Gear up for the off the chain night that will be at Don’t Let Daddy Know, India!
DLDK (Don’t Let Daddy Know), is coming to India for the first time on May 27, with its one night dance party concept. DLDK will debut in Mumbai at the Dome – NSCI SVP Stadium. The whole shindig was made possible because of a partnership between our homegrown Ferriswheel Entertainment, who are also organizing Tomorrowland Unite in Hyderabad and EA Events, a Dutch-based dance events organization. The Mumbai edition will feature 6 big international talents i.e. Steve Angello, ARTY, Sem Vox, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and homegrown talents Anish Sood and NKHL, performing on one stage in one night.
DLDK started in Ibiza, back in 2012, and since then, the music event has become internationally successful with events and audiences in Hong Kong, Santiago, Manchester, Antwerp and Amsterdam. The festival is known for its huge venues, mind-blowing visuals and spectacular special effects along with mega lineups featuring acts such as, most recently, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Angello and many more.
To prepare you for the upcoming madness that awaits at DLDK, we thought it would be cool for you to get to know the lineup better, both personally and musically. Read more to know about your favourite acts and have a listen to some of their music.
1. Steve Angello
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Steve Angello is a Greek-Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and label owner. Angello is also a former member of Swedish House Mafia, along with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. Angello started out as a turntablist, fusing hip-hop, breakbeats and 1970s classics. By his late teens, he began to be drawn towards electronic music.
Angello is one of the most successful electronic musicians in history, a platinum-selling artist at a time where those have become an endangered species and a live performer who routinely plays for crowds the size of a small city. He began releasing music alongside his childhood friend Sebastian Ingrosso in 2001, had his first breakthrough hit as a solo artist with his electro-tinged 2005 remix of the Eurythmics’s “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” and broke the UK Top 10 with “Tell Me Why,” his 2006 collaboration with fellow DJ/producer Axwell released under the name Supermode.
After establishing his reputation as a formidable figure on the dance music scene, Angello teamed up with Ingrosso and Axwell to form the supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Over the course of their collaboration they earned two Grammy nominations, became the first dance music group to headline Madison Square Garden, and released a concert film from their international farewell tour called Leave the World Behind that topped the iTunes charts in 34 countries.
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Arty began sending demos to labels in 2009, and landed his first release on the UK’s Enhanced Progressive that same year. The quality of his productions belied his inexperience, and his prodigious talent rapidly became in high demand throughout the industry. In just two years, he had landed releases on his two favourite labels, setting the tone for his impressive rise through the scene.
He has since released huge tracks on the likes of Armind, Spinnin’, Big Beat, Ministry of Sound and Insomniac, crafting immensely popular remixes for OneRepublic, London Grammar, Above & Beyond, Halsey, Porter Robinson and Years & Years along the way. Since then, he’s played at EDC, Tomorrowland, Ushuaïa, XS Encore Las Vegas, Amnesia Ibiza and Creamfields to name just a few. Taking a more eclectic approach to his sound than some of his peers, his sets mix up house, trance, progressive and electro into one scintillating blend.
3. Third Party
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Committed to making every original cut as personal as possible, Third Party’s four-year rise has conjured some notably accomplished moments. Breakout offering “Release” was an essential first calling card onto dance floors worldwide. It opened the door to “Lights” alongside Steve Angello, “Feel” alongside national peers Cicada and their subsequent Ultra Music debut “Thank You,” with remix duties for Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Sigma’s UK Number 1 ’ Nobody To Love’ sealing the deal on their universal appeal. Third Party has also played at Brixton Academy, Creamfields, Ministry of Sound, O2 Academy Leeds, XS and Liv.
4. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
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Hailing from Amsterdam, Sunnery and Ryan met in 2006 at the clothing store where Sunnery worked which was where Ryan happened to apply for an intern ship. While working together they discovered a lot of similar interests, and started working on some music together. From that moment on the two never stopped doing what they love most, going on to create a name for themselves.
Ground-breaking and inspirational performances have brought the duo escalating successes across the globe. With their star on the rise, Sunnery and Ryan are now part of the superstar DJ set and tour circuit. Super hits lead to remix work, and Sunnery and Ryan are the go to producers for some of dance music’s most respected artists. The duo has performed at Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Croatia, worldwide editions of Sensation, BPM Festival at Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Dance Valley and Mysteryland in their home country The Netherlands, several Electric Daisy Carnivals, clubtours in Vegas, Chicago, New York and an own club night in club Boom on the island of Ibiza.
5. Anish Sood
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Anish Sood is one of the most prolific artists to break through the Indian dance music scene. His latest single Superfly featuring Anushka Manchanda and Nanok peaked at #3 on the iTunes India chart and his weekly podcast ‘Sunburn On Air’ has racked up close to a million plays in just over a year.
His originals and live sets effortlessly blend across House, Electro and Techno and his distinct understanding of dancefloors, moods, trends and audiences ensures that he’s just as comfortable playing arena-sized crowds and intimate nightclubs. He’s also performed alongside some of the biggest names in dance music including David Guetta, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Afrojack and Axwell to name a few.
(Courtesy : Facebook/NKHL)
Nikhil Kandhari, one half of ‘These 2 Guys’ is an Indian based DJ/Producer. Been around for a while, he already has a substantial amount of work and a large collection of tunes in his collection. He has already made his mark by playing at Sunburn Festival Goa, 2014 (Asia’s biggest music festival) and supporting various international artists such as EDX, Tube & Berger, Heatbeat, etc.
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