The Main Artists : Zokhuma, Achint & Boombay Djembe Folas
= Boombay Djembe Folas:
Boombay Djembe Folas is an exciting and energetic group of drummers who play traditional rhythms from West Africa and are the pioneer to do so in Mumbai.
Mumbai-based Zokhuma (Arman Menzies) has been infiltrating the clogged arteries of Indias alternative music networks like the perfect anti-coagulant. Opting for all the spaces between instead, his own soundscapes have been leaning towards a far more futuristic, minimal vibe that we can’t get enough of. Reminiscent of the kind of progression we’ve been aching to see, we’re hoping he inspires many more young guns to bite the bullet and stay true to themselves. One wave just isn’t big enough for all of us.
Production wise, Zokhuma’s sound is subtle, smooth, textured beats make up its skeletal framework even while a long history of great songwriting pays off in fleshing it out with riveting melodies. And his debut EP “Tomorrow will be better” is a display of exactly that.
On a more personal note however, the 23-year-old’s still playing in the dark. His wide-eyed approach leaves plenty of room for the unexpected and is more likely to forge new paths of experimentation rather than settle for a cubed-genre existence
His passion for various kinds of music shows in his sets. which vary from dub sounds to african music to house and garage