Mixtaped! 036 with Midlights (Reuel Benedict Collective) - @discodancerson
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….
1) What is your name?
2) Best known for….
Not sticking to set lists, mad shenanigans on stage and handling lead vocals for the Reuel Benedict Collective.
3) What can we expect from you this Wednesday?
This will be my first Dj set so I’m going to take the liberty of playing a mixed bag of old school Rock, Electronica, Glitch, Indie and Elvis!
4) Which has been the most influential mixtape and/or album in your life?
Reset (EP) - MUTEMATH
Continuum - John Mayer
The Reign of Kindo - The Reign of Kindo
5) Who would you like to listen to as a featured artist in any of the upcoming Mixtaped! sessions?
Apurv ‘Lala’ Isaac
Click here to listen to microlist036 compiled by Midlights (Reuel Benedict). microlists are 8 track playlists/samplers compiled in advance by the featured personality performing at Mixtaped! each week. Here is the track list….
- Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
- Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
- Dualist Inquiry - Isoterra
- MUTEMATH - Control
- The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
- The Glitch Mob - Drive Like You Stole It
- Digitalism - The Pulse
- Deadmau5 Vs Daft Punk - Stronger Ghost’s
For more info on Midlights (Reuel Benedict), visit:-
Facebook Page:- https://www.facebook.com/reuelbenedictofficial
Catch Midlights do his thing on Wednesday, August 13th 2014 at Mixtaped! - 9pm onwards at The Den (Bandra, MUMBAI) - Click here to RSVP to the FB event page.
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