Percept Live recently announced the homecoming of Asia’s largest dance music festival, Sunburn, to Goa in collaboration with Klassique events represented by Shailesh Shetty.
Spanning over two days, a brand-new format ‘Sunburn Klassique’ will be held on February 23 and 24 at Vagator, the venue where the festival was first hosted in 2013. And now the artist line up is finally out.
The festival will feature four stages i.e. Klassique, Techno Kraft, Psychedelic Cirkus and Vinyl Ambulance and will have over 42 artist performing including the likes of KSHMR, Markus Schulz, Claptone, Art Department, Sultan & Ned, Alle Farben, Arjun Vagale, Ankytrixx, Sonic Species, Liquid Soul, GMS, Mandragora, Midival Punditz w/ Nathulal Solanki, Richard Durand, UnderHer, Janux, Bullzeye, Beyond 120, David Phimster, Joel Discobar, Ma Faiza, Almost Human, Alexander Smith, Heiko Laux, Leon Pereira, Moscada, Nic Thomson, Roman Sheronov, Sashanti, Veronika Fleyta among others.
Making his return to Sunburn in Goa after 2015 is the best live act in the DJ circuit, KSHMR. Ranked #19 on DJ Mag’s 2018 list of Top 100 DJs, KSHMR has been making India proud by taking his heterogeneous sound to different parts of the world, and has been hailed by many, as a champion of his immersive cinematic sound. The forever achieving diligent record producer, Niles Hollowell-Dhar from Berkeley, California with deeply seated Indian roots has been a festival front-runner.
Making his India festival debut is the mysterious house music producer, Claptone with his signature golden mask with a beak. Claptone is one of the highest-placed house DJ’s in the Top 100 DJs Poll who curates The Masquerade events everywhere from Ibiza to Amsterdam to Melbourne.
Having headlined Sunburn way back in 2013, the German-born, but Miami-based DJ Markus Schulz who won the DJ Times‘ America’s Best DJ for an unparalleled third time, will be sampling some of his signature hybrid trance sounds he is responsible for with spine-tingling melodies and outrageous basslines.
Trance fans can exult as Dutchman Richard Durand who visited Sunburn in 2012 will be dropping some adrenaline pumping baseline from his album ‘The Air We Breathe’ which he released recently after a 6-year hiatus.
Canadian Jonny White, acting Head of No 19 Music, Art Department will return to Sunburn once again after 12 years. The prolific producer’s original style landed AD at the forefront of a major underground music movement, transcending genre barriers and breaking down walls as few other underground artists have. Their game-changing contribution to the electronic music landscape has been undeniable, garnering accolades such as ‘#1 Track of the Year’ at the Beatport Awards, the iTunes #2 ‘Best Electronic Album’, hailed as the “hottest duo in dance music” by DJ Mag, awarded the ‘Track Of The Year’ by Resident Advisor (UK), Groove Mag (Germany), and #2 in Mixmag (US), and voted #6 Top DJ’s in the world.
Live electronic act, composed of Kalden Bess and Jessica Abruzzese, UNDERHER will ensure dark, twisted fantasies meet a controlled reality with their immersive set.
Liquid Soul, the solo project of Swiss artist Nicola Capobianco, with more than 100 hypnotic tracks and a best Beatport artist and a best Beatport track acclaim under his belt, has undoubtedly paved the way for progressive psy-trance landscape and will showcasing some of his hard hitting sounds.
Ever since Mandragora, one of the most undisputed names in Brazil, released his first track, fans have been bewildered trying to catalogue him. The people that know him closely say he can produce a complete album in one weekend!
UK electronic artist Sonic Species, established as one of the world’s leading producer of cutting-edge psytrance will ensure not to disappoint. Initiated into the global psytrance tribe after attending his first rave in the early 2000s, currently signed to the Nano Records label, Sonic Species is set to release his second album this year, the follow-up to his 2012 debut ‘Unleash The Beat’.
The Kreuzberger Frans Zimmer has reached heights others can only dream of. Having evolved under the artist alias ALLE FARBEN, Berlin based DJ and producer has played over 3000 shows, more than 350 streams on Spotify, 200 million views on YouTube, 2 million downloads.
In the realm of classic dance music duos, few are more recognisable than Sultan + Shepard. From releases like ‘Where Are You’, ‘In The Air’, ‘When We Were Young’, ‘Make Things Right, to remixes like their remix of ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’, they’ve remained a household
Sunburn Klassique will also feature the best home-grown artists from across genre, such as Arjun Vagale, Ankytrixx, Ma Faiza, and Midival Punditz, some of them making their Sunburn come-back. The festival will see an assortment of techno, trance and commercial names ensuring a time travel to what Sunburn was in its heydays. The event will also embrace a food court, flea market and an adventure zone as seen in its annual showcase.