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Dualist Inquiry is the brainchild and solo project of Sahej Bakshi, a producer and guitarist who graduated from the Thornton Music School at USC in Los Angeles, CA. Since returning to Delhi in March 2010, Sahej has been touring India extensively, in addition to being selected to perform at Berlin Music Week in Sept 2010. As far as live bands in Bangalore go, he is one of the most exciting one-man live bands to have performed in the city.

His music has seen him featured in Platform Magazine’s Music special, as one ’6 new acts not to miss’, in addition to being featured in Time Out Delhi, MTV Noise Factory and HT City. His gig next Saturday is set to be one of the standout weekend parties in Bangalore and before crowds rock out to his music, he shares with Hennessy Artistry, music that he’s been tuning into recently.

Mystery Jets – Serotonin
The London-based band’s use of retro-esque synths and the unassuming quality of the vocals aids the composition of this uplifting tune.
Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You (High Rankin & Evolve or Die Remix)‬
Old-school vocal sampling has once again become quite the rage, and with good reason, namely the soulful quality of the vocals. In this remix, the artist’s treatment to the original is fantastic – the vocal sample is intact in parts while at times, it’s chopped and mashed into oblivion. Combine that with one heck of a bass line and you’ve got yourself winner.
Lemaitre – Blue Shift
One of my favourite new artists,  Lemaitre, are Norwegian duo I first heard as the soundtrack to an indie documentary. I went back, looked them up and now I’m hooked.  ‘Blue Shift’ is a ‘love at first listen’ kind of tune.
Koan Sound – Funk Blaster
Skrillex’s new protégé, Koan Sound’s electro-glitch-hop-dubstep style is as tight as it is fresh. Not surprisingly the young UK duo will release their first album on Skrillex’s new OWSLA label.
Vitalic – Your Disco Sound
The French electro scene never runs out of ideas. Vitalic is another fine example of an excellent act who people may not have heard of. Their entire 2009 album, Flashmob, is highly recommended.
El Ten Eleven – I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool
A Los Angeles-based duo who compose melodic, groovy songs that are pleasing to the ear, El Ten Eleven are just as great live! The guitarist plays a double-neck bass/guitar live, in addition to a fretless bass, which he puts through a loop machine.
Does This Offend You, Yeah? – We Are Rockstars
In addition to having an awesome name, these British guys bring together everything you love about thrashy, punky electro-rock.  ‘We Are Rockstars’ is a sledgehammer of a track, composed originally on synthesisers and later translated into various parts for band members. Turn it up and act your part.
Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane)
You can’t get enough of the melody and hook on the track. It gets inside your head after the first listen, and the best part is that it stays there.
Madeon – Shuriken
Madeon has produced a couple of big remixes for Deadmau5 and the like, but Shuriken, an original tune of his, is pure gold. His style in his own words “is to implement the detailed glitchy aspect of electro in a more melodic pop context.” Shuriken is all that, and then some.
Yuksek – Tonight
Pierre-Alexandre Busson  is a French electronic music producer, remixer and DJ whose 2009 debut, Away From The Sea, set European dance floors alight. ‘Tonight’ was on top of that list of electro-pop bangers gaining him projects and tours with Brodinski (The Krays), Stephen Fasano (Peter and the Magician) as well as the majestic Mega Mystery Band.

  • Shashank Jaswal

    Does This Offend You One Of My Fav