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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.

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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

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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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*OUT NOW* | Sound Avtar – Alarm Symphony [POOTY CLUB]

Having recently signed to #UnMutePlus, SOUND AVTAR has been making monstrous waves in the Bass music scene! We have a chat with him about his latest release, Alarm Symphony and other stuff he’s upto!

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Sound Avtar – Alarm Symphony

1. Congratulations Piyush, on your latest release. Could you tell us more about your association with the label and Madoc?
Thanks. Really stoked for my debut release on “The Pooty Club Records”. I’ve been in touch with the label owner Dave from quite sometime now. I find this label has unique sounds on their past releases and i’ve been been playing quite a lot of stuff from their catalog  Me and Dave were constantly planning to put out a Sound Avtar 3 Track EP but due to my prior commitments it wasn’t possible so we instead agreed of putting up a single accompanying with a remix. I asked my very talented Dj/Producer friend Anuraag aka MADOC to do a remix and i think he aced it!

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2.Tell us a little about your studio setup and the DAW/VST’s you use?

I have a simple studio set up, it consists of a ‘Motu-Ultralite MK3’ audio interface, Mini-Mac, ‘KRK Rokit 5’ and ‘M Audio Bx8a Deluxe’, Novation Launchpad. Other than percussion and some music instruments which keep on going in and out of the studio, I produce on Ableton Live 8 and usually use my own self-synthesized sounds, software’s inbuilt Sound banks and instruments racks.
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3. Which music producers are you digging at the moment?
Well i’ve been listening to a lot of Hamilton, Fred V & Grafix, Teddy Killerz and Joe Ford to name a few. I feel their new stuff is really off the hook they just transpire you to a whole new world of bass music. Apart from this, I look up to Skrillex as he’s the inspiration which had me going. haha
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4. What’s your ringtone?
 Not quite of ringtone type person, i prefer to keep it on vibration mode :p
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5.You recently opened for Skream & Benga, what was that like? 
I couldn’t believe at first when i got to know that I’ll be opening for S & B, it was a career defining moment for me. The gig was hugely successful and brilliantly managed by Oji crew. Crowd response was totally amazing, i could see hordes of people loosing them-self on each drop. I can safely say that this was one of the best audiences i ever played for!

6. Finally, could you tell us a bit about what you are working on at the moment & any upcoming releases?

For now im on a holiday back home, spending some time with my folks. i am constantly working on improving my sounds and music production techniques while im at home, you can really look forward to splurge of new sounds coming from the Sound Avtar lab. Just to keep things in perspective i have a couple of Really BIG Remixes lined up which shall be revealed in coming months and few big colabs on the way too. So stay tuned. 😉
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LISTEN to Sound Avtar’s latest release / free downloads HERE

Alarm Symphony (w/ MADOC Remix) is now out on BEATPORT – HERE

Twitter – http://twitter.com/SoundAvtar

Facebook – http://facebook.com/iamsoundavtar

Gig list – http://bit.ly/UnMuteGIGS

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Arjun Vagale wins TWO | MyFavAwards India

The annual MyFavAwards took place earlier this week at the blueFROG, Mumbai. A registered intellectual property, MyFav is an initiative of 360 EDGE. It aspires to recognise the best DJs/Artists, Clubs & Bands across all genres in India.

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The who’s who of the Indian dance music industry were in attendance, along with a surprise visit by none other than TECHNO maestro, RICHIE HAWTIN!

UnMute was well represented!

Arjun Vagale picked up not one, but TWO awards, BEST INDIAN TECHNO DJ of the Year and BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR.

Other nominees also included ASH ROY and TUHIN MEHTA.

Notable winners were SOUND AVTAR (Best Indian DrumNBass / Dubstep DJ), ANKYTRIXX (Best Indian Electronica DJand DJ of the year) AND SUNBURN (Best Indian Festival).

The evening led up to a fantastic after party with sets by Boombaba, Ankytrixx and Arjun Vagale.

Arjun Vagale and Richie Hawtin

Have a look at the full list of winners and nominees here! BIG CONGRATS to everyone who won.

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Have a look at a few more pics from the night here!

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