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Amsterdam Dance Event Global Sessions: Mumbai

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


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
KAOS (Circus Records)
Sound Avtar (Rub_A_Duck)

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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.

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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



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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.


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.

Leonia Convention

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”. 


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

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

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



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



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


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

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Sunburn festival took a brave step forward by hosting a full TECHNO stage in a city festival titled #AfterBurn with underground dance music flag bearers, Drumcode boss ADAM BEYER and House music legend, JOSH WINK, who were supported by our own, ARJUN VAGALE, KOHRA and JITTER.

Afterburn FB

Kohra had a chat with JOSH WINK where they spoke about plans for celebrating 20 years of OVUM next year, production tips and much more.

Short clip of JOSH WINK at Sunburn Festival Mumbai

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DUBFIRE India Tour & Interview

Grammy award winner and one half of the legendary duo Deep Dish, Ali Shirazinia aka DUBFIRE is on his debut India tour powered by our friends sLiCk, who are also celebrating their second year #slickturns2 . We caught up with Ali for lunch and had a little chat. There are quite a few surprises in there!

Dubfire will be proudly supported by UnMute artists, Arjun Vagale & Kohra (In Bangalore) and M.Mat (In Mumbai) among others.

Dubfire India

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Christian Smith ‘OMAKASE’ INDIA Tour

Final CS India Banner

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:


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.


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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Richie Hawtin INDIA TOUR 2013

Many in India might have heard the name Richie Hawtin.

The name is synonymous with Techno and arguably, dance music.

We at UnMute have always followed Hawtin and some of our artists (Arjun Vagale, Anil Chawla) have been supported by him too.

Now it’s time to experience the Minus head-honcho live on our own shores and Richie will be supported by UnMute artists on this tour.

Check out the flyer for details.


WATCH the wicked 60 minute Boiler Room Set below!

WATCH Video of Richie Hawtin playing Arjun Vagale’s She Said

WATCH Video of Richie Hawtin playing Anil Chawla’s Silver Digger

For the uninitiated, if you don’t know who Richie Hawtin is .. watch THIS.

BIG UP to submerge crew and Nikhil Chinapa for making this happen.

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Music @ UnBox Design Festival 2013

UnMute artists BLOT! are cofounders of India’s biggest design festival, UNBOX!  The latest edition is here with its brand of eclectically diverse evenings that see a fluid amalgamation of music, sub-culture and media.



All evenings are free entry, the bar is affordable and the venue (Zorba, MG Road, New Delhi) is great!


Feb 07 – Unbox Festival Opening, 7-10.30pm
The festival kicks off with Sounds of Bengal – a collaborative project between the inventor of electro-acoustic sarod, Soumik Datta (UK) and Arif Khan (Kolkata).

Followed by Unbox’s signature experimental session – New Culture Mash Up featuring festival curators, BLOT! + Nucleya stirring things up in an audiovisual mash-up supported by Pinksoda aka Smriti Chowdhary, who’s the mad brain behind some of the videos and Busride or the artist formerly known as Ayaz Basrai, who will be doing live sketching.

UnBox Opening

Feb 08 – Unbox Day 2, 7-11pm

Another innovative evening with a host of quirky performers from around the world and closer home:
7-8pm >> Bhajans, Blues and Bob Dylan (IND)
8-9pm >> Saskia Rao and Gwyneth Wentink (HOL)
9-10pm >> Peter Cat Recording Co (IND)
10-11pm >> Child (AUS)

UnBox Day 2 print

Feb 09 – Unbox Day 3 – Puma Loves Vinyl, 8-11pm

Puma Loves Vinyl is a concept that presents a return to an older state of sonic happiness with electronica stalwarts from the Indian scene joining forces with Ron Schneider (Germany) – a hardware genius with a penchant for analog synthesizers.

Music by
Kohra – rated no. 3 DJ in India last year, he returns to his vinyl roots with a medley befitting UnBox. Expect good old Shpongle with spattering breaks and downtempo grooves.


Vinayaka – the understated yet influential producer from the south showcases a progressive and sometimes unpredictable process of field recordings and sampling.

Puma Loves Vinyl Print

Feb 10 – Unbox Closing – SoundCamp, 9-11pm

UnBox ends with a double header. While Indian Ocean will play for a fundraiser from 7-9pm with a donation based ticket at the gate, SoundCamp – one of the labs at UnBox will present an ensemble of artists from 9-11pm.

SoundCamp is a Border Movement project that has its origins in a 3-week residency in Sri Lanka in 2012. At UnBox it invites Indian and South Asian musicians to create and experience a temporary, collaborative music creation space. Participants:

Asvajit (SL)

One Of Sri Lanka’s leading DJs and composers, Asvajit’s sets are intense and fast paced, blending funky grooves with techno.

Gaurav Malaker (IND)

Gaurav Malaker is a musician, DJ and producer and one half of BLOT!’s live audiovisual act.

Raumagent Alpha (DE)

Ron Schneider is a self-taught artist based in Berlin exploring the correlation between sound and technology.

Sandunes (IND)

Bouncing between 2-step, future garage, post dub step and experimental electronica, Sandunes live set includes a range of controllers and instruments.

TL Mazumdar (IND)

A singer-songwriter, keyboardist, producer and composer who has toured several international jazz festivals in Asia and Europe.

As well as Vinayak, Nucleya and Suryakant Sawhney (IND)

+ the Unbox Instrumentalists

– Gwyneth (Harp) – Netherlands

– Saksia Rao (Indian Cello) -Netherlands

– Soumik Dutta (Electric Sarod) – UK / India

– Aditya Kumar (Tabla) – India

SoundCamp Print

If you need any more information hit up http://www.unboxfestival.com/

See you there!

UnMute Crew!

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MATADOR (Minus) India Tour + Surprise Interview

Recently voted 18th on the Resident Advisor “TOP LIVE ACTS 2012” list, MATADOR (Minus) played 2 gigs (Delhi and Bangalore) in a short India Tour along with Kohra, put together by Qilla records with a little support from us.

We caught up with the man himself along with Pig & Dan (Cocoon / Soma) for a quick chat just before their respective shows in Delhi!

Snippet of what went down at Kitty Su, Delhi


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