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All you grinners and sinners! Here’s what’s going down in the new week..one helluva big daddy event is on and on- Lock and load to Tuesday the 1st of April 2014.
Yes earthlings, ”360 Edge” spear headed by the ever friendly and effervescent duo, comprising of Eddie & Vishal; brings to us the crackling ”MyFavDj” showcase, dedicated to our musical heroes who entertain us all year round and more than ever instigate all of us to dance like there’s no tomorrow. With my excitement level at an all time high, I am so proud to present the ever luscious- ”MyFavAwards 2014” preview here on dancemunkey.

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An annual, where we get together to honor the best of music, the artists who play and produce it along-side the machines that make us go!!

The MyFavAwards show last year, saw an unprecedented climb for the number of nominees and the election process undisputedly one of the finest ways, of choosing your favorite performer. India’s one and only online poll that lets you decide who amongst the warriors of music are the kings of tomorrow. An annual voting process; this concept has become quickly popular amongst the old and new. Garnering a whopping 1700 registrations and counting since the first year, the web-site myfavdj.in is the largest resource for Djs and artists….So goes, that the night in question was glittering and the music bomb.

Fast forwarding to a brand new year and fresh stories in the making, MyFavAwards 2014 gets a full frontal make-over all around it. Get a load of the hottest event this year, cause it has a new venue- this time the Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai will be hosting the proceedings for the very first time. And dearest clubbers, take heart cause the show has opened itself up as a public event, where anyone of the MyFavAwards followers with a musical heart and dance in their feet can attend. (Club rules apply)
If that’s not enough there are some really cool points to sink your musical teeth in to such as- As a continuation to the MyFavDj uniqueness of all is fair in love and musical wars, the concept has introduced the ”MyFav All Stars”, which means to say that artists who’ve gone on to be your chosen award winner for the term of 2 years in his/ her category moves in to the lofty position of the ”MyFav All Stars League” and shall not be participating in the polls for the next couple of years. The idea behind it brings to mind how this will encourage/ create visibility and propagate a platform from where new and up coming talent gets a shake up.

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For the green horns searching for that coveted space…here’s how you go about it:

To get nominated: One has to use the Nomination request app on MyFav Facebook Fan page to nominate yourselves in for consideration that leads to the spanking trophy. There after the nominees are short listed on the basis of how active they have been and the number of gigs they have played at during the current year and of course the all important regulation of how big your fan base is.

The best part of this year is the Producer Nominations that’s gathered speed and momentum like no other.
In the here and now, I am so delighted to see that MyFavAwards has leapt forward to it’s 4th year with great musical attitude and sticking to the supporting emergence of our vast pool of talent in India. I’m also, so happy to announce that taking everything in to account, more than 40,000 votes have come in for the artists at hand.
Get yourselves busy and here’s what you can do to get a piece of the hot and happening cake- #SYLA & #SYLDJ are the coolest hash tags that plays up this awards fun. So get your naughty fingers in a flurry no matter whether you’re an artist, club or promoter. If you wanna get with it use it, abuse it to promote your fabulous home grown machines for this year’s fun and frolic.

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And just to get you guys clued in to all the news, reviews and everything funky, here’s where you gotta go http://www.myfav.in The all new and improved web-site is slated to go public for your viewing pleasure from the 1st of April as well.

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Moreover, the cavernous depth of Hard Rock Cafe is gonna bump and grind to the booming bass lines and stomp yard projections of your dancing feet with the ”MyFavAwards- the After Party” where the army of four fabulous performers that our country has ever seen, are slated to perform at… Cutting edge and chunky electronic dance music, from Rishabh Joshi(Lost Stories) Priyanjana, Bullzeye (Siddhanth Kapoor) and of course last but not the least reigning champion of all champions, winner for two successive years in running, the electric presence of ”Ankytrixx” at the console, to get your freaks on with is sure to be fun from the word go. When the new trophy with the gorgeous new design that resembles the 4 point myfav star is handed over to this year’s winners, we shall go on to celebrate the new brigade of our musical custodians, as much as we have for the ones before them.

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There’s a spark in the air, for the show has all the ingredients for a mega blaster outing, having been there for the festivities last year, some of us already know what a crazy time was had by all. And I’m all up and ready sharpening my claws, polishing my 6 inches for the refined experience once again, which has a fresh face as again, we usher out the giants of today to welcome in the new times and block busting talented winners of tomorrow.

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Only reason one might not attend this festive occasion is if you were a zombie…until Tuesday, my munkeys…keep sharp!!

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Hello earthlings…I am yet to catch my breath from all the December and New Year’s dance fun…but there’s no stopping me as I dive head first in to 2013 with so many musical stories that are left to be played out. I am truly excited with all the untold prancing that’ll keep me busy, cause munkeys don’t rest and my hips cannot lie.

So lets get to the burning business at hand… We are just one sleep away from the glittering MyFav Dj awards night at the hottest music venue the Blue Frog- Mumbai to unfold, and it’s giving me so much pleasure to live the dream of two ridiculously talented souls, who’ve made music entertainment a serious business with an undertaking that means so much for the movement in this country.

Behold- the MyFav Awards 2013; which is to be held for the 3rd year in running with much sparkle and musical mayhem, is all ready to roll out in an epical night for the lovers of club/dance fanatics. This unique concept by the 360 Edge duos (Vishal & Eddie) is to celebrate every year the Djs who make an impact in music with India’s only exclusive online poll, that lets you make your choice and makes sure they are crowned the winners of tomorrow. A night dedicated to the Djs/ Artists who make you dance, to the clubs that welcome us in to their booming fold and the festivals that get your spirits free to run around in are all part of this electric package.

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An annual voting process; it has become quickly popular amongst the old and new. Garnering a whopping number that’s over 1700 registrations in just under a year, the web-site www.myfavdj.in  is the largest resource for Djs and artists.

MyFavAwards is bigger than ever in size and all that’s nice with 14 award categories that serve you delectable bits of musicians as your chosen one. This year we see added, two new categories called ‘Producer of the Year’ & ‘Festival of the Year’ plus as I know it a spanking hot trophy design more than makes it a collector’s item. The event gets a glamorous boost with lovely Ramona Arena making sure you’re clued in to the proceedings from the word go.

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A birdie tells me there’s a performance slated by the effervescent Kunal Avanti with his upcoming music video release LA- LA Land; who happens to be quite the hot-stepper in recent times.

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The event will be a belter with Indie Pop star Raxit Tewari from Sky Rabbit show-casing a song from his solo project ‘Your Chin’ as well…Exciting times indeed!

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To top that up, a galaxy of stars will be descending in their musical shoes as award presenters. In addition, the nomination panel comprises of professionals in their respective fields yet carrying immense understanding for the industry at hand shall be putting in an appearance to support music and above all for the ones who make it. MyFavAwards is a comprehensive show-case of significant performers with a jaw dropping body of work; that have made an impact on the music scene and I’m jumping to see which Djs/ Producers are going to walk away with that spiffy prize.

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The festivities of the evening will continue as the intent is to recognize and celebrate music in its best face with the MyFavAwards ‘The After Party’ hosting a line-up designed to make you move the hardest with 4 of India’s most brilliant dance music Djs. The heavy weights to perform are BoomBaba, Arjun Vagale, Janux & Ankytrixx….

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I am loaded and locked to a night that will be remembered for one more thing which is to raise a toast to an art form that is subjective but nevertheless focuses on music and seeks to shine the light on the chosen few who have scorched many a dance floors with their console magic.

At the end, the way to honor these individuals who influence the industry is to celebrate their talent and the way to let them know we care enough is to stomp the yard!

For further details and information go to- http://www.myfavdj.in & http://www.facebook.com/myfavworld

For peeps who didn’t vote for your favorite Dj/Artist, there’s always next year…So don’t get caught napping again.

Toodles bozos…as I get on the quest to see, the winners who rocked your vote!! 😀

Guy J is at the forefront of a movement in the melody rich and emotionally charged roots of the House music spectrum. He is a young, innovative producer, Dj and Live act whose infectious production talents resulted in his amazing 3 cd artist album (1000 Words) being acclaimed as one of the musical highlights of 2011. Now, in 2012 he is continuing ever upwards with the launch of his own label ‘Lost & Found’ in July. He has just released an exclusive track on Sven Vath’s latest Cocoon compilation, a superb collaboration ‘Trezzz’ with John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock and an amazing remix of the classic ‘Turquoise’ by Circulation on Mesmeric.

One of my all time favorite Dj/producers is coming to town and the only way to rejoice is to get close Image to the genius in question to help understand when he makes you dance, how it’s so easy to feel alive. Allow me to lead the way in to the labyrinth of his mind and contemporary Progressiveness..

MEET GUY J!!

DM- Hello there Guy, can you tell your fans who know so little of you where you were born and brought up?

GJ- Hello, I was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was here that I was exposed to Electronic music and fell in love with it.

DM- Was growing up in Israel a musical childhood?

GJ- Yes, very. Israel has a rich night life and at the time there was always good music on the radio from Electronic, to Rock, to Classical- I used to sit around a lot next to the radio and listen for hours.

DM- Did you always know you wanted to become a Dj and music producer?

GJ- It was the first thing I knew I wanted to be. I was getting in to it at a very young age, I think at an age that often you don’t think what you want to do or be when you grow up.

DM- How did the initial days start off?

GJ- Well, really just sitting in front of my computer and starting to try out stuff, listening to a lot of  music, buying some records…Looking for music was more like a challenge back then. To find a record you’d heard and you really needed to find that 12′. The end of the 90’s was just loaded with so much good music.

DM- Which was your first professional gig?

GJ- I played a lot in Israel, which helped me a lot to read and understand the audience. But my first gig outside Israel was in Holland; a very exciting day that I’ll remember for my whole life.

DM- Any one particular artist that you got up and took notice off, take influences from?

GJ- Guy Gerber and James Holden were big influences on my music and on me. There are many great producers and you can learn a lot from them, but those two were good ‘teachers’ through their music.

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DM- How did your association with John Digweed begin, you guys seem close?

GJ- It just started from the first release I had on Bedrock Records and just kept going on from there. Bedrock was always supporting my music since that first time.

DM- Your top 5 favorite tunes.

GJ- Lost and Found- Guy J, La Lokomotiva- Mowgli (&ME mix), Trezzz- JDNMGJ, Divine- Cid Inc, I’m your Country- Guy Mantzur.

DM- This is going to be your 3rd time in India with sLick boy Prateek Pandey doing much good for the electronic scene in the country, excited to come back?

GJ- Yes! The last two tours were full with great gigs and I’ve met very nice people in India. I’m happy to be back again and looking forward to meeting more people and playing some new music 🙂

DM- What are you planning to do differently, have your sounds changed from the last time you played here?

GJ- Since last time I was in India I’ve worked a lot on my music, so I have some new tracks I’m really looking forward to playing out. Some great music by other artists too, so it’ll be a lot of fun.

DM- Any gig that’s special, a favorite club?

GJ- My last visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina was just magical. One of the best crowds is there and I am loving going back every time.

DM- You have a leaning towards keeping it deeply Progressive and dripping hypnotic Techno, a sound that best describes you?

GJ- I make music that is a blend from a few different genres of House music, trying to keep it sounding amazing for a wide cross section of Djs and listeners. So maybe you could say Tech/ Progressive/ Deep House music lol.

DM- Any hobbies, when you have time away from work?

GJ- Photography, I love it!

DM- You’ve come a long way from the ‘Esperanza’ days, any track produced by you that’s your personal best?

GJ- No, it’s hard to choose a ‘best one’. Every track you finish producing you think it’s the best, but when you think about it the last one was the best also…. So each track is my best in some way for me.

DM- News is you are starting a new project ‘Lost & Found’ in association with your fellow colleagues at Bedrock, is this sub-label your brain child and what is your vision behind this venture?

GJ- Yes, it’s a big step for me to start the label ‘Lost & Found”. Bedrock, as I said before has always supported me and now I have the chance to start my own label as a sub-label for Bedrock. It’s a dream come true and also a great challenge. ‘Lost & Found’ will be my way to release more music and also support some of the many great artists that are out there. It’s my way of giving more good music to the scene.

DM- Any tunes releasing we can look forward to from your side and what’s your gig guide looking like this year?

GJ- The first release on the label is titled ‘Lost & Found’, an original track by me with massive remixes by Guy Mantzur and Sahar Z. We are already getting good feedback from Djs and the track is working great on the dance floor. There are a few more remixes of mine coming out soon. You can listen to ‘Lost & Found’ here- http://www.soundcloud.com/lostandfoundrec. My gig list is looking great and I am happy everywhere I get to play.

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DM- A birdie tells us that you have a love for Pizza, where have you eaten your best one 🙂 or is it a secret?

GJ- Hhehehe!! It’s not a secret, I am addicted and the best one I had was in  in Bangalore, I think. We have to ask our friend Prateek, that was magical.

DM- Any particular way you like your console setup?

GJ- Well I play with Ableton, so I need enough space inside the dj booth to set up my stuff, besides that just a crowd in a good mood for music. 

DM- A djing gear you cannot do without?

GJ- My Mac!

DM- With the club scene in some trouble, we hope your fans get to see you performing in Mumbai, but happy to play in the rest of the cities?

GJ- Yes, traveling is very rewarding, every place has it’s own vibe. So I am looking forward to it.

DM- Where do you travel from here, where are you playing next?

GJ- Next after India is The Egg in London.

I am off to a week-end full of Guygantic tunes. My gum boots are out, if I need to wade to get to these venues as the Israeli Dj/Producer is slated to appear at F-Bar, Mumbai for the DJ Mag India launch on Friday the 6th, the following night at Ricks, Delhi that’s Saturday the 7th and then you can catch him at A Day of sLick which will be held at 1 Lounge, Pune on the 8th a Sunday. So lotsa fun & frolic to be had…and it’s gotta start with this beautifully sculpted set full of melodies layered with deep basslines. My current pick in the download section- Guy J- Electronic Groove

Hello Lovelies,

We are on the threshold of a spanking New Year and what a cracker of all parties to end it with.

It has been my mission for many years now to search out that beastly fun, where one loses oneself to the music, melodies and a Dj who can make one dance like there’s no tomorrow. The genius in question did it for me as way back as 2006 at Smirnoff Experience and it took many of us 5 years to come a full circle. Little did I know that it would be him alone who can bust my every move and how. I found my perfect party with the mother of all Djs this year…meet the devilishly delicious Mr. John Digweed once again! Blue Frog blew the roof off with this double whammy of hosting the legend. It was unfortunate that the Blue Frog in Delhi was not ready in time to release the man there, but turns out we in Mumbai gained it all.

Firstly, it is very hard for any one of us who were there to really describe what the master played and how he so seamlessly put it all together with back to back nights of true clubbing bliss, but allow me to try.

All clubbers present were excited days in advance and went through sleepless nights of excitement to make it for the Bedrock god. Both nights turned out to be gems as it were.

Before I go on, I was a tad disappointed seeing the turn out for this event lower than expected, but that was hardly a determining factor of the musical freight train both nights turned out to be.

The electric feel at Blue Frog was unmistakable and the class of John Digweed performing like the goliath he is more than made up for the absence of many so called music lovers who are forever complaining about the lack of Djs with cutting edge intelligent sounds coming to India to perform, and when one does, a lot of them don’t show up for it. Not really complaining more space for making my monkey moves alright.

Me munkies were delirious at the fact that Diggers appeared two nights in a row, signature opening acts by the ‘Beast from the East’- Sanjay Dutta & console boy wonder-Ankytrixx both of whom more than did justice with their warm up sets full of gorgeous sexy bass lines , that set the tone for the mayhem and magic followed up by the biggie.

John put on a wily display the first night; at once atmospheric and thought provoking with I want to know where these break downs are going kind of foxiness in his tracks selection at which we responded like buds to warmth. He is not only futuristic but played out his set with such murderous calm that we succumbed in mushy bundles of pudding pie. At the end of the night we were unashamedly magnificent in our stomp. We screamed like banshees for more, but later at the exit he did tell me to hold on for Part 2.

The following night smasher, Digweed turned us in to curve balls with a set full of glorious music, abundantly driving us with dance allure. He came in to his own and so did we. Diggers second set isolated and spoilt us with warm grittiness, melodies that’d drop at the exact moment that you think you are going down the rabbit hole billowing out from the speakers. All in all, productions from the might of Nick Muir, Guy J, Henry Saiz, Christian Smith and Bedrock were in splendid showcase to name some. We munkies prepared for it, danced like somewhat possessed and with enthusiasm fit enough to drive Napoleon’s army faster during its retreat from Moscow back in the day.

John Digweed is magnificent and leaves an imprint like no other. I am a victim of his blistering aural assault and I do recall that I had my paws waving at the UK based producer the whole time, but he would have none of it. Sigh!! I was as good as if I owned a dinosaur, by then.

John Digweed not only rocks the scene with taking Bedrock to places few people dream of, his sets are extra-ordinary and to have a mind of an extra-terrestrial, beats it all hollow. He is unforgettable and so were the nights at Blue Frog, it will be etched in all our memories forever!!

I am lock, stock and barrel off to the beaches of Candolim to check out some feisty names in electronic dance music. See you on the sands of Sunburn.

Have a cheery one, until then dance heads!!

Leaving everyone a track that curates my brain from the Diggers back yard no matter how many times I listen to it…

Check it here- Beautiful Strange

Hello munkies,

A cracking month of November has flown by, with heavy duty Dj performances as ever, in India. Time to take stock of my dancing feet, a re-gathering of energies, a sigh of contentment or not, a heave of the bosom and off I go to the mother of all months, time to make merry like no one’s looking. Before that, some quickies please.

Neuromotor is the quintessential human form of musical destruction to ones senses with his power packed performances that has not diminished a bit over the years, as was on full showcase at Blue Frog, recently.  He has been a top grader in the Psychedelic scene and a respected one at that. The name Neuromotor carries enough weight age to last us long after we are doddering dodos, right from the swift removal of garments that quite hinders him to his dancing and prancing, had the ladies panting for more I daresay, maybe some men too. Psychedelic gems were thrown pronto new and old from this old timer and everyone gasped to keep up. This time quite a few shirt buttons popped and flew off in several directions as noticeable autumn mischief….all good fun I say.

Ankytrixx did the opening set honours; as usual the monster boy of Electronic dance had it good with a furious opening set for the master man to follow. Everyone got to making moves faster than a pussycat and no one was complaining. The night was energetic and raw as Neuromotor spread his Psychedelic love smashing some old; some fresh tunes which were no euphoria, just high end pace and all helter skelter. Plus Blue Frog had a stupendous turn out holding its own. While another heavy weight act Astral Projection were performing the same evening at another hot spot in town. Reports of which are super, it was a bummer though as Astral Projection at Club Harvest, Pune was a complete wash out with many disappointed clubbers returning back wet and hungry not having gotten their dose of a could have been fantastic music tryst, as the heavens opened up buckets on the open air venue. Thanks to Ankytrixx and Jafar (BeyondLogic Records) some of us did have a stomping time at a not so complimentary venue where the same party was shifted, the energetic duo rushed us all with majestic Psychedelic cuts that more than made up for the down pour in Pune.

What did not rain on my parade at Blue Frog was Hernan Cattaneo; the Perfecto giant protégée of Paul Oakenfold no less had me engage myself with longed for Melodic Progressive much missing from club land Mumbai. Rough Acid swishing with deepening Dark grooves came relentlessly from Hernan which astonished me to a mumbling bundle of chaos. Hernan’s mixing style is almost reminiscent of Oakie himself, thankfully the comparison ends there. A Dj such as him is more suitable to play out longer sets I imagine, as a Progressive House journey has many meltdown moments and rising like the phoenix samples & bass lines. Hernan Cattaneo folks! Was Deep, Dark much brooding and definitely Progressive!

What surprised me most is the attitude of today’s clubbing generation some of whom I noticed screaming please play faster music at Hernan, chicks chattering louder than the volume and guys requesting track names on pieces of paper, what is it with that? I had to nearly be restrained from clobbering them, first they step on my toes and remain disco statuettes taking up dance floor space then they complain that they are not getting Psychedelic. I am sorry if I sound like a granny raver, but I have to cluck like a hen at the total non comprehension of club goers who can’t tell the difference of what one music style entails on to the other. I wish there was something called a disco police, I’d call for their arrest and education immediately. Hmmprhh!!

Wish all booty shaking earthlings a Merry December cause it promises to be musically yummylicious and mad fun. Me munkies hold tight!!

Time to face the future….

The sun is playing hide & seek with us and so are the Djs.

Brilliance is going peek-a-boo at me. I don’t know what it is with top Djs of the world on a Yeke Yeke trip, makes me wonder if the track is really a diamond in the rough.

So well D-Nox is charismatic, handsome as a monkey and has sounds of wickedness to boot. Now, was it enough to conquer my heart? Yes I think so.

D-Nox in short happened to be brilliant the first 45 minutes of his set. The bass lines were carefully crafted to suit our mood, which was electric to begin with. No-one can doubt that his console presence is the bomb, Tech goodness flowed from his hips that made all of us groove hard and kick up dust on the floor. He has definitely moved on to a new sound, as compared to what he played 2 years ago.

Great productions were on show case, including some of his own and time flew fast, till a plateau of staccato beats was reached and then it just refused to go any further for me. Again, I seem to be on loop about this, but there has to be a journey created where the only way is up. Hence-forth, the organizers should really pay attention to club timings in India and notify the artist of the same, so the performer has the luxurious choice to go all guns blazing…and for that he needs to be aware that closing time comes hard and fast. Here in India we do not have let’s say a 6 a.m shut down; what a yummy thought that.

So an artist does the home work to play sets that in short create a journey for the clubber, and in the process makes sure it is peak time music.

Legendary names such as John Digweed, Dave Seaman & Josh Wink to name a few are all top of the heap as far as creating tightly woven musical outings, by god!!

Helium Project & TechnoBoy built up the opening tempo, dark and brooding and definitely different from anything I’ve heard either play before.

Now coming back to the man of the hour, D-Nox rocks and I got the chance to getting him sharing his thoughts in an exclusive interview. Boy! He is interesting.

Read on munkies…

Q. If I’m not mistaken this is your second trip to India, how has your experience been playing at the clubs here, do you find a difference that’s marked?

A. Almost right. This was the fifth time I came to India but the first two times I came more for holidays reason to GOA, somehow I end up playing there as well but the last three times I was here just for music reasons. I can see that India’s electronic scene is still very small and still growing. A big difference for me is that clubs close early and that people celebrate in a different way. It feels strange to close a party at 2a.m or even earlier. Normally we start to party at 2 a.m and go on till late. Also I have played for very few people which make’s me realize that electronic music doesn’t reach a bigger audience still. Bombay was wicked, looks like people are much more interested in E music.

Q.At what age did you start Djing and any one in particular you got inspired by to start spinning?

A. I am Djing since I am 12 years old. Music, especially the music from the 80’s was always flashing me. So I started to record and collect. Well few years later, there was acid house music and then around 1991 I have heard techno for the very first time and I couldn’t believe that such thing was made. I got hooked up right away. My first money playing was 1992. Since then I play almost every weekend.

Q. Where do you reside country & city that is home?

A. My home city is Berlin, and soon I will have a second home in Brazil.

Q. Do you have any other job besides Djing?

A. I run two record labels, event company and I produce music with my partner Beckers.

Q. Would it be fair to say that you moved from Progressive House to Psy- Prog to Progressive Trance to Techno/ Progressive now, for example Nowhere/ Sly Flynn & D-Nox for Plusquam Recs in 2008 and Antix- Le Lascard (Iboga) in comparison to You are A Star/ D- Nox & Beckers 2010 from Armada Music, being your new sound?

A. We can say that I never really thought about styles. Even in the very beginning of my production career I just did what came somehow out of me. If you look at the names of the labels. Yes than u are right. Plusquam and Iboga is the home of progressive Psy trance artist but my music never sounded like this. The beginning of all, the early 90’s, there was no genres, there was only techno, we didn’t realize that slower or faster music needs different names. The new sound is the same as it was before, it’s all from mine and Beckers inside…. To be continued…

Please note that I had to break the D-Nox post in to two sections due to length concerns.

The second post shall be a continuation of his interview with me and as usual the goodie bag section will contain a resounding Guest Mix by D-Nox plus Helium Project and TechnoBoy’s Techno candies will be up too.

Hello dearies,

My party meter went right up for this one, Nick Warren performing at unarguably the best venue in town is truly a huge deal, I mean what can possibly go wrong with this combination, to put the cherry on the dance wagon our very own Beast from the East Sanjay Dutta with the opening set for a stalwart Dj. Absolute heaven!

Hark!  There in I decided that I am going to come up with some nasty moves on the floor, with all my favorite bunnies in the house as well…

Sanjay Dutta celebrates 20 years of a gargantuan career in making people dance, a pure revolutionary in Progressive House. His warm up set for Nick Warren was blissed out fun for us happy people and the stage set with screaming heads to welcome the Way Out West giant.

Nick Warren’s Global Underground compilations Live at Paris, Budapest, Reykjavik & Shanghai to name a few, are collectors’ item for me. Check the official Global underground website for more details on his compilations: http://www.globalunderground.co.uk

Now Nick Warren is a sweet man and an intelligent performer in the world of House music, and the tunes he churned out one after the other were fluffy, fantastic goodies but an hour in a half into the set a certain inertia started to creep in no matter how I tried to move every conceivable part of my body to show I care, waves of lethargy took me by a strangle hold and I went into a kind of disbelief at the boredom his music started to generate in me…..

Nick Warren reached a plateau from which he refused to advance that which is called Progression. That’s what Progressive House stands for it surely has to lead you from one level to another to ultimately a higher level of consciousness, as I know it.

Sadly, an average outing for the gentleman.

But wait, I am not finished yet….i still tried valiantly to wiggle all I got but my night with Nick Warren came to a complete halt when Yeke Yeke screeched out from the speakers, I mean I know this track as a pop hit from the 90’s but to hear it in the 21st century is taking it a bit far, he might as well drop Macarena in while he’s at it.  I’m all up for an anthem to be dropped in a fresh basket of choons, but this was beyond my comprehension, no matter he remains one fabulous producer and dj in dance land.

I had a good time cause Blue Frog is absolutely smashing, but somehow I always come out wanting and craving for musical goodness, can’t help I am a spoilt munkey.

Oh well….Yeke Yeke and Waka Waka to all of you, have a great week!!