Karachi Community Radio (KCR) is a self-funded, community led project archiving and promoting music and contemporary art in Pakistan since 2017. This audio visual intervention of sound and space focuses mainly on growing the electronic music scene in Pakistan where our community is responsible for each aspect of producing and executing shows.

Tarka, born in Brooklyn, is the brainchild of Zara Dekho & Dynoman, two Pakistani immigrants to the United State of America. Tarak literally refers to a South Asian cooking technique of tempering spices in oil to release their essence, and is used as a layer on top of traditional cuisines to add more flavor and texture. Tarka, as a platform, infuses our heritage in the current cultural landscape. Using a variety of artistic mediums, through TARKA we inject our “flavor” and vision into many different spaces. The focus of TARKA remains creating platforms and opportunities for cultures through artistic means, not limited to music, arts, food, events, and much more.

Himanshu “Heems” Suri is an artist, executive, and entrepreneur from Queens, NY. He first received recognition as a founder of the art-rap trio Das Racist, before releasing solo releases, and joining the actor Riz Ahmed in the transatlantic rap group Swet Shop Boys. Suri has performed at Coachella and Carnegie Hall, on Conan and the Stephen Colbert Show, and across North America, Europe, and Asia. He has also worked at Spotify and Audiomack in marketing and music strategy for global music genres. He is the founder of Veena, a digital magazine and multi-sensory product brand focused on music, clothing, and natural products from India.

Sanna Almajedi is a Baghdad-born DJ and curator based in NYC. She is one of the first residents who joined the Lot Radio and has been doing a monthly show there for the past seven years. Her show features an eclectic mix of dance and experimental electronic music, as well as music from her Arab origins. Sanna is the curator of e-flux music—a live experimental music program at e-flux and Bar Laika.

US-based Pakistani artist, Slowspin (Zeerak Ahmed) produces voice-based sculptures, meditative installations and uniquely fragile sound collages. Slowspin has a distinct sound practice grounded in North Indian classical vocal traditions, dream-folk, ambient and experimental-electronic music. Poetry and melodies in her mother tongue(s)—Urdu, Farsi, Purbi and English—build new textural soundscapes. Her latest album, TALISMAN, opens a world of Slowspin’s uncanny and heart-wrenching refrains, delivering a balm for the migrant’s journey into the unknown: the abyss of love, loss and longing. The collaborative album hosts contributions from a stellar line up of NYC-based musicians including Shahzad Ismaily (Executive Producer), Grey Mcmurray (Co-Producer), Aaron Roche and Greg Fox.

Dynoman & Zara Dekho are the co-runners of New York based Tarka Project, and label and party Rare Frequency Transmission. They are Both DJ’s in their own respective art forms, they come together to go back to back, track for track, on special occasions blending their artistry together to produce special moments in time. Dynoman is a DJ, producer, and audio artist, while Zara Dekho is a multi-disciplinary artist & DJ, they both use music as a means of artist expression.