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.
_RHL - soundcloud.com/dashrhl
Aerate Sound - soundcloud.com/aerate-sound
Aniruddh Menon - soundcloud.com/aniruddh-s-menon
Disco Puppet - soundcloud.com/discopuppet
Oceantied - soundcloud.com/oceantied
Pardafash - soundcloud.com/pardafash
Zubin Aroz - soundcloud.com/zubin-aroz
Worm’s Cottage - soundcloud.com/wormscottage
Consolidate is an independent Bangalore-based collective and record label founded by producers Rahul Giri and Aniruddh Menon, supported by Wild City.