Bandish Projekt expresses the musicality of Mayur Narvekar a composer, producer, DJ, performer and multi-instrumentalist.
Mayur, a classical tabla player born in Mumbai and raised in Ahmadabad by a family of classical musicians and arts enthusiasts, regularly draws upon his Indian musical roots to create indelible sounds. “Bandish” in its Indian classical connotation means "composition", while “Projekt” reflects the experimental nature of the music. The result is a symbiotic conjoining of sounds. Whether it is folk music merged with electronic, or classical Indian ragas entwined into trip hop, Bandish Projekt successfully fuses melodies of yore with electronic dance music.
These explorations in sound have revolutionized concepts in music, thus breaking boundaries and redefining genres. Over the years, Bandish Projekt has spread new sounds to Dubai, UK, Sweden, France, Amsterdam, Australia, Glastonbury, and has been featured in Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sommerszene Festival (Austria), Melbourne Electronic Festival, Village India UK, Incubate festival and the BBC Asian Network tour.
2009 marked the year when Bandish Projekt released its first album “Correkt”. This was followed by 2010 single, “Brown Skin Beauty”, featuring Last Mango In Paris (both on Bheja Fry Records). In 2011, Bandish Projekt released 2 EP’s—“Chase” in March, and “Lover” featuring Shaa’ir in December. Bandish Projekt was nominated for the EMA (Europe music awards 2012) in the best Indian act category for the track “Lover”. “Correkt Remixed” was the next released by Bandish Projekt feat some of the best producers from India and worldwide released in 2012. Bandish projekt toured US for the first time in 2014 and it was the best international tour so far.
2014 Bandish Projekt releases the second studio album “CONNEKT” with the single “Alchemy” making waves all over the world in the music industry. “Alchemy” won Asifa India Awards of Excellence for animation. Also Alchemy wins HBO Grand Jury prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2014, Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 for the best editing music video 2014, NFFTY the best jury mention in best experimental film category 2014,VH1 Sound Nation Award 2014 best music video 2014, and the ‘Best Electronic Music Composition’ at the 8th IRA Awards (Indian Recording Arts Award) 2014. Bandish Projekt won GIMA in 2014, (Global Indian Music Academy) for the Best EDM track “Trap “ from the EP “I Am Not Alone”.