Ravish Momin (AKA Sunken Cages) in the News

Featured Remix Artist for Depeche Mode’s latest EP (My Favourite Stranger Remixes 2024)

Featured in The Fader (Feb 16, 2023)

“The new track, which features NY-based percussionist and producer Sunken Cages, is a collagic endeavor, 
fusing innovative sampling techniques with a jittery modular synth, an elastic drum line (courtesy of Cages)”

Featured in The Quietus (April 26, 2023)

Meanwhile, lead single ‘The Source’ [produced by Sunken Cages] is funk-infused from the get-go, electronic sounds saturating the empty space, followed by a wailing sax, echoing dizzyingly around the beat. 

Bio

Sunken Cages is the moniker of drummer/electronic music producer Ravish Momin. He studied with US Jazz master-drummer Andrew Cyrille. He has worked as a sideman with a wide array of musicians including avant-Jazz legend Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (AACM/Chicago.)  In addition, he has also led his own Jazz/global group Tarana on international stages for the past 14 years.

As Sunken Cages, Momin plays electronic and acoustic drums, and triggers melodies and textures. He also layers loops while manipulating them in real-time to blur the lines between composition and improvisation. While rooted in Indian and Black Music traditions, he is also influenced by the street sounds of underground dance music from Sao Paolo to Durban to Mumbai and beyond.

He is signed to OnTheCorner Records (UK). He has done remixes for Depeche Mode, renowned global electronic music producers Batida (Portugal), Babani Sound System (Mauritius) and Guedra Guedra (Morocco). He has recently performed at LeGuessWho? Festival (Netherlands), Positive Futures Festival (Austria), Lincoln Center Outdoors Festival (New York City US), Slingshot Festival (Durham, US) and Festival Congedi (Pordenone, Italy.)

2024 Upcoming Performance Highlights:

Mar 15- Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY

Mar 22- Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN

2023 Past Performance Highlights:

Oct 27- Georgetown University, DC, US

Nov 11- Cloud 9/Tivoli Vrendenburg, LeGuess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

Nov 12-15- Residency in Palermo, Italy

Nov 16- Sala Perriera, Curva Minore Presents, Palermo, Italy

Nov 17- Moods, Zurich, Switzerland (On The Corner Records- 10th Anniversary)

Nov 19- Bossa Club, Washington DC, US (opening for El Khat)

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Recent Press

Memphis Magazine (Weekend Pick)

“This show is a unique hybrid between live performance and production. You’ll also hear the influence of street sounds from underground dance music from Sao Paolo to Durban to Mumbai and beyond. The masterful mix of acoustic and electronic drums and cultures makes for a musical experience not to miss.”

Resident Advisor

“In recent years, drummer and producer Ravish Momin, AKA Sunken Cages, has chalked up a solid track record of cross-breeding production techniques, with an impressive level of innovation.” 

Live Performance Videos:

Live from Moods-1, Zurich (Nov, ’23) 

Live from Moods-2, Zurich (Nov, ’23)

(Live from Pine Studios, Philadelphia, PA, 2024)

Past Performances: