In a world awash with noise, a clear signal is hard to find. BUDX is a movement to help identify and support new culture to strengthen that signal. Since 2016, BUDX’s goal has been to curate and support the best local artists and help their scenes grow. Budweiser has been supporting music and culture in India for over a decade, and with BUDX that support has extended to Asia, Africa and South America. Of course BUDX has access to the best global artists, but we also champion homegrown acts and support local talents in new and exciting ways. There’s a LOT more to come.
Scenes rise by the sheer love of the people in it, and fall when they just can’t support it on their own any more. BUDX helps push scenes forward by supporting the people who love the culture they create, and those that love culture. We’re here for you. You are an important part of this. Your support helps us unearth new sounds, help artists and support your scene.
At the heart of BUDX is a deep felt purpose to elevate and assist the important talent and scenes in India right now, encouraging all culture creators to rise up and Be a King.
A sneak-peek into who's playing at BUDXBLR.
Kiran, who performs as Madame Gandhi, is an electronic music artist and activist based in Los Angeles. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and Kehlani and as the iconic free- bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon, Madame Gandhi now produces music that elevates and celebrates the female voice.
The F16s is a Chennai based upcoming electro-alternative band. They play alternative dance music borne out of frustration with a barren and flaccid cityscape. They have performed throughout India and internationally, at music festivals like the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Go Mad Festival, The India Bike Week, Magnetic Fields and many more.
The F16s derive their inspirations from acts like The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and many more.
Pardafash (Sandhya Visvanathan) is a graphic designer and illustrator who moonlights as a vocalist-producer and songwriter. She frequently collaborates with artists from her music family - Bangalore based electronic music collective - Consolidate.
She was previously in Machli, a band that meshed together electronic beats and samples from Indian films, two acoustic guitarists and her own auto-tuned vocals to create their unique sound. Pardafashs solo live act is her interpretation of protest music through a combination of songs that are stories and spoken word monologues. She believes in using narrative electronic music to make a record of the time we live in. Pardafashs debut EP will be released early next year.
Hailing from Kochi, India, The Derelicts is an Alternative/Disco/Electronic band, which has been described by listeners and critics around the world as a band with unique sonic textures. They released their debut single Happy Sad in March 2018 through Overfeed Records. The single was featured on RollingStone as an exclusive premier and has been hailed by them as one of the Top 10 Summer songs by Indian artists you need to hear. Their second single, Jennifer, was released as an exclusive premiere by Earbuddy, USA in May 2018.
Their self titled debut EP was released on 29th June 2018, as an exclusive on iTunes & Apple Music. The Derelicts EP peaked at #3 on iTunes Worldwide Album Charts, #60 on Apple Music Worldwide Charts & #3 on Apple Music Alternative Charts. Also, the song Introspect from the EP was #194 on Apple Music Worldwide Songs Chart & #4 on Apple Music Alternative Charts. Currently on tour, The Derelicts were also Apple Musics New Artist For the Month of June, 2018.
BUDXBLR at a glance
Date : 27th October 2017
Venue : Atria Mall
Artist : Kumail
Special Guest Act
Date : 28th October 2017
Venue : Dhanmill Compound
Artist : Madstarbase