DJ SpinCycle at play
23 JUN 2022 || LIVE & LOCAL, MADISON, WIS.
2021 || COPENHAGEN, AARHUS, ODENSE, MUSIC LIBRARY
2020 || RECORD STORE DAY, SUGAR SHACK, MADISON, RESONATOR FESTIVAL, DENMARK, DEXTER
2019 || RECORD STORE DAY, NEW DELHI INDIA, ALICE (opening for MZAFIRI ZAWOSE), DK, WAXOUT SESSIONS, BOXOUT.FM, NEW DELHI, IN
2018 || POSTEN (OPENING FOR BCUC), DEXTER (opening for HUUN HUUR TU), PaTAGET, ODENSE, DENMARK
EVERY FRIDAY@THE BUZZ, WORT 89.9FM, MADISON, WIS.
SELECT WEEKENDS 'PAN AFRICA RADIO SHOW', WORT89.9FM
GROOVES on VINYL
AFRICAN DANCE PARTY // DUB TECHNO and GLOBAL HOUSE
DJ SpinCycle is a world music 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.
BACKGROUND: 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, Europe and in India including Madison Children's Museum 'Adult Swim' parties, DJ residencies including Techno Tuesdays@The Frequency, La Fete de Marquette 2011, Rib Fest in Madison; and at various venues in New Delhi, India. He has been a regular DJ on the weekly radio shows Friday 8 o'clock Buzz and Pan Africa Radio Show on WORT89.9FM community radio station in Madison, and guest DJ on the free-form late night show The Music Shop and Global Revolutions (also on WORT).
PROJECTS: 'Barmer Boys + DJ SpinCycle' features a live collaboration with the folk-roots trio Barmer Boys, and fuses 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 "organic techno" - a contemporary, cutting-edge dance-floor sound. They have performed at Stockholm Culture Festival (2017), Gothenburg Festival (2017), Winnipeg Folk Festival (2015), Harbourfront Centre/Toronto (2015), and at various clubs and festivals in India.
PRODUCTIONS: He is also the co-founder of Musique Electronique and Willy Street Beats in Madison, community-oriented street electronic music festivals established in 2011 that have featured a stellar cast or artists including Charanjit Singh (Live), Derrick Carter (x2), Mark Farina (x2), Kid Koala (x2), Francois K., Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, Claude Young, Mitu, Mike Huckaby, Chrissy, Sassmouth, Derek Plaslaiko, Golden Donna, Luke Solomon, Paul Johnson, Poirier with MC Zulu, Dustin Zahn, Carlos Souffront, Eli/Soul Clap, and many more. The 10th edition of Musique Electronique takes place 15-16 July at McPike Park in Madison.
Want more video? Check out the DJ SpinCycle playlist on YouTube
INDIA: Amarrass Records
NORTH AMERICA: Amarrass Records
EUROPE: Second to the Left