Nikhil Chinapa does everything in style, and his B’day is no exception – bringing down house master Funkagenda to celebrate!
A regular on the Indian dance music calendar, Funkagenda is back again on the Indian shores to delight us Bharatvasis with his wide variety of electronica super-skills. This time he is in the country to bring in close friend Nikhil Chinapa’s birthday in style.
For those of you who don’t know who Funkagenda is (shame on you), he is one of the fastest rising house music producers in the international scene whose production and remix skills are highly sought after worldwide. He has been associated with big labels like SUBLIMINAL, POSITIVA, BIG LOVE, TOOLROOM, and many more.
He started his career at the age of just 13, helping to program backing tracks for his father’s club act, he quickly got a taste for music and life on the road. He formed his own bands at high school and became a multi instrumentalist. Then as he hit his late teens, amidst fronting a soft rock band, he was lured into the charms of dance music by the legendary VOODOO RAY. He was in love with the music and would spend hours together in his home studio crafting Drum & Bass and Techno works, to keep this love affair going.
In the late 90s during the house explosion it was here that he found his home, being influenced by the likes of ROGER SANCHEZ, DAVID MORALES and MAW who perfectly fused music with dance floor sophistication!
He began to learn the delicate art of DJing, but his true love was production and at this point, with the price of a Dub Plate being about 50 pounds it was not cost efficient to play your own material. But thanks to the perfectly timed launch of the CDJ by PIONEER, many a bedroom producer now had the ability to play their own works out, and Funkagenda became a regular user. Always re-editing and remixing tracks into his own style, his sets had a unique sound, and began to catch the ears of many promoters around him. He rocketed to fame at the speed of light and his tracks became the flavor of the moment.
So make sure you catch this Electro-Music mastodon when he comes to your city as part of the Nikhil Chinapa Birthday Tour. This is one gig you don’t want to miss!
Dates & Venues:
5 JUNE – F-BAR – B’LORE – SECRET PARTY – FUNKAGENDA & NIKHIL CHINAPA
6 JUNE – ROYALTY, MUMBAI
7 JUNE – LUDUS, DELHI
8 JUNE – CHANCERY PAVILION, B’LORE – ROHIT BARKER, TUHIN MEHTA & NIKHIL CHINAPA