Dhaka Electronica Scene
Nothing is as far as it seems
Photo: Nilgiri Nostalgia
Quite often for us, electronic music acts as the medium that connects us to the many diversities of Bangladeshi music forms. It allows us to close our distances from Bangladesh's historic narratives with a remarkable optimism for the sounds of our future, and thereby recognizes that neither the past nor the future are "as far they may have seemed".
This selection of works acts as an example of the evolving sound of a developing megacity as such as Dhaka - a result of globalization, returning prosperity, re-imagined identities - birthed from digital machines in a crammed up geographic boundary.
Different sounds, promising ideas, uncanny influences and experiences somehow shape how we look back at our history and what we expect of our near future.
Nothing is as far as it seems because everything is connected and in connected-ness we prevail.
These artists are represented by Akaliko Records and were discovered through Dhaka Electronica Scene.
Processun by Big Machete
Big Machete is an experimental sound artist, poet and journalist based in Dhaka. His work explores noise with the fervor of a poet, and maybe that's why to many his productions remain indefinitely abstract.
Bishōkha by The B Regiment
The B Regiment is a music producer based in Dhaka. His work explores discourses on history, cultures, philosophies and unresolved, untold human stories.
Tomishro by Sinin
Sinin is a sound artist hailing from the city of Khulna. As he explores his art with his peers from Dhaka, he also remains relentless in his attempts to bring novel sonic and visual experiences to his humble, often overlooked, city.
Eastern Humanism by The B Regiment and SpaceGhost Featuring Lamia Chowdhury
SpaceGhost, a pianist turned music producer, has collaborated with The B Regiment on a manifesto of the human intellect. He hails from Dhaka.