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News |  30 Dec 2015 16:45 |  By RnMTeam

Day 3 Supersonic promised versatility and delivered it

MUMBAI: A week before VH1 Supersonic kicked off, Live Viacom head Jaideep Singh praised the festival’s consistent approach to focus on the versatility of electronic genres and 24 hours of music later, the praise seemed justified.

The good, the bad, and everything in between The DJ set of Ryan Nogar vs Sid opened the day at Laboratoire, and the duo faced the similar issues as a direct result of Goa’s scorching heat - poor turnaround. Zaeden took over the Iron Heart stage and the House DJ played conveniently progressive House sounds, as fans still tried finding ways to enjoy the music without stepping on the hot sand. The beers were out, and the party had seemed to have begun, as Dubvision turned the mood of the evening. With help from their setup, the duo played an hour long set, some of which that would be released as early as next month.

Poor turnaround is always a demotivating factor from an artist’s perspective, and although the organisers weren’t at fault for the not-so-ideal environment during early sets, Viacom would want to work on these aspects in future to ensure that the artists have a good time too.

Iron Heart was a completely different scene a few hours later when W&W returned to the beaches of Goa, with a massive response, possibly the highest the festival has witnessed so far. A bit away from the House dominated Iron Heart stood the impressive Spectrum stage, curated by the Dutch organisers ‘Awakenings’. Here, the music was different, and the emphasis was also on a visual treat, and Tuhin Mehta (second act on the stage) offered what techno offers best.

The line-up continued through with Paul Ritch, whose 90 minutes set was yet another example of why he needs to perform in the country more often. Luigi Madonna continued where Ritch left, and the techno soundscape experienced a shift with the layers of electro-hop that Luigi is known for echoing at the corner of the venue.

Revellers have a better understanding of what to expect from the festival, and the early sets on Day 4 may not have to see a similar outcome as the artists from Day 1 to Day 3 witnessed. With Axwell headlining the night, it’s safe to say that Supersonic would witness the highest turnaround of the 2015 edition, if not all editions so far.