FutureFemaleSounds + Boxout.fm + DanishCultureIndia
By mosquitomassala | On 26/11/2021
In October 2020, Mosquito Massala had the pleasure to create cinematic VJ Mixes for DJ Phiona, DJ Lush Lata, DJ Ishani, DJ Sara Vita for the epic online event organised by a collaboration across Boxout.FM, Future Female Sounds and Danish Culture Institute India.
In a pandemic world, Mosquito Massala joined 2 midi-controllers and our favourite live software Resolume, and our always growing library of visuals; to create a series of visual mixes of storytelling to interpret the DJ sets through themes of Dance, Nature, Cinema, Technology and Travel (and some love for Halloween)! Below are some short snippets from the live show.
ABOUT DIGITAL DANCEFLOORS: A strong partnership between three wholly unique players - Boxout FM, Future Female Sounds, and the Danish Cultural Institute in India, that serves to reinforce the Denmark-India musical relationship in these unprecedented times.
VJ SAMVIDA [India/France]: Samvida used to be inspired by stories until she realized a storyteller made them so. Then she began to be inspired by storytellers. Collecting materials from across the world, and exploring various processes of Design, Filmmaking and Visual Jockeying, she constantly questions the relationship of form and content; and experiments to create canvases of storytelling through multi-disciplinary art forms. Her practice extends to projection mapping and scripting animations of light and impressions of culture. She specialises in brewing visuals live, and in creating in-situ Installation Artworks. Samvida is part of the Indo-French Art Collective, The Mosquito Massala. She is also Co-Founder/Co-Director of Sandscape; a series of immersive Art Residencies and Festivals which take place in Jaisalmer, and in the dunes of the Thar Desert. Amongst other things, she loves cinematography, travelling, impressionist art, making origami birds, writing screenplays, and writing about herself in the third person.
DJ PHIONA: Phiona Swanson (aka DJ Phiona) is an International DJ and Model who’s musical journey includes sets at celebrity functions, the hottest nightclubs around the world, music video appearances, and features at high-profile events. Born in New York to Jamaican and Swedish parents, Phiona was constantly around different sounds. Her musical influence grew when the family moved to Florida. Described as fun and free-spirited, you can hear the same when she deejays. Her main goal is to “spread good vibes” just like music does.
LUSH LATA (IN): A curious mix of old school hip hop, beats, monologues, and trap pack a punch with Lush Lata’s set, that borrows from the notion that there is calm before a storm. Aligning this with moods that drop low only to rise high, Lush Lata places her artistic explorations in the interstices of the common shebang.
DJ ISHANI [IN]: Ishani’s unique style typically mixes old school and new school hip-hop and has cleverly merged fans of both styles in way not seen hitherto. She has held residencies at many Mumbai nightclubs including Purple Haze Lounge and at Zenzi (Bandra), Ibar etc. while also being endorsed by nominations from VH1 Sound Nation Awards (2014) and MyFavDJ Awards. With a spin on classic hip-hop, you’ll be singing and dancing along as DJ Ishani goes back in time to some classic selections alongside some new certified bangers. Her set at the Wild City BBQ is still discussed heavily for a reason.
SARA VITA (DK): Sara Vita mixes music from a wide range of genres, from sunny house and r&b to broken techno and deep house in a dynamic set - selected for the time and place. She has played all types of venues in Copenhagen from Bakken in Kødbyen to Spillestedet Stengade and Culture Box and has the monthly show Baby on Deck on MMH Radio. Her goal is to keep the atmosphere magical and the people listening - and dancing.