Insta-Chats

At the start of lockdown, I thought I’d keep myself relatively sane by having a chat with a badass, creative friend that has seen me be a drunken idiot before – every Wednesday evening on Instagram Live.

It’s basically like we’re in a bar, just hanging out and you’re invited.
Waaaay better than a typical ‘interview’ I reckon.

They’re a bit sweary, very real and started off, technically, quite patchy but improved over time. Chat wise, there’s no evolution. I speak utter nonsense in all of ’em.

I really need to find a good name for this series though. Until then, here’s some “Instagram Live Interviews”. Urgh:

34 – Nikhil Chinapa – MTV India hearthrob, dance music champion, utter basket.
33 – OX7GEN – Indian D&B ambassador, Drummer, remixed faaackin’ U2?!
32 – Bishi – Avant-garde polymath, Sitar tech & voice, nuff chats about Prince’s balls.
31 – High Contrast – Drum & Bass Don, Film Nerd, The BEST Hair.
30 – Gnarly – Finger-drummer, badass multi-talented producer, wish she was my little sister.
29 – Soumik Datta – Sarod prodigy, soundtrack producer, calm AF.
28 – D-Code – Musical partner, ex-BBC Radio 1 co-host, massive flippy-floppy feets.
27 – Sandunes – Keys, Production, Always calms me the fuck down.
26 – Vandana – Awesome Singer/songwriter, Synth nerd, Bird poop expert.
25+ Nikita Gill – Surprise chats about her new books, “SLAM” and “The Girl & The Goddess”
25 – Shilo Shiv Suleman – Artist, Fearless, Wine over Tea.
24 – Sarathy Korwar – Drummer, Jazz Badass, Secret Punk
23+ Anoushka Shankar – Surprise chats about the BBC Proms and Record Store Day
23 – Ishani – Singer, Producer, toilet roll hunter
22 – Bailey – Metalheadz, BBC R1/1X colleague, bulk shot buyer
21+ Shruti Haasan – Surprise chats about her single “Edge”
21 – William Dalrymple – Historian, Author, Big Willy D Style.
20 – Anushka Menon – Photographer, DJ, Solo artist. Shockingly meticulous.

19 – The chat with Foreign Beggar, living art piece and Blue-da-boo-dee-da-boo-daaa man PAV4N didn’t blaady save!

18 – Monica Dogra – Little sister, actor, singer, bloody hippy.
17 – Kayper – Scratch queen, badass hustler, Guju dhal and doodh lover
16 – Reeta Loi – Queer Activist, Lid lifter, Excellent Drinking Buddy/Uncle
15 – Adil Ray – Actor, Citizen Khan creator, Not-the-Brown Piers Morgan
14 – Jeet Thayil – Booker nominated writer, dark bastard, king-maker
13 – Anita Rani – Broadcaster, Raving Buddy, Sister From Another Mister
12 – Fabio – Godfather of Drum & Bass. Icon. Utter gent.
11 – Arjun Vagale – Techno don, Odd Records boss, surname sounds nothing like “Waggle”
10 – Nikita Gill – Amazing Poet & Author, giraffe-height drinking buddy
9 – Abhay Deol – Iconic Indian Actor, my co-star in What Are The Odds, lickable face.
8 – Shruti Haasan – Mega-star Actor, total dork, dark Musician.
7 – Sub Focus – Drum & Bass icon and general really lovely dude.
6 – Nikesh Shukla – Author, Editor and Creator of The Good Immigrant, Dhokla fan.
5 – Vishal Dadlani – Lead singer of Pentagram, Bollywood Music Producer, Judgy guy on TV
4 – Breakage – Drum & Bass/Bass DJ and Producer, Badman

3 – I interviewed Actor, Musician and bloody hippy Monica Dogra but the video didn’t save! We re-did our chat (18)

2 – Nitin Sawhney – Producer, Composer and Musician (and the rest)
1 – Anoushka Shankar – Sitarist, Composer and Utter Power-House

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