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Sets, we love and the artists, we adore!!!

Yalllow Folks!

Last month we came across two sets by the musical geniuses, Praveen Achary and Hisham Zahran. For those of you, who don’t know Praveen Achary, he is the finest producer of progressive house genre with the little twist of deep & dark sound coming out of India. On the other hand, Hisham Zahran is the excellent producer from Cairo. He is one of those DJs that can very well survive in “Last Man Standing” sessions. So the sets that we are talking here is March edition of Juicebox Music by Praveen and Hisham’s live set recorded at Private Monkey, Dusseldorf.

Let’s talk about the set by Praveen. According to him, this is one of the best set he has done in long time and we couldn’t agree with him more. This is one action packed set, from the very beginning it takes you on a roller coaster ride.

Here is the tracker list:

1. John Monkman, Liz Cass – Open Frontier (Martin Roth Remix) [Anjunadeep]

2. Nicola Calbi, Luky – Lagoon [Say What Recordings]

3. Shall Ocin ft Mireia – Breaking Chains [Leftroom Limited]

4. Junior Croff – Your Story [Spaghetti Monster]

5. Luis Junior – Sesto Senso [Yoshitoshi]

6. L.I.N.D.A., Pepe Rivera, Illegal Lizard – You’ll Neva (Santiago Garcia Remix) [Soleid]

7. Affkt – Rantanplan [KlingKlong]

8. Neil Browne – Clear [Kyubu]

9. Ewan Rill & Casper – Defuse [Sever]

10. Weekend Heroes – Secret Society (Khen ‘Late Night’ Remix) [Flow Records]

11. Chicola – Shika [Sudbeat]

12. Platunoff – Origami (Desaturate ‘Paper Cut’ Remix) [Reelaux]

13. Rich Curtis & Dark Soul Project – Synesthesia [Slideways]

14. Cid Inc vs Darin Epsilon – Outliers [Perspectives Digital]

15. Sea – Young Lovers Searching Stars (Stas Drive Remix) [System Recordings]

16. Michael A – Indonesia [Temporum]

17. Valer den Bit – Forgive (Dmitry Molosh Remix) [Particles]

18. Pedro Aguiar – Audacity [Flow Vinyl]

19. Dousk – Look Good Tonight (Nocturna Remix) [Balkan Connection]

20. Mehmet Akar – A King of Panic (Kintar Remix) [Baires Records]

21. Derek Howell – Red Dwarf (Cid Inc. Remix) [Replug Records]

22. Mike Griego – Oblivion [Golden Wings Music]

23. Deepfunk – Secret Souls (Petar Dundov Remix) [Sixtysevensuns]

From the start, we have been a fan of Hisham and his ability to draw never-ending sets. If not for anything, you must listen to his sets for the intro, it has that universal (wandering in the space) feel. It’s our dream to see him live in India, hopefully soon in the near future.

For now, we will leave you all with these two set that exactly define our taste in music. Cheers!!!

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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!!!

December Around The World – 2014 – Guy J

Just when you thought that December couldn’t get cozier enough, Guy J gives you another reason to put a wide smile on your face with his latest mix and as a Christmas present, it is available for free download.

Before his appearance in Vh1Supersonic next week in Goa,India, in our opinion, he has delivered his masterpiece already. This shows that he has more than what we all can imagine in his box full of melodies.

We have always been a big fan of him, the way he weaves his set is absolutely impeccable. If not for anything else, just listen to the intro which puts his music right up there on our list!

Here is the tracklist for you:

1.Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z – In the beginning – Lost & Found

2.Mike Griego & Lonya – Acid Culture (Roger Martinez Remix) –

3.Perspectives Digital

4.Khen – Another way – Sudbeat

5.Navar – Moments In Life (16 Bit Lolitas Remix) – MicroCastle

6.Cid Inc – Guardian (Nick Muir Remix) – Lost & Found

7.Stas Drive – Dune – E Sound

8.Cid Inc – Guardian – Lost & Found

9.Guy J – Combo – Tulipa

10.Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z – The Greenwitch Tunnel – Lost & Found

11.Miriam – Cocoon (Guy J Remix) – Nordic