Mixtaped! 004 with Arjun S Ravi (Editor - Indiecision & NH7.in) @paperslut - Quick 5 interview + microlist004
Some years ago I had been to Zenzi Bandra on a Sunday afternoon to set up for a fashion gig later that evening. I was early but right in time to catch up on their regular Microgroove event. Microgroove (the vinyl club) brought together collectors, connoisseurs and appreciators of the sound of the vinyl record, across the city. To be a member of the club, the only criteria was that one should be passionate about the medium. This is where I got introduced to Arjun S Ravi for the first time by Zenzi’s resident DJ, Amul. As the environment was so charged up with vinyl love, we immediately started yapping away about our favourite artists & vinyl collections. Since that day, I’ve bumped into Arjun many a times & he has always been accessible & helpful. I was very keen to feature him this month at Mixtaped! and after some emails & calls between us, during his recent Coachella trip, I was able to get a booking of him on this Wednesday, May 15th :) Here is what he had to say when I asked him the 5 questions….
1) What is your name?
Arjun S Ravi
2) Best known for….
Being the editor of NH7.in I suppose.
3) What can we expect from you this Wednesday?
Drop after drop after drop.
But mostly some new music I’ve been listening to that I think people can groove to. I’ve made the mistake in the past of outpacing my sets, and I want the people who’ve chose to miss the Tough on Tobacco album launch in lieu of my set to take their time getting into it. There may be some screechy punk rock though.
4) Which has been the most influential mixtape and/or album in your life?
This changes on an almost weekly basis. Do check out my last.fm profile for music that’s changing my life this week
Some key albums though:
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People, Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism, Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose, The Postal Service - Give Up, Oasis - Definitely Maybe, Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine, The Strokes - Is This It?, The National - Alligator, LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver, Zero - Hook
5) Who would you like to listen to as a featured artist in any of the upcoming Mixtaped! sessions?
Abhimanyu Meer, our sub-editor at NH7.in, would be great. He’s got a finger on the pulse of emerging music you can shake to.
Grishma Rao, who’s a writer and a designer, and an NH7.in alumnus herself.
Karan Gonsalves, who runs a t-shirt company called Keylow, will make you dance.
Click here to listen to microlist004 compiled by Arjun S Ravi. microlists are 8 track playlists/samplers compiled in advance by the featured personality performing at Mixtaped! each week.
1) Stars - The Theory of Relativity
2) Phoenix - Run Run Run
3) Passion Pit - Cuddle Fuddle
4) Datarock - Fa-Fa-Fa
5) Clubfeet - Everything You Wanted
6) Tame Impala - Elephant
7) Justice - Newlands
8) New Order - Ceremony
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