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2019

Rodriguez Jr.

France

Olivier Mateu’s wide-ranging inspirations and interests find their ultimate outlet as his alias took form into Rodriguez Jr., positioning him as mobilee’s new master of eclecticism.

Rodriguez Jr. reveals a different incarnation of Mateu’s musical psyche, one that strides ahead, guided only by his kaleidoscopic vision; moving through shimmering, contemplative electronica, to deep and urgent techno, left field melodic accents and quirky pop refrains, Rodriguez Jr. is the by-product of an untamed brand of creativity and a thirst for the new and unexpected. Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Stockhausen, LFO, Carl Craig, Eric Satie, Kraftwerk, and Michael Polnareff, Rodriguez Jr.’s spirit of adventure translates as soaring creativity, and music that cannot be pigeonholed.

Shri

Hyderabad

Shri is an independent singer/songwriter/producer/composer, who extensively collaborates with electronic music producers from across the world. With years of formal training in Carnatic classical music, her outstanding ability to seamlessly blend both classical and contemporary vocal elements in both live and studio settings, came into focus with her band Gods Robots.

Nephra

Hyderabad

Martin Eyerer

Germany

Since more than 20 years Martin Eyerer travels heavily around the globe as a dj and producer. His more than 100 releases on the hottest labels like Rennaissance, Buzzin Fly, Great Stuff, Boxer, Audiomatique or logically on his own imprint Kling Klong are bought and played on continents from Australia, Asia to North and South America and of course Europe. Countless sales and other chart positionings as well as media feedback prove that impressively.

As a producer Martin has something to show as well: Gold Albums in UK and Australia and a top 3 US Billboard chart ranking have a great effect here. As a mixing and mastering engineer Martin runs a respectable analog studio since 15 years, which has an established standing specially in the electronic music scene. Among his clients are labels and artists like Mobilee, Watergate Recs, Terminal M, Keine Musik, Stil Vor Talent, Break New Soil, Pan-Pot, Oliver Koletzki, Wankelmut and many more.

Kohra

Delhi

Kohra (Urdu - fog or mist) is a versatile and forward-thinking dj / producer. He expresses his visual and aural sensibilities via Qilla (Urdu - fort or castle) Records which he set up in 2009 to promote a wide range of underground music from India and across the world.

Kohra has played at some of the biggest festivals in the country like EDC, ADE, Awakenings (India) and at various venues in Australia, UAE, Thailand and Mauritius. He’s shared stage with many iconic artists like Pete Tong, Deadmau5, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Josh Wink, Patrice Baumel, Joseph Capriati and Oliver Huntemann over the last decade as one of India’s leading dance music artists.

Over the last few years, his productions have appeared on many reputed international labels like Traum, Parquet, Motek, Blindfold, Tulipa, and Particles, many of which have hit the Beatport Top 100 in over 4 genres. Tale of Us, Sam Paginini, Nick Warren, Joran Van Pol, Roy RosenfelDTownship Rebellion, Xenia Beliayeva, JSPR and Atish are a few of the artists that have been supporting the music coming out of his New Delhi, India based record label and studio.

Kevin Saunderson

Detroit

Platinum-selling recording artist, label boss, festival promoter, true innovator in the pantheon of popular music, cultural champion, cracking DJ: there’s a lot to be said about Kevin Saunderson.

His influence runs deep, through both adopted hometown of Detroit, and music culture as a whole: as one of the Belleville Three, the high school trio which also includes Juan Atkins and Derrick May, he irreparably changed the face of electronic music; with Inner City, he gave it some of its most memorable tunes.

Saunderson has a behind-the-scenes role to play, too: he is intertwined with the history of Detroit’s flagship Movement (formerly Detroit Electronic Music Festival / Fuse-In). Having produced the event in the mid-2000s, the last handful of years have seen repeated invites from Movement to display his ORIGINS showcase at the festival, bringing acts like Delano Smith, Phuture and DJ Minx under his curatorial umbrella.

Blot

Delhi

BLOT! is the Basic Love Of Things – a one of a kind experience presented by Gaurav Malaker. Since he began making music in 2007, BLOT! has gone from a more straightforward live dance act to a more multi-disciplinary experience.

The producer has delivered an inspiring run of music releases in his career spanning six years, as well as immersive audiovisual sets and innumerable art installations in India and abroad.

Malaker has also amassed a considerable and loyal fan base within the country, which is rivalled by few.

BLOT!’s club act combines deep, emotive electronica with live video sampling. The New Delhi based producer and DJ has traversed the globe, gigging and exploring urban culture through music, art, installations and other projects all over the world.

BLOT! is also one of the names responsible for pioneering, interdisciplinary festival UnBox and underground electronica label – Qilla Records.

BLOT! has performed at legendary venues and festivals across the wold including Trsor and Bar25 (Berlin), Nuits Sonores (Lyon) and at London’s South Bank Centre in his years making music. BLOT! was recently voted into the GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indians list, won the VH1 SoundNation award for best electronic act 2014, INCA Best DJ Delhi 2016 as well as a double win at the MyFav Awards for Artist Of The Year & Techno DJ of 2016. his most recent release was picked up by iconic label Diynamic Music.

Sequ3l

Pune

SEQU3L has been a success story ever since the project launch in 2013. Based in Pune he has been deeply involved in the local dance music scene since 2004.. With his ability to seamlessly blend together Deep – Techno and Progressive elements he has managed to develop a unique signature sound that is admired & praised by A list artists across multiple genres. His Progressive single ‘’Timelapse’’ landed in Beatport’s highly influential Top100 chart releases chart at #2. Timelapse became instant classic in the Progressive / Melodic Techno scene and was praised & supported by everyone from Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Jeremy Olander, Petar Dundov, Above & Beyond gave it 2 spins on their 'Group Therapy show' SEQU3l recently released his highly anticipated techno heavy 'Dark Waters' Ep on Indian Imprint 'Qilla Music' and it has gotten massive support from likes of D-Nox, John oo Fleming, Soul Button, Bog to name a few. His last 2 melodic techno Ep's 'Phat Sashimi [Movement] & Sake Dreams [BeatFreak Records] also received a lot of support.

Nakul a.k.a SEQU3L is one of the busiest Djs in India with tours all over major cities/festivals/clubs weekend in and out. With a lot of international tours planned there is no stopping and its safe to say that SEQU3L is one of the top dance music exports from India to the world & we are expecting bigger things form him in 2018.

Sev

Shillong

Sev is a part of an emerging new breed of young artists that are sweeping the Indian dance music scene. At just 20, he's been jet setting between playing at the biggest venues in East of India to leading events like the Sunburn Reload & Submerge BIG Wknd.

An in-depth understanding of crowds, dance floors and electronic music have made him one of the most sought after warm-up DJs in the region. Sev's musical versatility can be easily proven by the fact that he can effortlessly switch between playing deep, melodic warmups to working packed main rooms with pounding house and techno.

Ankytrixx

Mumbai

A music devotee from the time he was a teenager, Ankit Kocher is a self-taught Producer/DJ from India, popularly known as Ankytrixx in the electronic dance music circuit.He had his early influences, reflect music tastes from listening to renowned performers such as John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Nick Warren and more.

A proud recipient, he is fresh off winning the National Award for DJ OF THE YEAR 2017 at the recently concluded INCA (India Nightlife and Convention Awards) 2017 in Mumbai. VH1 MyFavAwards Best Electronic DJ (2012/2013) two years in succession and the title of – VH1 MYFav DJ Of The Year (2013) in India’s largest online people’s choice awards.

Aenmol

Delhi

Playing music since the tender age of 3, played on utensils, boxes, bottles, cans, bucket, table, chair. Basically wherever he could. Aenmol started his journey as a musician by being the best instrumentalist in school and played and conducted the school orchestra.

A musician par excellence, Anmol Arora also known as AENMOL in the dance music scene, is Indian Electronica DJ, Producer and a Percussionist. His early influences reflects music taste from his generic love of 4/4 while listening to artists like Paji, Nu, Ten Walls, Reinier Zonneveld, Ash Roy, Guy J, Breger. As an individual producer and DJ, AENMOL’S style of music moves through genres that range from Minimal to Techno. Mainly playing Progressive House, Tech House, Minimal.

Akshay Mathker

Goa

Akshay Mathker is a new breed of goanblood who have sense of simplicity and humility. Drawing inspiration from nature is his first choice, for the love of it. Sound is what he has felt throughout his life and now it's time to define them with listeners who carries the similar vibe in every set, he plays. His emphasis is always, “right potion of sound served with love.”

Arpan

Guwahati

With experience of 7 years, he has climbed his way to the upper reaches of success in a rather enviable time. His sounds have an immense hypnotic groove and pack a punch in every single set that he seems to deliver so effortlessly, all owing to his vast knowledge and a supreme taste in electronic dance music. As he puts it, the uniqueness of his sets comes custom tailored to every single floor that he takes charge of. He has a flare for evolving his sounds to the latest cutting edge music that technology would permit and has a unique ability to keep a packed house together and moving in sync going complete nuts.

He has also been nominated in the Techno category for the year 2015 & 2016 in the prestigious MyFav awards poll. He is also the founder of Global Illusion, a revolutionary nightlife property promoting and organising a whole array of DJ tours and some of the most sought after parties across clubs in the East of India. Currently based in Shillong, Arpan has played in clubs and gigs all across the nation in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Shillong, Guwahati and continues to wreak havoc on dance floors with the sole aim of playing and promoting electronic dance music with integrity and filled with colossal energy and promises his fans immortal music and beats to flare fire to their minds!

Shash & Chaz

Bangalore

Shashwat Trivedi and Akshay Chaz (Shash & Chaz) begun their career in 2011, playing back to back as individual acts before coming to the conclusion that the only logical progression would be to collaborate, since they shared a very similar sonic palette. What marks them apart from other collaborative projects is their ability to sound like one uniform act and not two diverging individuals sharing a stage. Shashwat and Akshay come from two diverging ends of the spectrum in terms of their personality, which in turn adds to their persona.

Shaun Moses

Goa

Shaun Moses is a name that one’s going to be seeing a lot more of. Hailing from Goa (India), the techno producer and DJ crafts his unique style of dark and pulsating techno, while still maintaining a raw aural aesthetic. Everything he has dropped so far is steeped in four by four goodness, with his signature meaty bass riffs and minimal, yet complex, structures. During his DJ sets, he showcases an explosive snapshot if his capabilities, bursting at the seams with an atmospheric synth haze, rolling percussive hits and deep powerful bass lines.

Over the past few years, Shaun has performed at some of the best stages and venues across India while releasing on many popular international labels. As DJs started playing out his tracks across dance floors around the globe, Shaun’s name quick rose in the international circuit and he started touring extensively across Europe and Asia. After playing at some of the best clubs and parties in cities like Barcelona (Spain), Zurrieq (Malta), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Regensburg (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Vienna (Austria), Moscow (Russia) and Bangkok (Thailand), he continues to expand his touring schedule with each passing year.

With his sight on some of the biggest labels and stages in the world, Shaun can easily be dubbed as one of the biggest techno exports from India.

Hybrid Protokol

Kolkata

As two-man legion from Kolkata, India, Soumajit and Aneesh joined forces in establishing Hybrid Protokol in 2015. Progressive electronica blended with breaks, acid and techno has become their main speciality over the years.

Inspired by 80s & 90s electronic acts, including the likes of Junkie XL, Chemical Brothers or Underworld, as well as modern acts including Nina Kraviz, Paul Rose aka. Scuba or Mastin Stimming, their productions stigmatize aggressive bass lines, funky breaks, and melodic arpeggiations.

During live performances, the duo leverages its passion for, and power over music technology to generate a reverb of infectious energy, indulging the crowds to fully immerse into the music.

In 2016, Hybrid Protokol was nominated as “Best Newcomer Electronica Artist in India” by the Radiocity Freedom Awards.

Rudra

Kolkata

Dj Rudra bridges the gap between the club sound of Kolkata and the future sound of Electronic & Dubstep.A multi faceted performer Rudra has the ability to appeal to clubbers from all backgrounds. His support in pushing good sounds open up the new kind of dancefloor. Always keeps him self update with all the music around the globe' was introduced to E D M around 5 years back since then there's been no stopping for him. Mostly he loves to play ''Minimal 'tech 'Techno' House' & of course Club Music as well

So far he has been part of several Night Clubs (Zouk : Cloud 9 : Tantra : Aqua and Plush. Which won the no.1 night club award from Times of India 2010) ' + 2 Radio Stations '' Satoradio (U.K) Schizoid Radio (India) both known for E.D.M. Presently working as a Resident Dj @ Roxy The Park (Kolkata)

Robbie Akbal

Berlin

A veteran of the house scene in Mexico and now living in Berlin, recently signed and supported by Damian Lazarus, Robbie Akbal is a DJ, producer and label owner. Not only the founder of the widely respected label, Akbal Music, Robbie has also been signed to several highly respected labels like Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Culprit, Kindisch, Sol Selectas, Selador and No.19.

His music has been supported recently by: Anja Schneider, John Digweed, M.A.N.D.Y. + many more to name . He has worked in the studio with great producers such as Audiofly, Kiki, Aidan Lavelle, Dance Spirit, Shall Ocin and with amazing vocalists like Cari Golden and Shawni. He has been remixed by Luca Bacchetti, Sascha Dive, Andre Homenn, Inxec, Grant Dell, Metrika. & more. Robbie has played all around Mexico as well as some of the best clubs & parties in New York, Moscow, Paris, Lisbon, Miami, London, Berlin, Dubai, Chicago, Romania, Bogota, Lima, Copenhagen, Prague, Barcelona, Ibiza & many more.

8 Bit Culprit

Kolkata

8-Bit-Culprit follows a simple ‘less is more’ take on music.

Producing music for over seven years, Faraz has evolved to attain a definite direction and has gained the right amount of maturity to create some serious dancefloor music. His habit of spending long hours in the studio has exposed him to diverse styles of music through which he gets his current inspiration.

Audio Units

Bangalore

Recognisable faces in the Indian electronic music scene, the brother-duo Audio Units meld their experience as founders at the acclaimed ‘Beatworx Studio’ in India. Ashrith, a certified Ableton Trainer and Ashwin, a DJ since 2004, have produced a catalog of music finding it’s way into a manifold of styles between deep house and techno.

A palette with the soul of analog synths, digital quirks and colourful patch cables, Audio Units have created a globally recognised art form delivering ground breaking hybrid, vinyl and DJ sets across clubs, festivals and afterparties. With our 2 million plays on Spotify, and a plethora of original music in their sets, you’d never walk into a “bar” that Audio Units loop for hours.

Leonoel

Mumbai

Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell hail’s from the city of Mumbai. Music runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band.

The real reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of electronic dance music in the year 1998 when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai.

Added credentials for him include spinning the opening and closing sets for the varied and mammoth names such as: Dave Seaman, Chicane, Tydi, Albin Myers, Paul Taylor, Eddy Good, Tim Mason, Mumbai Science, Sander Klinenberg, James Zabiela, 16 Bit Lolitas, GMS/Riktam & Bansi, D.Ramirez

Monkey Space

Jaipur

Born in Jaipur Pink City, “Monkey space” a.k.a. Deejay Bittu is acknowledged for his musical talent as well the one who made the djing a gregarious and convivial profession among the youth of the territory and a well known name in showbiz industry. This voyage commenced from 2004 at the tender age of 14 year when he played for the first time. He is someone who never followed the rules but made trends of rules to make people follow them. Instead of leaning on the wall for support and backstabbing which is banal in the business , he stood up and accepted all the defiance s, he deduced his own skill sets he made clan comprehend the meaning of tech-progressive-techno house music.

Monkey space’s output has remained unique and interesting right from the start of his career back in these 8 years. At the point of time he was experimental yet mature and versatile in the music. At the downside part he faced turbulence's in various forms, he bounced back with force against all though in his own words it was the love and demand by mass for him which set a new path for him. The shining fact is his deep knowledge of music by which he made people gush about Edm music. He set off a revolutionary phase during his work 8 years of work he has remained a highly consistent producer and DJ across almost any strand of electronic music for the last eight years.

Throughout his career, people have gradually begun to come around to his ever-evolving sound despite the fact that typically, he hasn't changed his ideals throughout. A few of the production techniques have changed along the way and the quality has enhanced but it has all been carried out with the same intent. Constantly adapting and evolving, he has never been afraid of experimenting and bounces off ideas as he looks to make music sealed with a stamp entirely of his own.

Hamza w/ Manu Idhara

Delhi

HAMZA Hailing from New Delhi, Hamza has attained a reputation as a pioneer of the house scene in India and one of the more innovative and exciting up-and-coming producers today. Hamza's diverse international sound is influenced from his strong musical background as well as growing up in India and traveling the world, living in Paris, Boston, and New York. Exposure to renowned house DJs such as Terry Francis, Dave Mothersole, DJ Heather, and Danny Teneglia inspired Hamza to create his own electronic dance productions. Soon he found a unique style of house music combining deep, tribal, and funky sounds with strong world music influences. Hamza has established himself as one to keep a close eye on in the house music scene. With his impressive list of past and upcoming projects as well as fiery worldwide DJ performances Hamza is quickly becoming an important and influential talent in his own right. Through Wind Horse Records and his inventive east-west fusions Hamza is working to bring the world closer to his listeners, one beat at a time.

MANU IDHARA "Manu Idhra has been featured by big names from the World Dance Music scene such as: Sandy Rivera, David Penn ,Carlos Manaça , Paul Jays, Luca Ricci and many others. The first thing that you’ll notice is that, with a simple search, you will access to the full spectrum of Manu Idhra, one of the most successful percussionists in the world on the dance music. Lately he has been recording with a full hand of well known producers, locally and all over the world. Just to name a few: David Penn, Carlos Manaça, Hamza, Frank Maurel, Paulo Rocha aka Paul Jays, Peter G, 2Brothers of Soul, Luca Ricci, Carlos Fauvrell, Aguy ,Anthoni Aqeel, Retro Waves Project, Daren James Bell, between many more. Until today Manu Idhra frenetic live act has joined the world top DJ’s, such as, Bob Sinclar, Pig&Dan, Andy Morris, Carlos Manaça, DjChus, Tim Royco, Frank Maurel, Rui Vargas, Yen Sung, DJEmanuel, Peter G, Miguel Rendeiro, Pete Tha Zouk, DJ IO, Ruben Alvarez, and the list go on and on.

Touring the world he already joined some renowned line up. Caetano Veloso, Coldplay, Mad Professor, Tiesto, Jonh Creamer, DJ Vibe, Behrouz, Steve Lawler, Josh wink, Zero7."

Stereo Express

Germany

As a producer and dj, Stereo Express loves to take his audience on a melodic journey from beginning till the end. He sees himself as a storyteller with the purpose to enchant his crowd and create beautiful memories.Known from his classic ‘Sweet Dreams’ ’ which has generated 7-digit streams on youtube / spotify and number-one rankings on several online platforms Stereo Express started crossing a path led to clubs and festivals from Europe, Nord & South America, Asia to Africa and Russia.Since then STEREO EXPRESS is showing his skills as an innovating electronic music dj, producer & LOVE MATTERS label boss.

Breger

Germany

German DJ, producer and promoter BREGER is the Co- Founder of Beatplantation Music festival in Germany and Resident DJ for Tonkind & Vortex nights. Apart from his solo project, he collaborates with Timboletti to form label Copycow and live Acts Falling Cows with Moog Conspiracy and Extra Mind with Manu Ferrantini. Also he is a Resident and A&R for Soupherb Records from India.

Breger’s style varies from deep and minimal house to techno. With over 15 years of Djing behind him, Breger has had a lot of experience with various dancefloors across the globe and he’s very skilled at making a crowd move and driving it to the point of euphoria.

Butch

Germany

Constantly working in parallels - drenched by a potent mixture of juxtaposition and fluidity in both his sets and his productions - Bülent Gürler AKA Butch, fuses the grey-area space between music of the body and mind. With over 20 years consumed by a thirst for electronic music, the Alzey-born, Mainz raised entity has released on leading imprints such as Desolat, Cocoon, Rekids, Sei Es Drum and beyond, while maintaining a solid DJ schedule that’s seen him opening the minds and hearts of crowds at fabric, Time Warp and his continuing residency at Berlin’s Watergate.

It’s Butch’s interplanetary connection to the music – and willingness to create out-of-the-box slabs of detailed sound - that maintains his position at the forefront of the underground electronic scene.

Reclaim

Pune

Techno alter ego of Roan Sable focusing on playing music for the body, soul and mind.

Reclaim believes in being versatile and not constricting himself to a particular genre. He draws on elements from progressive, minimal, techno and house, not afraid to blend styles while emphasising on playing music according to the vibe of the place and the energy of his audience.

Sindhi Curry

Mumbai

Sindhi Curry aka Pramod Sippy started his musical journey at an impressionable age of 14. His foray into DJing began with terrace parties and impromptu gatherings, usually organized by friends. A self-taught DJ, his intrigue led him to continually delve deeper into the artform, perpetually striving to understand it better. Over the course of a musical career spanning more than two decades, Pramod has held multiple residencies and performed across the country. During this journey, he has moved seamlessly from tapes to CDs, to consoles, to vinyl, of which he is a true practitioner with a growing collection.

Pramod has been an integral part of the entertainment industry, notably as a co-founder of The Bombay Elektrik Project and The Hive. His work was crucial in building the foundation for culture centers and movements in the country, providing platforms for upcoming talents to showcase their skills.

Sindhi Curry’s sound is a true testament to the diversity in music and its evolution through time. His style of music today is influenced by Chicago-House, Disco, Funk, Soul and Detroit Techno, amongst a vast array of genres. The atmosphere that he seeks to create can be best described as fresh, warm, and infused with funky grooves and cosmic sounds.

Twin City

Guwahati

Two different minds, two different personality, two different people but one common soul for music. This duo from North-East has made a great mark in places like Goa, Bangalore, Guwahati, Shillong and many places with their kick ass Deep-Tech &TECHNO sound and has become a favourite among the party goers.

Both are supremely talented and highly professional when it comes to Electronic Dance Music. With their own composed tracks hitting the topmost international charts..They are known for their energetic stage presence and their Music will take the listeners to a musical journey they haven’t experienced before.They are signed to GAG Digital Records. They’ve released two EP and two Singles and currently working on more Music.

Cosmonaut

Estonia

COSMONAUT is one of the first electronic music artists who has been successfully pulling in big crowds all over Eastern Europe and Russia.

His DJ and production career started in early 90s followed by several releases and a global success of the tracks "Plasma" and "Boctok5" (Transient rec. UK, 1997) secured leading positions in the TOP 10 of the Paul Oakenfold's chart (DJ Mag's #1 1998-1999).

Cosmonaut gained nationwide recognition and performed on many events, including big festivals such as Love Parade and KaZantip, sharing stage with many leading artists such as The Prodigy, Underworld, Paul Van Dyk, Mark Knight.

T.O.P.

Delhi

The Other Projekt (TOP) is an endeavour to introduce the other side of Ananda's musical life to anyone and everyone who is willing to take their journey with him. While, the sounds of psychedelic waves calms part of the heart, the other part is filled with other facets of electronic music; prog, deep tech, chill out, zenonesque and a lot more that expands his horizon and aids him to respect music at large. Don't deny this side an opportunity to come out of the heart and meet you guys.

The Other Projekt (TOP) is just the name, but in entirety it's much more. It's his journey to the other side of the world. A journey worth taking for the sheer love for music. The destination is unknown. Perhaps he would add a lot more dimension to it. This, time will tell. Till then, pray and dance along. Always with a smile.

Avantika

Delhi

A shape-shifting mindset--her music is more than what meets the ears, it is also the woman behind the decks: sincere, spirited, fearless.

Her mix sets are expressive expeditions, incorporating a variety of melodic flavors that create lasting emotional experiences for the listener.

While she believes in genre bending, she enjoys playing house, deep house, progressive house & deep techno.

Taking divine inspiration from the Bhagwad Gita, her sound blends the east and west and makes the soul & feet dance alike.

Likwid

Mumbai

A multifaceted musician & media professional based out of Mumbai. Having spent the better part of the last decade honing his skills playing some of the most eclectic dance floors and festivals this country has to offer - the Likwid sound has evolved to deliver a completely unique and rich dance floor experience which embodies the artists core value which is to deliver music which is fresh, always evolving (read futurism) and has to be ART worthy. Other than being a DJ and music producer Arnab also dons many diverse hats as a marketer & media professional.

Bahaar

Delhi

Bahaar has been DJing since 2015 after realising that music is all she wants to do in life. Having shared deck space with Lea Dobricic, Manu Ferrantini, Daniel Bortz, Jitter, Nikhil Chinapa, DJ Mash, Nawed Khan and more. She has played in premier clubs and events such as Kitty Su Delhi, Social, Raasta, Danza In The City Vol 7, Lord of the Drinks Meadows Delhi, Space Tech @ Bourbon Broadway Ludhiana, and does a monthly residency at Sunset Bistro in Dehradun where she hails from.

Her music is fresh with House being her core Genre, she likes to play around with melodic sounds and intense bass lines that is sure to get any dance floor moving experimenting with a lot of Deep house, Progressive, Tech House, Deep Tech, Minimal and sometimes Nu Disco.

Perel

Berlin

Perel’s path has led her from her native Saxony straight into the center of Berlin’s vibrant club scene, where she has steadily made a name for herself as an eclectic DJ and cunning producer.

Though she started out DJing in 2008 with synth wave and 80s records, her current DJ style is an improvised but impeccably executed amalgamation of various genres. Perel’s extensive sets are informed by a lush and harmonically rich sound that can be heard in her own productions as well, as she seamlessly blends upbeat disco and house with blistering techno, dollar-bin gems with the music of her friends. She aims to take her crowd on an extensive trip with unforeseen twists and open endings.

A truly captivating performer, Fiedler lets the audience’s energy guide her in rooms both big and small. Both as a DJ and as a producer of distinctive and eclectic tunes, Perel challenges the current sonic landscape.

Murklin

Delhi

The murky goblin has carefully carved a niche in the deep techno space and is fairly recognised in the underground scene due of his unpredictable style of mixing deep, funky tech and spacey, groovy tech-house.

Murklin's music is designed to lure the casual fan deeper into the genre without alienating the purist. The sets are always on the edge and without dull moments. The sound, which oscillates effortlessly from downtempo electronica, clubby house and intelligent tech grooves, is always tailored to the vibe.

Red

Delhi

Mr. Red is the Deep Tech/Minimal/Techno project of New Delhi based music producer/Dj Rohit Lall.

Over the years, Rohit has carved a stellar space in the ever-growing list of producers who have taken the Capital and most metropolitans by storm, leading to a subculture of Minimal & Techno enthusiasts. Some of his influences are artists like Khainz, Oliver Huntemann, Re:Axis, Leon Russell, Gaga and Alex Stein.

His last EP ‘Shinigami’ featured and made it to #18 on Beatport Top 100 Releases and the collaboration with Portuguese Producer/Dj titled ‘Erheben’ reached #49 on Top 100 tracks (Minimal/Deep Tech).

Reverse Osmosis

Jaipur

Defining music in his own style, Reverse Osmosis has been in the music scene for more than a decade. Hailing from India, the love for music in his heart has been a progressive escalation towards a guaranteed energy filled bouncy dancefloor times. Awarded as the best in Rajasthan and nominated in the top 20 techno artist of India, his production skills have got him attention from all parts of the world and is supported by some of the big names in the global music industry like Acid Pauli, Richie Hawtin, Ambivalent, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Paco Osuna, Stan Kolev, Hernan Cattaneo are just a few names to mention.

Charting original productions in the top 100’s on many occasions and with more than 50 releases on multiple national & international labels, Reverse Osmosis is definitely one of the artist we are looking forward to hear at District 2019.

Sakrel

Delhi

Having picked up the techno bug at the age of 15, Sakrel is now known for his raw and minimal productions. He has a long-standing relationship with music, exploring the fields and minds of techno. His composure at the controls, crowd engagement and an incredible prowess in the studio have proven to be the reason why he stands out from others.

He has an uncanny and intuitive sense of selection that not only flows but also maintains that primary sense of the party. In 2017, He smashed the clubs, blending his mixture of deep and techno and as a result was given a residency at a couple of them.

Segue

Delhi

Segue means move without interruption from one piece of music or scene to another and that's what he does, an uninterrupted transition from one piece of music to another. Beginning in 2008, Segue became a known name for the underground music scene in his town. A bass Guitarist in a band during his school days, his passion for music motivated him to explore electronic genre of music and that is when he started collecting records of influential producers like Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox etc.

Currently doing monthly residency on Renegade Radio London , Segue is consistent in his style of mixing his music which is hypnotic, deep, melodic and atmospheric with a tender and soulful touch.

Shash & Chaz

Bangalore

Shashwat Trivedi and Akshay Chaz (Shash & Chaz) begun their career in 2011, playing back to back as individual acts before coming to the conclusion that the only logical progression would be to collaborate, since they shared a very similar sonic palette. What marks them apart from other collaborative projects is their ability to sound like one uniform act and not two diverging individuals sharing a stage. Shashwat and Akshay come from two diverging ends of the spectrum in terms of their personality, which in turn adds to their persona.

Sunny Trehan

Delhi

Sunny Trehan born and brought up in New Delhi has been involved in the music stream for over a decade now. The concise characteristics of Sunny's music are within the dimensions of sound, taking the listener on a journey full of stories which describe feelings, dreams and desires. Sunny’s music is not solely made to fill the dancefloors, with each note he is trying to reach hearts.

His audio talents have evolved over the years and gained him top spots in the thriving Indian clubbing circuit, thanks to his refined selection of Deep tech, techno with a blend of progressive house. Apart from gigs, Sunny’s sounds are also being broadcast around the globe on renowned internet radio station like www.innervisionsradio.co.uk every Friday.

Sunju Hargun

Bangkok

Sunju Hargun fuses the grey area space between the music of the body and mind. With over 15 years consumed by a thirst for electronic music has seen him releasing on leading imprints such as Turbo Recordings, and Many more, while maintaining a solid DJ schedule that open the minds of crowds at clubs or festivals in Germany, Australia, Amsterdam, Spain, Norway all the way to Singapore, Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, India, and Bali.

Techno heads and house heads love Sunju, as well as the deep, light & bright. The spark behind his excursions is natural: as a music lover, he’s always stayed open to different styles and aesthetics. As an artist, he’s always allowed himself to express his take on each genre – it’s true that with Sunju, you never know what to expect, other than consistently sounding fresh and unique output. Recent Success of his yearly ‘Open to Close’ tour concept Performing around various clubs in Southeast Asia with extended sets starting the club until the end might have contributed to his rise through the ranks, but it’s his avid work ethic and undying love that gives his success a solid and deep‐rooted foundation.

Suduaya

France

Psychedelic and melodic, this is how you could shortly describe the music of Suduaya. From ambient to psytrance, his productions intend to bring joy and happiness, thru diferent infuences like psydub, ethno music, deep house, progressive trance, chillout, even hiphop. His frst CD album named 'Dreaming Sun' came out on Altar Records in 2011. The second one, 'Unity', was released in 2013 and gave him the oportunity to play in many parts of the world, in more than 20 countries and 4 continents.

Since then he played on events like Rainbow Serpent Festival (Australia), Psy-Fi (Netherlands), Samsara (Hungary) Eclipse Festival (Canada), Utopia Boom Landing (Portugal), Hadra Festival (France), S.U.N. Festival (Hungary), Summer Never Ends (Switzerland), Tree Of Life (Turkey), Ometeolt (Mexico), The Experience Festival (Thailand).

Over the years, he made diferent collaborations and remixes with Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul, Sideform, Zyce, Desert Dwellers, Aioaska, Makida, Vertex, Faders, Irina Mikhailova..and released on various labels such as Iboga Records, YSE, BMSS, Cosmicleaf, Altar Records. His album 'Venus' came out in december 2016, followed by a successful tour 2017/2018, and a special tour for his new album 'Loveology' is about to start this fall.

Peter Lankton

Russia

Peter Lankton has been in the heart of russian house music for over a two decades. He has played his first dj set in 1994 at the first night club of Rostov-on-Don. Moving into a new phase of his lengthy career, he re-emerged in 2016 under his new name Peter Lankton, with immediate releases on Gorilla, Kiez Beats, Plant74 imprints, developing a sound that brings together the roots of his years in the scene – early acidhouse, deep progressive and the current wave of house and techno.

He is touring relentlessly, with high-profile festival appearances including Kazantip, Befooz, Epizode, Alfa Future People Festival. With his previous artist name DaSmokin’Frogz he has releases on Basement Leaks, CUFF, Budenzauber, Lo Kik, Drop Low, Diamond Clash, House of Hustle , MOOM and many more just in a few years.

Nastia Uvarova

Russia

Nastя Uvarova - a talented and mature Russian artist, promoter and coowner of Cap & Beard Records and booking agency CNB booking. Started in 2004, she has performed at many clubs in Russia, Europe and Asia, sharing dj-booth with Steve Lawler, Nick Warren, Hybrid, Kolombo, Audiojack, Olivier Giacomotto, Robert Babicz, Tigerskin, Dusty Kid, Spirit Catcher, Mekanism to name a few. Nastya has regular appearances at massive festivals like Alfa Future People, Kazantip, Befooz, Epizode (Vietnam).

Her sets are always full of groove and proper bass lines. In the space between house and techno Nastya can move from atmospheric deep to tough house and techno music.

Bullzeye

Mumbai

Started DJ'ing in 1999 at the age of 16 under the influence of Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Bedrock, Siddhanth blasted many clubs in Mumbai with his tunes. PLayed in leading nightclubs like Fire and ICE and Mikanos in Mumbai, his love for Techno always remians strong.

His new project, 'Bullzeye' is to look out for heavily. Clubs these days like Blue Frog and Aurus have witnessed his journey of sound with great appreciation. A mix of all forms of Techno and House sounds, his sets are to watch out for.

Pole Folder

Belgium

Pole Folder knows good club music. As one of Belgium's top electronic musicians and DJs, this Brussels-based artist has consistently lit up dance music since 2001 when he led Europe's early progressive house scene. Since then his evolution has seen him crowned Belgium's Best DJ (2010), dazzle audiences with an impressive, multi-instrument live show, and build a family of talented electronic music producers via his highly respected label, Reworck.

It is his dedication to quality electronic music and his exploration of new sounds that has seen Pole Folder become one of Belgium's most popular DJs. Today his sound covers everything from melodic techno to heavy house, deep soulful grooves and moving breakbeat pieces, as epitomised by the openness of his imprint. As Reworck approaches its 39 release, the label has proven itself to be an eclectic home for exciting European talent with collaborations from artists such as Sven Jaeger, Marquez Ill, Ryan Davis, Amine Edge, Paronator, Olderic or Oliver Schories to name a few.