Karsh’s Bi-weekly event Futureproof finds him pleasing the New York City underground with his DJ and live electric tabla sets. Indian classical, dub, drum and bass, jungle, reggae and ambient influences come together to create the Futureproof aesthetic. The event features a live band led by Kale, which has been recognized as one of the leading live drum and bass events in New York.
Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Karsh Kale is one of global music’s brightest stars. In the past 12 years as a solo recording artist, producer, composer, live performer and DJ, Karsh has set the world of electronic fusion on fire and has helped to create a genre of new music and culture that continues to influence an entire generation. His body of work has been cause for fans and critics alike to claim Kale as a pioneer and a trail blazer, not only opening doors for his own career but for an entire scene to emerge in the world of electronica and fusion music. Karsh Kale has also developed a reputation as a genre bending collaborator and a world renowned tabla player and musician, exploring the worlds of electronica, Indian classical music, rock, jazz fusion and hip hop which has led him to work with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe. Kale continues to reinvent his ever-evolving sound and has established himself as one of the worlds most sought after fusion artists.
Karsh Kale’s freedom to explore the possibilities of traditional and modern music inspires people around the globe. As for the next generation, he advises, “A lot of young Indian musicians in America find themselves in a contradiction where they allow themselves to be open-minded in everything in their life except Indian music. They keep it separate. As any kind of immigrant coming to America, if you don’t plan on going back then you have to reinvent your culture. And that includes everything – music, food,everything. And make it make sense and put it into context for yourself so that you’re not constantly torn between two worlds.You’re actually making a world for yourself as opposed to having someone else tell you what it means.”
KARSH KALE: ELECTRIC TABLA NIGHTS
Max ZT (master santoor player), DJ Zakhm
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM