It was the late 90’s when India was still lulling over crass, stereotyped remixes. Enter Bandish Projekt - an experience in music that forced people to sit up and really listen. An experiment in sound, a phenomenon way ahead of its time, Bandish Projekt is not about grasping the sound of music but rather, appreciating the music of sound.
Bandish Projekt expresses the musicality of Mayur Narvekar – a Composer, Producer, DJ, Performer and Multi-instrumentalist. Mayur, a classical tabla player raised in Ahmedabad by a family of classical musicians and arts enthusiasts, regularly draws upon his Indian musical roots to create indelible sounds. “Bandish” in its Indian classical connotation means “composition”, while “Projekt” reflects the experimental nature of the music. The result is a symbiotic conjoining of sounds. Whether it is folk music merged with electronic, or classical Indian ragas entwined into trip hop, Bandish Projekt successfully fuses melodies of yore with IDM (Intelligent dance music).
These explorations in sound have revolutionized concepts in music, thus breaking boundaries and redefining genres. Over the years, Bandish Projekt has spread new sounds to Dubai, UK, Sweden, France, Amsterdam, Australia, Glastonbury, and has been featured in Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sommerszene festival (Austria), Melbourne Electronic Festival, Village India UK, Incubate festival and the BBC Asian Network tour.
2009 marked the year when Bandish Projekt released its first album “Correkt”. This was followed by 2010 single, “Brown Skin Beauty”, featuring Last Mango In Paris (both on Bheja Fry Records). In 2011, Bandish Projekt released 2 EP’s “Chase” in March, and “Lover” featuring Shaa’ir in December.
The stage is all set for extraordinary cross-cultural adventures in music with Bandish Projekt.