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Karl Grundmann This is indeed a groovy start into 2016. There's so much to come it seems. Looking forward to the releases your favorite Bangalore collective will put out there this year. This mixtape is a very tasty appetizer and consolidates a fine selection of artistes. Keep it bouncing, girls and boys. Favorite track: Aja.
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FRNDS & FMLY 2016 has accidentally become our first full length release, which is something we could not be happier about. Initially planned as a two-track new years' EP, we now have eight great tracks by some of the most fun and original artists/producers we know. 

As always, the Bangalore alternative scene is where the bulk of the music comes from; _RHL, Disco Puppet, Oceantied, Worm's Cottage and our newest partners Aerate Sound all contribute fresh cuts. The music is vivid, sticky and as much a cross section of the nation's underground aesthetics as ever. The rest of the collection spans other metropolises. While Pardafash, having developed her own visceral sonic landscape, writes us from Delhi, Zubin and Aniruddh tell us diaspora stories from Dubai.

Complete as the compilation is, FRNDS & FMLY’16 is also a sampler for what the year holds. It contains first listens of tracks from upcoming LPs by Disco Puppet and Worm's Cottage. Besides their contributions to this album, _RHL and Aniruddh - co-founders of Consolidate - will also be putting out longer listens in the coming months.

With any luck, this should be a pretty good year.


Featured Artists: 

_RHL -

Aerate Sound -

Aniruddh Menon -

Disco Puppet -

Oceantied -

Pardafash -
Zubin Aroz -
Worm’s Cottage -


Consolidate is an independent Bangalore-based collective and record label founded by producers Rahul Giri and Aniruddh Menon, supported by Wild City.


released January 27, 2016




consolidate Bengaluru, India

bangalore based independent record label + collective.

Home to _RHL, Disco Puppet, Worm's Cottage, Aniruddh Menon and more.

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