Founded in 2003 by DJ/VJ Qasim Virjee aka Abdul Smooth, indianelectronica is an art project based in Toronto Canada and has involved collaborations over the years with artists, industry professionals and music enthusiasts from around the world.
Almost since the project's inception we have broadcasted online - first as a streaming radio station and then with this podcast. We have also thrown music festivals in co-operation with the BBC in New York, London, Toronto and Bombay and occasionally publish album releases.
Initially popularised in the mid 1990s with the UK's Asian Underground movement, the music of Indian Electronica is expressive of an increasingly complex global identity. Indian Electronica music fuses 'East' and 'West' using technology and tradition to produce some of the World's most innovatively emotive and exciting sounds.
Indian Electronica is not a genre; instead, it is a loose term referring to electronic music/IDM which exhibits an influence/characteristics of South Asian musical tradition - be it percussion, vocal styling, harmonic elements and so on.