Magnetic Fields is going to go down from the 9th-11th December and they’re going to be hosting some carefully handpicked artists!
Magnetic Fields Festival, over the past few years, has gained the reputation for being solely responsible for promoting some of the best future sounds in India as well as internationally. This year, the festival is slated to take place from the 9th to 11th December at the Alsisar Mahal in Jaipur. This year, Red Bull Music Academy has geared up to take over the North Stage for the second time in a row. The RBMA has become synonymous for churning out some of the best talents in the dance music industry. The showcase will bring together associated artists from all over the world as well as alumni artists! This year, gracing the decks, will be Floating Points (DJ), Roman Flügel, Matias Aguayo, Helena Hauff, Pinch and Oceantied! Head on over down to get to know more about the artists!
1. Floating Points (DJ)
Sam Shepherd initially started his association with music by singing in the choir and eventually discovered his penchant for electronic sounds. He now combines varied sounds, right from tropical sounds to vocal house. He also happens to be a huge vinyl collector!
2. Roman Flügel
Roman Flügel is a dedicated electronic music lover and player. He has been able to seamlessly adapt to different styles all through his artist days. You can expect him to embrace his folky music side by day and then suddenly transition to big room instantly. He has also been hugely popular for his remixes of popular tracks over the years.
When Pinch moved to Bristol from South Wales, he was immediately plunged into a world of bass-heavy music. He started to experiment more with grime, minimal, garage and eventually ended up even using dubstep in his sets. He believes in the motto – “If you’re chest ain’t rattlin’, it ain’t happnin!” He went on to launch Tectonic Records, which is now one of the most recognised labels in the bass music industry.
4. Helena Hauff
Helena Hauff is an artist who likes to dabble in the dark forms of music. When she’s behind the deck, you can be treated to either acid, electro, techno, goth, industrial or if you’re lucky – a mash of everything. She has been gaining fans in the circle because of her technical prowess and her no holds barred approach towards her craft!
Ketan Bhairat is a man of many talents. While the above picture shows him on the DJ deck, he also plays guitar for the post-rock band ‘Until We Last‘. He was also one of the few artists who were handpicked for the Red Bull Music Academy (one of 40 participants picked from 3,500 artists around the world, to be precise) and interacted with legends like Iggy Pop, Arcade Fire. He later took off on an epic European Tour in August through Czech Republic, Malta, Finland, Croatia. He ended his memorable set at Outlook Festival. His electronic music takes inspiration from techno and Indian classical music and finally evolves into lush downtempo beats with some foot-tapping music.
What else you can expect at Magnetic Fields Festival 2016!
Apart from the massive line-up that is going to take over the music duties at the three-day festival, attendees will be treated a host of lot more amenities and luxuries over the course of the festival! You’ll be treated to some visually enchanting art installations by Flako and The Wanton Bishops. The Burning Man resident installation ‘Pulse and Bloom’ will make its debut at the festival as well! Vaayu Vision’s Collective will paint a huge mural in the village with the help of local artisans, just like Shiv Shilo Suleman did last year. Joey Barker, Kahili Young, Ankita Trivedi, Preetal Dongre and Danny Darkoski from Vaayu’s Vision Collective will be lending their art as well to the huge mural. For those who are inclined towards wellness and healthy food habits, there will be various yoga sessions, gluten-free food and detox juices up for grabs. You can gaze at the stars with the help of several installed telescopes. Take part in a henna-making workshop.
The food, that will be served up at the three-day festival, will celebrate food from various parts of the world. You can look forward to feasting on dumpling and baos, New York-style pizzas, delicious gourmet sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients and modern Indian food alongside festival staples like waffles and French fries to keep your tummy satiated! This years Magnetic Fields Festival is definitely going to trump that of last years! Make sure you don’t miss it!