Mumbai-based live electronica duo Madboy/Mink known for their trademark electro-funk sound and high-energy theatrical performances are soon releasing their third EP called ‘Persons. Elastic. Superior. Fantastic’ on July 18. This new EP brings in a new grown up sound with a vivid sonic palette inspired by synthesizers and one that can be classified as cosmic disco. ‘Persons. Elastic. Superior. Fantastic’ is a synth-infused, psychedelic journey that is warm, lush, and vibrant, and sees Madboy/Mink introduce fans to a newer side of their sonic personalities.
We’ve lived with these songs for a bit now and it explores themes that have been on our mind – Madboy/Mink .
Madboy/Mink have so far released a single off their new EP called ‘Comets’. It has a touch of acid house along with Saba’s icy-yet-warm vocals within lush synths and old school drum sounds. The new EP also features the late Karan Joseph on the song , ‘Plastic Elastic’.
That song features Karan pretty much playing in a style he’s never been heard in before. The day that song was written really showed his versatility and genius – Madboy/Mink
Apart from newer sounds, the EP and upcoming tour will also showcase a new live set-up for Madboy/Mink. The line-up for the PESF tour consists of Jehangir Jehangir (drums), Rahul Joshua Thomas (trombone and saxophone) and Nitish Rambadhran (keys), James Miranda (trumpet) and Anand Bhagat on percussions, in addition to Saba and Imaad. The band will perform in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi, while the Shillong and Guwahati shows will feature just Madboy/Mink.
This sound came out of exploring certain synthesizer sounds and sounds from the early days of house music, post punk, some synth driven soundtracks, etc. We began tinkering with these things and slowly began to filter them through the lens of a certain kind of 60s psychedelia that we’re both into. We are multilingual, post-colonial kids and we see no reason to tow the line in terms of genre – Madboy/Mink
The EP will launch exclusively on July 18 on Apple Music, post which it will also be available on all other streaming platforms like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Saavn and Spotify.
(Check Gig Details Below)
Mumbai – 20th July Friday – Flea Bazaar Café
Pune – 26th July Thursday – Hard Rock Café
New Delhi – 2nd August Thursday – Auro
Shillong (duo set) – 3rd August Friday – Heiga
Guwahati (duo set) – 4th August Saturday – NYX