UK-based Dan Gresham kept two things in mind when he boarded his flight to India — eat local food and try best to act local. “Aap kaisen hai?” Gresham asks on the long-distance call from Bangalore, ahead of his performance. “I speak Hindi well. I can now take a local in Mumbai,” says Gresham. A self-proclaimed connoisseur of new experiences, DJ Nu:Tone, as he is known across party destinations in the world, likes travelling the most.
The fact that he is also one of the world’s most successful drum ‘n’ bass, and dubstep producers is another story. In the country to headline the quarterly electronic music festival called Bass Camp, Gresham has already travelled to New Delhi and Bangalore before he landed in Mumbai.
“I love new places, they always play an important role in adding to my own personal soundscape,” says the DJ on the go, who adds that his best beats have been created on the road.
Nu:Tone has four records to his credit. An old-school producer of a new-age sound, Geesham’s first vinyl release was in 2001 called The Boss. He was later signed on by Hospital records in 2003 and with them has worked on the some of the most wackiest remixes like the junglist wobble, ‘Strictly social…’
The producer, who bridges the gap between retro soul and beat addicts perfectly, has just released his third studio album, Words + Pictures. The 13-track album has collaborations with power vocalists like Natalie Williams, Kyan, Heidi Vogel and others. “There’s liquid funk, some dubstep and a whole lot of drum n’ bass in the album. But I’ve tried new samples and it has come out great,” says Gresham.
Catch Nu:Tone live at Bass Camp Festival at Blue Frog tonight, 8pm. Entry Rs 400