Los Angeles-based electronic musician and activist Madame Gandhi releases Voices Remix EP on which she is showcasing and collaborating with womxn producers of color.
Madame Gandhi (Kiran Gandhi) first gained recognition as the free-bleeding runner at London’s marathon. Last week, on 10.11 International Day of the Girl and National Coming Out Day, she revealed the “Gandhi Blues” ft Gizzle (by studio Mighty Oak) via Stereogum. Besides Gizzle, who recently scored Nike India’s ‘Da Da Ding’ commercial, has worked with Puff Daddy, you will find remixes by Perera Elsewhere, Suzi Analogue, Shiva, Caleb Stone, TT The Artist featuring UNIIQU3. The debut Voices EP, released last October including the anthem “The Future Is Female”.
Madame Gandhi’s recent solo EP Voices received critical acclaim when her song "The Future is Female" climbed to #8 on the Spotify Top 50 US Viral Charts in the weeks following the Women's March on January 21st, 2017. LA Weekly praised the release saying: “The five dreamy, deeply layered and electronically infused tracks demonstrate not only her gift of rhythm but also her feminist ideals.”
Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner combatting menstrual stigma at the 2015 London Marathon, Madame Gandhi writes her own electronic music that elevates and celebrates the female voice. Having worked a range of producers including Alexia Riner, a sound designer and graduate of Berklee College of Music, Madame Gandhi creates songs featuring her signature drumming, vocals and percussion, backed by the intricate electronic soundscapes developed by her collaborator.
Raised between New York City and Bombay, India, Madame Gandhi attended Georgetown University where, as a junior, she landed a weekly gig drumming with DJs from Thievery Corporation at their legendary nightclub, Eighteenth Street Lounge. Later she toured with them at Bonnaroo 2010 and Virgin Mobile Fest. In 2013, she linked up with M.I.A and toured the world as her drummer on the Matangi Album Tour. After graduating from Harvard’s MBA program in 2015, Madame Gandhi spent the next year traveling the world to write and speak about menstrual stigma. She’s spoken at TEDx, Women Deliver, MOMA NYC, Form Fest and most recently at Advertising Week.
Madame Gandhi has been praised by publications varying from New York Times, Vogue, BUST, Rolling Stone to FADER, Vice, i-D, and Cosmopolitan for her eclectic sound and unwavering dedication to human rights and the female voice. Live she’s graced the stages of major festivals like Pitchfork Festival, FADER Fort @ SXSW, Roskilde and at Indio’s Mothership Women’s Festival and Retreat.
Madame Gandhi - Voices Remix EP
01. The Future Is Female (Shiva Remix)
02. Yellow Sea (Caleb Stone Remix)
03. Moon in the Sky (Perera Elsewhere Remix)
04. Gandhi Blues (Gizzle Remix)
05. Her (Suzi Analogue Remix)
06. The Future Is Female (TT The Artist Club Remix feat. UNIIQU3)
Madame Gandhi Live
Fri 10.20 - Washington, DC @ BYT Murder House Party at Renwick Gallery (DJ Set)
Wed 11.1 - Oslo, NOR @ Oslo World - Toxic Masculinity Panel (Speaking)
Thu 11.2 - Oslo, NOR @ Oslo World
Wed 11.8 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater (w. Ani DiFranco)
Thu 11.9 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (w. Ani DiFranco)
Fri 11.10 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater (w. Ani DiFranco)