A: I personally want Bass music to be pushed in the country, and I see potential in it too. I have recently joined the venue and have seen how quality artists are programmed at the venue, with mine and the entire team’s efforts. I intend to continue working hard to do my part. With so may venues across the city that stick with commercial music, I believe we all together need to make a difference by creating the right balance between fine music and business. If you crack that, you know it’s all well. With managing both a venue and my own DJing career, it does get pretty difficult at times. Being one of the programmers at this venue consumes a lot of my time, and I often find it difficult to find time to explore new music like I used to. But things are slowly falling into place as I am getting familiar to the processes and everything else that’s required for the job, and I guess soon I should be able to manage my time properly, where I can have enough time to explore my music, learn and push myself as an artist too.
4. What do you feel about the Bass scene in India and what are your thoughts on its evolution so far?
A: The bass scene has been picking up slowly and steady, but I guess there is a long way to go. There are old and new communities around who are trying their best to promote the scene and support the artists and the music. I think that it’s going to be the next big thing, given that all of us keep pushing the sound without giving up.
2. Ganz – Dino war
3. Blur – Song 2, San Holo remix
A: I was working at a tech startup a while ago, while also DJing on the side. I have always been inclined to the Music/Entertainment and Media Industry, so much so, that I really wanted to work around these. Since the desk job wasn’t really my cup of tea, I tried to get my hands on something significant for quite a while. Finally I did quit my job, sat home for about 3 months, trying to figure things out, before things fell into place. Now I am getting to understand the industry to the core, with learning so much everyday.
A: “Please play some EDM” is something that I hear a lot during my gigs. It’s quite amusing and frustrating that people yet don’t understand the true meaning of “EDM”. Also, that what I play is EDM too, only that it’s not the conventional 4/4 or Big Room sounds.
12. You just found out that your last gig ever is tomorrow, what would be your closing track?
A: Kanye West – Clique, Keys and Krates remix.
Check out the Exclusive Mix Set I did for Drum and Bass India’s Dubplate.
1. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperience (Awe Bootleg)
2. Mad Zach – Renegade [Saturate Records]
3. AIRWAV – Only a thought
4. Moody Goody – Fall in Love
5. Sh?m – Resurgence [Flow-Fi]
6. Masayoshi Limori – Whirwind [Trekkie Trax]
7. Mr Carmack – Hit That
8. Conrank – Tounges [Saturate Records]
9. Ganz – Dino War
10. Mr Carmack – Solutions
11. CYGN – Pop a cherry [Daruma records]
12. UZ – Trap shit (Twine Remix)
13. Enschway & Kuren – Taking Hold [Daruma records]
14. KRNE x Alexander Lewis – Grim
15. LightOne feat. DDark – It’s going Down [Otodayo records]
16. Lookas & Crankdat – Game Over
17. Crookers and Digi – STIAAH!
18. Zeke Beats – Push It
19. Zeke beats – Danger ( Conrank remix)
20. Troy Samuela – Trouble
21. OSHI – Pink
22. Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Sonic D Remix) [Black Marble Collective]
23. Iyer – Get High [Phyla Records]
24. BeauDamian – No Know [BitBird Records]
25. AWE – Clickk em
26. Nomak – Chrystaline [Record Record]
27. Taso – DRAPED UP RMX [Teklife]
28. Kanye West feat Big Sean and Jay-Z – Clique (Keys and Krates Remix)
29. Dabow – Escape
30. T1R & Swindail – Merce
31. DJ Pound – Hovercraft Bed [Saturate Records]
32. Graves and Tynvn – The Holy Mountain
33. Mad Zach – Roughin It feat. G.Jones [Saturate]
34. Delhi to Dublin – Low’n Slow
35. Koan Sound – Strike
36. Wilkinson – Afterglow
Photo : Abhishek Shukla Photography