DEF, Likwid, LUKAN & VRIDIAN
22 June 2019
VRIDIAN is an electronic music project based out of New Delhi, India. Crafting together melancholic melodies and driving grooves, this project is the brainchild of music producer Vir RC. Having explored a wide spectrum of dance music since its start with Siddhant Jain in 2017, VRIDIAN now hovers everywhere in, around and between free form electronica, deep house and melodic techno.
During its brief stint in Vancouver, the project became a resident at the city's acclaimed after-hours nightclub ‘Gorg-O-Mish’. Upon his return, VRIDIAN has covered ground across India, sharing line ups with names such as ATEQ, Djuma Soundsystem, Dave Seaman, Drunken Kong, Isolee, Joyce Muniz, Lost Desert, Martin Roth, Pete Oak and Telepopmusik. Inspired by a versatile range of musical influences and a sure-shot passion for the craft of DJing, VRIDIAN is also striving in his time in the studio with releases on international imprints such as Traum Schallplatten, Nie Wieder Schlafen and Dream Culture.
Likwid sound is evolved to deliver a unique dance floor experience which embodies the artists core values; to play music which is fresh and always evolving.
Born in Jaipur, Darshan Jef started clubbing at an early age and got deeply influenced by house music. He started hanging out with the other DJs and organizers and started playing music at the age of 16. While practicing and playing house music in 2009 for about two years his taste of music got really minimal and he started producing Minimal/Techno. With the idea of expanding the limits and going deeper into underground music production, Def started producing dark experimental low BPM grooves and gloomy sounds with heavy bass lines and soothing atmospheric sounds. Soon he discovered his own style which can be easily recognized when you listen to his tracks.
Lukan is the behind-the-decks moniker of Nakul Mehan. Following releases on Romanian imprint Eleonor Records, Lukan put out a string of Free Downloads that gained support from the likes of Posthuman, James Zabiela, Paco Osuna, Sidney Charles, Riva Starr, Moodymanc, Boxia, Kiss FM & Ibiza Sonica Radio. In 2017, Lukan's bootleg of Bonobo's 'Break Apart' was placed at no. 20 in XLR8R's Most Downloaded charts for the year.