Locals District, founded in 2018 and now readying for its 3rd edition is India’s first none of it kind music festival. This 3 days extravaganza is an immersive community experience rich & diverse in music and arts played out in a heritage 18th century castle. Packing a punch with larger than life performers alongside stylish, avant-garde talent from the most culturally rich underground communities in India and across the globe, the festival promises that unmistakable must-not-miss allure, smack on!
Harlem @ District
Not so far and just that close to District, lies Harlem; the festival’s residence city, which will be your home for the memorable three days. Offering premium tents and mindfully crafted gypsy-life experience, Harlem is a melting pot for the residents where you kick back your heels, relax, rejuvenate and interact, all that and more before taking a short walk back to the castle for that next big performance.
The city settlement will be abuzz with much activity including local crafts, music, live performances; all making Harlem an obvious choice of stay. Simply put and going by experience... The best way to enjoy a festival, is to live in it!
With an experience of 7 years, he has climbed his way to the upper reaches of success in a rather enviable time. “My style usually varies from some groovy house music to a bit of super pounding techno ”, adds this powerhouse of talent. His sounds have an immense hypnotic groove and pack a punch in every single set that he seems to deliver so effortlessly, all owing to his vast knowledge and a supreme taste in electronic dance music. As he puts it, the uniqueness of his sets comes custom-tailored to every single floor that he takes charge of. He has a flair for evolving his sounds to the latest cutting edge music that technology would permit and has a unique ability to keep a packed house together and moving in sync going complete nuts. He has also been nominated in the Techno category for the year 2015 & 2016 in the prestigious MyFav awards poll. He is also the founder of Global Illusion, a revolutionary nightlife property promoting and organizing a whole array of DJ tours and some of the most sought after parties across clubs in the East of India. As a DJ, he has also shared the stage with a few international heavyweights like Boris Brejcha, John OO Fleming, GuyJ, Guy Mantzur, Cid Inc, Blondish to name a few. Apart from that, he’s played alongside some of the top Indian DJs including Arjun Vagale, Kohra, Ankytrixx, Ash Roy, Pearl. He is also spending time in the studio and should have his debut release in the near future. Currently based in Shillong, Arpan has played in clubs and gigs all across the nation in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Shillong, Guwahati and continues to wreak havoc on dance floors with the sole aim of playing and promoting electronic dance music with integrity and filled with colossal energy and promises his fans immortal music and beats to flare fire to their minds!
Anjali Doshi stage name Ashes is an Indian Soul rooted from Gujarat - Winner of Best Female DJ Telangana 2015 by TCEI, secured a residency with sLick!– the hottest promoters of underground dance music scene in India. Recently, in Maldives for a three-month residency with OZEN by Atmosphere. Still exploring her ways to grow further she started developing love for music at a very early age and decided to do something with her style later when her love for music evolved - she decided to take it to the next level, she has conquered many dance floors with her unforgettable approach to music, she also believes that music connects people globally no matter what genre of music they love, there is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love & she also loves to educate people on music they have never heard! Her sounds are lusty and sweeping, interwoven with dreamy melody, backed by the kind of bassline that instantly grips you! Her energetic and emotional shows capture the audience, as her energy flows off the console infecting them with euphoric dance floor power, she delivers consistently, both in terms of technique and tune, providing an overall performance package & creating magic!
An unequivocal industry visionary, DJ Hell's career has embodied and then transcended his many guises: Anti-Superstar DJ, International DeeJay Gigolo Label Boss, GQ Man of the Year, Playboy, Jetsetter, Bon Viveur, Munich Machine, New York Muscle. Seeing, and envisioning - that is of enormous relevance to Hell. He managed to convey pure artistic prowess as well as pure style during his thirty-year DJ career. The individual look, the do-it-yourself approach, the elitism. That's how it grew.
Black Merlin is the project of the British George Thompson. Follower of field recording and author of many releases experimenting different nooks of electronic music, it is his album Hipnotik Tradisi and his singular way of assimilating the traditional Balinese music which lifts the veil on this full-fledged artist. DJ talent, his universe is rich, hypnotic and dancing between EBM, techno tinted industrial and space disco. Label Affiliations: Island of The Gods, Berceuse Heroique, Jealous God, Pinkman, Boysnoize, Omnidisc, Common Thread, SORN, Crimes of The Future, LN-CC Recordings, World Unknown, New Jersey, Bird Scarer.
Bahaar has been DJing since 2015 after realizing that music is all she wants to do in life. Identifying as a House Head, she has shared deck spaces with Lea Dobricic, Manu Ferrantini, Darin Epsilon, Juan Mejia, Daniel Bortz, Jitter, Nikhil Chinapa, DJ Mash, Nawed Khan and more. She has played in premier clubs and events such as Kitty Su Delhi, Danza In The City Vol 7, LOCALS, SHLTR, Raasta, The Wind Horse Showcase, Honk Pullman, Space Tech @Bourbon Broadway Ludhiana, etc. She has also played for the Lotus India Fashion Week 2018. Her music is fresh with House being her core Genre, she likes to play around with melodic sounds and intense bass lines that are sure to get any dance floor moving, experimenting with a lot of Deep House, Tech House, Deep Tech, Techno, Minimal and sometimes Nu Disco.
18 years + and counting, in recent times ‘Bullzeye’ has made a big mark in the electronic scenario in India, played with artists like Julian Jeweil, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Eric Prydz and many many more, his style varies from dancefloor to dancefloor, can start off deep progressive and end with a powerful techno vibe if needed J Heavily influenced by Eric Morillo, Paul Oakenfold , Dnny Howells, Jeff Mills, Sven Vath in the late 90’s, Bullzeye is one of our very experienced Dj’s in the country. Played in most of the festivals here like EVC, Supersonic and Sunburn, he is a riot on the console.
Deep Brown is the artistic expression of Ankur Kedia emerging from the sonar by-lanes of Kolkata. His career started in 2006 at the age of 16 by holding residencies at local clubs, which helped him sharpen his skills and set the stage for his audio experiments. Playing at the best clubs & festivals all throughout the subcontinent under his former collaborative project-Undefined Dimension, He gained an understanding of dancefloor attitudes, Thus began his foray into electronic music. The new project-Deep Brown-a mix bag of sounds & emotions, evolving from deep & funky grooves, laid back melodic progressions to the more intense beat driven sounds for the peak hours. He was one of the early adopters of digital DJing & has been very instrumental about the possibilities it has to offer. Playing 4 decks with live drum sequencing, his sets are based on the old-school vibe of pure flow, smooth mixes and an on the fly approach of remixing to keep things fresh and connected to the heart of the floor. Come 2013, He co-created the promotion agency Dusdozen to introduce the deeper shades of House/Techno to Calcutta city with over 100 gigs in its lifespan of 4years.
Born in The Pink City - Jaipur (India), Def started clubbing in an early age and got deeply influenced by house music. He started hanging out with the other DJs and organizers and started playing music at an early age of 16. While practising and playing house music in 2009 for about two years his taste of music got really minimal and he started producing Minimal/Techno. In the mid of 2014 his track under his duo project |Monkey & Def| "We Are Going To Mars" got released by Ash Roy & Calm Chor's imprint "Soupherb Records" in the first compilation i.e. |SubContinental Vol.1| which reached on number 5 on Beatport's top Minimal Releases chart. His idea of expanding the limits of genres and going deeper into music production led him to produce experimental and low BPM deep grooves and gloomy sounds with thumping bass lines and soothing atmospheric sounds. Soon he discovered his own signature style which can be easily recognised when you listen to his tracks. DEF (IN) | Jaipur | Recently his Debut EP "Whispering Hat" was released by Maksim Dark's new imprint and SHINOCS MUSIC's another part WALLTRAUM and made its way into the BEATPORT TOP 100 Minimal Release at no. 38 The EP was downloaded and supported by some of the biggest names of the industry like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Stacy Pullen, Nick Strauss, Oscar L, John Haden, Breger, Calm Chor, and many more... Also his track "No Secrets" got featured on the Best of SHINOCS Music's 6 Years Compilation, which features tracks from some of the most renowned underground techno producers from all around the world like Maksim Dark, Arseni P, Breger, Nick Strauss, Swann Decamme, to name a few... His remix for Italy based underground talent Arsenic P was released on Soupherb Records in Feb 2017 which got the attention of many heavyweight artists of India and is being played at some of the best underground parties happening in Goa and everywhere around the country. Currently DEF is experimenting with his new sounds with the contemporary styles of electronic music which will be released soon by some of the best underground music labels both national and international later this year.
Kali Mirch is Adi Chaudhri's alias. He plays Techno, House, and other 4-to-the-floor music that lies in between. Since his beginnings in January 2017, Adi has played under multiple stage names in Mumbai before finally settling on the alias 'KaliMirch' to rep his just for kicks attitude. Till date, he has three releases on the Mumbai based indie label Nrtya and has even represented his music school as one of its up and coming producers at conservatorium Haarlem in The Netherlands. As a DJ he has appeared on lineups also featuring Indian talents such as Aquadominatrix, Reclaim, Vridian, Qwiver and more.
He has studied music professionally at the True School of Music and his inspirations lie in the likes of The Midnight, Maceo Plex, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Sailor & I, and Royksopp among many others.
As a DJ, Extended Drop has been described in many ways but Distinctive, innovative and cutting edge are the three best ways to describe his style. After three years in the music industry from performing in open-air gatherings to clubs, Extended Drop has made a name for himself by being ahead of the game in not only in his supreme selection of music but the way he plays it as well with long flowing mixes that seamlessly blend one track into the next. His drops can take control of the dance floor and energize the crowd that is on it. Born and brought up in Delhi he got hooked and inclined towards music while travelling around the globe listening to different styles and his only motive now is doing his bit to push the electronic music scene in India.
Hailing from New Delhi, Hamza has attained a reputation as a pioneer of the house scene in India and one of the more innovative and exciting producers today. Hamza’s diverse international sound is influenced by his strong musical background as well as growing up in India and travelling the world, living in Paris, Boston, and New York. Early in his journey, exposure to renowned house DJs such as Terry Francis, Dave Mothersole, DJ Heather, and Danny Tenaglia inspired Hamza to create his own electronic dance productions. Soon he found a unique style of house music combining deep, tribal, and funky sounds with strong world music influences. Hamza set up his label Wind Horse Records to further nourish this growing production repertoire.
His sets typically start with his signature deep house sound, heavily influenced by Latin / Afro/world flavours, before developing into powerful tribal and deep, tech-house influenced beats perfect for the peak time. Hamza’s unmistakable style, combined with many of his productions, create memorable DJ sets that turn clubbers into instant fans and followers. Also, this combination of potent DJ sets and a renowned production style has gathered the interest of prominent labels outside of WindHorse, and Hamza’s releases have found homes on the likes of Kompakt, King Street Sounds, Nitegrooves, and Monique Speciale. Currently, Hamza is working on expanding his base in New Delhi to include regular stays in Europe and North America to allow for global partnerships and yearly DJ tours in different parts of the world. After five years, Wind Horse recognizes its accumulated family of top-notch Indian DJ talent by launching the Wind Horse Agency. The agency will showcase the best deep house, nu-disco, tech-house, and worldbeat DJs in the country, exposing them on a pan-Indian level and then building audiences globally. As always, Wind Horse remains ambitious but with a tight sense of community, a combination that cultivates its unique, rich flavour. Hamza has established himself as one to keep a close eye on in the house music scene and looks to never slow down. With his impressive list of past and upcoming projects as well as fiery worldwide DJ performances Hamza is quickly becoming important and influential talent in his own right. Through Wind Horse Records and his inventive east-west fusions, Hamza is working to bring the world closer to his listeners, one beat at a time.
Yash Srivastava aka Hash Trixx is India based solo-electronica project which focuses to promote quality music and atmosphere to the audience with his Live/DJ sets. Hash Trixx's audio-visual live act is a cosmic experience.
One of the most consistently exciting talents in today’s underground scene with release on Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Cocoon and Leftroom and Culprit (just to name a few) ticked off on his resume, this Nottingham-born producer has come on leaps. The ‘here and now’ touring the world under the guise of Inxec – a mysterious moniker equalled only by the curious spells he binds with his provocative, intoxicating and idiosyncratic brand of music.
Under his first more-progressive alter ego, Sound Alliance, he embraced this opportunity and a star was born. It was at this crossroads that he met Matt Tolfrey – an encounter that blossomed friendship and, later down the line, a hugely successful production partnership. With this, new opportunities were beckoning. Inxec was now in the reckoning. Inxec has collaborated with Droog, Mark Chambers, Leks and most recently, Mark Jenkyns, which has culminated in releases for Crosstown Rebels, Culprit, Last Night on Earth, Leftroom and Get Physical – the list is endless. It therefore comes as no surprise that he has since been invited to play some of the world’s most famous parties ranging from Harry Klein (Munich) and the Panorama Bar (Berlin) to Eleven (Tokyo) and Fabric (London) – notwithstanding his four-year love-in at Culprit’s Los Angeles’ Standard Hotel rooftop party. With a new live show, his first full-length studio album and more collaborations expected in 2014, it will be without a doubt another year of stellar proportions for this lofty producer.
The Italian-Canadian artist may be best known for his involvement with the techno titan Richie Hawtin, and the forming of the highly influential labels Plus 8 Recordings and DEFINITIVE recordings, however, his influence and reach extends in swathes beyond these considered pillars of dance music culture. Although his music and industry accolades sit amongst the greatest in the game, much more can be said about the kind of driven, open-minded character John Acquaviva possesses. A natural entrepreneur, an industry visionary and an avid collector of records, Acquaviva has long set the pace in an underground movement that has become so fruitful and diverse since its inception - not to mention being one of the most technically gifted DJ’s to grace a pair of turntables. Acquaviva is as intrinsic to the progression of dance music as any and a true pioneer in the evolution of what we consider the modern DJ. Acquaviva’s masterful technique and a firm grasp of the trade led to his fruitful involvement with Final Scratch and Beatport. A vital founder and active member of both companies – the former, a tool that allows manipulation and playback of digital audio sources, and the latter, a major online hub for electronic music – John’s role extends far beyond his taste making capabilities. He’s been an integral figure in sculpting the genre’s game-changing transition from analogue to digital, and from vinyl to turntables and laptops. Today, Acquaviva proudly upholds the titles of the zealous vinyl collector, insatiable entrepreneur, executive film producer and label owner. Yet above all, John Acquaviva is the quintessential performer at heart. Last year saw John perform an impressive 7 hour set alongside Daniel Miller at the world-renowned Berghain nightclub in Berlin, while also curating the soundtrack for the emotional closing event at Space Ibiza. As he looks ahead to 2017, there’s no telling what evolution John Acquaviva will pull from his sleeve next!
This is what defines Kiko best, versatile artist who has thrilled electronic music fans for two decades now. His journey began in the mid-90s in Grenoble, France. Back then, Kiko makes many collaborations on labels such as Interface, Ozone Records, with French and international artists, including The Hacker, Oxia and Miss Kittin. His vinyl shop then becomes the most important place of Grenoble's scene, forging a « made in France » techno. After that, he plays in the biggest festivals, clubs and raves, travelling through the country before growing international. In 2011, Carl Cox chooses him for his « Revolution Tour » warm-ups in France. 2013 is marked by his own tour « 20 Years of Music Production » and his worldwide gigs. In 2016, he confirms his position with a tour across the Pacific Ocean and performs during Miguel Campbell's Outcross parties at Sankeys Ibiza.
The Midival Punditz is easily India’s biggest electronica act. The past 2 decades have seen the rise of the electronica scene within India and no single band has had more influence on
its growth than Midival Punditz.They were the first Indian electronica act to get signed by an international label, Six Degrees Records in the US. Over the span of their careers the duo has released three formidable albums. In 2002 they released their debut album "Midival Punditz", creating quite a stir. "Midival Times" released in 2005 and it further cemented their position as Indi-electro pioneers. Over the years, their music has been licensed in numerous Hollywood and Bollywood films, International TV Series, Advertisements, Video Games and over 50 compilations. The Punditz are well known for their unique brand of electronica. After touring extensively all over the world, they’ve styled a unique and revolutionary live act that has room for jamming, re-mixing and innovating on stage, thus making no two live shows the same. The Punditz are renowned for these exceptional live sets, blending electronica with live percussion, vocals and Indian elements like the flute and tabla.
Mr Red is the Deep Tech/Minimal/Techno project of New Delhi based music producer/Dj RohitLall.Over the years, Rohit has carved a stellar space in the ever-growing list of producers who have taken the Capital and most metropolitans by storm, leading to a subculture of Minimal & Technoenthusiasts. Red has supported mammoth homegrown & international acts like Julian Jeweil, Arjun Vagale, Betoko, Etap Kyle, Juliet Sikora, Audiojack, Soul Button, Vinayakâ, Kohra, Praveen Achary, Jitter, SHFT and Neuromotor. He has worked with some of the best labels, including Rubik'sRecordings, Plazma records, Bully Beatz, Soupherb Records, U.F.O Recordings, ODN Records, Bullfinch and CIRCUIT.
A mighty girl from Thailand who provoked a techno revolution in her country and then played across Berlin, Ibiza and all corners of the global scene. A top artist who electrifies the dance floors with her infectious energy, impeccable mixing and uncompromised selection of percussive grooves. Endlessly talented, purely self-made, contagiously passionate, internationally praised - this is Nakadia, one of the most wanted female DJs today. Nakadia carries her unstoppable energy since childhood while growing up in Isaan -the poor Thai countryside. Various jobs led her to a first trip to Europe in 2002 where she encountered Techno. A turbulent journey began. She devoted herself to find the perfect sonic fuse. Gigs on the island of Koh Samui launched her internationally within the shortest amount of time. Crafting her techy sound without any guidance, in the country marked by mainstream only, she pioneered the rise of the underground, conquering the rest of the world simultaneously.
Oryza, a solo project of Aashna Oriza Kamboj, a b from a small town in Haryana, India, marks the begin of pure musical exploration in the underground dance music scene. She started producing music in 2014, exploring var electronic music. After spending some good time on learning the skill that goes into making electronic sounds and produces meaningful work, she wanted her tracks to reach out to the masses not just through virtual media but also through performances. Having delivered mind-boggling music sets at various clubs in Delhi, she breaks the commercially accepted norms of dance music, to take people on a dark journey of beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, and brooding basslines, all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house and techno beat, through her own music as well. She made her debut Minimal Techno release last year on Ash Roy &Calm Chor’s imprint, SOUPHERBRECORDS, as part of the VA-SubContinental Vol.04.
Dj and Producer Moritz Rausch hails from the town Kiel, near Hamburg. Coming from a musical family he learned to play the piano at a young age, played the drums and trained his voice. Since his youth, he has always been a member of several band projects and concentrated on hip-hop and pop. He started his journey through electronic music in the year 2010 and soon invented his Rauschhaus Alias. After years of experimenting, he finally developed his unique style. Strong melodies and atmospheres coupled with solid percussion work and amazing sound design. His releases are played by many big names in the scene and are steadily entering the Beatport Top 100. Since 4 years he is throwing his own club night at Luna Club Kiel.
ROAN SABLE is the deeper and brighter side of RECLAIM, a monicker which was triggered to spread his love for House and Disco music!! Inspired by the likes of Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and Martinez Brothers, this project will focus on the eclectic side of electronic music with a mix of the classic house of the years gone by and today's infectious tech-house.
Sanjay Dutta needs no introduction to the clubbing community. He has been at the helm of the electronic music movement of India since its very beginning. A stellar career spanning three decades, he is credited for introducing groundbreaking, forward-thinking dance music to the ever-growing scene of the country.
"The Beast from the East", as he is often called by his friends and fans, Sanjay Dutta has been a champion of progressive house & melodic techno since the longest time. Sanjay has always been the chosen one to play alongside the global superstars of electronic music whenever and wherever they performed in India with two separate monthly radio shows, 'Horizons' on Frisky Radio and 'Blase' on pioneer deejay radio. Sanjay has been reaching out to discerning clubbers and music aficionados on a global scale, gaining a remarkable following worldwide. Sanjay continues to bring forth the freshest music to the dance floor, always surprising the crowd with his brilliant presentation and perfect mixing skills.
Segue means move without interruption from one piece of music or scene to another and that's what he does, an uninterrupted transition from one piece of music to another. Beginning in 2008, Segue became a known name for the underground music scene in his town. A bass guitarist in a band during his school days, his passion for music motivated him to explore the electronic genre of music and that is when he started collecting records of influential producers like Oliver Schories, Jody Wisternoff, Peter Pardieke etc. Currently doing a monthly residency on Renegade Radio London, Segue is consistent in his style of mixing his music which is hypnotic, deep, and atmospheric with a tender and soulful touch.
A sound that defines SHFT would be best described as boundless, clean and effervescent. He's been an integral part of the underground music community in India and has always kept his head down and kept all his focus on the 'music'. Having played at countless clubs and festivals over the last decade, his knowledge has evolved into a now risk-taking, bold and sincere artist. Both behind the decks and in the studio, his music has been published on reputed labels like Traum, Parquet Recordings, Steyoyoke, Electronic Groove, Blindfold and on Qilla Records, for which he also works as an A&R. Many in the international scene have been supporting his tracks in recent times.
Shreyas_ begun his career in early 2011 in Bangalore (India), with over half a decade of experience behind him, his undying passion for music resonates through his DJ sets which string together hypnotic, deep and atmospheric tonalities with darker and more musically inclined melodic phrases, stitched together to form a journey of its own. His primary motivation comes from the dance floor, channelling the energy of the crowd to improvise and create a unique blend of what’s required for the moment.
Sublimation was conceptualized when Steve and Lavish collaborated as a duo. Our journey as Djs begins since late 2013, where we discovered our, passion toward electronic music followed by exploring vivid melodic genres. Most of our music and podcast displays the melodic and eclectic journey towards the sublimation. Lavish is a certified DJ, has accomplished certification from Beatworx Studio, Bangalore, where he was enlightened with vivid mixing, beat matching and other dexterous deejaying techniques under the mentorship of Ashvin Baburao (DJ Inferno, Audio Units) and Leon Mylan in 2012. Post returning to Indore Lavish and Steve continued exploring different music genres and enhancing deejaying skills. Sublimation has performed in several renowned clubs like.
SUDO is a Live act and production team made up of Japanese brothers Isao and Takashi Sudo. After visiting hotspots like Rotterdam, Ibiza and Berlin in 2012, younger brother Isao Sudo decided to move his base to Berlin.
2016 was huge for SUDO with his Monogram EP on Dubfire’s SCI+TEC which became a huge hit, was played by top DJs on dance floors all around the world, and led to them getting tapped up for many more new releases. These came on MINUS, Set About, Deeperfect, Agile, Night Light Records, Stick Recordings, in turn increasing their notoriety in Europe, North and South America. Gaining support from Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Pan-Pot, Deadmouse. Following SUDO's 2016 live debut with Dubfire SCI+TEC Showcase OFF Week Sonar, touring with Egbert, big success in famous Cacao Beach in Bulgaria, then, many people on the dance music scene have high expectations of Japan's latest electronic live act, and in 2018 he caught attention of another big name like Nicole Moudaber, Secret Cinema, 2000 and One and signed their MOOD, Gem records, 100%Pure also he is well aware of that and promise to continue to break new ground going forward.
Terr is the exciting musical project of Daniela Caldellas, the Berlin-based DJ/producer and label owner, who grew up in Brazil’s Belo Horizonte. After spending her earlier years playing guitar in several punk bands, she asked her friends to teach he the basics of “computer music” only to unearth an infatuation with electronic production at the age of 19. “Electronic music allowed me to bring to life the sounds that I had in my mind,” she says. “It has no boundaries; I could bring to life all that I could imagine.” She then spent the ensuing 12 months researching new techniques, becoming a “studio freak,” while investing in the necessary analog gear to realise these sonic ideas.
She’s now making music plans for the winter of 2019 and even further ahead, looking to 2020. Daniela is a committed producer, working tirelessly on music and often being inspired by a multitude of different eras and indeed genres. “I am working on different things at the moment, I think I would be too bored if I had to work on the same style over and over,” she smiles. “I am doing some stuff that’s more "epic" and dance-floor-oriented as well as some romantic breakbeat and reshaped electroclash. I am really excited with the new stuff.” As for her inspiration, she has “a huge myriad” of influences: from Nirvana to Vitalic through Disco, Philip Glass, The Knife, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, techno, house, Brazilian popular music, movies, books and yes, good old-fashioned people. “I try to be as open as possible receiving energies and influences from the world.”
There's no second-guessing Tom Demac. From his earliest output in the fertile techno scene of his native North Wales to his most recent world-beating 12's, he has never shied away from trying something new. His music first reached the world matching the experimental spirit of minimal to a tougher techno sensibility. This gave rise to tracks brimming with creativity and packing a punch, thanks to the gutsy analogue set up that has been Tom's calling card since day one.
His performances are an explosive extension of the hands-on approach he has in the studio. From DC10 to Freerotation, Tom's sets have always kept the energy high and dynamic, a constant tribute to the techno roots that set him on his way.
Tom Gillieron does not mess about when it comes to music. An accomplished producer, sound designer, live performer and DJ, Tom Gillieron’s body of work spans wide variety genres including Deep House and Techno, Ambient, Experimental and Immersive Sound Design. in 1994 Tom and Asad Rizvi started their label Reverberations (now RvS Music) which is widely regarded as one of the labels responsible for the birth of Tech-house in its original form.
Since 1997 Tom has been releasing music on influential labels such as Reverberations (Now RvS Music), Wrong, Eye-Q, TURBO, Visitor, Loaded/Skint, EC Records, SUPERFREQ and Delusions of Grandeur to name a few. For the last 21 years, Tom has travelled extensively DJing and performing live PAs in London at the legendary Reverberations Warehouse Parties, The END and Fabric as well as parties, clubs and festivals all over Europe, India and North and South America. Tom is also part of the group Various Production, well known for their releases on their own label as well as the World Renowned independent label, XL Recordings. While performing Tom plays deep techno, his own percussion-based super trippy productions as well as straight-up jacking tech-house that is sure to move the dance floor.
Weird Sounding Dude is a Bangalore based music producer/DJ. He has always enjoyed a place in the underground dance music culture. His trademark chuggy grooves and squelchy rhythms are sure to satisfy his audience but there are always a few surprises along the way.
As it happens with a lot of artists, only DJ’ing wasn’t enough for his musical expedition, so he embarked on a journey to prove his worth as a self-taught producer. He draws his influences by the likes of James Holden, Extrawelt, Nathan Flake and Worakls. Being a regular on the charts of Beatport, his music has gained continuous support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Cid Inc., Nick Warren, Guy Mantzur, Nick Muir and many more. He has already made a mark in the underground circuit with releases on Plattenbank, Perspectives Digital, onedotsixtwo, Juicebox Music, Tarnished Tracks, If You Wait Music, Strangers Beats, Strange Town Recordings, Stripped Recordings among many others. Well-known blogs Progressive Astronaut, Change Underground, Underground Tel-Aviv, When We Dip, Nie Wieder Schlafen have shown regular interest in his tracks. He has also made a mark on the DJ circuit by performing at music festivals like Sunburn, R.E.S.E.T., Ctrl Alt Dance and Krank. He’s had the privilege to perform alongside the likes of Nick Warren, Sebastien Leger, Stan Kolev, Jimpster, Vaal, Dauwd, BOg, Ziger, Navar, Kastis Torrau. He was also nominated under the Techno category for MyFav Awards (2014-15). It’s safe to say that this “Dude” in particular isn’t just another kid on the block. His voyage has slowly started to take shape with no intentions of slowing down.
If you have ever been to Goa which is the party capital of India, Zeeqar is a name that you could not miss. Born and brought up in Goa, he was influenced by underground music at a very young age and took up the decks at an age of 16. Zeeqar got his early influences from bands like Pink Floyd, The Doors, Led Zeppelin which got him to learn the guitar and enter the realm of music. Later he was influenced by electronic music by artist like Bonobo, Amon Tobin , Deadmau5 and BT. With the growth in the electronic scene, he started to compose and make his own productions which started as progressive house and in today’s time developed to melodic house & techno. ZEEQAR has been a powerhouse to the underground music scene in Goa since 2009. His Projects like DEEPER GOA, ORBITA PROJECT and SQUARED CIRCLE have been a great success. The club associated with ORBITA PROJECT won the award for the best club in the country in 2019.
At the bleeding edge of his own future Zokhuma (Arman Menzies) represents the end of old things, the beginning of new ones, and a forged alliance with those making alternative electronic music in previously uncharted territories. This 27-year-old maverick has a mask for every occasion. Well known in the cult progressive metal circles in India for his earlier work for Goddess Gagged before moving on to study music production in the UK; he’s already performed in places like Croatia, Netherlands, UK and Sri Lanka while cherry-picking his way through local gigs & festivals as well. Unafraid to crisscross between soundscapes you’ve never heard — think frantic, chopped-up African beats or moodier experimental electronica and disco; his sensibilities have a way of putting any audience at ease. As does his infectious energy behind the console. After releasing his first EP 'Hearts + Fields' in 2018, Zokhuma drops his next EP 'Code' a year later with sounds of leftfield electronica, IDM and breakcore influences.
1. Wrist bands as per your booking will be issued at the festival and which will allow you to all stages for designated dates. Please have your wrist-band on at all times. They are washable. In case, wrist-bands are taken off or lost, a replacement wrist-band will be issued at the full value of the ticket.
2. Rights of admission reserved, even to valid ticket holders.
3. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
4. Entry will not be permitted in the absence of a valid wristband.
5. Alcohol will not be sold to minors. Guests are required to carry valid photo ID. All minors under 18 will not be allowed to entry to the festival.
6. Narcotic substances strictly prohibited. Anyone found carrying/distributing/selling on festival grounds will be banned from the festival immediately and handed over to authorities.
7. All guests buying festival accommodation to carry valid ID and address proof.
8. All foreign nationals staying at the festival to carry valid passport ID and will be required to fill C forms as per government directives.