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EP Review: Lifafa – In Hi Ko

Delhi glitch hop artist adds vocals and a disco vibe to new EP

Anurag Tagat May 07, 2014
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Suryakant Sawhney. Photo: Monisha Ajgaonkar

Suryakant Sawhney. Photo: Monisha Ajgaonkar

[easyreview cat1title = “In Hi Ko” cat1rating = 3.5 cat1detail = “Self-released”]

'In Hi Ko' EP artwork

‘In Hi Ko’ EP artwork

After a year spent on his de­but album Lifafa I and several gigs across India and Europe, Suryakant Sawhney released his second four-track EP In Hi Ko. Sawhney, also vocalist-guitarist with Delhi gypsy/psychedelic rock band Peter Cat Recording Co., busts a disco move [“Ir­radon,” “Agnee Remix”] on his solo project, which was originally shaping up with glitch hop/IDM sounds. The title track “In Hi Ko” retains some of Lifafa’s original lounge elements, and includes his reverb-laden croon (in Hindi) over a dreamy loop. Come for glitch hop, stay for Sawhney’s in­decipherable, heavily-modulated but soothing croon.

This review appeared in the May 2014 issue of ROLLING STONE India.

Listen to In Hi Ko by Lifafa

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