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Let’s pimp the disco!

Let’s pimp the disco!
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Tell us a bit about yourselves and how did you guys come together as a band?
We've both been individual musicians for awhile now prior to this collaboration. Saba has been singing with a bunch of other bands as well as working as a professional sessions vocalist and playback singer, and Imaad is the frontman/ guitarist for The Pulp Society, as well as produces solo under the moniker Madboy. Imaad heard Saba's voice at a late night jam with some friends and immediately knew he had to get her to sing on some of his productions.

And how did the name come about?
It's basically a combination of two solo projects. Madboy is Imaad's project as a solo producer and Mink is Saba's moniker as a producer and DJ. So we just thought combining the two would be simple and non-pretentious.

Tell us about what drives you guys, what are your influences?
Our personal influences are extremely varied and diverse but for this project we are focusing on a sound which is driven by old style Harlem swing and bringing that into context with production that's rooted in disco and funk. It's our own trademark sound and it's hard to explain too much- it's something that needs to be experienced.

Tell us a bit about the songs you have planned for this chapter at Raasta?
We haven't been releasing too much of our material online, because we like each of our releases to be really special and when the EP is released, It's going to be pretty hyped. But in spite of that, a lot of our tunes have been spreading by word of mouth and gigs that have travelled all over the place. Our songs -  
Pimp the Disco
, Taste your kiss, Lemonade (which was our first single release and is on Soundcloud) Trouble, Soulboy etc and many more will all be on the set list.  

What's next in the pipeline for you guys?
We play Sunburn in Goa which is the last gig for the year for us coming at the end of our first year as 'Madboy/Mink' and it's been a very busy year in terms of gigs. We're just going to take stock, lock ourselves in the studio for a little while, and complete the final mixes for our EP which will be out most probably by the end of Feb or beginning of March - and will be followed by a comprehensive tour across the country.

WHEN: 25 December, 9 pm onwards
WHERE: Raasta, Hauz Khas Village
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