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POWER PIC OF THE DAY:- @djasadzaidi @fuzulu Neuromotor & @nuphlouk at @trueschoolmusic today :) It was a good day for music!
Seems like it’s gonna be a Tweaky Tuesday for me today ;) #Ableton #Live #NativeInstruments #Maschine #Arturia #BeatStep #Akai #APC40 #MPKMini #Asus
Parking a #Segway in #Mumbai…. #ghetto style ;-)
Pretty piece of #wall #art spotted in #Versova #Andheri #Mumbai
Always remember/ Never forget…. #quotes #books #music

Mixtaped! 036 with Midlights (Reuel Benedict Collective) - @discodancerson

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This week at Mixtaped! I’m proud to present to you Reuel Benedict, a colleague of mine working with me at The True School Of Music. However, before this TSM gig, I had met him for the first time off campus (at one of the Jean Claude Biguine events that I was programming) where he was in Aazin Printer's trio. Reuel has been a singer, songwriter, composer & producer for quite some time now. He had a very musical childhood as his father, Vijay Benedict (well known for singing “I’m a Disco Dancer” & many more Mithun Chakroborty songs), a popular singer during Bollywood’s 80s & 90s, who later turned to gospel music. At the age of 14 Reuel then went on to to do his first gospel album titled ‘One' in 2008. He has worked with some of India's top musicians like Gino Banks, Sheldon D’silva and Somu. He tours around the world and to many parts of India with his father playing the music he grew up composing. At TSM, Reuel is in charge of student placements & programming events inside/outside the campus.. Currently, he is also working on his alternative project, Midlights which has heavy Glitch Mob, Ratattat, Deadmau5, Bonobo and Mimosa influences that compliments his versatile signature sound that ranges from unprocessed acoustic instruments to trippy arpeggiated synths. So after months of booking this slot, here is what Reuel had to say when I asked him the usual 5 questions, on the eve of his Mixtaped! slot….

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The first CD sleeve artwork that left a lifelong impression in my head, & probably my all time favourite one till date. Still gives me the goosebumps after 20 years :P
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Prodigy’s Music for the Jilted Generation interior sleeve cover by Les Edwards.
Hello @sharellmcook / @aboutindia.. We found a copy of your #book today & bought it immediately :) So proud of you!
Big up @DJVanshi last night at @tldmumbai for the slamming final chapter of #beatblenderandheri :) Thank you for everyone’s (on both sides of the console) support for this series, through the past 4 months. End of this chapter also marks the beginning of a few more.. so keep your eyes/ears peeled ;) #Mumbai

Tonight at Mixtaped!…. Surprise Set by Nuphlo (UK)!!

Hello hello…. Last weekend I had the honour & privilege of being invited to Hyderabad, to spin for Dakta Dub's & Monkey Radio India' Bass Sanskriti series of parties. This was a Friendship Day Special. I was spinning along with the famous Nuphlo from Leeds, UK. Mannie aka. Nuphlo has been putting out great Asian influenced music on luminary labels like High Chai, Nasha Records & Hundred Colours Music through the last decade. You can check out his discography on Beatport. He is also an artist & works as a high school art teacher. On our flight back to Mumbai from Hyderabad, I asked him if he would be interested to play at Mixtaped! & he gladly obliged. This is the picture of us signing this deal on flight & tonight he promises you a special night full of all original music produced by him (new & old). Don’t miss out & spread the word!!

RSVP to the Facebook event page here.

@daktadub’s sweet little hand made #dub #siren :) #DIY #Hyderabad
New & old friends in #Hyderabad on the eve of #FriendshipDay :) Big up #BassSanskriti & #MonkeyRadioIndia crews for an ace of #bass event last night! Thanks for the love & hospitality. Much love to y’all.
Touch down #Hyderabad :)
So I asked the man to play a minimum 2 hours DJ set & he gives us 4 hours of assorted global beats & breaks…. that too on his first time on #Pioneer #CDJ2000 players! Big up Kit & everyone who turned up for a packed & rainy #mixtapedmumbai night :)
Attended a packed #poetry night after a long time last night at @alivehive. Big up my man Sudeip aka. @rotoboter & his team for promoting all streams of art in the city over the past 6 years!! #Mumbai