- Date / Time: 04/10/2015 : 9:00 PM
- Location: Raasta
- Address: Raasta, Hauz Khas Village,New Delhi,India
Su Real is changing the face of bass music in India, one drop at a time. Possessing a rare talent to both appease the crowd with contemporary club hits as well as get them moving to underground sounds, Su Real harnesses a wealth of experience to deliver dance parties that are both physical and mental workouts.
Returning to India in 2008 after a decade as a musician, DJ, radio host and PR specialist in New York and Montreal, Su Real has been working tirelessly to push the limits of Indias dance music and nightlife scene. Su Real first gained notoriety in 2010 by founding Disco 31, the weekly dance party at T.L.R. that lit up Delhis Hauz Khas Village long before it became the destination of choice party kids from all over India. By 2013, Rolling Stone India declared Su Real is the legendary secret ingredient to some of Delhis recent favorite underground sets/parties/combinations thereof.
Never slave to any genre, Su Reals DJ sets surprise with seamless slides from modern club hits to yesterdays classics. As a producer, Su Real stays on top of latest nano-genres in global bass (Trap, Moombahton, Kuduro, 3Bal, etc.), blending them into the entire history of recorded dance music from EDM to hip-hop, dancehall, house, disco, soul, funk, and R&B. These international sounds are often finished off with a touch of desi masala like folk instrumentation and retro Bollywood vocals. Su Reals inclusive approach to music ensures his status as a champion of the underground who can also whip a main-stage crowd into absolute panty-dropping hysteria.
Su Reals debut EP, The Grind, was released in September 2013 to critical acclaim in India. The lead track, Grinding, was selected to appear on Dualism Records inaugural label compilation. Soon after, Su Real was nominated for a VH1 Sound Nation award in the Best Hip Hop Act category. His latest, his first full-length album, Trapistan, released in November 2014 has already received critical acclaim from trend-setting international music website Generation Bass. Meanwhie, NH7.in has called it “raunchy, hedonistic trap music that does to dance floors what The Hulk does to tanks.” Never one to rest on his laurels, Su Real is currently on a production bender, dropping a new tune – usually from a new genre – every two weeks through his facebook, YouTube,and Soundcloud pages.
Over the course of a varied musical career, Su Real has performed live at clubs and festivals around the world and all over India. He has shared the stage with artists as varied as Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Nick Diamonds (Islands), Heems (Das Racist), Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Peaches, Michal Menert, Wale Oyejide, Julius Sylvest, Doc Daneeka, Out Hud, Alo Wala, Humble the Poet, Nucleya, Dualist Inquiry, The Ska Vengers, and Reggae Rajahs, and many more. Recently, Su Real has been a key fixture at NH7 Weekender festivals, having brought his trademark fire to stages in Bangalore, Pune, and Delhi over the past four years. In the December 2014 season he debuts at the illustrious Sunburn Festival, Goa.
Launched in Oct 2012, EZ Riser is the solo project of Sohail Arora pushing cutting edge House, Electronica, Glitch Hop, Electro Hip Hop, Breaks & more.
As one half of Bay Beat Collective (BBC), Sohail Arora has been pushing bass music for over 4 years now. His solo project EZ Riser aims to showcase his diverse taste in music and focusses more on groove based electronic music. Funky House, Deep House, Nu Disco, Glitch Hop, Electro Hip Hop & more.
As the founder of KRUNK, India’s foremost artist agency and events crew, Sohail has been responsible for touring acts such as Alix Perez, Calyx & Teebee, Concord Dawn, London Elektricity, Koan Sound and Dub FX across India, whilst representing some of the freshest local sounds, including Madboy / Mink, BBC, Delhi Sultanate, BASSFoundation, Ox7gen, Sandunes & more. Sohail also runs India’s only dedicated night / festival called Bass Camp Festival.
Tarqeeb (Translation: Plan) is Ashish Jose. A seeker of hedonism through rhythm, philanthropy through music-making, he formed his moniker in the summer of 2012. The idea was always simple- -promotion of quality EDM, minus the little labels and the big boxes. The only constants remain deep, groovy bass-lines, dark atmospheres and a trajectory that ultimately crescendos into high energy dance music. Coming from a Metal (bassist) and Psychedelic trance background, his sets innately include a generous dose of live sampling, layering and an overall vibe that could be defined as ‘eclectic.’
His influences run deep. Think older heavyweights like Photek, LTJ Bukem, Ed Rush, BSE, Concord Dawn as well as producers like Alix Perez, Rockwell, Mefjus, Foreign Concept as a representation of the newer breed of the same.
If asked for a self-description, Tarqeeb tends to turn to one of his major musical inspirations, DnB producer Alix Perez’s words of wisdom: “I play generally deep but dip into various aspects of drum & bass. I like to read the crowd and let the music breathe. I find mixing in the right musical keys essential. I basically see it as a journey.”
Still in its nascent stage, Tarqeeb has already given people a reason to move on dance floors around the country. From NH7 Weekender Pune to Bass Camp Festival Delhi and Indian Surf Festival Orissa he’s enjoyed playing alongside headliners like London Elektricity, Dub Phizix, Koan Sound, Nanci & Phoebe as well as his peers from India’s own burgeoning music scene such as BBC, Ox7gen, Sandunes, Reggae Rajahs, Vice Versa and BASS Foundation to name a few.
More recently , his project has also tied up with the Lightbenders from OLE India introducing interactive light visuals for his sets, which focus on creating a complete interactive audio-visual experience with the audience.