Echoes of Earth continues to be India's only ecologically crafted music festival. Nestled among 150 acres of green vistas, the festival presents a stellar line-up featuring over 40 International and Indian artists performing on 4 uniquely designed stages, celebrating one Earth. This is a festival that assembles people from all walks of life and unites them with a celebration of great music, art and culture, while upholding the leave no trace policy, entailing a deep commitment to the sustenance and preservation of the Earth.
All our infrastructure at the festival was constructed adopting environmentally conscious practices, thereby preserving the land and its integrity. The pioneering spirit of the festival rests on the elements of 'reduce, reuse, recycle', using old, discarded, recycled and upcycled media in the more unique and creative ways. The major highlights of the festival are the stages and installations built from recycled material, workshops on music, art, culture and sustainable living, an elegant brunch with the artists, a flea market, film screenings and the zeal and ambiance of the festival itself.
Year 2018 marks the third edition of Echoes of Earth and it is themed around the ocean and marine conservation. Echoes of Earth 2018 will pay homage to the sea and all its magnificent and beautiful life forms by collaborating with artists to design stages and installation art that will bring the theme alive. While our focus areas still revolve around water, energy and waste management; we believe, just as life began in the oceans, now, more than ever, the protection of the marine environment is imperative to sustain life on earth.
Grouch in Dub
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Ankur & The Ghalat Family
When Chai Met Toast
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Grouch in Dub AKA 'Grouch' is the new project from the enigmatic New Zealand producer Oscar Allison. Since the early 2000's he has been writing a wide array of sonic compositions ranging from drum and bass , hip hop, dub and bass music to techno, progressive and psychedelic trance.
Grouch in Dub
London house duo Dusky rode the early 2010s house revival to success, eventually signing a major-label deal. Growing up with the pirate radio sounds of happy hardcore, U.K. garage, jungle, and drum'n'bass, Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell met in the sixth form, bonding over a shared love of electronic music-making and DJ'ing. After many years of practice and experimentation, they initially started releasing music in 2009, putting out funky, tribal, deep house under the name Solarity. They soon began a profitable association with Above & Beyond's Anjunadeep label, through which they released a slew of singles over the next couple of years, gradually going in a trancier, techier direction that gained them a host of appreciative fans.
He first rose to prominence in what was then an amorphous Indian independent music scene, capturing fans at the intersection of guitar music and rhythmic electronic dance, with a sound that soon came to define his identity as a live act. A full-length debut followed with 2013’s Doppelganger, an album that did as much for Bakshi’s blazing popularity as it did for a legion of budding music producers keen to make it in the industry. Accurately tipped as the leader of the new wave of Indian electronica, Dualist Inquiry helped break down doors at a time when rigidity seemed all but certain to dominate independent music.
Aditi Ramesh is an exemplary vocalist, songwriter and producer with a herculean voice complimented by a range of techniques and tonal modulations. Having been inspired by the blues, jazz and traditional carnatic music in which she has been trained in her childhood, her organic exploration into different genres ever since has been a hallmark of her development.
Anomalie is the live electronic project of Nicolas Dupuis, a classically trained and highly versatile keyboardist and producer based in Montreal, QC. After the release of his style defining project Metropole in June 2017, Anomalie will release the highly anticipated follow-up, Metropole Part II, in May 2018, completing the EP series inspired by his hometown of Montreal. Each song on both EPs alludes to a specific location in Montreal that’s meaningful to Nico and the city’s budding music scene.
Irish producer Seamus Malliagh makes extremely giddy, hyperkinetic electronic music as Iglooghost, throwing juke/footwork, anime, IDM, hip-hop, and pop into a blender and hitting infinity. The restlessly creative artist's tracks are extremely dense, fast-moving, and cartoonish, loaded with complex beats, high-pitched voices, and rapid-fire samples. While this sounds like it could easily end up being a nauseating sugar rush, his tracks have an advanced pop sensibility and focus that keep them both exciting and memorable, and they never come close to sounding predictable or conventional.
Futuristically Classy, Vincent Fenton, French Kiwi Juice. Better known by the abbreviation FKJ, has mastered the sound of sophisticatedly, smooth electronic music. With serene sounds perfect for posh settings, FKJ with his strong catalogue of tracks has found himself on repeat in the dwellings of all Roche Musique alumni. Lying together his first track to hit the charts is built off of a mellow, heartfelt sample, and leyered with classic electronic keyboards, and a beautiful guitar bass. This is music that you can groove to, youth tested and elder approved. Be on the lookout for more music from FKJ at Roche Musique. He is definitely an artist that deserves a spotlight.
Nolah is an electronic music composer and Live act from Lleida, although actually lives in Barcelona. Her passion for the music started at the early age of seven as a vocalist in a band. She studied classical music and also, took part in a rock band with the guitarist and composer roles. All this way is perceived in the latest project, however her main influence are an electronic sounds. Hypnotic melodies, fat bass line and heavy beats are the principal features of her work. When all of this is assembled together give and emotional and progressive techno. Recently introduced in the industry opening her way, playing Live acts and producing my own music.
Timeless Archetypal Symbol
A musical journey releasing forms of sound and visuals each new moon. Dissolving herself in her art and visions for the next 12 years.
Weaving spirals of love and divine melodies in to soundscapes that leave you intrigued and wanting more. Playing with time and space using the light and sound she collects throughout her journeys, (((O))) transports you to her universe; offering a fresh perspective on the world and beyond.
Brian Shimkovitz was on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana when he got hooked on the cassette culture of the region. Street vendors hawked West African recordings in myriad genres, from highlife to African disco, old left-field soul to curious local pop. Much of his style is largely unheard outside of West Africa.
The initial concept behind Awesome Tapes From Africa was brilliantly simple, but behind it is an impossibly complex musical, social and cultural tangle.
Awesome Tapes from Africa
Ankur Tewari is a storyteller. He has spent the better part of his life discovering different mediums to share his tales. At times his stories find their way through his music and at other times through his films. His songs are simple and evocative; they come from an honest and at times vulnerable space, which makes them easy to form an instant connection with. He plays with his band “The Ghalat Family”. Together they have been travelling across India playing at major music festival and locales over the past 8 years.
Ankur & The Ghalat Family
MALFNKTION' is the electronic music project of Bangalore based artist 'Aditya Alamuru'. Started in 2014, his music is influenced heavily by Hip-Hop, Bass and Electronica and is known for combining up-beat rhythms with ethnic sounds and samples. The MALFNKTION project derives its sound from old Indian film music and audio recordings collected from cities and remote parts of the country. Mixing the sounds of India with Hip-Hop compositions has allowed Aditya's music to appeal to a wide variety of listeners, both within the country and abroad.
Stavroz was formed in 2011 by IJsbrand & Gert, both dj’s and sound engineers looking for a way to channel their musical antics. Soon thereafter, Maxim & Pieter joined on live shows and in the studio. Known for injecting an overall ethnic, acoustic and organic vibe to electronic music, these four friends pocketed releases for Kindisch, Laut & Luise, Bedrock, Delicieuse and their own label ‘Moodfamily’ in Ghent. They manage to create a wholesome, comforting soundtrack for a place, which no words can describe. Take a rest, lay down, close your eyes and listen to a story told in an orchestral fashion, with such profession and ear for details. Stavroz is something different.
Sri Rama Murthy aka Murthovic is an independent Electronic music composer, sound designer and dj who has been working in the electronic music field for the last18years. He acquired his basic compositional skills in Western Classical music from Hyderabad western music foundation and currently is learning Carnatic music, apart from dj gigs at various clubs and festivals across the country.
“Van Luup is a name that’s on the lips of many, creating a scene & succeeding where others have failed before. Credited for the uprising of Dance Music in Sri Lanka as well as Doha – Qatar, Middle East’s fastest growing city”
A driving force behind the increasing popularity of the Tech/ Techno and Deep house music genre in Sri Lanka and overseas, Van Luup is an international industry heavyweight.
Ape Echoes is the frankensteinian brainchild of Bombay- based producers and multi-instrumentalists, Nirmit Shah and Sid Shirodkar. Alternately moving through territories influenced by crossover-jazz, electronica, noise, hip-hop, prog-rock, funk, and soul, Ape Echoes forms a sonically and emotionally varied palette. The producer pair frequently combine traditional acoustic and electronic instrumentation with more raw or experimental elements, weaving together an immersive musical narrative. After forming in early 2016, the pair was soon joined by Sahil Shah and Harsh Gadhvi. Their debut EP, ‘Ape Machines’, was released in August 2017.
Tennyson is the musical identity of Luke Pretty from Edmonton, Alberta. Since starting his journey from busking on the streets of Edmonton at the ages 9, Tennyson has slowly matured into one of the most innovative artists in the music industry with his blend of jazz music and electronica gaining the attention of some of the biggest independent producers such as Ryan Hemsworth, Lido and Skrillex.
The boy with the dot in his name and the dubby background, started to play records with his buddy Apparat in the early 90s far in the darkest reaches of the ruff'n'tuff Harz mountains, in former East Germany. Phon.o's heart as his mind feel most drawn to the bricolage. Conjuring his very own melange with sounds taken from hip hop, dub, baltimore, house, dubstep and techno Phon.o is known for his exstatic live and DJ-sets, sometimes leaning towards the digital and itchy, yet deeply moving and highly energetic
A simple breakfast. A simple melody. When Chai Met Toast takes inspiration from the lighter side of life to create music that is heart-warming, happy and smile worthy. The newest band from the land of coconuts, they gained fans quickly with a special acoustic setup and a unique brand of infectious happy music, which transcends age, genre and even language.
When Chai Met Toast
Shreyas begun his career in early 2011 in Bangalore (India), with over half a decade of experience behind him, his undying passion for music resonates through his DJ sets which string together hypnotic, deep and atmospheric tonalities with darker and more musically inclined melodic phrases, stitched together to form a journey of its own.His primary motivation comes from the dance floor, channeling the energy of the crowd to improvise and create a unique blend of what’s required for the moment.
Muki Sablania - an advertising professional and a Handpan enthusiast, he makes his own instruments, and is interested in co-creating experimental music projects under his moniker Aparamparagata, which means unconventional. It is an expression of music that resonates with the soul. Each ‘a’ in Aparamparagata epitomises the seven musical notes which is brought alive by a medley of unique musicians playing exotic instruments and amazing creatives doing there mind blowing act.
Hailing originally from Venezuela, Fur Coat have been heavily influenced by their exploration in Europe over the past decade and have now been settled in Barcelona. Their story is one of passion for techno and electronic music. It’s a tale of deep, dark driven beats and rolling grooves that both encapsulates the mind and moves the feet. It was this love of music that in 2004 brought Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine together and led to a musical intertwining which would drape itself over the shoulders of the music industry.
MOSCADA , origin Moscow Russia started her DJ career in Bali Indonesia over 3 years ago. Passionate and highly influenced by underground music as a fan of trip-hop music and performers such as Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack and Bjork, Moscada formed her own style of play, which includes a deep and progressive sound mixed with a chicago house and emotional and textured techno. Moscada journey begins in Bali performing for techno parties in various elite clubs and events all over the island of gods.
Singer/songwriter/producer Sid Sriram represents a collision point of radically different worlds; a true hybridist. Sriram was born in Chennai, India. His family moved to the San Francisco/Bay Area suburbs when he was one. This duality of cultural roots was integral in forming Sriram’s personal and artistic identity. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering; here is where he started exploring and building his own sound. Sid Sriram's music creates a bold cross section where Pop/Soul, his Indian Classical roots and alternative/ambient music clash vibrantly.
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Recycled & Upcycled Infrastructure
Bio Degradable Cutlery
2018 LINE UP
Grouch in Dub (AUS)
Fur coat (ESP)
Awesome Tapes From Africa (USA)
((( o ))) (Philippines)
Dualist Inquiry Live (IND)
ENTROPY by SID SRiRAM (USA)
Ankur & The Ghalat Family (IND)
When Chai Met Toast (IND)
MALFNKTION ft. aerate sound (IND)
VAN LUUP (SL)
AZADI Records Showcase (IND)
Aditi Ramesh (IND)
Ape Echoes (IND)
nothing anonymous (IND)
Mind Map (IND)
& MANY MORE...