Arjun Vagale is one of India’s most coveted DJs, part of an exclusive new breed of cutting edge producers who are making a massive globe impact. As one of the country’s leading electronic music exports, he plays incessantly back home and tours regularly in Europe, the USA and Asia. A man with a true passion for the underground, a sound he relentlessly plays, produces and promotes, it’s no surprise that Arjun has received numerous awards for his DJing and production skills, and currently reigns at the top of the DJ Mag India poll in 2013. He is known for his “intense, driven and atmospheric” techno sound. With his erstwhile live act, Jalebee Cartel, he shared headlining slots with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and Modeselektor. Taking a calculated risk a few years ago to move away from his major main stage career, Arjun followed his love for the counterculture by traveling into darker, more experimental musical terrain. Always inspired by the sounds coming out of Berlin, he started basing his summer tours out of the techno Mecca, and the intensity of his productions reflected this evolution. The game changer came in 2010 with the release of “Kill the String” on ALiVE Recordings, which propelled his solo production career. His immense collaboration “She Said” on KD Music stayed hot on Beatport and vinyl charts for over two months. Richie Hawtin gave it multiple plays around the globe, while Carl Cox licensed it for his 2012 “Space Ibiza” CD. Soon after, Arjun’s EPs on Cologne’s Trapez Ltd, including the gigantic Ibiza hit “Terrakoz”, were acclaimed by DJs and clubbers alike with remix requests for Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Wally Lopez and John Digweed’s Bedrock. The versatility of his sound ensured that each of his 2013 releases stayed on the charts. Now signed to SCI+TEC, Fergie’s Excentric Music, Tronic, Octopus Recording, Suara, Herzblut, and Material Series, Arjun’s dynamic productions are played all the way from Enter and DC 10 in Ibiza to Berghain in Berlin. In his spare time, Arjun runs a truly global record label, MakTub Music, where he indulges in his other passion: discovering and promoting fresh talent. Over the last 3 years, the imprint has become home to an impressive roster of artists. He also runs India’s premier electronic music school, The ILM Academy, and is co-owner of UnMute Agency, which manages the finest underground talent in India. Arjun Vagale has come to the forefront for the quality and depth of his productions and DJ sets. Whether packing in the dance floor or producing yet another monster tune, Arjun’s total dedication to house and techno is apparent in everything he does.
SCI+TEC / TRONIC / TRAPEZ LTD / OCTOPUS / BEDROCK / WAVEFORM / KD MUSIC / SUARA / HERZBLUT / MATERIAL SERIES / MONIQUE SPECIALE / HUMMINGBIRD / SERKAL