Showcase: Time for an EDM revolution

The ASOT 600 show will finally put India on the Electronic Dance Music map.

March 09, 2013 03:49 pm | Updated March 21, 2013 02:04 pm IST - Mumbai

Building up the trance: Armen van Buren. Photo: Special Arrangement

Building up the trance: Armen van Buren. Photo: Special Arrangement

Electronic music has arrived in India. From the beaches of Goa and the tiny hole-in-the-wall clubs in every city, trance music has finally come of age. Some of the biggest names in EDM have performed in high-profile events, but few come close to what Mumbai will see next week. Armen Van Buuren, one of the most influential DJs, is descending on the west coast to celebrate the 600th episode of his highly acclaimed radio show, A State of Trance. The ASOT 600 show (or party as he likes to call it) will finally cement India’s place on the map as a premier destination for EDM.

The ASOT 600 is a multi-leg tour playing in different cities around the world, with a different line-up of artists performing along with the man himself. The Mumbai leg features a fantastic line-up of world-renowned DJs who often play with Armen on the show on a regular basis. The star-studded line-up includes the Egyptian duo of Aly and Fila; one of Asia’s best DJs Shogun; Dutch trance group Rank 1; and Armen’s occasionally resident DJ Arnej.

With more than a few thousand people expected, ASOT 600 will not only showcase the best trance music has to offer, but also bring EDM to the mainstream. With the early-bird tickets already sold out, regular tickets too are being lapped up from the official site.

So what are you waiting for? You’ve been listening to him at home, at work and in the gym and in the car. It’s time to — as clichéd as this may sound — close your eyes, let your mind take over and turn your brain into the dance floor.

Bottomline: The revolution is coming. Be there!

A State of Trance 600

Where:Royal Western India Turf Club, Mumbai

When:March 16.

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