Red Bull "Off The Roof" Lineup Is Out

Posted at November 13th, 2018 | by Shank | in Dance Music, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Music Festivals, News, Nightlife

The Lineup for the fifth edition of Red Bull Off The Roof, taking place in Mumbai on November 17 2018 is out now and is a music genius packed event, which you must attend. From celebrities to upcoming artists to artists recognised for their music, the event has got them all. Artists across various genres are set to have something for everyone.

DIVINE

From being an underground and little-known rapper in 2011, to one of the leading names in hip-hop in India today, DIVINE’s story has been nothing short of inspirational. As a rapper from the streets who was propelled to stardom with the single ‘Yeh Mera Bombay’ in 2013, DIVINE’s hard-hitting lyrics continue to draw from the trajectory of his own life. The track ‘Farak’, released in 2017, topped the Indipop charts on iTunes India, and featured on the radio show Beats1, playing out in over 100 countries. Earlier this year, DIVINE released the track ‘One Side’ which proved to be another massive hit, with a video to boot produced by Red Bull Media House. In the last two years, DIVINE has opened for Skrillex in Mumbai, performed internationally for the BBC Asian Network Live showcase, and sung for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkebaaz. Now, he’s also serving as the inspiration for Ranveer Singh’s role in the Zoya Akhtar film, Gully Boy, scheduled to be out early next year.

Raftaar

 

Undoubtedly one of the most well-known names in the Indian music industry today, Raftaar started out as a part of Mafia Mundeer, alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh and Badshah, and was in the band until it disbanded in 2012. He then moved on to the band RDB, which eventually disbanded in 2014, and it was in 2016 that he discovered his independent identity, following collaborations with other independent artists and Bollywood biggies. Rapping in Hindi, Punjabi, Haryanvi and Malayalam, Raftaar has sold out shows across the world, including in Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Nairobi and Thailand. He achieved mainstream success through his work for Bollywood films.

However, another side to his identity are his raps highlighting social issues, such as ‘Alla Ve’, a song that talks about humanity and world peace, ‘Aurat’, which is about sexism and the objectification of women, and ‘Mother Nature’, a commentary on global warming.

Madboy/Mink

A wildly popular electro funk duo making their own trademark brand of electronic music, Madboy/Mink are undoubtedly one of the country’s favourite acts today. Their style draws from electro, Indian disco, post punk, new wave, Indian film scores from the 60s and 70s, acid house, cosmic disco, cabaret punk, funk, soul and Delta Blues, but they craft a sound and style that is completely their own, and one that defies genre classification. They gave music in the movie Karwaan this year, which gathered much critical acclaim.

The artists, Saba Azaad (Mink) and Imaad Shah (Madboy) are also actors and that is why their faces seem so familiar. They have both appeared in a few movies .

Ladies Compartment

A dynamic all-female music project based out of Mumbai, the name ‘Ladies Compartment’ is a tribute to the daily trials of a working woman in the city of Mumbai, along with the almost cinematic romanticism of local trains. The members of the group initially came together to share their interests in American folk, jazz, blues, indie, and Carnatic Indian classical traditions – just like the passengers in a ladies train compartment, each with their own unique story to tell.

Band members include Ramya Pothuri (on acoustic and vocals), Aarifah Rebello (on drums and vocals), Aditi Ramesh (on keys and vocals) and Nandita V. (on bass and vocals), and they are all fabulous artists individually who come together to form something more beautiful than themselves in unison.

The Local Train

Another act influenced and inspired by the Bombay Local life. A Hindi rock band known for their hit singles and edgy music videos, The Local Train have achieved tremendous commerical success since the inception of the band 10 years ago. They released their debut album, ‘Aalas Ka Pedh’, in 2015 to much critical acclaim, and have since become regulars on the college and festival circuit across the country, with an explosive live act to boot.

Shank

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