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Growling mad scientists in city tonight

music Updated: Aug 14, 2010 13:29 IST
Jana Colaco
Jana Colaco
Hindustan Times
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DJ Riktam Matkin and DJ Bansi Quinteros of G.M.S (Growling Mad Scientists), regularly tour the world and have sold over 300,000 CDs, have over 150 releases, eight albums and 10 compilations.

However, their musical odyssey began when they were just 15, in Goa, where they stumbled upon a trance party. Says Matkin, “It was a life-changing experience for us and we knew straight away what we wanted to do with our lives.” After their travels to India the duo both left school and began collecting music and practice DJing.

As kids, the artistes had very different musical tastes. While Quinteros had a rock background, Matkin was more into hip-hop. Their experiences in Goa left a profound mark on their sound and they returned to Amsterdam, where their production career took off, giving the group their respective name. Hence was born one of the most sought-after, electronic music acts in the world.

G.M.S’s big movie break came when their tracks were licensed for the Denzel Washington movie — Man on Fire (2004). They have also had their music featured in the movie Domino (2005) and in the future, will be doing a Tony Scott film.

The new album, titled Riktam & Bansi, will be released soon and has a more progressive house style, something that the duo feel is picking up these days.

“We want to take people’s minds and bodies, and rock into the future,” say the duo, who will be performing at Aurus tonight. “A couple of our tracks have the santoor in them; however what we would really love to do is collaborate with an Indian singer. India is a place of inspiration for our music and we will keep coming back.”