Time: 5pm Onwards
Genre: Deep House | Tech House | Techno
Entry: Free Entry
Opening Set: Sowmya Balakrishnan
Main Set: Anil Chawla
An artist laden with a rich and diverse history, who famously held down a 5 year residency at one of London's most notorious clubs, Turnmills. Anil had the both envious and unenvious task of warming up for electronic music royalty as diverse as The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Francois K, Josh Wink, Green Velvet, Simian Mobile Disco, Mylo, Hot Chip, MSTRKRFT, and Cassius.
His career has taken him around the world on numerous tours to Argentina, Peru and Guatemala (on his headline tour of South America), to Cocoon in Frankfurt, Australia, Dubai, Miami, Egypt, Amsterdam, Ukraine and across the UK. That’s not to mention his other appearances at Pete Tong’s Wonderland and Cafe Mambo in Ibiza, and in countries including Mexico, Russia, USA, Spain, India, Lithuania, Philippines, Georgia, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Italy and the Channel Islands.
No stranger to radio, guest mixes followed on BBC Radio 1, Carl Cox’s Global and John Digweed’s Transitions shows, as well as a resident spot on Ministry of Sound Radio. His DJ profile has been constantly growing year on year, as well as his ever increasing status as a producer, with releases on leading labels like Saved, KD Music, Bitten, and Great Stuff. That alongside countless awards/reviews from DJMag, iDJ, Mixmag and Beatport.
More recent times have seen Anil gather strong props from the techno fraternity, with Richie Hawtin playing a vast majority of his releases, and quite memorably he played 4 of Anil's tracks during one set at his Enter night in Ibiza last year. More support has been coming from Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Carl Cox, as well as numerous airings from Hawtin during his 'CNTRL: Beyond EDM' tour across the US last year, which has put Anil firmly on the techno map.
Whilst currently based in India, Anil continues touring across the globe - with everything from deep grooves to freaky acid house and techno still all part of his repertoire. His productions continue to gain support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli. With new releases forthcoming on Tronic, KD Music, and Alleanza will ensure that his name carries on being on the house and techno music cognoscenti’s lips into the decade.
Sowmya Balakrishnanis an India based musician who has recently received attention for her precocious blend of electronica. Her sonic palette consists of eclectic elements going over a wide range of house influences .. Apart from the dance floor fodder that she is known for, Sowmya tucks in styles like ambient and techno just as well, while never loosing her essential, manipulated sound. Apart from venturing into intelligent and experimental live sets and she’s currently practicing to further exploit high technology production values in the various modes of the ever evolving dance music.
She has also held long standing residencies at various clubs around as Firefly and Poison. Apart from traveling as a headlining act , Sowmya been booked to share the stage with artists such as James Zabiela, Guy J (Bedrock), Pole Folder (Rework), Jody Wisternoff(Way Out West), DjumaSound System, Jaytech(Anjunadeep) among others. Her dance floor-oriented cuts have seen her in the line up as a supporting house act alongside trance biggies like RonskiSpeed and Kyau& Albert.