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DJ SpinCycle

Deep, dark, dubby techno, house, and funk

Dj SpinCycle -Decades of crate-digging esoteric records from around the world meld with a love for global grooves and the club sounds of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and beyond infusing his DJ sets with deep, dark, dubby techno, house, and funk. Always vinyl, always groovy!


DJ SPINCYCLE, ​ is label co-founder, music producer, recording engineer and radio jockey Ankur Malhotra. An avid musicologist, he explores, engages, and connects with musical traditions from around the world. Decades of crate-digging esoteric records from around the world meld with a love for global grooves and the club sounds of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and beyond infusing his DJ sets with deep, dark, dubby techno, house, and funk. Always vinyl, always groovy! Featuring two turntables and a mixer, delicious wax and layers of sound - music to make you dance.

​ Ankur's first forays behind the decks began in the early 2000's, also when he adopted the moniker 'DJ SpinCycle' for his popular New Year's Eve parties. DJ SpinCycle has since performed at various clubs, street parties and festivals around the US Midwest and in India including Madison Children's Museum 'Adult Swim' parties, Techno Tuesdays@The Frequency, Fela Kuti launch/afrobeat party at High Noon Saloon, DJ residencies at The Fountain and Dobhan, La Fete de Marquette 2011, Middleton block party, and Spaight St. Rib Fest in Madison; and at Lodi, The Toddy Shop, TCs, Manajsa and Escape Festival in New Delhi.

​ The evolution in sound continues with his latest project, featuring a live collaboration with the folk-roots trio Barmer Boys. The 'Barmer Boys + DJ SpinCycle' dub-meets-roots project fuses Barmer Boys' folk percussion instruments such as the morchang (Jewsharp), bhapang (plucked single string drum), dholak (double headed hand drum) and vocals with turntables, digital effects and filters to create a contemporary, cutting-edge dance-floor sound.

DJ SPINCYCLE and BARMER BOYS made their international debut on their Canadian tour in July 2015 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto ​

  • Co-founder of Musique Electronique and Willy Street Beats in Madison, now in their 8th edition, and that have featured Charanjit Singh (Live), Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Kid Koala, Francois K., Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, Mitu, and many more...
  • DJ at WORT 89.9FM Madison (wortfm.org) on the weekly Friday Buzz and infrequently on the Pan Africa Radio Show and The Music Shop

Amarrass Records - New Dehli (India)

New Delhi

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TOURING: March 2019



Afro House Mix December 2018

PLAYING TRACKS BY Cornershop, Tony Allen, Mark Ernestus, Kenny Dope, Mugwisa International Xylophone Group and more.

Panafrica Radio Show on WortFM - November 2018

An eclectic mix of mostly new and unreleased Afro funk, tribal techno and future house music.

1AM Radio Special

Global grooves, live on WORT 89.9FM Madison, Wisconsin.. all vinyl set featuring an eclectic mix of funk, house, techno and soundscapes

Midnight Special

Vinyl psychedelic edition, midnight radio on WORT 89.9FM Madison Wisconsin on 06 January 2018


Excerpt from DJ SpinCycle's two hour plus set from Dobhan, Madison on May 29, 2014. Funk and disco from the 60's, 70's through the 90's


Barmer Boys + DJSPINCYCLE - Express (at Winnipeg Folk Festival 2015)

www.amarrass.com - A live rework of a track by KINK

Ranaji - Barmer Boys + DJSpincycle (Live at Winnipeg Folk Festival)

Ranaji - Barmer Boys + DJSpincycle (Live at Winnipeg Folk Festival), Big Blue @ Night, July 11, 2015. Amarrass Records. www.amarrass.com Barmer Boys are: Rais Khan (percussion), Manga Khan (vocals, harmonium), Tarif Khan (dholak). DJ Spincycle is Ankur Malhotra (turntable, drum machine, filters)

Padosan Le Gayi Re - Barmer Boys + DJ SPINCYCLE

Padosan Le Gayi Re (Roomal) - a folk meets techno experiment with Barmer Boys (Manga 'Mangey' Khan - vocals, harmonium; Rais Khan - khartaal; Magada Khan - dholak) and DJ Spincycle (Ankur Malhotra - turntables, mixer, Digital effects/sampler)

Allah Hoo - Barmer Boys + DJ SPINCYCLE

Allah Hoo (allah who?) - BARMER BOYS + DJ SPINCYCLE. Barmer Boys are Mangey Khan (vocals, harmonium), Rais Khan (morchang, bhapang, khartal, beatboxing), and Magada Khan (dholak); DJ SPINCYCLE is Ankur Malhotra (turntables, mixer, sampler/effects)
Recorded live at Amarrass Nights @ Lodi, March 15, 2014 in New Delhi, India. For bookings contact: amarrassrecords@gmail.com (c) 2014 Amarrass Records

Kurja - Barmer Boys + DJ SPINCYCLE

Kurja (bird) - Barmer Boys and DJ Spincycle at the terrace sessions with Amarrass Records, March 2014. www.amarrass.com Kurja is the name for a migratory bird (crane) found in the region. Barmer Boys are Manga 'Mangey' Khan

Unexpected Journey - DJ Spincycle

UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - - DJ SPINCYCLE (Ankur Malhotra) vinyl mix: Darkey's Wail (Riley Puckett) from IMAGINATION ANTHEM vol 6. on Tompkins Square Records v/s Lama Temple (Rod Modell) Promo single, Millions of Moments v/s field recording of Goa Express by DJ SPINCYCLE // audio/video: ankur malhotra

"Auto Pilot" (vinyl mini-mix) - DJ Spincycle

DJ Spincycle is Ankur Malhotra (Amarrass Records, Madison Music Review, AnEyeful.com)... a vinyl-only mini-mix. Enjoy!