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Day 01 – Thursday – May 26

12:00 – 12:45 – Sound Technology And the Future

Abhishek Mehta (Scoop)

Emran Khan (Percept / Sunburn)

Fali Damania (Audio Production Services)

Jibu Ramachandran (Sennheiser)

Warren D’Souza (Sound.com)

Moderated by Manish Chandnani (OML)

Brief: A discussion on the technology present in the live music sound space and its future. What’s in, what’s not and what’s expected in the next few years.


13:00- 13:45– One on One

Nikhil Chinapa and Arjun Vagale

Brief: Two of India’s electronic music pioneers sit down and chat about the reason why we’re all in this business, the MUSIC!

14:00 -14:45 – A Live Event in 2026 (In India) in association with EEMA

Neale Murray (Fountainhead)

Shubhra Bhardwaj (Ferriswheel Entertainment)

Thanush Joseph (Seventy EMG)

Moderated by Atul Nath (Candid Marketing)

Brief: Leading stake holders from the live events industry get together to discuss how a live event would be 10 years from now. This discussion will range from technology, policy to what we need to get there.

15:00-15:45 – SynthFest w/ Sound.com

Arjun Vagale

Aqua Dominatrix

Vinayak^a

Brief: A fine combination of electronic artists demonstrate their skills on synthesizers along with a quick walk through. In association with Sound.com


16:30-17:30 – DJ Championship Elimination Round


Day 02 – FridayMay 27

12:00- 12:45 – Record Labels 101

Arjun Sankalia (Sony Music)

Ashvin Mani Sharma (Calm Chor / Bit of Both / SoupHerb Records)

Madhav Shorey (Kohra / Qilla Records)

Sahil Makhija (Demonstealer Records)

Shatadru Sarkar (Times Music)

Moderated by Atul Churamani (Turnkey Music Publishing Private Ltd)

Brief: Bringing together the key players amongst the spectrum of mainstream and underground record labels with a view on the business angle of running a label along with it’s other aspects.


13:00-13:45 –  Media, PR or Branded content -Whose line is it anyway?

Nerm (BBC Radio UK/Shiva Soundsystem)

Neysa Mendes (Little Big Noise)

Nikhil Udupa (MTV Indies/Control ALT Delete)

Nirmika Singh (Rolling Stone India)

Pratiksha Rao (Twitter)

Varun Patra (Homegrown)

Moderated by Kenneth Lobo (Electronic Music Consultant / Journalist)

Brief: What’s the difference between a press release, a news item, a feature and an article that a brand paid for? Does it even matter? How do artists get media coverage? And what should they do to get in there?


14:00-14:45 – Lighting and Visual Design

Abhishek Roy Sanyal (Film Maker / Light Designer)

Becket Tundatil (Lighting Professional)

Dhanya Pilo (Visual Jockey DECOY)

Jash Reen (Wolves Visuals)

Viraaf Pocha (Landmark Productions)

Moderated by Naveen Deshpande (Mixtape / Ground Kontrolle)

Brief: A discussion on best practices, equipment technology, tips and tricks along with what’s next in the live event lighting and visual space.


15:00-15:45 – Music Production Lab – Deconstruction of a track.

Udyan Sagar (Nucleya)

Brief: Having recently released music for top Bollywood movies and playing at some of the biggest festivals and venues in the country, Nucleya brings his secrets on stage and unravels his production techniques. Must attend for producers.


16:15 – 17:30 – DJ Championship Finale


Day 03 – SaturdayMay 28

12:00- 12:45 – Game ON! Music and gaming

Hrishi Oberoi – (Photon Tadpole Studios )

Rahul Singh (Orange Byte Studios)

Raoul Nanavati (BYOF Studios)

Hrishikesh Dani (Ubisoft India)

Tejas Nair (Press Play Studio)

Vaibhav Chavan (underDOGS Gaming Studios)

Moderated by G.Arjun (SuperSike Games)

Brief: A look at the relationship between the Indian gaming and music industries and opportunities in gaming for music producers.


13:00- 13:45 – DIY – Studio Construction

Abhishek Khandelwal (YRF Studios Music / Ultra Acoustics)

Madhav Shorey (Kohra / Qilla Records)

Tanseer Jabbar (The Inventory)

Vijay Dayal (YRF Studios Music)

Moderated by Kapil Thirwani (Munro Acoustics)

Brief: Want to build your own studio? This is where it’s at. This panel features diverse individuals from the music industry, from music producers to heads of the top equipment distributors giving out tips on the technology and tricks to set up your own home studio.


14:00-14:45 – Music Production: Quality v/s Quantity

Arjun Vagale (UnMute / ILM Academy)

Clinton Cerejo (Music Composer / Producer / Singer)

Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor)

Vishal Dadlani (Music Director / Composer)

Moderated by Ashu Phatak (True School of Music / Blue Frog)

Brief: Some of the country’s leading music producers/composers get together to put forward their experiences on the age old discussion: Quality v/s Quantity. Must attend for all music producers.

Hosted by DJ SA


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Welcoming our latest signings.

Welcoming Italian Duo Mr. Bizz (Cocoon / Sci+Tec / Octopus), Munich’s house music connoisseur Markus Mehta (Kling Klong / Brise) for representation across Asia along with some fantastic homegrown Indian talent in Pune’s upcoming Techno DJ/Producer K-Ten  and Chennai’s Techno stalwart JOBA to the UnMute family.

PALM Soundscape 2016 FIRST LIST

FIRST LIST REVEALED of speakers for the next edition of PALM Soundscape in Mumbai between May 26-28 2016 at the PALM Expo, Asia’s largest exhibition for pro-audio, sound and light technology and AV install.
Curated by UnMute, over 3 days, the topics discussed will vary from Live event production themed Sound and Lighting Technology and the future plus thought leaders from EEMA will come together and envision a music festival in 2026 along with musician centric themed discussions where leading record label and streaming companies will get together in ‘Record labels 101’, Gaming industry folk assemble to discuss the opportunities for music in gaming opening up newer avenues for the Indian producer. Demo workshops see Nucleya deconstructing one of his most iconic tracks and Arjun Vagale, Vinayak^a and Aqua Dominatrix get together for a SynthFest JAM. More topics will be revealed in the nearer future.
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Registration is free on a first come first serve basis, register HERE
FACEBOOK RSVP HERE
Soundscape 2015 which is fast growing into the expo’s biggest feature, saw over 2000 attendees over 3 days. Check out the pics here.
The PALM DJ Championship will be hosted by REJI.

Amsterdam Dance Event Global Sessions: Mumbai

The iconic global platform for dance music, Amsterdam Dance Event comes to our shores this April.

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Along with a presence in the conference and lab programme (Details below) UnMute hosts TWO showcases featuring some of the best and upcoming homegrown talent from the country.

April 08 – antiSOCIAL Khar : BASS / Electronica

Big City Harmonics
DJ Sa
KAOS (Circus Records)
Sound Avtar (Rub_A_Duck)
Spryk

Click image below for event details:

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April 09 – Ark Bar – Courtyard by Marriott  : HOUSE / TECHNO
In association with our friends Rage Entertainment

Arjun Vagale (SCI+TEC / Octopus Recordings)
Audio Units (Dutchie Music / Wind Horse Records)
Kohra (Qilla Records / Traum Schallplatten official)
Oozeundat (Traum Schallplatten official / Funk’n Deep Records)
Praveen Achary (Juicebox Music / Replug Records)

Tickets on door / ADE delegates / band holders enter free.

Click image below for event details:

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Conference Program:

Thurday April 7:

Opening Keynote: India’s Influence – An Electronic Music Story by Arjun Vagale.
The legendary ADE DJ Cook Off with DJ Sa, Shaan, Me & HER and Dualist Inquiry.

Saturday April 9:

Our business Q&A India, Gateway To Asia, Touring The Country and Continent. With speakers Jaideep Singh (Viacom), Ritnika Nayan (MGMH), Dev Bhatia (Unmute), Karan Singh (Percept Live) and others.

Business panel Marketing and monetizing music online in India & Asia. With speakers Ashish Hemrajani (CEO Bookmyshow), Pratiksha Roy (head media partnerships Twitter South-East Asia)
Artist Q&A’s and Master Classes with: DJ Pierre, Arjun Vagale, Kohra, Vinayak^a, What So Not and Kill The Noise.

Get the Full program – HERE

http://unmute.in/

#UnMuteADE

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Celebrating 4 YEARS!

We’ve come a long way! UnMute completes 4 YEARS this week and we’re throwing down a massive party across India featuring our family of artists on Friday, April 01st 2016. No, it’s not a fool’s day joke.

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Looking forward to seeing you on the floor in each of these cities.

#4PLAY

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*OUT NOW* ARJUN VAGALE & RAMIRO LOPEZ debut EP on SCI+TEC

In a country with music tastes as varied as its culture, electronic music is finding its feet thanks to dedicated DJ’s and producers who bring international standards home. One of the pioneers of this movement is DJ/Producer Arjun Vagale, who has been constantly championing the country’s wealth of talent and leading the way with his work. Today, he adds another rung on the ladder up with his debut on the globally renowned dance music label, SCI+TEC, and joins forces with one of Spain’s hottest young artists Ramiro Lopez on their EP ‘One Shot’.

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SCI+TEC is a premier techno label founded by legendary Grammy winning DJ and Producer, DUBFIRE. The label has previously released music from global dance music legends like Paul Ritch, David Squillace, Steve Lawler, Booka Shade, D’Julz and Dubfire himself among others.

 

Voted India’s No.1 DJ by DJ Mag India and India’s best Techno DJ and Producer by MyFav awards, Arjun Vagale has been consistently hitting the Beatport worldwide charts with each of his releases in 2014 and has been supported by some of the biggest names in dance music including John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Christian Smith, Victor Calderone and many more.

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Showing appreciation for the EP, Secret Cinema said about the release, “French vocals always work for me and Je Na Sais Quoi uses them well!” Kaiserdisco added, “This is a great EP from Arjun and Ramiro – it will be getting the full Kaiser and disco support. I’m especially into Je Ne Sais Quoi.” Spanish maestro Uner believes This release is perfect to destroy some stages during the Ibiza season!”

Instrumental in bringing globally acclaimed artists to our shores as well as representing the Indian techno scene through a series of gigs abroad, he has been setting the pace for others to follow. Playing at some of the biggest venues and festivals in the world, he started the year with an appearance at the BPM Festival in Mexico, followed up by a solo show at celebrated dance music venue, WOMB in Japan and is scheduled to play a few dates in Barcelona (OFF Sonar), Amsterdam and Berlin later this month.

PREVIEW and BUY HERE

Links:

Arjun Vagale FACEBOOK

Ramiro Lopez FACEBOOK

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RESET Electronic Music Showcase Announced

It was a long time coming but it finally found its voice – a no-nonsense electronic dance music showcase of quality Indian talent. And it’s called RESET. A homebrewed celebration aimed to unleash the true might of good music, RESET will not only recalibrate perceptions but will also put the best indigenous DJ’s in the same room as upcoming local talent, thus becoming a collaborative journey.

Spread across various cities, each gathering will be unique in scope and international in vision. RESET hopes to pave the way for a more discerning way of experiencing left-field genres as well as intelligent dance music, enabling audiences to hear different sounds.

Be warned though that RESET is not a festival, it’s a celebration focussed on the artist and as such, is created from a more hands-on perspective that UnMute is known for. Bringing together top DJ’s from across India as well as finding young artists in each city that RESET goes to – we hope to spark off something big.

The first edition takes off in Hyderabad presented by Kingfisher Ultra Soulflyp in association with VH1 and Musifix on March 22, 2014 and will be followed soon by showcases in cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Goa to begin with. Held in partnership with Phoenix, a brand new events company, the launch event will be held at the main convention centre of the Leonia Holistic Destination, which also features a world class Funktion One sound system.

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In another first, RESET will feature India’s hottest domestic electronic dance music talent playing b2b (back to back) sets. These sets will stem from previously successful as well as brand new collaborations, ensuring there’s something fresh for each edition by pitching similar thinking DJ’s together to create mad sounds.

The ‘b2b’ line-up for the first edition features the likes of Arjun Vagale v/s Adam, Anil Chawla v/s Kohra, Praveen Achary v/s Vipul, Murthovic v/s Audio Units and support from dynamic local Hyderabad talent handpicked from a DJ contest, Ankit Pandey, Huzefa, Midnight Traffic and DJ Nephra. Following a start early, end late philosophy – the event kicks off at 4pm and is on till the milkman comes calling.  Upcoming versions will continue to evolve with each city and include more varied genres and artists.

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World renowned Techno powerhouse and Co-Founder of UnMute, Arjun Vagale adds, I’m so glad that we are able to put together RESET, and build a showcase for Indian artists playing in their own backyard with international production standards. It’s truly been a team effort right from conceptualisation to artwork to line-up and we hope to build it stronger, and eventually add more home-grown talent to the various line-ups”. 

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Tickets ►

BookMyShow – http://in.bookmyshow.com/events/reset/ET00020760

INR 500 – For entry before 9pm
(the idea is for you to be able to see some great DJs who are playing the early slots too)

INR 1000 – For entry post 9pm

OFFLINE Tickets available below
Dublin Hyderabad
ITC Kakatiya, Greenlands Rd, Teachers Colony, Greenlands,
Begumpet, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500072
Contact: Chetan +91 8008927770

Musifix
Behind Chutneys, SP Road,
Begumpet, Secunderabad
Contact: Raunak +91 9885456007

Leonia
H. No 6-3-886, Beside Van Heusen Show Room,
Somajiguda Circle, Raj Bhavan Road,
Hyderabad 500 082, India.
Contact: Tel: +91 40 6640 4455, Fax: +91 40 6662 7744

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Uber Luxury Cabs ►
– Download the UBER app from Apple Store / Android PlayStore
– Use promo RESETHYD and you get upto ₹ 500 off on your 1st 2 rides (anytime)
More Details – http://bit.ly/uberhyd

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Accomodation Options ►

We’ve got some great deals for rooms, courtesy Leonia exclusively for #resetHYD and EACH room includes tickets to the show as well.

1. Celestia :
Bay Window : 6000 on double occupancy with breakfast
Cascade : 6500 on double occupancy with breakfast

2. LICEC : this is attached to the #resetHYD Venue : 3000 on double occupancy with breakfast

3. Budget Beds : Rs 500 per person dormitory accomodation

Pls find the below link to know more about the rooms..http://leonia.in/Hotels/HotelsAndVillas.aspx

For any enquiries contact:

Tel: +91 40 6640 0000
Email: stay@leonia.in

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For any other details click http://bit.ly/resethyd

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[NEWS] BLOT! LIVE Score 1929 Classic

India’s leading audio visual collective, BLOT! will be live scoring the classic silent film “A Throw Of Dice,” with Lifafa by musically interpreting the film fusing elements of analogue & abstract sounds, lush soundscapes and some regular old fashioned resampling. All at once a film and a gig, the beautiful cinematography inherent to silent films of the 1920’s will be given voice (and or sound) and seen in a new light, with an all-new soundtrack.

Throw of Dice

Saturday, 22 March 2014
5:30 pm
Science City Mini Auditorium

A Throw of Dice
Directed by Franz Osten, Produced by UFA and Himansu Rai Film
Black and White, 74 mins., 1929

BLOT! is India’s leading audio-video electronica act, a live performance project that is helmed by Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar. For this evening, BLOT! and Lifafa will be live scoring the classic “A Throw Of Dice,” musically interpreting the silent film by fusing elements of analogue electronica, treated vocals and lush soundscapes and some regular old fashioned resampling. All at once a film and a gig, the beautiful cinematography inherent to silent films of the 1920’s will be given voice(and or sound) and seen in a new light, with an all-new and original soundtrack created especially for the occasion.

The above programmes are part of the Excellence on Tour organised by DWIH New Delhi Consortium.
All are welcome on a first-come-first-served basis.

Christian Smith ‘OMAKASE’ INDIA Tour

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UnMute and the blueFROG partnered to bring down house and techno legend and all-round nice guy, CHRISTIAN SMITH for his ‘Omakase’ Album India Tour. Arjun Vagale had a little chat with the man himself about his legendary record label, TRONIC among other things.

FYI, the first 5 people to share this post on facebook will win a signed Christian Smith India tour poster.

You can get yourself a copy of the fantastic album by clicking on the link below:

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A brief video of CS @ blueFROG Delhi  

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KOHRA Nominated for MTV (INDIA) Video & Music Awards 2013

The prestigious MTV VMAs were launched in USA in 1984 and have often been called the ‘Oscars for youth’. Finally launched in India this year 2013, the awards highlight the best of Indian music talent.

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We are happy to announce that KOHRA aka Madhav Shorey is the only electronic independent artist nominated for his EP, Dust Particle (OUT ON Qilla Records) in the category ‘Best Indie Artist’ 2013,  where he competes with other major commercial acts.

TO Vote for him , simply visit http://mtv.in.com/vmai/nominee.php?catid=8 or TWEET #ivote4kohra as many times as possible!

We wish him all the best!

UnMute CREW!

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