Mera Bhai

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Electronic

Instrument/voice type: Digital Audio Workstation

Location: London


Mera Bhai! A Hindi greeting meaning My Brother. A musical balance, between the new and the old, synthesized and organic instruments, between the familiar and the unsettling, between eastern and western traditions. Dance Music that commands attention. Taking influence from Indian Carnatic music, to Algerian Rai and 70s Disco, with a heavy dose of 80s/90s Acid House, Detroit techno and Tropicalia on top.

Brainchild of DJ / Producer Karthik Poduval. Born in London, with roots in Kerala and Chennai, and growing up in Italy, Albania, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Nigeria. A Multi-Instrumentalist known for his work with Tropical-Psychedelia band Flamingods, working closely with Moshi Moshi Records, Soundway Records and Total Refreshment Centre.

Help Musicians support has come at a crucial time for me as I prepare to launch my new solo project. Having lost all of my touring for this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic this funding provides crucial financial support to help me market and promote my upcoming releases.