Beats Travel focus on the idea of heading off the beaten track to follow the beat of the music, wherever that may be. Right now, that is in India where our December was filled with the blazing lights and epic beats of Magnetic Fields, Vh1 Supersonic and Sunburn Festival.
We’ve already shared the magic of Magnetic Fields with you, we scored a backstage pass to Sunburn, but right now, we have to get why Vh1 Supersonic killed it, off our chests. Only in it’s third year it seems third time is truly the charm. It’s like the ultimate party amongst the pristine beaches of Goa.
After a series of warm up Arena shows around India VH1 kicked off at Candolim Beach in Goa as a NYE warm up from December 27th-30th, boasting names like Disclosure, and Axwell, as headliners, but it is some of the smaller names that made techno dreams come true for the Beats Travel crew with the Awakenings stage.
First up on that list would be the guys from Drumcode Records. Most techno fans have heard of Adam Beyer’s Swedish based record label, few have seen any of the artists perform in a way witnessed at Vh1 Supersonic.
Having been following the superb talents of India’s Oozeundat, managed by India’s own Unmute Agency, for a little while now, being exposed to more of the talents on their books blew our minds. One duo that caught our attention was BLOT. Hailing from New Delhi, these guys describe their music as organic, melodic electronic. Something about this style of music, coupled with a live show is completely captivating, and enters you into an almost trance like state.
The vibe at Vh1 Supersonic can only be described as the ultimate beach party. Dancing barefooted in the sand, whilst watching the Indian Sun go down will be an experience our crew will be remembering until next year. One thing is for sure, Vh1 Supersonic gets the thumbs up from the team.
We could probably go on about Vh1 Supersonic for a really long time, but we won’t because you’ll get a shocking case of FOMO, Mondayitus, Hump Day Blues, cabin fever or something. To help ease the pain we have left you with our favourite set of the festival. Well done Vh1 Supersonic and Joris Voorn.