22nd April 2022, Pune: Bringing in his sophisticated and powerful breed of techno to the Main Stage, Arjun Vagale is all set to hit the stage live at antiSOCIAL Pune this weekend. Hop in for an audiovisual set that immerses the crowd to vibe on the banging techno beats.
Widely celebrated as the pioneer of techno in India, Arjun Vagale steers the course of the country’s expanding underground electronic movement. Through his 20-year career, Arjun Vagale has risen to the forefront for the quality and depth of his productions and DJ sets, while always staying true to his roots. Whether packing on the dance floor or producing yet another monster tune, Arjun’s total dedication to house and techno is evident in everything he does.
ABOUT ARJUN VAGALE
Widely celebrated as the pioneer of techno in India, Arjun Vagale steers the course of the country’s expanding underground electronic movement. 2021 see’s Arjun release his first solo artist album on Jeff Mills’ AXIS Records.
Known for his intense, driven and raw sound, Arjun is one of the most prolific artists to come out of Asia, and as one of India’s most acclaimed DJs, his cutting-edge productions have seen a massive global reach. A man with a serious passion for the underground, he has received numerous awards for his DJing and production skills, as well as being named one of “Asia’s finest Underground Music Exports.”
An artist, DJ, producer, live act, label owner, radio show host, and all-round music entrepreneur: it’s hard to pin him down. When he’s not touring incessantly, Arjun spearheads India’s premier electronic music school, I Love Music Academy, and co-owns UnMute Agency, which manages India’s finest underground talent. Along with Ramiro Lopez, he is the driving force behind Odd Recordings, a futuristic Indo-Spanish cross-pollinized record label that’s creating a massive buzz with ravers and industry folk alike.
Taking the risk of moving away from a major mainstage career at a time when his erstwhile live act, Jalebee Cartel, was sharing headlining spots with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and Modeselektor, Arjun followed his love for the counterculture by traveling into darker, more experimental terrain. Always inspired by the sounds coming out of Berlin, he based many summer tours out of the techno Mecca before splitting his time between New York and Goa.
Arjun’s knowledge and use of technology in the booth is unparalleled, as he innovatively wields drum machines and modular synthesizers to create an electrifying atmosphere. His ability to really ‘move’ a dance floor, not just play to it, has taken him to legendary clubs like Tresor, Womb, Verboten, Baum, and Paradiso, and key festivals including BPM, Sonar, ADE, Fusion, Awakenings, Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic, playing alongside the genre’s most prominent artists such as Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Josh Wink and Sasha, to name but a few.
His productions have truly put him – and India – on the electronic music map. Early tracks like “She Said” and “Terrakoz” were championed by Richie Hawtin and Dubfire, and subsequently licensed to compilations by Carl Cox and John Digweed. Remixes soon followed for Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and Dave Seaman. Now signed to SCI+TEC, Tronic, Octopus, Suara, Herzblut, and Paul Ritch’s Quartz, Arjun’s signature sounds are regularly played by Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Hawtin and Dubfire, all the way from DC10 in Ibiza to Berghain in Berlin.
2017 has been his biggest year yet. From headlining Vh1 Supersonic Awakenings on home turf, and subsequently playing Awakenings Festival in Holland, to signing with Pan Pot’s Second State imprint and Adam Beyer’s legendary Drumcode, Arjun is clearly at the top of his game.
Through his 20-year career, Arjun Vagale has risen to the forefront for the quality and depth of his productions and DJ sets, while always staying true to his roots. Whether packing in the dance floor or producing yet another monster tune, Arjun’s total dedication to house and techno is evident in everything he does.
Date: 23rd April 2022
Time: 9pm onwards
Venue: antiSOCIAL Pune, Unit No. 102, Mezzanine, Fergusson College Rd, above FC Road Social, Pune, Maharashtra 411005
SOCIAL is a path-breaking urban hangout that’s designed to take you offline while still keeping you connected. From an all-day café serving great food, coffee, and cocktails, SOCIAL transforms from this creatively charged collaborative space into a high-energy bar when work hours end, striking the perfect balance between work x play. Each outpost is a representation of the neighborhood it resides in, from the Pincode to the people. It’s a second home, workplace, and hangout, all wrapped up in one mind-blowing experience.
ABOUT IMPRESSARIO HANDMADE RESTAURANTS
Impresario Handmade Restaurants was founded in 2001 with its maiden venture Mocha – Coffees & Conversations. Today, Impresario boasts a network of 59 restaurants across 16 Indian cities and multiple brands. Its umbrella of brands includes SOCIAL, antiSOCIAL, Smoke House Deli, Goodness to Go, Salt Water Café, BOSS Burger, Hung-Li, Lucknow, Ishaara, Slink & Bardot, Soufflé S’il Vous Plaît, Prithvi Cafe, and Mocha. The company’s core strength lies in understanding the changing dining out habits of young India and delivering quality experiences tailored to delight its patrons.