NEW DELHI, INDIA
Although electronica has been a staple global genre for a while, churning out brilliant records and even bigger names, it still needs to truly register in the mass consciousness of the Indian musical scene. The five artists that make up the Jalebee Cartel, jamming with an arsenal of synths, laptops and percussions, will leave you thirsting for even greater sonic sustenance.
The definition of a band generally invokes the stereotypical image of a couple of people blaring out redundant rhythms and the ubiquitous love ballad. But sometimes all that’s needed is a few good men to spin a traditional concept into something refreshingly new. It’s the incessant bass, screaming arpeggios and piercing percussions that truly define the Cartel. Their sound is all about paying homage to their first love, music, and particularly about an explosive electronic experience. Perhaps IDM or just “electronica” could define the resulting product---but then, it isn’t about neat packaging. It’s about pushing the envelope and fusing influences to create a distinctive brand of urban Indian dance music.
The collective has steadily garnered an impressive list of achievements that include the MTV Style Awards 2005 “Theme Music”, Smirnoff Experience Festival 2005, remixing/performing at India Fashion Week 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006, doing the background scores for numerous TV Shows and sound designing and creating an original soundtrack for the indie film Cherry on Top, which was selected for numerous international film festivals. They are also actively involved with the super club Ministry Of Sound, New Delhi, as Arjun Vagale handles their International DJ Bookings.
The group has showcased its production skills through various releases with labels such as Pure Substance Records, SoulTribe Records, Moon Tribal Records, Music Today, Virgin Records, Times Music and Helvetica Recordings. It has seen radio support from BBC Radio, Proton Radio, Pulse Radio and Virus (CH), and its productions are supported by the likes of Kasey Taylor, Moshic, Mashtronic, Eric Enterna, G-Pal, V-Sag, LeRon & Yves Eaux and Benz & MD to name just a few.
: Princess Moon - Human Behavior Moon
: “Jalebee Cartel – Beautiful Rising” Helvetica
Vagale – Stomper” Moon
– Seneric Sunrise “Masti Music
– No way Out” Pure
& Tare – Free” Pure
– Air Pedro EP” Soul
Punditz – Raanjan” Six degrees Records
: "Cherry On Top" (Independent Film)
for Krishna" ISKON
Pind "Raha Dekhe" (Club Compilation for Private
: "Chalte Chalte" Music Today
Enjoy OST “Aa Yaaraan” Times Music
: "Bhool Ja - Shaan" Virgin Records
: “From the Darkness into the Light”
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