Diplomats of Sound First Time In India- Present Akala & DJ Cheeba at Euriska this friday

Something exciting coming up in Pune!

Diplomats of Sound presents Akala & DJ Cheeba at Euriska on 31st March 2017. The gig is brought to India by one of the largest and leading artist booking agencies in UK called the Diplomats of Sound, which is coming to India for the first time and is proud to present  IMM|GR^NT – it’s maiden venture into India’s live music industry.

Curated by Mohitt Joshi aka Mo Joshi, co-hosted by Submerge & The Department of International Trade (UK), produced in collaboration with FourbyFour, Bombay Arthouse and powered by music streaming service Saavn, IMM|GR^NT aims to become the premier live property in the country.

The first edition kicks off in March with UK-based hip-hop artist Akala, audio-visual artist DJ Cheeba and DoS Founder & Creative Director, Selectah Si Chai with support provided by homegrown hip-hop acts, Prabh Deep, Sez and Sun J.

Immigrant seeks to change the negative connotations around the word “Immigrant” and aims to highlight the positive impact immigrants have on creative arts, notably music. This is Diplomats of Sounds’ first tour in India and aims at building a following for this property,in Pune for its future tours.

About Diplomats of Sound (DoS)

Since its inception in 2011, DoS has established itself as one of Europe’s most reputed artist agencies. Driven by a desire to push the boundaries of new music, whilst creating a brand that can be trusted for providing quality music with passion, creativity and integrity.

Their ethos has attracted the likes of hip-hop heavyweights such as KRS-One, Bid Daddy Kane, TalibKweli, M.O.P, Saul Williams, PharoaheMonch, Chali 2na along with the modern-day queen of soul Joss Stone, scratch legend DJ Kentaro, French Trip Hoppers ‘Chinese Man’, some of the world’s leading brass bands, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & new kids on the block ‘Too Many Zooz’ as well renowned reggae artists Mykal Rose, Alboroise, Uroy and Kabaka Pyramid.

DoS is also at the forefront of the revolutionary UK hip-hop and Grime movement, representing acts such as Lowkey, Doc Brown, The Mouse Outfit, Dabbla, Jehst, Shogun and Speech Debelle.

Having laid a solid foundation in Europe, Diplomats of Sound now plans to extend its mission to developing markets, starting with Asia.

Diplomats of Sound  (DoS) is proud to present IMM|GR^NT – it’s maiden venture into India’s live music industry. Curated by Mo Joshi, co-hosted by Submerge & The Department of International Trade (UK), produced in collaboration with FourbyFour, Bombay Arthouse and powered by music streaming service Saavn, IMM|GR^NT aims to become the premier live property in the country.

The first edition kicks off in March with UK-based hip-hop artist Akala, audio-visual artist DJ Cheeba and DoS Founder & Creative Director, Selectah Si Chai with support provided by homegrown hip-hop acts, Prabh Deep, Sez and Sun J.



Thursday, March 30 2017 | Diplomats of Sound Showcase at The Exchange, Summer House Cafe, Mumbai | Hosted By Submerge & Department of International Trade, UK.

 Friday, March 31st 2017 | IMM|GR^NT at Euriska, Pune

Saturday, April 1 2017 | IMM|GR^NT w/ Prabh Deep &Sezft Sun J at Bandstand, Delhi

 More about IMM|GR^NT and the artists below



With IMM|GR^NT, we aim to replicate the DoS’s (Diplomat of Sound) reputation for providing cutting-edge programming with high quality production. The growth of the festival market in India is well known but, the lack of an iconic club properties such as ‘Boiler Room, Love Saves The Day, and Livin’ Proof’ is apparent.

DoS seeks to fill that void in the club circuit with a monthly international property that showcases the best emerging sounds from around the world, connecting them with forward-thinking Indian artists whilst fostering and supporting a community of like-minded individuals that live to discover new music from around the world.

About Akala

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer/poet and educator ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling.

Inspired by the likes of Saul Williams and Gil Scott-Heron, Akala delivers a powerful and raw live show with his renowned drummer/award-winning music producer Cassell ‘The Beatmaker’ (Plan B, The Streets and Keziah Jones) and DJ Jasetheface.

As well as completing 7 headline tours he has performed at some of the world’s most renowned festivals including Glastonbury, Womad, Wireless, V, Boomtown, Soundwave, Outlook, Hove and SXSW, he has also supported the likes of Jay-Z, Nas& Damian Marley, M.I.A. Christina Aguilera, Siouxsie Sue, Damon Albarn’s ‘Africa Express’ and Richard Ashcroft,

He has also been involved with numerous collaborations with the British Arts Council and various music projects in South-East Asia, Africa, The Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

As a hip-hop artist, he is extremely socially aware and sensitive towards the social issues and sentiments of people. Unlike the conventional form of rap which sometimes may have disrespectful or derogatory bits, none of Akala’srap degrades women nor does it discriminate any race.

Akala had also been invited to address the students at the Oxford UniversityUnion on the subject “Black History, Lost Page of the Human History,” which was a speech on racism, slavery, misrepresentations, atrocities and discrimination against the Africans.

(Please find link to the speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtAxUQjwB4)

About DJ Cheeba

Known for his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation, DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists in the world today.

He has produced a variety of celebrated projects including video mixes, movie re-scores, adverts, documentaries and commissioned projects for like of Led Zeppelin and Aardman, as well as his eclectic mixtapes that have topped the iTunes download charts several times.

Using cutting edge AV technology alongside three turntables, Cheeba produces a variety of audio visual shows; from the cinema style ‘After School Special’ and ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’ to the hard hitting club and festival shows like ‘Return To The Boom Bap’, ‘Double Vision’ and the hugely successful Beastie Boys tribute ‘3 Way Mix’.

With his cut and paste style of turntablism, audiences can expect a high paced mind blowing trip through hip hop and beat related genres that were made to make you dance, think, feel and smile.

About Selectah Si Chai

Selectah Si Chai founded the award winning independent festival venue ‘Chai Wallahs’, which has been at the forefront of introducing new artists to the UK festival scene for 15 years. Si is known for having a keen ear for the next big acts to break, along with being able to programme a festival lineup to suit and entertain any audience at anytime of the day or night.

His sets are a journey through music, seamlessly genre hopping from reggae to hip hop, funk to soul, house to afro beat, broken beats to breaks. Si Chai has been known to be able to keep the party going for hours on end. A true pioneer in all sense of the word, The Exchange will host the Selectah’s first ever show in India.


About Other Associates for IMMIGRANT


About 4/4 Entertainment

4/4 are a subculture think tank offering consultancy and turnkey execution solutions in the fields of music, art, dance, urban street culture, comedy and more. We strive to push the envelope by producing cutting edge content and scaled up immersive experiences for brands, promoters, festivals, hospitality chains, music labels and anyone who is interested in putting up a unique, quality driven subculture experience. A partnership between Himanshu Vaswani and Nikhil Udupa 4/4 have a combined industry experience of over 12 years and have worked on every aspect of the mainstream entertainment industry and subculture movement in the country.

About Saavn

Founded in 2007, Saavn is India’s leading digital music streaming service, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. Saavn is currently accessed in 196 countries and offers 30 Million tracks in 13 languages: Hindi, English (India only), Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani and Urdu. The company has 900+ label partnerships and growing, including Universal, Sony, T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama, Eros and Warner Music.

Saavn’s investors include Tiger Global Management, Liberty Media, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Ward Ferry Management, Tree Line Investment Management, Quilvest, Mousse Partners, Wellington Capital Management, and a number of strategic individuals, including former Vodafone CEO, Arun Sarin, and, Guy Oseary, Chairman of Maverick and manager of global artists including Madonna and U2.

The Saavn team has previously presented at Strata + Hadoop World in Singapore, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), Music Matters, and at Cannes Entertainment Lions. In 2016, Saavn expanded its content offering into Saavn Original Programming, a slate of original, non-music audio programs that range from comedy and storytelling to mythology and cricket.


About Bombay Arthouse (BAh)

BAh is a Mumbai-based creative firm focused on producing digital content, advertising films and exploratory documentaries. Their vision is to create content that shifts from traditional methods, highlighting the human element from communities around the world. Bombay Arthouse specializes in aerial cinematography and 360 filming, and they are taking their tech-driven concepts overseas with the opening of a new BAh branch in New York.

Their talented founders are well-established in the Mumbai film and nonprofit industries, and they are expanding their reach through international partnerships. Seeking to create a body of accessible and influential film content, Harshbir and Emily decided to combine their skills in direction, production and cinematography to found BAh.

Website – Http://www.ImmigrantLive.in

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1364257700263493/

Date: 31st March 2017, Friday

Venue: Euriska

Time: 9 pm onwards

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