Anushka’s DJ sets layer bass-heavy and edgy breaks ultimately ensconced in a darker, moody veneer.
In the world of fashion and beauty photography, Anushka Menon is a name that would ring a bell to many. Spending many years on the other side of the console curating, organizing, and attending gigs, Menon is not a stranger to the independent music scene. Although Anushka excels in roles behind the scenes, her transition to the spotlight as a DJ was a natural progression.
The move broadened her music sensibilities as she immersed herself in Dj’ing alongside having a full-time career as a photographer- both mostly male-dominated professions. Her career as a DJ began with the inception of the duo, Anushka + Agent, along with Smita Singh. Her sets go beyond breaks and drum ‘n’ bass and seep into genres like electro, leftfield house and techno. She embraces a variety of styles in her sets and has become an icon of edginess – creating music interwoven with a keen fashion sense, that is fresh, authentic, and driven by dance. Anushka’s most significant motive as a DJ is to make sure that the audience has a good time. Her sets are known to be audience-centric and have an aspect of fluidity in genres from beginning to finish.
Four Tet Presents: Four Tet, Anthony Naples, Chloé Robinson & Hamza Rahimtula • 15 Years Of Hessle Audio: Ben UFO & Pearson Sound, Pangaea • Young Marco • Saoirse • Batu • HVOB (Live) • Sherelle • Grandbrothers • Vieux Farka Touré • DJ Masda • DJ Fart In The Club • Elsewhere In India: Murthovic & Thiruda (Debut)
Onra (Sounds Of Asia & India - Exclusive) • Nate08 (Live Debut) • Resident Advisor: Jossy Mitsu & Kohra B2B Sunju Hargun • Fieldlines: The Forgotten Songs Collective X Vinayak^a X Biate • Dj'J • Sijya (Debut) • Chrms (Live) • Tyrell Dub Corp 'Futurhythmachine' (Debut) • Disco Arabesquo • Kiss Nuka (Live) • Sapta • Seasonal Affected Beats 2° Feat. Parizad D • Hashbass (Live) • T.ill Apes • Aaguu • Girls Night Out & Friends: Girls Night Out, Bast & DJ PANTS • Jay Pei: Interlude (Ensemble) • Rafiki • STAIN • Prismer • Anushka • Shantam • Dreamstates • The Fully Automatic Model x Kaleekarma • Electroson • Rudy Mukta • Alina • Nida • Sodhi • Mary Ann • Zionwolf • Lady Ruffelin • Pagal Records • Export Quality Records Showcase: Dohnraj & The Peculiars , Sunflower Tape Machine, Tribemama Marykali, Dappest x adL, Ranj + Clifr & Curtain Blue (Live Band Debut) • Social Isolation Showcase: Pale Blue Dotter, Subhas Mazumdar , Subhojyoti Sen Sharma, Hybrid Protokol, Spiralynk