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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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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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*OUT NOW* | Praveen Achary – Space Machine (w/ Cid Inc Remix) [Replug]

Praveen Achary kicks off 2013 with a BANG!

With gigs across the country in 2012 and a new record label, JuiceBox coming up soon, the man is as busy as it gets.

Sunburn 2012

We chat with him about his latest release ‘Space Machine’ OUT NOW on RePlug – Support by – Guy J, Eelke Kleijn, King Unique, Hernan Cattaneo, Arjun Vagale and Marcelo Vasami among others!

1. Congratulations on your newly released EP “Space Machine” on Replug Records.  Tell us more about this release and your association with Henri (CID Inc)?

Thank you! I am super happy about how it’s turned out and it is a great way to kick off 2013. I had posted a snippet of this track on SoundCloud a while back and Henri commented on it saying it was cool, so I finished it up straight away and sent it across. The rest, is the result and I couldn’t have been more happy :). The feedback has been pouring in left, right & center and it’s all been positive. I’ve been talking to Henri (Cid Inc.) for a few years now, especially after I started playing a lot more of his stuff, even back during his Mashtronic days. We had a connection and always had good laughs during our chats. He came down to India in 2012 for a tour with sLick! but unfortunately we couldn’t meet, but hopefully this year we’ll be doing something together in India soon. 


2. What are your current favourite Record Labels?

Bedrock, microCastle, Baires, Replug, Tronic. I’m lucky to be associated with two of these, hopefully will be all five sometime in the future. I really enjoy all the labels I’ve been associated with through the years (Mirabilis, MakTub, Outside The Box Music).

3. What is your current Studio setup like?

Pretty mobile. It’s running off Ableton Live 8 (with a few favorite plugins & instruments) from a Macbook Pro with PreSonus Firebox & Samson Rubicons. Sometimes I just plug in my headphones instead and only use the monitors during mixing. I pull out the Novation ReMote SL keyboard once in a blue moon too. I’ve been using this setup for years and gotten used to the sound now, but I’m in the process of doing a complete revamp, with a couple of additions like the new Native Instruments Maschine and possibly a hardware synth.


4. We know the answer already, but what was your top gig in 2012?

Almost every gig leaves me with something special to remember, but I must say that the sunset slot at Krank 2012 along with the B2B with Vipul at TLR Cafe in Delhi were rather special.

Krank 2012                  Krank 2012, Goa, India


5. Finally, what’s coming up for you in the future in terms of releases? Also, tell us more about your fresh new imprint “Juicebox”.

My remix for “Eelke Kleijn – Flierefluiter” is due out on his label: Outside The Box Music. Plus Vipul & I just finished up a collaborative remix of “D-Eye – Pulse” for Darin Epsilon’s label: Perspectives Digital. Our debut collab track is an original named “Future Echoes”, which will be the first release on my label: Juicebox Music. All these bits will be out in February 2013. I’ve got a couple more remixes coming out on various labels through the year and some originals that are doing the rounds and are looking for a home.

Juicebox was announced in 2012 as an outlet for music that I’ve been pushing for years, but also is trying to tell the world that “Yes, we do listen & support it here in India as well”. The sound spectrum itself is quite wide, ranging from Deep House, Progressive to Techno, similar to what I play during my gigs & online sets (especially Juicebox on friskyRadio). There are plenty of other Indian artists doing great work and I want to give them a home-grown label they can be proud of and work with in the long run to build a better national scene. We’ve got signed music coming in from Indian artists like Vipul, Color Ray, AU, Tanseer (& more) along with international renowned artists like Santiago Garcia, Rikesto, Cactus Twisters and Rodrigo Mateo. We’ve got an even better future roster, but those names shall be revealed much later. It has taken some time to kick everything off, but I’d rather do it right than rush it.



SpaceMachine (w/ CID Inc Remix) is now out on BEATPORT – HERE

Follow Praveen on Twitter – http://twitter.com/praveenachary

LIKE on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/praveenacharymusic

Info on JuiceBox – http://www.juiceboxmusic.in/

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