Festival of
Contemporary
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

Tarqeeb

A seeker of hedonism through rhythm, philanthropy through music-making.

The only constants remain deep, groovy bass-lines, dark atmospheres and a trajectory that ultimately crescendos into high energy dance music. Coming from a metalbackground, his sets innately include a generous dose of live sampling, layering and an overall vibe that could be defined as ‘eclectic.’

If asked for a self-description, Tarqeeb tends to turn to one of his major musical inspirations, DnB producer Alix Perez’s words of wisdom: “I play generally deep but dip into various aspects of drum and bass. I like to read the crowd and let the music breathe. I find mixing in the right musical keys essential. I basically see it as a journey.”

Still in its nascent stage, Tarqeeb has already given people a reason to move on dance floors around the country. From NH7 Weekender Pune to Bass Camp Festival Delhi and Indian Surf Festival Orissa he’s enjoyed playing alongside headliners like London Elektricity, Dub Phizix, Koan Sound, Nanci & Phoebe as well as his peers from India’s own burgeoning music scene such as BBC, Ox7gen, Sandunes and Reggae Rajahs to name a few.

"It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects." - Nikola Tesla
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