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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

Click image below for event details:

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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.

Click image below for event details:

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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* ARJUN VAGALE & RAMIRO LOPEZ debut EP on SCI+TEC

In a country with music tastes as varied as its culture, electronic music is finding its feet thanks to dedicated DJ’s and producers who bring international standards home. One of the pioneers of this movement is DJ/Producer Arjun Vagale, who has been constantly championing the country’s wealth of talent and leading the way with his work. Today, he adds another rung on the ladder up with his debut on the globally renowned dance music label, SCI+TEC, and joins forces with one of Spain’s hottest young artists Ramiro Lopez on their EP ‘One Shot’.

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SCI+TEC is a premier techno label founded by legendary Grammy winning DJ and Producer, DUBFIRE. The label has previously released music from global dance music legends like Paul Ritch, David Squillace, Steve Lawler, Booka Shade, D’Julz and Dubfire himself among others.

 

Voted India’s No.1 DJ by DJ Mag India and India’s best Techno DJ and Producer by MyFav awards, Arjun Vagale has been consistently hitting the Beatport worldwide charts with each of his releases in 2014 and has been supported by some of the biggest names in dance music including John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Christian Smith, Victor Calderone and many more.

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Showing appreciation for the EP, Secret Cinema said about the release, “French vocals always work for me and Je Na Sais Quoi uses them well!” Kaiserdisco added, “This is a great EP from Arjun and Ramiro – it will be getting the full Kaiser and disco support. I’m especially into Je Ne Sais Quoi.” Spanish maestro Uner believes This release is perfect to destroy some stages during the Ibiza season!”

Instrumental in bringing globally acclaimed artists to our shores as well as representing the Indian techno scene through a series of gigs abroad, he has been setting the pace for others to follow. Playing at some of the biggest venues and festivals in the world, he started the year with an appearance at the BPM Festival in Mexico, followed up by a solo show at celebrated dance music venue, WOMB in Japan and is scheduled to play a few dates in Barcelona (OFF Sonar), Amsterdam and Berlin later this month.

PREVIEW and BUY HERE

Links:

Arjun Vagale FACEBOOK

Ramiro Lopez FACEBOOK

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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.

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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.

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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”. 

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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

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

Leonia
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

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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

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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

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

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[NEWS] Oozeundat release debut EP

India’s freshest underground dance music producers OOZEUNDAT release their debut EP on Global Indian DJ/Producer and UnMute founding partner, Arjun Vagale’s MakTub Music.

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Oozeundat are Pune’s Roan Sable and Sidhant Naren. Their passion for listening to underground dance music brought them together, eventually taking a step further and forming the collective.

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Preview and buy their debut EP HERE

We had a little chat with them about their release and more:

1. Congratulations on the release of your debut EP – “Bitch to Quit / Disjointed” . First off, tell us about the quirky title?

Thank you so much guys. We are stoked.

Bitch To Quit the title came from the vocal sample included in the track.

Its also a message we want to put out to the kids ‘stop doing drugs’ 😛

2. This is a question which will help many, how did you start on it and what was your inspiration?

The inspiration for both these tracks was simply the state of mind we were in at that point of time. We usually focus on the rhythm initially slowly creating grooves ending with a lot of effects and an apt arrangement. Through our sets and our productions, the aim is always to get people locked into a groove.

3. Whats your studio setup right now? Send in a pic?

The studio set up at the moment is quite simple.

We are running Logic and Ableton on our macbook Pro’s.

Running through a Digidesign Mbox/Focusrite Saffire Soundcard.

Yamaha HS80M Monitors and alternatively HS50M’s.

Lastly a Native Instruments Maschine.

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4. What’s next from the Oozeundat stable ?

We are currently in the process of finishing our next EP.

Simultaneously working on a bunch of other tracks.

The goal this year is to put out as much quality music as possible.

5. Which music producers are keeping you inspired at the moment, name your top 5 picks and why?

Arjun Vagale

Alberto Ruiz

Carlo Lio

Project AKC

Whyt Noyz

Because all of them are making some amazing music.

Their tracks are quite stable in our sets.

You can follow Oozeundat:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Oozeundat

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/oozeundat

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Selected Feedback on Oozeundat’s debut EP:

Akshay Bhalla (Euphoric Magazine)
Simply Brilliant! Review coming up!

Alex Costa (MBF/Intacto/Bitten/Terminal M)
Nice Ep ! Support and play for sure !

Anil Chawla
Remix is hot too. Fantastic package.

Arjun Vagale
Both absolutely massive for me. Tip remix too.

Ashvin Mani Sharma
Solid EP , Both the originals are great !

Dee Montero (Cafe Mambo, Montero)
Solid e.p, solid grooves

Greg Pidcock
like disjointed, will test!

Joe Blake (Bla Bla, Frequenza, Bush Records)
Great EP! My favourite is Bitch To Quit. Real groovy stuff will support

Keith John [ Octopus / Rawthentic ]
Bitch to quit is dope! Orig & Remix..

Kohra
Solid pack! Really digging both versions of Bitch to Quit. Will play for sure! 🙂

Logiztik Sounds
Very solid ep!

Marcelo Vasami
very good stuff, thanks!

Praveen Achary
Congrats on the debut EP boys. Disjointed sounds cool. Diggin the remix too 🙂

Pena
remix is cool. thx

Ramiro Lopez
Oozeundat here! cool EP, like all the tracks, specially “disjointed”. Im keeping and eyes on them cus they are doing very well. Keep up the good stuff guys!

Richie Hawtin
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Richie Santana
Amazing ep!!! love all of the tracks!!

Tuhin Mehta
Disjointed FTW!

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UnMute VLOG 08 – JOSH WINK

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.

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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.

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Christian Smith ‘OMAKASE’ INDIA Tour

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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:

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A brief video of CS @ blueFROG Delhi  

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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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Arjun Vagale presents Re:Focus

Arjun Vagale’s new LIVE audio visual show – Re:Focus premiered at Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Pune recently.

“Over the past six months, I’ve been working on my solo project and the sound leaned towards the darker side of dance music. The idea for Re: Focus came from the lack of deep and twisted electronic music in our scene. We questioned why this was the case, and realized a show would only make sense if we had original music, which in turn would bring this sound to an audience” – Arjun Vagale in a conversation about Re:Focus with the folks at NH7. Read the full feature HERE

A little snippet of what went down:

The Re:Focus project features lights and a visual concept by Gforce of Jalebee Cartel and will be touring across the country soon (Next at Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Bangalore)

Vagale’s latest Sleepwalking EP, on Herzblut features some of the tracks played in the Re:Focus set. Preview them below..

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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!

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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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