Look who's talking: Raghu Dixit
The Raghu Dixit Project has played everywhere — from Bangalore to Glastonbury — and is going back to the UK for a massive tour. This also means that the band will be away from the homefront for a few weeks. But they are all set to go live tonight at the Red Bull gig at Mumbai's K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering — their last gig in the Maximum City for a while.
"It’s been a long time since we played on the bus in Mumbai, so we’re looking forward to this Red Bull Music show. The last time we did that, it was one of our best Mumbai shows and the view from up there was fantastic! We are expecting nothing less than that. We are going to debut some of the new songs we have released that not many Mumbaikars have heard before, and of course all of our crowd favourites. It’s going to be a fun party!" the iconic Raghu Dixit tells T2 Online.
We got the man in the lungi to take a quick and random pre-gig rapid fire for us. Read on...
Two apps you just can't do without?
All my social media apps and voice recorder for all my song ideas!
What's the worst part about being on tour?
Lack of sleep! And irregular food.
Do you have a pre-gig ritual?
Try and get as much sleep and rest my voice. And hope I don’t forget lyrics!
Two of the most overrated international artistes?
There are too many — most manufactured music is quite overrated.
Your thoughts on mainstream Bollywood music?
It’s caught the imagination of the nation! And it has a knack of doing it again and again.
What are you reading right now?
Many, many things on the Internet!
Two words to describe the indie music scene in the country?
If you could replace your lungi with something?
Another lungi? I hope there are no plans to replace them if I’m wearing one.
How do fans react when they see you out and about?
There are two kinds. One that wants a selfie, and everyone else!
Two indie bands/ artistes from the country that you really like.
Ankur Tewari and the Ghalat Family. I work a lot with Ankur and think his music is amazing. Pentagram — they are finally back to performing live and it’s the best thing that’s happened to indie music this year!
What are you listening to right now?
The various projects that are cooking in my studio right now, and my dog Thunti constantly seeking attention!