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. 


Sunken Cages is the solo-project of drummer/electronic music producer Ravish Momin. Momin studied with US Jazz master-drummer Andrew Cyrille. He has worked as a sideman with a wide array of musicians including pop star Shakira and US Jazzlegend Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre (AACM/Chicago.)  In the past, he also led ‘Turning Jewels Into Water’ (with Haitian electronic music pioneer Val Jeanty) and Tarana, a global-Jazz trio, on international and domestic stages. 

His current projects include duos with dragonchild (DA Mekonnen of Debo Band) and Faraway Ghost (Iranian singer/songwriter Kamyar Arsani.) As Sunken Cages, Momin plays electronic drums. 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. He is signed to OnTheCorner Records (UK) and Akuphone Records (France.)

He has done remixes for Depeche Mode, global electronic music producers Batida (Portugal), Babani Sound System (Mauritius) and Guedra Guedra (Morocco).

His recent performance highlights include the Words/Beat/ Life Festival (Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (US)), Big Ears Festival (US), LeGuessWho? Festival (NL), Positive Futures Festival (AT),  Lincoln Center Outdoors Festival (NYC, US), Slingshot Festival (US) and Festival Congedi (IT)

He is also the recipient of grants from New Music USA, The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, NYC Arts In Education Roundtable, Arts International, Meet The Composer and NYSCA (New York State Council of the Arts)

2024 Performance Highlights:

Apr 4Words Beats & Life Festival, Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage, DC

Mar 22- Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN

Mar 15Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY

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)


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: