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Maed in India - India's first indie music podcast that showcases the best Indian independent musicians from India and abroad. Each episode presents an interview with an artist/band along with an exclusive stripped down session or acoustic renditions of their original music. The weekly show prides itself on being the destination for new music, little known stories, and unreleased music never heard before.

It features all kinds of artists from new-comers to veterans and under a variety of genres from hip hop, blues, soul, to folk, punk, rock, and everything in between.

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Maed in India - India's first indie music podcast that showcases the best Indian independent musicians from India and abroad. Each episode presents an interview with an artist/band along with an exclusive stripped down session or acoustic renditions of their original music. The weekly show prides itself on being the destination for new music, little known stories, and unreleased music never heard before.

It features all kinds of artists from new-comers to veterans and under a variety of genres from hip hop, blues, soul, to folk, punk, rock, and everything in between.

    OAFF

    OAFF

    oaf. (noun) a man who is rough or clumsy and unintelligent.
    Not to be confused with OAFF aka Kabeer Kathpalia, who catches up with Mae on this episode of Maed in India. The electronica producer and composer talks about the meaning behind his artist name and if he still resonates with it, his experience attending experimental schools, his punk band, how he wanted to become a particle physicist, and the story behind his collaboration with singer-songwriter/producer Sohrab Nicholson aka Landslands for their song ‘Grip’ that we’re featuring on this episode! 
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    This episode is brought to you by our partners MUBI, a curated streaming service showing exceptional films from around the globe. And we’ve got you covered! Just head on over to mubi.com/maedinindia to access an exclusive deal for a whole year of great cinema at your fingertips for just ₹1999.
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    Follow OAFF:
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    Facebook @oaffmusic
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    CREDITS:
    Host: Mae
    Twitter: @maebemaebe
    Instagram: @maemariyam
    Audio Editor Post: Kartik Kulkarni
    Producer: Shaun Fanthome and Husein Haveliwala
    Recorded at Island City Studios

    • 16 min
    The Lightyears Explode

    The Lightyears Explode

    The name of this week’s act on Maed in India is enough to get us pumped for this episode, but did you know they were not originally called what they are now? We’re talking about alternative/indie pop band The Lightyears Explode, and on today’s episode, Mae gets to know from vocalist/guitarist Saurabh Roy, bassist Shalom Benjamin and guitarist Jishnu Guha, how they called themselves 'The Mighty Scoundrels' at one point, their self-titled debut EP that is can’t be found online, their musical evolution, and they also give us a taste of what their next album is going to sound like with some electric live performances!
    Song List:
    Fighting With Your Family (01:20 - 04:52)
    We Don’t Surrender (16:01 - 19:53)
    The Pigs Have Eyes (27:53 - 30:33)
    Nostalgia 99 (41:21 - 44:28)
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    This episode is brought to you by our partners MUBI, a curated streaming service showing exceptional films from around the globe. And we’ve got you covered! Just head on over to mubi.com/maedinindia to access an exclusive deal for a whole year of great cinema at your fingertips for just ₹1999.
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    Follow The Lightyears Explode:
    Instagram @thelightyearsexplode
    Facebook @thelightyearsexplode
    Twitter @thelightyearsex
    Come be our friend:
    Facebook @maedinindia
    Instagram @maedinindia
    Twitter @maedinindia
    CREDITS:
    Host: Mae
    Twitter: @maebemaebe
    Instagram: @maemariyam
    Audio Editor Post: Kartik Kulkarni
    Producer: Shaun Fanthome and Husein Haveliwala
    Recorded at Island City Studios

    • 45 min
    Bhrigu Sahni

    Bhrigu Sahni

    In the studio with Mae for this episode is singer-songwriter and guitarist Bhrigu Sahni. Between all the banter and hysterical laughing, they talk about Bhrigu’s journey from Khadki Junction Blues to busking on subway platforms in New York, the bitter pill that is testing your music on your parents, singing Marathi powadas with his mother, and Bhrigu demonstrates his nifty automatic guitar tuner which honestly is some sorcery at play. He also showcases his Tibetan singing bowl skills on Believe, one of the four songs he performs live in this episode.
    Song List:
    Higher (00:49 - 04:13)
    Theme No. 1 (13:38 - 17:15)
    Believe (29:38 - 34:53)
    Time To Fall (44:20 - 48:50)
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    This episode is brought to you by our partners MUBI, a curated streaming service showing exceptional films from around the globe. And we’ve got you covered! Just head on over to mubi.com/maedinindia to access an exclusive deal for a whole year of great cinema at your fingertips for just ₹1999.
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    Follow Bhrigu:
    Instagram @bhrigu.sahni
    Facebook @bhrigusahni.artistpage
    Twitter @bhrigusahni
    Come be our friend:
    Facebook @maedinindia
    Instagram @maedinindia
    Twitter @maedinindia
    CREDITS:
    Host: Mae
    Twitter: @maebemaebe
    Instagram: @maemariyam
    Audio Editor Post: Kartik Kulkarni
    Producer: Shaun Fanthome and Husein Haveliwala
    Recorded at Island City Studios

    • 49 min
    SlowCheeta

    SlowCheeta

    IT’S HAPPENING! Maed in India is back in the studio with some incredible artists, their most entertaining stories, and their latest music. So, of course, we had to turn up the heat for our first one back. And to do that, we have none other than rapper Chaitanya Sharma aka SlowCheeta chatting to Mae about the origins of his rap name, having to rip into Ranveer Singh’s character while filming Gully Boy, and giving his wife private concerts of unreleased songs. He also performs four of his favourite tracks, including his latest single Tu Theek Hai Na Bhai?.
    Song List:
    Bada Ghar Chhota Ladka (01:09 - 04:46)
    Aankhon Ka Tara (feat. Namit Das) (16:32 - 20:10)
    Shwapon (feat. Dipannita Acharya) (32:56 - 35:22)
    Tu Theek Hai Na Bhai? (feat. Saba Azad) (43:06 - 46:19)
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    This episode is brought to you by our partners MUBI, a curated streaming service showing exceptional films from around the globe. And we’ve got you covered! Just head on over to mubi.com/maedinindia to access a whole year of great cinema for Rs. 1,999 only.
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    Follow SlowCheeta:
    Instagram @_slowcheeta_
    Facebook @SlowCheetaOfficial
    Come be our friend:
    Facebook @maedinindia
    Instagram @maedinindia
    Twitter @maedinindia
    CREDITS:
    Host: Mae
    Twitter: @maebemaebe
    Instagram: @maemariyam
    Audio Editor Post: Kartik Kulkarni
    Producer: Shaun Fanthome and Husein Haveliwala
    Recorded at Island City Studios

    • 47 min
    Temsu Clover

    Temsu Clover

    The world of the interwebs is a wondrous place (most of the time). For Maed in India, it allows us an incredible opportunity to connect with indie artists from across the country. And that’s exactly what we did on this episode! Here to chat about her journey as an artist, winning a Most Promising Artist award (yes, we do find out what she's promising), and the story behind her single Dumplings for the Sad, is Dimapur singer-songwriter Temsu Clover. 
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    Come be our friend:
    Facebook @maedinindia
    Instagram @maedinindia
    Twitter @maedinindia
    CREDITS:
    Host: Mae
    Twitter: @maebemaebe
    Instagram: @maemariyam
    Audio Editor Post: Kartik Kulkarni
    Producer: Shaun Fanthome and Husein Haveliwala

    • 16 min
    A For Aleph

    A For Aleph

    We’re at the last stop of Maed in India’s Our Neighbours 2021, and it’s a bittersweet moment after a journey filled with music, banter and new friendships from across the Subcontinent. Our grand finale takes us to Karachi, Pakistan, as we present A For Aleph, a record label, artist collective & music residency, with their collaborative project ‘Qurb’, by Anas Alam Khan, Waqas Hussain, Aziz Kazi and Louis J. Pinto. Mae talks to Anas and Waqas about the music scene in Pakistan post 2008, Waqas’ musical lineage as a 7th generation sitarist, the meaning of ‘Qurb’, and how the song came together.
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    Come be our friend:
    Facebook @maedinindia
    Instagram @maedinindia
    Twitter @maedinindia
    CREDITS:
    Host: Mae
    Twitter: @maebemaebe
    Instagram: @maemariyam
    Audio Editor Post: Kartik Kulkarni
    Producer: Shaun Fanthome and Husein Haveliwala

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Melophile3 ,

Tune this podcast channel, Sit back and relax!

Truly, it deserves more listeners. Maed, a cool woman who has a charmness and politeness whom she converses with. The show concept is eye-catching, definitely a sweet and spicy content for all music fanatics and aspiring musicians too. Good to know about their journey.

I must say, this Indian show on music is honestly an underrated show.

ItsVishnuSuresh ,

Really organised and quality

i dont know what to say but this podcast is more natural and amazing .

sandhyasurendran ,

A pure delight to listen to

The only truly dedicated source of indie music discovery in India

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