- Arjun Vagale
Arjun Vagale is one of India’s most coveted DJs, part of an exclusive new breed of cutting edge producers who are making a massive globe impact. As one of the country’s leading electronic music exports, he plays incessantly back home and tours regularly in Europe, the USA and Asia. A man with a true passion for the underground, a sound he relentlessly plays, produces and promotes, it’s no surprise that Arjun has received numerous awards for his DJing and production skills, and currently reigns at the top of the DJ Mag India poll
Known for his “intense, driven and atmospheric” techno sound, Arjun has played alongside such heavyweights as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Adam Bayer, Josh Wink, Apparat, Sasha, Fat Boy Slim, and Nic Fanciulli, while his erstwhile live act, Jalebee Cartel, shared headlining spots with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and Modeselektor. Arjun’s knowledge and use of technology in the booth is second to none, as he innovatively wields drum machines and samplers to create a raw, electrifying and radically twisted set.
- Vachan Chinappa
Vachan has been instrumental in nurturing the Drum and Bass scene in Bangalore. With a sustained effort and persevering spirit, Vachan has literally helped DnB “arrive” in Bangalore at Bacchus (F&B) from 2008 to 2011. Every Wednesday night, DnB lovers from across the city gathered at Bacchus to get a healthy dose of the music they love, spun by an unmatched DnB selector. His repertoire is massive and the energy he creates on the dance floor is certainly unparalleled. And continues to do the same now at PEBBLE every Thursday Vachan’s DnB sets have been very successful in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi.
In addition to this, his latest venture has been RESPECT THE FUNK With a distinct pulse on the city’s demand for all that is alternate musically. Vachan chinnappa’s next venture is all set to take one back to the world of Funk Music. Originated in the late 60’s Funk music is a blend of melody and harmony that will bring the era of tuxedo and poodle skirts back to the dance floor. YET another 1st – country’s first dedicated ‘Funk Night’ was organised every Saturday at 380 Down and then at LOFT 38 , popular night spots at at Indiranagar in Bangalore. A genre of music that lost much of its sheen to trance and rock is revived once again by Vachan chinnappa. While most of the parties or DJ nights are predominantly Bollywood, Jazz and Rock in India, Funk Nights is aimed at creating a niche for the music in Bangalore.
The first Indian to be signed on Spinnin’ Records and Music All Stars, and some more big releases planned next year on these labels Sahil Sharma aka Zaeden is bound to make his presence felt on the global scene.
Playing alongside artists like Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Quintino, R3hab, Yves V, The Chainsmokers, Krewella, W&W, Wolfpack , DubVision and slamming international festivals like Marenostrum Music Festival in Valecia, Spain, Zaeden has conquered the Indian dance music scene and is now representing India globally, his unique style of combining the new age Big room sounds with the classical melodic house and his eclectic production skills is second to none. His Bootleg of Coldplay’s Magic is an apt example wherein the remix was Demo of the week on Hardwell on Air #164, played by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on Smash the house Radio, Moguai in his Punx up the Volume was enough to take India by storm.