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Lost and found

DJs who’ve remixed tracks for BT, Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto, spin their original set in the city tonight. Read on to know more.

music Updated: Dec 17, 2010 16:05 IST
Sharin Bhatti
Sharin Bhatti
Hindustan Times

This is the time for Indian electronica. I would seriously urge every aspiring Indian producer to collaborate,” global music promoter Fiona Strewart had urged an audience of eager artistes at the recently concluded Soundbound music conference.

Following the diktat, two DJ producers from the city went on to become top of their sound in the last two years. Rishab Joshi and Prayag Mehta started a producer’s collective two years ago called Lost Stories.

musicThey began by remixing popular tracks by the likes of Tiesto, BT and Armin van Buuren and immediately got noticed by Tiesto’s record label, Black Hole Records. "Our first track (False Promises) was picked up by Tiesto and that gave us a great platform to produce and remix some of the best-known tunes in the world," says Mehta. Three days into releasing the track, Armin van Buuren played it as his tune of the week in a live set.

That was 2008 and since then, the duo has remixed club anthems by every known electronica artiste in the world. The list also includes BT’s hugely popular tune, Emergency. “When we were singed onto the label, they offered us this track to remix. That was another stepping stone for us,” explains Mehta.

It’s playtime
For the duo from Mumbai, sitting in a studio and shredding international tunes on their consoles was the perfect ‘playtime’ they could have asked for. “We would play with the tunes and see what caught our fancy and bounce it off the label. The artistes whose tunes we’d produce, would always get back to us and ask us for more,” says Mehta.

More recently, the duo is now working on a Nadia Ali track that would be released on December 21, a little before they play at Sunburn in Goa. But before that, Lost Stories will finally play an original live set at Blue Frog tonight. “We have been working on our original music for some time now. We have been waiting to DJ and experiment with new sounds,” says Mehta, who describes the Lost Stories sound as progressive melodic that bleeds into trance.

“Our music is very dark yet melodic. A lot of the music we have remixed and produced fits that description,” explains Mehta.

Catch Lost Stories live at Blue Frog, Lower Parel tonight. Call 40332300

First Published: Dec 17, 2010 14:05 IST