Bandish Projekt

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Bandish Projekt
Birth name Mayur Narvekar, Udyan Sagar, Mehirr Nath Choppra
Genres Electronic, Drum and Bass, Dubstep
Occupation(s) Producer, Composer, Tabla Player, DJ
Instruments Guitar, Flute, Bass Guitar
Years active 1998–present
Labels Bheja Fry records ,Generation Bass ,Folktronic (Sony Music Independent)
Website bandishprojekt.com

Bandish Projekt is a musical act featuring a blend of Indian elements in an electronica format. The title "Bandish Projekt" is derived from Bandish—an Indian classical composition, and "Projekt," which reflects the experimental and evolving nature of the music. Bandish Projekt was formed in 1998 by Mayur Narvekar, Udyan Sagar, and Mehirr Nath Choppra.[1] Narvekar regularly collaborates with producers and musicians on his albums, Sagar performs as Nucleya, and Choppra is a media entrepreneur, based in Dubai.

Biography[edit]

Mayur was raised in Ahmedabad by a family of classical musicians and arts enthusiasts. His father and paternal uncle introduced him to the dholak at an early age. Through his interest and talent for percussion, he was encouraged to formally learn the tabla. Mayur studied classical tabla with his guru Shri Divyang Vakil for 20 years.[2] He went on to win the All India Radio (AIR) competition for percussion in 2000, and was honoured with the prestigious "Pt. Nikhil Ghosh Memorial Promising Artist Award" in 2001.[3]

Inspired by the music and producers of the West, Mayur began to add to his repertory of classical sounds. Thus, his electronic act, Bandish Projekt, was conceived. After graduating from St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad, in 2000 with a BA in psychology, Mayur decided to pursue a full-time career in music.

Career[edit]

After several years as a live performer, composer and producer, Mayur moved to Mumbai in 2008. Bandish Projekt’s first album, Correkt, was released in October 2009,[4][5] followed by the single "Brown Skin Beauty" featuring Last Mango in Paris in 2010, and the EP "Chase" in March 2011.[6] In December 2011, Bandish Projekt released another EP, "Lover," featuring Shaa’ir (Monica Dogra of Shaa'ir and Func),[7][8] which was nominated for the 2012 MTV EMA award for Best Indian Act.[9]

Bandish Projekt released two EPs in 2012, "I Am Not Alone" and "Correkt Remixed".[10] Bandish Projekt's Alchemy Wins Asifa India Awards For Excellence the special Jury mention in the best animation film category.2014 Bandish Projekt receives GIMA Award (Global Indian Music Award ) for the best EDM track "TRAP" from the Ep "I am Not Alone" .

Albums[edit]

Year Album Main Artist Record Label
2009 Correkt (Album) Bandish Projekt Bheja Fry Records
2010 Brown Skin Beauty (Single) Bandish Projekt Bheja Fry Records
2011 Chase (Single) Bandish Projekt Generation Bass
2011 Lover (Single) Bandish Projekt & Shaa’ir Generation Bass
2012 I am Not Alone (EP) Bandish Projekt Folk Tronic Sony music
2012 Correkt Remixed Bandish Projekt Folk Tronic Sony music
2013 Alchemy (Single) Bandish Projekt Bheja Fry Records
2014 Drop it (Single) Bandish Projekt Bheja Fry Records
2014 Connekt (Album) Bandish Projekt Bheja Fry Records
2015 Rare Man ( Single) Bandish Projekt Bheja Fry Records
2015 Gondhal ( Single) Ep Bandish Projekt Feat Mc Mawali Bheja Fry Records
2015 Common Tongue (EP) Bandish Projekt Feat Last Mango In paris Bheja Fry Records
2016 Katal Kalaa (EP) Bandish Projekt Feat Swadesi Bheja Fry Records

Awards[edit]

Alchemy wins HBO Grand Jury prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2014
Bandish Projekt Wins GiMA (Global Indian Music Award ) for the Best “EDM” Track “TRAP” from the Ep “I am not Alone” 2014
Alchemy wins Asifa India Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention) 2014
Alchemy wins Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 for the best editing music video 2014
Alchemy wins NFFTY the best jury mention in best experimental film category 2014
Alchemy wins VH1 Sound Nation Award 2014 best music video 2014
‘Alchemy’ the ‘Best Electronic Music Composition’ at the 8th IRA Awards (Indian Recording Arts Award )
"Common Tongue" EP wins IRA Awards for Excellence in mixing and recording of the year Award. ( Electronic) 2016
Nomination for MTV European Awards 2016 Best Indian Act

References[edit]

  1. ^ "| Instrumentalists | Indian and International Instrumentalists." Planetradiocity.com. Planet Radio City, n.d. Web. 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ "One-man Projekt". Nxg. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tabla with a difference // Mayur Narvekar". Nada Brahma. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bandish Projekt's Correkt Album Out Now!". Generation Bass. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bandish Projekt: Corrket". EthnoTechno. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bandish Projekt: Chase (March 5th 2011) World Exclusive". Generation Bass. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bandish Projekt featuring Shaa'ir Video Teaser". Generation Bass. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Elasticized Dubstep "Lover" // Bandish Projekt + Shaa'ir". Nada Brahma. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "MTV EMA 2012 :: 11.11.2012 :: Frankfurt :: Bandish Projekt." MTV India. MTV India, n.d. Web. 28 January 2013.
  10. ^ "NH7". Bandish Projekt Release New EP. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013.