Locals DISTRICT 2020
21 February 2020 - 23 February 2020
Image: Nakadia by AMS Bookings
Venue: Castle Kalwar
An unequivocal industry visionary, DJ Hell's career has embodied and then transcended his many guises: Anti-Superstar DJ, International DeeJay Gigolo Label Boss, GQ Man of the Year, Playboy, Jetsetter, Bon Viveur, Munich Machine, New York Muscle. Seeing, and envisioning - that is of enormous relevance to Hell. He managed to convey pure artistic prowess as well as pure style during his thirty year DJ career. The individual look, the do-it-yourself approach, the elitism. That's how it grew.
A mighty girl from Thailand who provoked a techno revolution in her country and then allured to Berlin, Ibiza and all corners of the global scene. A top artist who electrifies the dance floors with her infectious energy, impeccable mixing and uncompromised selection of percussive grooves. Endlessly talented, purely self-made, contagiously passionate, internationally praised - this is Nakadia, one of the most wanted female DJs today. Nakadia carries her unstoppable energy since childhood, while growing up in Isaan -the poor Thai countryside.
Sebastian Voigt is a producer and remixer based in Berlin, as well as a true DJ who isn’t limited by genre or tempo. One foot in the present and one in the past, his music is rooted in the raw energy of techno, the soul and spirit of house, the cold futurism of new wave and electro, all drenched in the blurred euphoria of sweaty warehouse raves. Born and raised amongst the mythical hills of Germany’s Black Forest, Sebastian cut his teeth in London’s warehouse party scene as promoter and resident DJ of the infamous Lo*kee parties which were once described by Mixmag as “the best (and most private) Sunday afternoon rendezvous to hit East London in a long time". Now back in Berlin, he is a key member of the Wilde Renate family, the place where he holds a monthly DJ residency and which is also home to his studio.
Tom Gillieron does not mess about when it comes to music. An accomplished producer, sound designer, live performer and DJ, Tom Gillieron’s body of work spans a wide variety genres including Deep House and Techno, Ambient, Experimental and Immersive Sound Design.
Black Merlin is the project of the British George Thompson. Follower of field recording and author of many releases experimenting different nooks of electronic music, it is his album Hipnotik Tradisi and his singular way of assimilating the traditional Balinese music which lifts the veil on this full-fledged artist. DJ talent, his universe is rich, hypnotic and dancing between EBM, techno tinted industrial and space disco. Label Affiliations: Island of The Gods, Berceuse Heroique, Jealous God, Pinkman, Boysnoize, Omnidisc, Common Thread, SORN, Crimes of The Future, LN-CC Recordings, World Unknown, New Jersey, Bird Scarer.
The Midival Punditz are easily one of India’s biggest and most prolific electronica act. The past decade has seen the rise of the electronica scene within India and no single band has had more influence on its growth than Midival Punditz. The Punditz have been trailblazers, breaking new ground with each achievement, and creating a path for others to follow. The Punditz are well known for their unique brand of electronica. After touring extensively all over the world, they’ve styled a unique and revolutionary live act that has room for jamming, re-mixing and innovating on stage, thus making no two live shows the same.
The 24-year-old maverick Arman Menzies has a mask for every occasion. His infectious energy and familiar music sensibilities has a way of putting any audience at ease. Well known in cult progressive metal circles in India for his earlier work songwriting and playing guitar for Goddess Gagged before moving on to study music production in the UK, he’s already performed in places like Croatia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka under his new electronic moniker 'Zokhuma' while cherry-picking his way through local gigs as well. As he gears up to launch his first EP and live tour in early 2017, connecting the dots seems impossible when everything is happening at once, but it doesn’t make it any less fun to try.
Weird Sounding Dude is the alter-ego of Abhijith Hegde. DJ turned producer who runs his base from Bangalore, India. His spectrum aligns on the emotions of the listeners and these frequencies ensures that the listeners are driven through a time lapsed musical journey.
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.
A sound that defines SHFT would be best described as boundless, clean and effervescent. He's been an integral part of the underground music community in India and has always kept his head down and kept all his focus on the ‘music'. Having played at countless clubs and festivals over the last decade, his knowledge has evolved into a now risk-taking, bold and sincere artist, both behind the decks and in the studio.
Mr. Red is the subversive twin of New Delhi based Dj-Composer 'Rohit Lall'. His identity joined the capital’s growing list of producers in early 2015
Deep, Tech & Techno DJ
Hailing from Kolkata - Deep Brown has been DJ'ing for more than 11 years now. He plays awide range of music ranging from Disco / Chicago House / Funk & Soul / Acid / Detroit Techno. Playing 4 decks with live drum sequencing, his sets are based on the old-school vibe of pure flow, smooth mixes and an on the fly approach of remixing to keep things fresh and connected to the heart of the floor.
New Delhi based minimal house, deep house, experimental techno DJ.
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.
Bullzeye tarted DJing in 1999 at the age of 16 under the influence of Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Bedrock, Siddhanth blasted many clubs in Mumbai with his tunes. He has played inleading nightclubs like Fire and ICE and Mikanos in Mumbai. He presents a mix of all forms of techno and house sounds.