Bass Foundation in New Delhi India has been holding down the underground Bass Culture movement and continues to push forward thinking music. This month they have three wicked international artists and two local stars are joining forces for a unique night of bass-heavy music at Out Of The Box in Hauz Khas village, New Delhi on Oct 28th. Last week BF announced the Dutch dubstep and D&B producer Gumnaam, and now here's the low-down on Maneesh the Twister – a founder of San Francisco’s highly respected Surya Dub crew.
Here's a little blurb from Bass Foundation:
Maneesh is one of the most innovative deejays on the US west coast, being voted ‘Best DJ of the Year’ by the San Francisco Guardian, and alongside former BASSF guest Kush Arora, is one of the ambassadors of ‘Dread Bass’. Surya Dub’s success both as promoters and producers has been rooted in their diverse sound, bringing together dubwise communities from ragga to dubstep, DnB to dread bass, funky & tropical to bhangra & desi electronica. It’d be impossible to list Maneesh’s numerous achievements of his long career here (see below), but trust us – the awards, collaborations and releases speak for themselves! To get something of an idea of the sound, check out the recent mix below (a free download too).
Maneesh the Twister (Surya Dub, Dub Mission - SF)
Maneesh the Twister is founder of Surya Dub, the Ambassadors of Dread Bass. Surya Dub has won many accolades from Best Club Night, Best of the Bay, and also Maneesh was awarded Best Club DJ of SF by the Bay Guardian. He was also co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective and his productions appear on the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD as well as XBOX 360 game "Project Gotham" and Sony BMG India's Shamur compilation! He is also a resident of the longest running weekly dub & roots night in the WORLD, Dub Mission, which is 15+ years and dubbing! And was one of the first djs spinning forward BASS music like D&B and Dubstep in India!
Maneesh has quite eclectic tastes and spins dub reggae, dubstep, tropical & global beats, uk funky, d'n'b, dancehall, glitch hop, bhangra, and anything with BASS. Maneesh has shared the stage with legendary Jamaican producers Lee "Scratch" Perry & Scientist, Thievery Corporation, Mad Professor, Francois K, Kode 9, Adrian Sherwood (On-U sound), Mala, The Bug & Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, Ghislain Poirier, Bassnectar, State of Bengal, Smith & Mighty/RSD, Eskmo, Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Midival Punditz, Nasha/BREED, Sub Swara, Z-Trip, DJ Vadim, Kush Arora, Dub Gabriel, Non Stop Bhangra, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, DJ G, Eprom, d/j Rupture, Maga Bo, DJ Rekha, Antiserum & Roommate.