From UK to India with love (for music), and lots of it. That and ace entrepreneurial skills is what brought the couple Sarah Chawla and Munbir Chawla to the capital. They co-founded Wild City in 2011, and since then the country hasn’t halted rocking to their tunes. Online music magazine, music festival (Magnetic Fields), artist & event management – you name it and they’ve got it covered. With this power duo changing the way India tunes into alternative music, #DSSCMusicDiaries decided to drum up the beats that strike a chord with the duo. Here’s Sarah & Munbir belting out their beats for you!
One track that makes you guys say “This is our song”?
Sarah: Thinking About You by Frank Ocean.
Munbir: La Ritournelle by Sébastien Tellier.
What’s the last album you bought?
Sarah: Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango.
Munbir: The Fifth Tick by DJ Clock.
One song you can listen to on repeat all day everyday?
Sarah: At the moment it’s Killing Time by Nicolas Jaar.
Munbir: I go through waves. Right now the new Forest Swords Album.
All time favourite band?
Sarah: The Doors.
Your go-to karaoke song?
Sarah: Karaoke terrifies me!
Munbir: Something with no lyrics.
One music video you’d want to be a part of?
Sarah: Any of Michael Jackson’s music videos.
Munbir: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.
Bonobo or Glass Animals?
One song that makes you break into a dance every time you hear it?
Sarah: Heavy Cross by The Gossip.
Munbir: Two Can Win by J Dilla.
Are you a Bathroom Singer or a Karaoke Queen?
Sarah: Neither – although I like singing in the car.
Favourite music performance till date?
Sarah: Massive Attack at Glastonbury.
Munbir: Radiohead – Roundhouse, London 2016.
Top 3 music finds in the last 3 months?
Sarah: Asiatisch by Fatima Al Qadiri, Freetown Sound, and All Of This by Perera Elsewhere.
Munbir: All Of This by Perera Elsewhere, Distractions by Ikonika, and Only For External by Aerate Sound.
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