), bhapang (plucked single string drum), dholak (double headed hand drum) and vocals with turntables, digital effects and filters to create a contemporary, cutting-edge dance-floor sound. Watch out for DJ SPINCYCLE with BARMER BOYS on their first Canadian tour in July 2015 when they perform at the Winnipeg Folk Festival!
New Release Mar 2015 // Lakha Khan
Lakha Khan: Live in Nashville (album promo)
Lakha Khan: Live in Nashville (AMAR009) CD | mp3
The album features sindhi sarangi maestro Lakha Khan's Nashville concert from his debut US tour in 2013, and includes renditions of popular folk classics such as Kesariya Balam and Mast Qalandar, Sufi kalaams by the 19th Century poets Ghulam Farid and Bulleh Shah, Kabir bhajans and classical ragas. Lakha Khan (vocals, sarangi) is accompanied by his son Dane Khan (dholak).
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New Release Mar 2015 // The blue Infinity
The blue Infinity: Unexpected (album promo)
The blue Infinity: Unexpected (AMAR010) CD | mp3
It is hard to pigeonhole the music of The blue Infinity into any one category. The quartet embrace an array of instruments (yayli tambur, santoor, hang drum, guitar) to create ancient trance sounds that are meditative, contemplative, infused with dissonance and a joyous drive.
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