Photos: Dualist Inquiry, Madboy/Mink and Kohra at Budweiser MADE Stage, Mumbai
The three indie acts played their best chops and managed to pull in a thick crowd despite the rains
A techno set for a party opener might not seem like the best idea but trust Madhav Shorey aka Kohra to heat things up with a banger. There couldn’t have been a better fit than the Delhi-based DJ-producer who went on stage first at the Budweiser MADE Stage and got a post-midnight kind of shindig going the first few minutes into his set. It wasn’t even 10 pm. Â This second season of the concert [the last multi-city edition was held two years ago] featured artists who know their shit ”“ not just as music creators but also as performers. You only had to witness the next performers Madboy/Mink to know that. Â Vocalist Saba Azad, who the host Bob OmuloÂ introduced with an honest question thatÂ met with giggles from the millennial crowd [“How many of you in the audience have had a crush on Saba?”] was at her showperson best. Not even a stage the size of an office desk prevented Azad from getting up on it and working her magic on the crowd, dramatic eyes and all. The Mumbai-based electro funk/disco duo played stuff from both their EPsÂ All Ball  and Union Farm and even tested new material. It all went outrageously well, of course. The next performer, Delhi-based electronic music producer Sahej Bakshi aka Dualist Inquiry, played a tight set that was quite the treat. His guitar chops were on point and he didn’t let one lousy moment creep in. Â Kudos to the visual artists at the gig who ensured that the party looked and felt larger-than-life with the beer barrel-themed graphics.