Collaborations, they say, are the future!
After a successful release of “She Said”, Arjun Vagale teams up with Tim Richards a second time along with friends and long time collaborators Anil Chawla and Dale Anderson! The result is an aptly named COLLABORATIONS EP on Monique Speciale!
Arjun Vagale, Anil Chawla and Dale Anderson
The EP contains 2 tracks:
1. Anil Chawla, Arjun Vagale and Dale Anderson – After 9
2. Arjun Vagale and Tim Richards – Dark Rooms
We speak to Anil, Arjun and Dale about their track After 9!
First off, congrats to the 3 of you for coming up which such a great track “After Nine” on
Monique Spéciale. Tell us more on how and where did this happen?
Arjun Vagale: Thanks! We were basically booked to play a gig together in Delhi, sometime last year… it wasan ‘Our House’ night, so I invited Anil & Dale to come in a day early so we could hang out in my studio and see if some magic could happen, and it did!
Dale Anderson: Well we had all been discussing doing something together for ages, but never
really were in the same city at the same time.
For the producers out there, can you tell us on how you guys managed to divide the Workflow
between 3 people? Define how each of you contributed!
Arjun: Ha ha, I think its more that Ideas came together, rather than dividing the work flow. It did take
us maybe 3 hrs to find a Kick drum, but the track just flowed after that and we pretty much finished it in a couple of hours. For me personally, I never get into the studio with a specific melody or groove, its always the vibe, and I think all three of us share that feeling that the vibe has to be correct.
Dale: Surprisingly we all gelled together from a production standpoint very easily. We’ve all done collabs before, and sometimes they work and and sometimes they dont, but luckily we were all on the same page from the start. From a technical perspective, since it was Arjun’s studio we thought we’d let him man the Abelton controls (we were actually just being lazy though probably haha). But we all contributed to the arrangement and automation, the instrumentation, the hooks and the mixing pretty equally I’d say, although Anil did manage to squeeze in a little of his own voice in there!
Were there any disagreements while making the track?
Arjun: Yeah, I was fighting on the phone with someone about Josh Wink!
Anil Chawla: Not at all… But when we ordered the pizza. That was a different matter!
Dale: Nope, not one. I think we’re all in the same headspace musically and we actually laughed about how quick and painless it was. We were thinking of trying to bang out one more post gig, but then the reality of the previous night’s gig hit us in the morning and we knew it was not going to happen…
Any future plans on making more tracks together?
Arjun: Yeah, this one was just a tester, but we will for sure do a full EP together. The only issue is, always, time. We all have super busy schedules, and we live in different city’s so that always tough. I would prefer do tracks with them physically present, rather than over the net, they’re just great guys to hang and work with.
Anil: Definitely, we’ve been talking about a follow up for a while, it’s just a matter of getting us all together at the same time.
Who’s your current favourite producer?
Arjun Vagale: This week … Christian Burkhardt, Atesh K, David Mayer
Anil Chawla: Sinisa Tamamovic, Alex Tepper, DJ Simi, Tony Dee, F.Sonik
Dale Anderson: Okain is up there for me, as well &Me and Alex Tepper.
What are your top 5 – NON Electronic Dance Music tracks ever?
Arjun: Unfortunately all I listen to, these days, is electronic music, and I try not to load any music on my
iphone. Need to give the ears a rest as much as possible! But check out Mr G’s album, its dope.
Ian Brown – F.E.A.R
Bag Raiders – Way Back Home
Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilot
Roads – Portishead
Foux Du Fafa – Flight of The Conchords
The Ocean – Led Zepplin
Nas – One Mic
COLLABORATIONS is now available exclusively via Beatport HERE!
Arjun Vagale, Anil Chawla and Dale Anderson are exclusively represented by UnMute in India!
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