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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsThe indie music scene here in India has evolved leaps and bounds in the last decade, and we have been witness to the grand shows that Nucleya, Hari & Sukhmani, MadBoy/Mink et al. have put up. These artists have recreated music and presented heady blends of vocals and musical notes, good enough to make a name and place for themselves in the commercial space, apart from delivering marvellous euphonies that can make your heart sing. But there is a different format of music in the indie music space that is slowly yet steadily gaining recognition and has been garnering a major fan following in India and that is the acapella music, which has been a popular genre of music worldwide for a long time. For those of you who may not be well aware of what acapella means, it is to sing without instrumental accompaniments but often complemented by beatboxing, as demonstrated in the popular movie 'Pitch Perfect'. While there are numerous acapella bands that are hugely popular around the globe and have been there for the longest time, here we chart out 6 of the most awesome Indian acapella groups that you must check out, if music is your drug: 1. RaagaTrippin' Touted to be India's very first Bollywood acapella group, they can create some of the most stunning renditions of Bollywood songs. Based out of aamchi Mumbai, the group is made up of seven superb talents namely, Gwen Dias, Suzanne D'Mello, Thomson Andrews, Gary Misquitta, Alan De Souza, Keshia Braganza and Leon De Souza. They ace the Jazz genre and have even performed with the 'Godfather of Indian Jazz' Louis Banks. 2. Voctronica Formed in 2011, Voctronica is said to be 'India's first beatboxing and vocal ensemble' and is based out of Mumbai. Fame came knocking at their door when their cover of 'Alt-J' went viral across social media platforms in 2015. The vocalists in this group are Warsha Easwar, Avinash Tewari, Meghana Bogle, Raj Verma, Clyde Rodrigues and Arjun Nair. Their music is upbeat and a mix of various genres. Last year they even collaborated with composer and singer Amit Trivedi for the Radio Mirchi Music Awards. 3. Penn Masala They need no introduction because whether you are into acapella or not, you must have stumbled across one of their videos on Facebook or Instagram. Penn Masala is one of the first South Asian acapella groups which was established way back in 1996 by Indian students in the University of Pennsylvania. Their western-Bollywood music medleys are to die for, while their simple Hindi music renditions also sound wonderful. They have also appeared in 'Pitch Perfect 2'. 4. No Treble Still making their space in the arena is this Bangalore based acapella group that started as a college level acapella team. They are into English and Bollywood music but also like to take up regional tunes. Their gigs have been well received by the audience but they haven't been very active online. The group also performed in the reality TV show 'India Banega Manch' on Colors TV. They have potential and we hope they find their moment of glory soon. 5. Aflatunes Another Mumbai based acapella group, this one isn't meant to be taken lightly. The name of their group is exactly what you should be expecting the group to whip up. The seven-member band comprises of both singers and beatboxers named Anish Nair, Dany Marshal, Jaimish Ashar, Ruchee Varghese, Nilay Singh, Pearl Alex and Joel Mathew. They have performed in numerous events including performances on the Rolling Stone Stage. 6. Vox Chord The Chennai based acapella group, Vox Chord came into the public eye when last year they sang an acapella version of Pakistan's national anthem Quami Taranah, as a gift on their Independence Day. The Twitterati on both the sides of the border applauded their soulful rendition. The group consists of three main singers, Alex Samuel Jenito, Vandana Mazan and Vaishnavi Kannan besides other artists who collaborate too. Beautiful, right?