The annual VH1 Supersonic Arcade is known for bringing some of the most well known DJs and music producers in the world to an Indian audience. Last year we saw artists such as Skrillex and Steve Aoki mesmerise dance music enthusiasts around the country. This year the event is bringing Dutch electronic music trio, Dash Berlin. The trio will perform at Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru starting April 15. (Buy tickets here)
According to Jeffrey Sutorius, aka Dash Berlin, he has prepared a special set for the Indian audience. "I have really given a lot of thought about what to play this time. It's going to be 'Not Giving Up On Love.' It's an old 4AM remix that I did for Armin Van Burren featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor. I want to play that to the Indian crowd and to my fans because I think that message stands out almost every day of the week. And it also stands out for me personally," says Sutorius.
Dash Berlin shot to fame with his 2007 single "Till The Sky Falls Down." Since then he has released three studio albums, numerous chart-topping singles and have captured audiences' hearts all across the planet.
Sutorius' journey in electronic music started in the early 1990s when he got his first turntable. "I got influenced with electronic music because of my sister. She was a dancer at night clubs. She brought me cassettes that I would eventually try to mix in my vinyl. That was my first baby step towards the mixing that DJs do," he says.
The dance music hit-maker is currently working on his fourth studio album, "We Are Part II." The record is the second part of his 2015 album, "We Are Part I." He has been performing tracks from the upcoming album during live shows for a while now. "People who come to the shows, or listen to the big sets on the main stages, will sometimes be able to pick out some tracks that will be featured on the album. But they will not necessarily be in the same form in the album," explains Sutorius. However, he did not confirm a release date for the LP.
After the India tour, Dash Berlin will be heading to Bolivia and Argentina for a series of live gigs. Sutorius is also hopeful that a European tour will be on the cards in 2016.