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Press Release |  25 Oct 2017 18:05 |  By RnMTeam

Red Bull Music Academy North Stage announces full line-up for Magnetic Fields 17

MUMBAI: Completing a diverse line-up for the Red Bull Music Academy North Stage at Magnetic Fields later this year are Daphni – Caribou’s elusive dance floor alter ego – Swiss DJ and selector par excellence, Sassy J, Sophie Wilson, the Manchester-born, London-based DJ and producer better known as Willow, and Sindhi Curry, Mumbai-based selector Pramod Sippy’s new moniker.

 Magnetic Fields will be held from December 15-17 this year, at Alsisar Mahal, a 17th-century stately palace in Rajasthan. Alongside the Red Bull Music Academy North Stage and the day stage will also be the Desert Disco Stage, secret parties at undisclosed locations on each night, as well as a new, intimate stage on a rooftop for Saavn Sessions.

Daphni Since his first release in 2011, Dan Snaith's Daphni alias has become a fixture in the world of underground dance music. From his debut album Jiaolong in 2012 to his 2017 release of both a fabric live mix composed entirely of his own unreleased tracks and edits, and his second album Joli Mai, via various remixes and edits in between, Daphni tracks have populated the DJ sets of many of dance music's most forward-thinking DJs.

As a DJ himself, Dan has gained a reputation for varied and extended DJ sets in some of the world's finest clubs - Fabric, Panorama Bar, De School, Warehouse Project, Concrete, Print works, etc. - and euphoric headline DJ sets at festivals the world over. But Daphni appearances are rare - balancing time recording both Daphni, Caribou and touring means that a Daphni DJ set is always special.

Sassy J Hailing from the de facto beautiful Swiss capital of Bern, Sassy J has a colourful and charming sound informed by her honest love of music and emotion. Sassy J has been passionately doing her do for 20 years now. In that time she has kept a focus on forward thinking electronic and analogy sounds, has been a consistently exciting DJ and has earned a reputation amongst esteemed artists and fans that appreciate her unhurried style. Driven by a feel for the occasion, a passion to present new sounds and desire to leave a mark on her audience, Sassy J has played everywhere from Eglo Dance and Dekmantel to OHM and De School. As can be heard in her mixes for The Trilogy Tapes, Resident Advisor and Crack Magazine, Sassy J likes to let her music breath and marinate, to take her time and let the moods and grooves she offers up really sink in. Always shifting through sounds with real dynamism, it's all these things that make her a standout voice in the DJ world.

Manchester’s finest Willow aka Sophie Wilson is the purveyor of a style defined from a bubbling melting pot of dubby textures, minimal patterns and stripped back influences. With an output spanning the realms of classic hip-hop, stripped back broken beat and sparse elements of leftfield house and ambient techno; Willow has developed a sound that’s unusually distinctive, yet hard to define.

Willow’s introduction came in 2014 when veteran DJ Move D included her first production Feel Me in his Fabric 74 mix. Having pricked ears when he played the track out for the first time, Move D passed Feel Me on to his friend Lowtec – who decided to give it a full release in a compilation on his Workshop imprint the following year. The sub-heavy house tune with an earworm R&B vocal was a highlight on the LP, and then became No.6 in Resident Advisor’s tracks of 2015. Willow made her return to Workshop in 2016 with a full EP; bringing together warm, twisting melodies with delicate vocal flecks and heavy low-end stabs over lingering dimensions of beat-less bars.

Now based in London, Willow has become a name in demand at some of the best clubs and festivals around the world. She’s played alongside names like Roman Flügel, DJ Koze, Omar S, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison and Workshop regular Kassem Mosse at clubs like De School in Amsterdam, hotly-tipped Bassiani in Georgia and alongside the Numbers crew at Nitsa in Barcelona.

Sindhi Curry aka Pramod Sippy started his musical journey at an impressionable age of 14. His foray into DJing began with terrace parties and impromptu gatherings, usually organized by friends. A self-taught DJ, his intrigue led him to continually delve deeper into the art form, perpetually striving to understand it better. Over the course of a musical career spanning more than two decades, Pramod has held multiple residencies and performed across the country. During this journey, he has moved seamlessly from tapes to CDs, to consoles, to vinyl, of which he is a true practitioner with a growing collection.

Pramod has been an integral part of the entertainment industry, notably as a co-founder of The Bombay Elektrik Project and The Hive. His work was crucial in building the foundation for culture centres and movements in the country, providing platforms for upcoming talents to showcase their skills.

Sindhi Curry’s sound is a true testament to the diversity in music and its evolution through time. His style of music today is influenced by Chicago-House, Disco, Funk, Soul and Detroit Techno, amongst a vast array of genres. The atmosphere that he seeks to create can be best described as fresh, warm, and infused with funky grooves and cosmic sounds.

Red Bull Music Academy North Stage Full Line-up Red Bull Music Academy North Stage at Magnetic Fields includes Daphni, Ben UFO, Special Request, Sassy J, Jayda G, Willow, Sindhi Curry and Stalvart John.