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Vh1Supersonic 2014 – Awesome Lineup & Watchlist

12809-supersonicfestivalposterAnother year is coming to an end and a new edition of Vh1 Supersonic is ready to take us for a journey on the sands of Goa, India. After the first edition, Supersonic is back and it is back with a bang. An extended lineup but a reduced number of days from earlier five days. However, no compromises have been made whatsoever in terms of quality and what is worth appreciating is that the number of Indian artists that have been featured as Nikhil had promised.

Going through the artists lineup for the first time, we went silly with excitement. A little later on we were already picking up our favourite artist(s) and creating a schedule.

Although the list that we have compiled is in accordance with our taste and love the genre of the music, it is an individual preference for which stage that he or she would want to attend. As we all know, it is not even about the genre but simply brilliant music, just walk around on the sands and stop wherever and whenever you hear interesting beats.

Here are few of the artist(s) that are definitely worth checking:

1. Coyu: The Big Boss of Suara, a techno and house music record label, he has been to India earlier this year. This probably will be his second visit and he has already gained a fan base in India. If his recent tweets are to be believed, he may play deep set or might just switch between techno and house sounds during his set.

2. Guy J: This Guy needs no introduction, in the past one year or so, we have seen him touring all around the world. The best thing about his DJ sets is the ability to capture the listener’s attention without touching the mic for even once. You just glide through his sets and before you know it, it’s over and you’re left wanting for more. If not for anything else, we say that you just be there for the intro of his set. It will simply be pure genius and an absolute bliss. Although, he would be doing a B2B set with Jeromy Olander however, that magic will be there for sure.

3. Praveen Achary: He is probably one of the few producers that we have in India, whose style of production/working is of international standards. His music talks for him which is again pure quality and nothing else. We have been following him for long and are in love with his monthly show for his own record label (Juicebox Music) on Frisky Radio. His music/sets primarily consists of progressively dark sounds, reason why we couldn’t afford miss him from our list.

4. Sanjay Dutta: Mr. Dutta, also known as “Beast from the East”, has been responsible for single-handedly creating and managing the dance music scene in eastern part of the country. You would only get topnotch tunes from this guy with the emphasis on techno sounds.

5. Maya Jane Coles: She is a true rockstar!! The only women dominating the house music scene around. Her sounds purely involves house music without disturbing the sub-genre.

6. Above & Beyond: And last but not the least, this trio has spelled magic on Indian continents throughout the years and they are back on the sands to cast the spell again. Their music has perfect balance of modern sounds with classic trance touch and their ability to engage the crowd all through the set is what sets them apart.

At the end of it all, you cannot adore, admire, appreciate and thank enough the folks at Vh1 Supersonic, Nikhil Chinapa and his team for continuously working round the clock to get it right, every single time!!!

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Featured Artist – Matt Fax

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Stage Name: Matt Fax
Real Name: David Ciekanski
Location: Worldwide
Based: France
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This 17 something guy has swept the entire EDM floor with surprise. A true rising star of 2013. He is all over the freakin’ genres but his deep/progressive sounds are amazing and interesting enough to grab your attention. It is surprising to see the understanding of such fine tunes/beats at such an early age.

His work has been supported and appreciated by all the big names of EDM world including Above & Beyond, Solarstone, Jaytech, Stoneface & Terminal, Richard Durand, Ilan Bluestone, Fehrplay just to name a few.  He rose to fame after his appearance on Above & Beyond’s weekly radio show, Group Therapy, as the youngest guest mixer.  But one could only see his true taste in music, when he was on the mix duties for Anjunabeats’s Worldwide show.  His releases have been signed with labels such as Anjunabeats, Armada Music, Silk Music and Enhanced Music.

He essentially considers himself as a producer instead of Dj, which is a good thing considering that he has just started off however, we can see him getting more involved in Djing as it is equally important to touch base every now and then. It kind of helps you to understand the crowds interest and vibe and of course, best platform to test ones tunes. If his tweets are to be believed Matt is working on hell lot of projects, so it would be safe to assume that 2014 is going to be full of surprises for all the fans (we are definitely included) and music lovers.

We recommend that you all go through his soundcloud page, for us, it is the best place to get the taste of his likes in music.

Featured Artist – Hot Since 82

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Stage Name: Hot Since 82
Real Name: Daley Padley
Location: Worldwide
Based: Leeds, UK.
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He is one of the finest and hottest house music producers around that we have come across in last few months.  He has been named “Breakthrough Djs Of The Year 2013” by DjMag.  A Leeds based dj/producer has not just risen from underground circuit but blown our mind off.

We are not going to dig in the distant past therefore, let’s talk about present.  He has just released his debut album called “Little Black Book” on Moda Black lable on 22nd October.  His music is fresh and reminds you of good old days of house and yet keeping it up to date.  It’s deep, dark and bit techno.  The complete album is full of pure bliss sounds.  Something that one must have in his/her collection.  His tour dates can be found on his facebook page.

In a recent interview given to DjMag, he said (about his music) that he is not trying to make deep house sounds, it’s always deep-ish and more importantly producing stuff that he really likes.

Here is the tracklist of the much talked about album of the year, Little Black Book:
1. Hot Since 82: Shadows (feat. Alex Mills)
2. Hot Since 82: Planes & Trains
3. Hot Since 82: Chords
4. Rudimental: Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)
5. Green Velvet: Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
6. Hot Since 82: Hot’s Groove
7. Shadow Child: So High (Hot Since 82 Remix)
8. Hot Since 82: Hurt You (Lee Curtiss Remix)
9. Hot Since 82: Insane I Know
10. Hot Since 82: Transitions
11. Hot Since 82: Things You Do To Me (feat. Thomas Gandey)
12. Hot Since 82: Cry Mumbai
13. Hot Since 82 vs. Joe T Vannelli: The End

We liked all the tracks but have couple of them on loops for sometime now, for example, Shadows (amazingly deep and dark), Rudimental’s Right Here (tripy one, nice club sound), Hurt You (it’s all about drum and bass) and finally, The End (it has bit gothic and contemporary feel to it with nice beats).

We hope to see him in India soon…

Deep Beats Mix – 02

Deep Beats Mix 02

This is recently compiled list of our hot favourites and we are amazed by the response. This one is more aggressively deep and progressive at the same time. Most of the tracks included are from our all time favourite deep house label Anjunadeep. The very first track is our best pick.

Tracklist:

1. Blue Sunday – Maribou State (Southern Fried Records)

2. Driving Me Wild – Kahwe (Jody Wisternoff’s Deep 05 Reshape) (Anjundadeep)

3. I Need – Maverick Sabre (Luis Leon Blue Sky Edit) (Deep House Amsterdam)

4. Jonas Rathsman – Tobago (Kidnap Kid Remix Edit) (DFTD Records)

5. Heartbeat – Ariana & The Rose (The Shapeshifters Remix)

6. Ich Lass’ Dich Nicht Zuruck – The Peacemaker Project (Original Mix) (Anjunadeep)

7. Burn – KANT (Original Mix) (Suara)

8. Break The Day – DJ Eibhlin

9. ID – ID (Anjunadeep)

10. Living – Andrew Bayer & James Grant (Anjunadeep)

11. The End (feat. Csilla) – Hot Since 82 vs. Joe T Vannelli (Moda Blank Records)

12.. Coming For You – Rashid Ajami (Jody Wisternoff Remix) (Anjunadeep)

13. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Anil Chawla

Deep Beats Mix – 01

Deep Beats Mix – 01

This was our first attempt to compile the list of tracks that we were and still are in love with. They are smooth and groovy, almost like as if you are, sort of, gliding through stars.

Enjoy!!!

Tracklist:

1. If You Go Away – Rebeat feat. Shirley Bassey (Original Mix)

2. Coming Home – Boy George and The Dharma Protocol (Psychemagik Remix)

3. Excommunication – Erkka (Original Mix)

4. Feeling You – Jonas Rasthman

5. Be Mine – Lane 8

6. This Way – Skanna vs. Jody Wisternoff

7. Mr. Man – Dusky

8. You – Pitto

9. Creep – Forrest

10. Don’t Let Go – Da Funk