Club MTV Went To India's Bloc Party And We Want To Go Back NOW
Varski and R3wire hit Mumbai recently. Find out what went down here...
Two weekends ago, both myself and R3WIRE had the privilege of performing at the MTV Bloc Party in Mumbai, India with Club MTV.
This was our first time playing in India and it was an experience we will never forget.
Rather than describe the obvious beauty surrounding the city of Mumbai, we would rather talk about the rapidly growing rave culture that has taken the Indian population by storm in the past few years.
This juggernaut of a scene was only recently introduced to India and already, there isn't a well-travelled DJ who can’t say they have played in India and, like us, fallen in love with the incredible culture and amazing people.
We were always aware of how big music was in the Indian culture but even we were left amazed by the pure scale of it. Playing there allowed us to witness, first hand, the unmatched passion of the people we were lucky enough to perform to.
The crowd taking in every single break down, anticipating every drop and embracing new music like it was as familiar as an old Guetta track... it really was a DJ's dream.
R3wire & Varski @ The MTV Bloc Party, India
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Alongside us, we had the pleasure of playing with not only some established local talent, but also one or two international powerhouses as well. BassJackers and Doctor P in particular went down well, and were very impressive as always. Bl3nd was a bit of an anomaly for us. The energy levels he bought were amazing, and the whole facade around the mask and manic clown was hard to ignore. We could go on to question his 'mixing' ability, but won't on this occasion. Let's just say it was our first live encounter of 'ghost' DJ'ing on such a large stage.
In any case, the immense production value, and setting of the arena which overlooked Juhu beach, was more than enough to keep our attention on the surroundings and atmosphere.
We cannot thank MTV India and the amazing ravers of MTV Bloc Party enough for making our first time in India an experience we will never forget.
UNTIL THE NEXT TIME :)