By Audio Pervert - 5/18/2011


Hub is India’s first anthology of electronic music & the evolution within. A legitimate record of everything that’s past and currently happening in terms of music, artists and industry development. The published material is an official and unbiased statement about the artists, musicians, DJs and producers involved in this field and created a much‐needed platform to document the rising subculture. HUB is manifold as a publication, carefully spanning and searching the various facets of the electronic music culture in India and within the Indian diaspora in the UK, USA and Europe.

★ A synopsis about the rise of electronic music in India. Why and How it came to be a legitimate youth culture? Historic milestones in India - As well as a detailed scan of the UK and US diaspora pertaining to Indian electronic music culture, since 1982 till date.
★ Artist Profiles : 80+ profiles of producers, bands, Djs and collectives containing information about their background, discography, contact and online sites.
★ A motley collection of  features written by various persona in the Indian electronica scene : A collection of features to highlight and critically examine the impact of electronic music in India with respect to prevailing tastes, lifestyles and emerging role of technology. Short essays about the various fringe and lesser‐known facets of Indian experimental music and underground juntas.
★ The discovery of Charanjit Singh (1982) India's first electronic music artist. 
★ Database of more than 700 record labels, artists managers, media services, websites, clubs and sound vendors.
★ A CD compilation of 11 songs featuring emerging Indian artists and producers. A hi-rez version of the book in PDF format is available for free distribution.

HUB Limited Edition Book - 
HUB is a joint collaboration with Max Mueller Goethe Institut New Delhi, Samrat B & Music Gets Me High. Envisioned by Samrat B the project was managed by Ritnika Nayan of MGMH. The project has been written and designed by 30 odd graphic artists, writers, bloggers and music enthusiasts contributing to the various facets of the book. HUB was created over 6 months of intense research, edited by Simar Puneet, printed and compiled at Bug Eye Design and  Rakesh Press in New Delhi. 1200 copies were printed, of which a majority has been distributed to affiliate partners, Max Mueller Goethe Institute and hundreds of electronic music lovers across the world. Also welcomed by Native Instruments Gmbh (Berlin) and Co/pop (Cologne) along-with a host of affiliated partners such as Serve & Destroy (Cologne) - Submerge (India) & Head Fun (Switzerland) aided to distribute the project to many key institutions with Europe.

Post Project 2012 - HUB has rapidly circulated (without a publishing company) in India and many parts of the world within a year of it's print. The book and the project has been shared and discussed actively by many people in India as well as outside. Professionals, DJs, labels and writers based in Berlin, Barcelona, Valencia, Amsterdam, NYC, Cologne, London, Canada, Warsaw, Tokyo, Scotland, Bangladesh and even Argentina and Portugal have received copies of the book. HUB as a project and publication remains most unique - in print and as a source of authentic information about Indian electronic music culture. The book is at a collectors status : post the limited edition release of 1500 odd copies in 2011.
Last update March 2017 - None physical copies left to distribute-

DOWNLOAD Hi-rez PDF Format.

DOWNLOAD Compilation by HUB - 11 Song Sampler
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HUB Digital Book Hi-rez PDF + Music Sampler. All pages, design, logos, artwork and photographs and embedded media is licensed by MGMH Ltd. India. Project curated by SamratB, Max Mueller Goethe Institut New Delhi. Limited Copy Edition. No Copyright. No Publisher.
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