Mix the City wants you to create the sounds of your city
On Friday, 31 March, British Council India launched the inaugural version of Mix the City India with Mix the City Mumbai.
With sounds curated by British art rock band DjangoDjango, the digital platform features original renditions from 12 famous Mumbai based musicians, which are recorded at several iconic locations across the city. Some of the artists part of this initiative are Sivamani, LouisBanks and TaufiqQureshi.
To start off, you can view the mix created by Django Django at the website. Also, the web app lets you combine the sound samples from each artist in your own way.
Tapping on ‘Make Music’ throws a brief tutorial at you before jumping straight into a musical kaleidoscope. Each tile represents one artist and tapping them cycles through the first sample, the second sample and mute. Each sample perfectly synchronises with the others.
You can even add a synth effect with the ‘space’ key or the Effect button. And when you think you have a mix ready, hit the record button to start recording your mix.
The recorded mix is presented with a nicely compiled video and can be shared on social media or via a shareable link. You can also find out more about the musicians and the locations of the sample recordings by clicking on Meet the Musicians.