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27 Indie Artists India Could Be Listening To Instead Of Bollywood Remixes

Adding original stuff to your playlist would probably make it more fun.

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1. Prateek Kuhad

A favourite at any party and a great way to settle in on a rainy day. Listen to him here.
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A favourite at any party and a great way to settle in on a rainy day. Listen to him here.

2. Awkward Bong

His soulful and lilting tunes are great company for any chill scene with your friends and loved ones.
Facebook: awkwardbong

His soulful and lilting tunes are great company for any chill scene with your friends and loved ones.

3. Kumail

This Mumbai producer's subtle and minimalist approach to electronic music is a breath of fresh air.
Facebook: kumailmusic

This Mumbai producer's subtle and minimalist approach to electronic music is a breath of fresh air.

4. Alisha Pais

Fall in love with Mumbai-based Pais' versatile voice by starting with this.
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Fall in love with Mumbai-based Pais' versatile voice by starting with this.

5. Parekh & Singh

This Kolkata-based duo's Wes Anderson aesthetic was apparently good enough to be brought to the director's attention. Check them out here.
Facebook: parekhsinghmusic

This Kolkata-based duo's Wes Anderson aesthetic was apparently good enough to be brought to the director's attention. Check them out here.

6. Agam

This carnatic progressive rock band has been making a lot of people happy and you can do yourself a favour by listening to them here.
Facebook: agamtheband

This carnatic progressive rock band has been making a lot of people happy and you can do yourself a favour by listening to them here.

7. Mali

This Chennai-born singer-songwriter has a really warm pop sound for you to sit back and listen to.
Facebook: Malimanojmusic

This Chennai-born singer-songwriter has a really warm pop sound for you to sit back and listen to.

8. Tejas

If you're in the mood for acoustic pop rock, Tejas is your guy. You can listen to him here.
Facebook: TejasMenon.music

If you're in the mood for acoustic pop rock, Tejas is your guy. You can listen to him here.

9. Ramya Pothuri

This 20-year-old singer-songwriter writes tunes to make you want to take a quiet, long drive somewhere.
Ronit Sarkar / Via Facebook: ramyapothurisinger

This 20-year-old singer-songwriter writes tunes to make you want to take a quiet, long drive somewhere.

10. Parvaaz

You don’t open for alt-J if you’re just another band. Listen to their music here.
Polina Schapova / Via Facebook: parvaazmusic

You don’t open for alt-J if you’re just another band. Listen to their music here.

11. Jasleen Royal

The Delhi singer-songwriter of Dear Zindagi fame has been on the scene since she was 18. You could listen to her music here.
Facebook: jasleenroyal

The Delhi singer-songwriter of Dear Zindagi fame has been on the scene since she was 18. You could listen to her music here.

12. Prabh Deep

This Delhi MC, who's been at the forefront of the city's hip-hop scene has some sick beats and harsh truths to drop in his music.
Facebook: prabhdeepmusic

This Delhi MC, who's been at the forefront of the city's hip-hop scene has some sick beats and harsh truths to drop in his music.

13. Vasuda Sharma

A former band member of Aasma, Sharma is now known on the indie scene for her looping tunes and fun jams.
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A former band member of Aasma, Sharma is now known on the indie scene for her looping tunes and fun jams.

14. Enkore

This young rapper spits verses about social issues and relationships. You can check him out here.
Elvis D'silva / Via Facebook: thisisenkore

This young rapper spits verses about social issues and relationships. You can check him out here.

15. The F16s

The refreshingly fun sound of The F16s will blow your mind.
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The refreshingly fun sound of The F16s will blow your mind.

16. Aarifah Rebello

This Mumbai artist is a delight to listen to when you just want to kick back on some days. You can check her out here.
Facebook: AarifahRebello

This Mumbai artist is a delight to listen to when you just want to kick back on some days. You can check her out here.

17. Dhruv Visvanath

This guitarist is good enough to keep you and your playlist happy for some time. Check him out here.
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This guitarist is good enough to keep you and your playlist happy for some time. Check him out here.

18. Vidwan

This eight-member folk/electronic band from Trivandrum remind you of a time past, while at the same time giving you some pretty cool tunes.
Facebook: vidwantheband

This eight-member folk/electronic band from Trivandrum remind you of a time past, while at the same time giving you some pretty cool tunes.

19. When Chai Met Toast

The Kochi-based upbeat quartet are a wonderful addition to your playlist. Check them out here.
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The Kochi-based upbeat quartet are a wonderful addition to your playlist. Check them out here.

20. Ayush Sreshtha

This Nepali singer-songwriter has all the cures for your blues. Listen to him here.
Facebook: ayushmusic

This Nepali singer-songwriter has all the cures for your blues. Listen to him here.

21. Oceantied

This Bangalore-based electronic project has what you need to get your party started. Check out his music here.
Dan Wilton / Via Facebook: oceantiedmusic

This Bangalore-based electronic project has what you need to get your party started. Check out his music here.

22. Fat Yellow Moon

You can enjoy his soulful crooning to an acoustic guitar at any given time of the day. Check him out here.
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You can enjoy his soulful crooning to an acoustic guitar at any given time of the day. Check him out here.

23. Thaikkudam Bridge

This Malayalee band formed by cousins is the proof that families that jam together are the coolest. You can check them out here.
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This Malayalee band formed by cousins is the proof that families that jam together are the coolest. You can check them out here.

24. Kamakshi Khanna

Just allow yourself to melt slowly while you listen to Delhi-based Khanna's soul and pop music. You can check out her songs here.
Facebook: kamakshimusic

Just allow yourself to melt slowly while you listen to Delhi-based Khanna's soul and pop music. You can check out her songs here.

25. Hari & Sukhmani

They've been around for a while and their unique sound combined with Sukhmani's cray vocals are a great addition to the playlist. Check them out here.
Facebook: harisukhmani

They've been around for a while and their unique sound combined with Sukhmani's cray vocals are a great addition to the playlist. Check them out here.

26. Shadow and Light

This classically trained duo uses Hindustani, pop, jazz and electronic music to create the perfect tunes for a day indoors.
Ankit Banerjee / Via Facebook: shadowandlight

This classically trained duo uses Hindustani, pop, jazz and electronic music to create the perfect tunes for a day indoors.

27. Run It's The Kid

They call themselves a "moody waltz" band from Delhi and for good reason, tbh.
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They call themselves a "moody waltz" band from Delhi and for good reason, tbh.