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January 28, 2016

Quick 5 with Nucleya and Madboy/Mink

Text by Simone Louis

The pioneering artists engage in a rapid round of fun questions ahead of what is to be a smashing performance this Friday

NUCLEYA

Having kicked off his musical journey in the ’90s when he co-founded Bandish Projekt, Nucleya has been winning over sceptics and gathering a large fan base with his bold, kitschy and eclectic brand of music. Continuing full throttle ahead after a great year that included a trendsetting album launch at a Ganpati visarjan and playing opening sets for global megastar Skrillex, the electronic music whiz is all set to rule 2016.

How would you describe your music to someone who’s never heard it?
Indian street music with an electronic touch.

What’s your favourite thing about performing?
It’s amazing to feel the energy of each and every person in the audience; it really makes my day.

What do you do to hype yourself/relax before a gig?
Sleep!

Most played on your personal playlist:
Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of music by Gustavo Santaolalla. He’s just fantastic.

What’s on your bucket list?
Fly from one gig to another in a chopper!

MADBOY/MINK

Described as ‘an electro cabaret experience’, this duo act sees Imaad Shah and Saba Azad creating an amalgam of dirty electro and funk that integrates live guitars, vocals and synthesizers to craft a vastly unique sound.

If your music was a colour, which one would it be?
Turquoise.

Describe your creative process in one word.
Bliss/Chaos.

Name a track that you wish was yours. 
Life During Wartime – Talking Heads.

Do your prefer the studio or live performances?
Both – that’s like choosing between your arm and your leg!

On your playlist right now:
Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads and Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker.

Catch Nucleya and Madboy/Mink live on stage for the 6th edition of Awestrung at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel on Friday, January 29 from 6:45 pm to 10 pm.

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