Spitfire – Paathshala EP Launch at KharSocial
About the event
In the world of the written and spoken word, a name like ‘Rumi’ resonates a certain quality of depth and wordplay. In a contemporary context, SPITFIRE aspires to be as great. The word ‘Spit’ is slang for the power of the spoken word. The word ‘Fire’ empowers the words to provoke or destroy anything that stands in his path. His weapons for peace and war are his words. Now imagine a word spoken, visible, soaked in the gasoline of depth and meaning, and then set it on fire. Spitfire embodies Ink set on Fire.
His debut EP “Paathshala” is about how Spitfire saved Nitin Mishra. The EP speaks of an old wealth of knowledge based on experiential learning that guides us to who we are. Art and expression had once saved Nitin, so he has now found the strength to give back and spit words soaked in truth. You can feel his frustrations and his release juxtaposed in every word, in every song.
RĀKHIS was completely immersed in the experience of developing the sound for Spitfire. “Spitfire takes the seemingly ordinary and shows you why it’s extraordinary. There is an angst that he has, which we wanted to communicate with the sound for this EP. Poetic words marked with electronic aggression, sometimes subtle, and sometimes in your face. That’s the vibe.”
Paathshala being IncInk’s first EP release, seamlessly embodies the why behind IncInk.
“We can speak our truths, learn, educate and maybe even inspire somebody outside of ourselves. Oppression must be faced with bravery and creativity.
By bringing these subjects to light through art, we can recognize the matrix and take action. Rap lends truth to the idea that art is and will always be, mightier than the sword.”
About Masta Justy
As one of the co-founders of India’s first DJ collective and music agency Bhavishyavani Future Soundz, Jatin Vidyarthi aka Masta Justy has not just been an ever-present force in India’s club scene but also helped cultivate the same through the collective’s work across the country.
Founded by Masta Justy, Mr. T, Insat, Kunal Rawat and DJ Bhai Saab in the late 90s over the shared love of raves, mixtapes, and Asian underground, BFS curated events featuring d’n’b, ambient, and jungle at a time when commercial venues only played Bollywood and psytrance.
Through the 20 years of the collective’s existence, Jatin has branched out in radical directions – from giving a 48-hour performance at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry to live-scoring Franz Osten’s 1929 silent film ‘A Throw Of Dice’ – while continuing to perform on global stages.
Date: Friday, 19th July 2019
Time: 9:00 pm Onward
Contact: 075063 94243
Venue: Khar Social, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, Ram Krishna Nagar, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052