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*Out NOW* Collaborations EP

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.

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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!

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

Anil:

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

Dale:

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilot

Roads – Portishead

Foux Du Fafa – Flight of The Conchords

The Ocean – Led Zepplin

Nas – One Mic

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COLLABORATIONS is now available exclusively via Beatport HERE!

Arjun Vagale, Anil Chawla and Dale Anderson are exclusively represented by UnMute in India!

Contact dev@unmute.in for more details!

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mrmist debuts on Mak.Tub Music

Notable television and film actor, Jimi Mistry (Rock N Rolla, 2012, The Guru, Blood Diamond among others) is a musician by heart!

Jimi’s been involved in music for over 20 years and cites his influences from a broad range of musical styles, from HipHop and Funk/soul/disco to old skool Acid house and the deeper side of the dance spectrum.  He has also been collecting records for over 20 years and DJ’d extensively from London to Ibiza and at various underground parties and festivals in Europe as well as celebrity hotspots like Cannes and Dubai!

Introducing Jimi’s latest dj/producer moniker: mrmist , with a fantastic debut on Arjun Vagale’s Mak.Tub Music ! The compilation also features re-releases from Dale Anderson, Kini Rao, Jimmy Van M, Logistik Soundz among others!

Preview and buy the RELEASE HERE :

We speak to the man himself …

Congratulations on your 1st release as mrmist on Maktub Music! How did the connection with Arjun and the label happen?

Thanks. I’d firstly like to say how happy I’m to be involved with Maktub Music, it’s a great label with a fantastic roster of talent and feel privileged to have my first release with them.  How I got involved was really down to Arjun.  I think it was sometime last year I charted one of Jalebee Cartel’s tunes on RA and Arjun immediately got in touch to say thanks and started sending me more music. I think to be honest Arjun like most people was pleasantly surprised that I was involved in house music and DJ’ing as I’m known mainly for my acting work.  We kept in touch and I started sending him some of my own tunes.  It really started from there and which led him signing my track “the Pressure”

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Why the transition from Hip Hop (with your moniker Lord Gravel) to Deep House?

Well Hip Hop and Deep House are 2 of my main loves in music alongside disco & funk.  In my teens it was all about old skool hip hop/breakin’/graf that sort of thing, I was growing up in Manchester in the north of England and it was everywhere and I loved it.  Soon after came the Acid House explosion and the birth of rave.  I was a raver and went to a lot over those years and used to follow DiY soundsystem throwing these crazy free parties around the country.  It was a really special time as it was right at the beginning, we were the very few anywhere doing this sort of thing and even now it feels special to have been apart of that time.  From there I started MCing @ raves and me and my mate at the time called ourselves the DJ Law and the MC order.hahaha makes me laugh now.  Lord Gravel came much later and was a collaboration between myself and 2 producer friends, we were actually signed up by a major label but then they did what big labels do and sat on the tunes and eventually never released a thing, it was a blow and we kind of lost our momentum.  mrmist is sort of a rebirth, for me anyway in my deep house guise.

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For a man who’s into mainstream cinema, writes music and DJs along with various other projects; what is your secret time management tool?

It took me years to figure this out and in some ways I still don’t feel I’ve completely nailed it.  Being into so many different things can be a real blessing but it can also be your downfall.  Focus is my main problem sometimes, being able to think of one thing and work hard at it.  I’m an easily distracted person but have learned to use my time wisely.  I used to do a lot of promoting in London and ran a series of secret terrace parties called tabula rasa amongst other things.  They were great times but I found myself not having much time for writing and planning my next acting job etc. This is when I started to plan my life in a more organized manner and it has paid off.  If I’m away on an acting job then my laptop is my best friend, for writing music, communication and social media that sort of thing.  I’ve found that I have become more adept at using my time wisely, after all time is a precious thing and is easily wasted.

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What’s next for mrmist?

To keep writing music that people like.  My big goal is to write an album and eventually start performing in a live capacity.  Also I will be incorporating more vocals into my music and mix it up a little in style, try and surprise a few more people I think.

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 Top 5 tracks that are in your set currently.

There’s some great music out there at the moment, I never have any order of favourites really but here’s 5 that are doing it for me right now.

1. MoodyManc – State  Centric Music

2. Nick Devon – So Addicted (Al Bradleys 3am Deep Remix)  3AM Recs

3. Huxley – Hard Work (slow Edit)  Suruba

4. George Fitzgerald – Child  Aus Music

5. Martin Roth – Beautiful Life  AnjunaDeep

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Who is your all time DJ Hero?

Wow well I suppose there are a couple of people that have inspired me.  First is DJ POGO.  Hip hop/funk/breaks DJ from the 80’s/90’s.  One of the most amazing DJ’s I have seen and I was lucky that we became good friends.  We did a lot of parties together, he now runs DMC in Brazil.

DiY soundsysyem Dj’s, if it weren’t for them today’s scene wouldn’t exist.  Period.

Alfredo the Balearic Godfather, that inspired a generation.

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