Band Name:-The Mixtape
Genre:-Indie Rock, Punk Rock & Soft Rock
Playing Since :-2 Years
Influences :-The Local train, Parvaaz, Green Day, Muse, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park & Papon etc
Favourite Venue:-Karma Cafe, Hyderabad
Name of Artist/Band? (Include all band members names and instruments played.)
Our band name is “The Mixtape”
The Mixtape are :
Ankesh Jha on Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Vishal Kar on Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Mayank kumar on Drums & Backing Vocals
Vishal Koli on Bass guitar
What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
We four have different taste in music and listen to different genres as well. Ankesh is totally into Bollywood and Hindi stuff whereas Mayank love punk and English Rock bands on other hand both vishal are into metal music. This helps us to create different music, we dont limit ourselves into any particular genre also we have mixed styles of music in our playlist thats why we named our band The Mixtape.
How do you write your songs?
Our music, i guess secondly the feel we try to m%int%in in tracks and umm, our stage act possibly. We just try to connect to the audience.
Which famous Bands do you admire? Why?
Undoubtly, The Local Train from India. Their music, energy, feel, playing everything is outstanding. Moreover
their on stage presence, each guy from that band justify his position. And their studio work, we just love that.
The list of the bands we admire is endless though.
ABOUT The Mixtape
“The Mixtape” Band is a 4 piece indie rock Band from New Delhi. 10th June 2016 was the date when Ankesh and Vishal Kar played for first time together. Random guys met on Instagram gave a thought to play together and since then they never stopped. Earlier they named their duo “The Anky Vkay Project”. They didn’t want to limit themselves so they add two more members in the band for drums and bass.
Mayank and Vishal Kar used to play in a band earlier so he decided to come on board with them. Vishal Koli and Vishal Kar were school mates as well as best friends and Koli recently switched to bass guitar. At the end because of the mixed music tastes and different genres they created a mixed playlist including Original Compositions and they named their band “The Mixtape”.
Performed over 200+ shows last year, From Colleges to public Fests to Cafes to Private Events, All over India. People admire them for their onstage energy, heavy music and soulful voice. Currently, The Mixtape is working on their debut album and planning to release their album in late 2018.