With the constantly rising number of music festivals each year, we keep seeing a global growth in the music industry. The ever-growing popularity of Electronic Dance Music in India has paved the way for a fleet of people to explore more of electronic music and seriously consider music production or Dj-ing as a viable career option.
On a bright afternoon, I make my way into one of the most successful academies for electronic music production, situated in Hauz Khas in our country’s capital, New Delhi.
Q: It’s been 10 years since Active meditation Music label first appeared in 2008. As a #10yearChallenge, whats that one big shift? Like in challenge photos comparing a big change. How would you explain that in words?
Actually, it is 11 years now! Keeping an underground label is a challenge every day, we are away from the commercial scene, at least in our approach to writing music. Active Meditation Music has become a base for discovering new ideas and talented musicians, some of the artists go away from the label, doing their own story or become commercial, for me it is very hard to pass cheesy music in my record label even today… Active Meditation Music is always pushing forward with ideas! We were one of the first labels that started releasing on digital download platforms, we were one of the first labels to release on streaming sites, we were the first label to introduce the digifile cd format (digipack without plastic), we were one of the first labels that started releasing 24 bit wav files on USB, first label that released a “Deluxe Edition” of a compilation… So we push the boundaries both in music ideas and the way we introduce art to our fans, that is what makes you a real artist, to be able to think out of the box every moment, every day, that is the power of Shiva – non-attachment!
Trance is coming back as Full on trance to mainstream electronic music lovers. Melodic, fatty bass, break sound, some vocals and psychedelic FXs are favorite of many Indian listeners. Many such great music is coming out from Israel, Brazil and many more. People love that sort of high energy dance moment.
Israel is correlate to India in terms of music, people, government relation, or tourism, and people even call, Kasol – a mini Israel. Anyway, today am talking about a producer and DJ based in Israel.
We have Ori chen, who is currently signed with 3P Records (Israel) and Freaking Beats Record (Mexico), responding to few questions. He’ll be sharing his experience and tips for young producers..
It is difficult to digest that Goa music is archaic. It has its elements in most modern music. But not many playing it classically, exceptions are always there. One is a collaboration of German-based drummer and DJ. They grew in 90’s scene and their music is a good example. They are also called – Goa Band.
No, they are not based in Goa state. They produce goa music and play live using hardware only, like Roland TB-303, synllab, the didgeridoo is played by Drazil and 12 V Roland drum set by Livegeheimgast. These talents collaborated and formed a band project called- Lebendige Menschen. They are based in Leipzig, Germany! They play Live on hardware only, that’s a talent, and means there is no DAW (Digital audio workstation) screen display to give graphical layout of what’s being played. Let’s see What more they said-
FROM MUSIC POKE TO THIS COLLABORATION
LM: Music has always played a very important role in our lives. Lars has been playing drums for 27 years and Marco has always been a DJ. In the end of the 90’s, he bought his first Groove box. Since then, more and more analog machines have been added. We’ve been Friends for 20 years and we’ve always been making music together. In 2007, we joined forces with friends and founded DRUMINC, electronic world music with percussion and Didgeridoo. Since 2011, we are called LEBENDIGE MENSCHEN and play exclusively Psytrance. This is what we love.