Five Artists You Should Not Miss At Sunburn Goa
Asia's premium electronic music fesitival returns to Goa this year for its 13th Edition. Ranked amongst few of the world’s best music festivals, Sunburn Festival tops the list of every Electronic Music fan’s bucket list. It is mostly famous for its extravagance, fantastic music and noteworthy artist line-up. This year Suburn Festival have announced a massive lineup featuring world class acts from around the globe. We at CME have listed down 5 Artists you should not miss during Sunburn Festival.
1. Maceo Plex
Maceo Plex, real name Eric Estornel, started his journey in 1993. Intrigued “by a pair of circular shaped objects designed for holding discs created from vinyl that produced vibrations resulting in sound and music,” he soon began conjuring up mixes of techno, electro, and, house music that quickly gained him great popularity in the early ’90s rave culture. In 1997, while heavily influenced by the sounds of other modern funk theorists such as Model 500, Kenny Larkin, Idjut Boyz, and Convextion, he began experimenting with hardware modules containing knobs and keys to form his early musical compositions. Seduced by the sounds of techno and electro, no sooner was he releasing music of various different sub-genres under various names, most notably Mariel Ito or Maetrik—while also traveling the world playing in some of the best clubs.
Having moved from the complex and dark life in America to Valencia, Spain, his music began to change, too—and that’s when he began Maceo Plex. After a much-needed retreat into the funky sounds of Parliament Funkadelic, Moodymann, Atjazz, Isolée, and Luomo, Maceo completed his transformation and suddenly felt himself in the limelight, much in thanks to a debut album and a string of club hits on Crosstown Rebels—including 2010’s “Vibe Your Love,” which includes a hefty funk remix treatment by Zev of the Wolf & Lamb clan.
Nowadays, he is simply one of dance music’s biggest names—a DJ, producer and also the label owner of Ellum.
One of the most awaited acts in the underground music space ' Don Maceo Plex ' will be performing in India for the very first time at Sunburn Festival 2019 on 29th December.
2. DJ Snake
French DJ William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, who goes by the stage name DJ Snake, will be back in India in December for Sunburn Festival, and says the country has had an influence on his music as well as his career. He is surely one of the crowd favourites when it comes to Dance music scene in India. The artist, popular for songs such as "Lean on", "Let me love you" and "Taki Taki", will perform songs from his new album "Carte Blanche" for the first time in India.
"I am so happy to be coming back to India. When I was there during Holi, the energy and vibe were so positive. It is always amazing when you travel with your work to see festivals celebrated and learn their meanings. I always like to learn when I travel and that was incredible" DJ Snake said. (Source : Outlook India)
DJ Snake would be closing Day 1 of Sunburn Festival on 27th December.
A leader of the EDM world, a key figure in opening new frontiers through his live shows and more recently, a magnet of controversy. At 27-years-old, Harley Streten is continuing to ride the wave of success he’s found himself on over the last five years.
Spearheading the EDM sub-genre of future bass, most know Flume for his popular track, ‘Never Be Like You’ taken from his 2016 Grammy award winning album, ‘Skin.’ With ethereal sparkles of sound, dynamic synth chords, and a softly sweet serenade from Canadian singer Kai, ‘Never Be Like You’ is a shining example of Flume’s ability to take his audience through a journey of emotions. The production landed him in the limelight of music festivals around the world from Bonnaroo to Auckland with DJs from Martin Garrix to Disclosure playing his tracks out. His live shows permeate electrifying energies from Flume himself to the crowd enticed to join him.
Streten has a number of major collaborations under his belt as he's worked with artists like Tove Lo, Beck, Pusha T, and more over the course of his career. Early next year, he'll look to take home his second Grammy Award, as his album Hi This Is Flume was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the same award he won back in 2017 for his album Skin.
He makes his India debut at this year's Sunburn Festival on 28th December.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest names of underground music scene “Luciano” is ready to headline Sunburn Solaris this year. The five-time DJ Awards winner and ten-time nominee will mark his debut in India. His DJ sets are strongly influenced by Latin American music. Luciano's initial style of minimal techno has evolved into a blend of house and techno. Luciano has had various projects and aliases throughout his production career. Besides working with Villalobos on Sense Club, Luciano also worked with Argenix Brito and Pier Bucci under the moniker "Monne Automne." The Lucien-n-Luciano alias is the softer side of his works, under which his first full-length album "Blind Behaviour" was released on Peacefrog Recordst in 2004. Martin Schopf (Dandy Jack) had always been a major influence on his music. Under his main alias, Luciano has released on labels Perlon and Mental Groove Records. His last album, "Tribute to the Sun," was released on Cadenza in 2009.
It will be exciting to see what he brings to the festival and is one of the headliners on the Solaris roster.
5. Jeremy Olander
The Swedish Dj has a major fan base in India and has influenced large amount of people in the country through his sound. His unique style of electronic dance music has been described as a cross between an authentic brand of Progressive house and melodic House music and Techno. Olander became the first artist to sign an agreement for multiple releases on Pryda Friends, a label founded by one of his main musical inspirations; Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz. To date, Olander has had 6 releases on Pryda Friends that have come to be some of the label's biggest sellers. He had his first label showcase at the yearly Amsterdam Event Festival in October 2017. Olander brought names like Marino Canal, Guy Mantzur, Khen, Tim Engelhardt and Ejeca with him, making the show one of the highlights of the year for the swede.
At the time of writing, He has released 6 original releases on his imprint Vivrant under various production aliases. All four releases under his made it to number 1 on the Beatport Progressive House Top 100 releases chart.
It will be thrilling to see him mark his return to India this December at Sunburn Festival.
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BY Nikhil Sharma
NEWS / 8 months