Midival Punditz is the brainchild of childhood friends, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj. In 1997, after being bored with the remix and Bollywood driven music scene in India, the boys started producing original electronic music and sending out demo tracks to labels and other producers. Simultaneously, their monthly parties, Cyber Mehfil started becoming hugely popular and soon achieved cult status. Other artists and producers in the US & UK quickly recognized their efforts. Word spread about the boys, and they came to be known as ‘The new sound of 21st Century India’.
It was in 2000 that Six Degrees Records, home label of producer friend, Karsh Kale, became interested in signing the Punditz and by 2001 they were the first electronic music act from India to ever sign an international album deal. Since that time they have produced extensively with Six Degrees records viz. 3 studio albums, a remix album and a compilation. They have been featured internationally, on over 50 Compilations, across the globe. Their most recent release ‘Hello Hello’ has been received with much critical praise.
The real magic of the Punditz artistry is captured in their live performances. After touring extensively all over the world, the Punditz have styled a unique and revolutionary live act that is electronic but yet Live and has room for jamming, innovating, remixing and creation while on stage; thus making no 2 live shows the same. Their performance also features a video background, which is synchronized with the music and captures real-time images and clips of the band performing on stage. The Punditz have pioneered this unique live setup and their performances are unlike any other electronic act.
They have most recently started a music production unit for film with longtime collaborator Karsh Kale. Their first project under this banner is the Bollywood film Karthik Calling Karthik starring Farhan Akthar and Deepika Padukone.
Midival Punditz have moved from strength to strength and each year their pioneering work adds to the Punditz arsenal that now stands tall in a global electronica market.