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Premiere: ​San Francisco-based duo Baalti drop enchanting lo-fi disco from the East

Baalti's sophomore EP finds a perfect home on Mumbai imprint Krunk Kulture

  • Charles Budd
  • 25 November 2022
Premiere: ​San Francisco-based duo Baalti drop enchanting lo-fi disco from the East

Playing to their signature style of fusing nostalgic Indian disco with swinging lo-fi house aesthetics, Baalti’s latest track ‘Nans’ is an intentionally understated disco rager.

Driven by a chuggy drum beat and percolating percussion, ‘Nans’ is a statement of warm, unabashed rawness that’s styled in a manner of filtered French house, ornamented with vintage vocal charm.

Known for their organic approach to sample-fuelled house, Baalti have quickly stamped their signature sound around the globe over the last three years.

Mumbai-based label Krunk Kulture first put Baalti on the map with their single Kolkata ‘78, which premiered on Mixmag Asia for its feature on the label’s 2021 compilation album 'Thandai – Flavours of the East.’ Baalti’s outstandingly fresh, and eponymous, EP followed shortly after, and with wide acclaim.

‘Nans’ drops on 2 December as a refreshing club record that pays homage to the duo’s rooted desires; Mihir Chauhan and Jaiveer Singh came together as Baalti with a mission to redefine old Indian records and progress a sound they felt was missing in modern dance music.

Loose, vibey, positively charming, ‘Nans’ is just one side of Baalti’s forthcoming EP that finds a perfect abode on Krunk Kulture; founded in 2009, KRUNK is the brand umbrella of the label that includes India-focused artist management, bass-fuelled events and a booking agency.

Baalti ‘Nans’ drops on December 2 on Krunk Kulture. Have a listen below and follow the label here.

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