“People often think Asia has no real underground scene, so that’s a misconception I desperately want to change and I think now having an Indian Drumcode artist will further legitimise it! I also hope this paves the way for more Asian producers to think big. Geography is no longer an excuse; the world is closer than you think!”
Just a few months ago he signed to Pan-Pot‘s Second State imprint and not long after that he headlined VH1 Supersonic Awakenings on home turf before he was off to Amsterdam to play Awakenings Festival. It was there that Adam Beyer asked him for some music and led Arjun to become the first Asian to sign with Drumcode, one of the world’s biggest and most celebrated techno labels. “Adam’s been playing out a lot of my music over the last few years,”
Arjun told Mixmag Asia. “Right after playing at Awakenings in Amsterdam, we were hanging out and he asked me to send him some more music, and mentioned that it was time he introduced me on the label.” Despite a back-to-back summer touring schedule with little to no studio time in over three months, between playing Awakenings in June and a string of shows in Tokyo in July, he managed a single studio session and hammered out what would go on to become ‘Liquid’.
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