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    The bass will drop big at Puducherry this Weekender, courtesy Udyan Sagar.

    Udyan Sagar is on a roll. Fresh from the release of his latest album, Raja Baja, the Ahmedabad-based electronica DJ is performing at the upcoming Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Pondicherry this weekend. Accompanying him will be artistes like The Raghu Dixit Project, Dualist Enquiry, Skrat and Sapta, making this event one of the most-awaited in town. Sagar, aka Nucleya, who headlines the event, says, “People can expect all of the big hits from my previous albums, plus the newly-released ones.” The old albums he is talking about includes Koocha Monster and Bass Rani, songs of which are still being played in discotheques across the country.
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    Nucleya’s sound—desi tunes interspersed with global electronica—is quite unique. But that does not mean he is battling monotony in the studio. To bring out something new, he has tried doing things a little differently in the new album. “I’m experimenting with a lot of new ideas this time, while trying to maintain my signature sounds. Take for example, Take Me There, which has English vocals rendered with a different approach,” he says. The vocals shine through the voice of Kavya Trehan, a singer/songwriter from Delhi—one of the many collaborations he has done in Raja Baja. Another is Jind Mahi, featuring Avneet Khurmi, who was also heard in Aaja (from the earlier album, Bass Rani). But the track that is currently a hot favourite in clubs and even on Twitter is Scene Kya Hai, by Mumbai-based hip-hop artist, Divine. Sagar is the least surprised. “They love Divine’s verses all the time,” he smiles.
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    Sagar is currently looking to release more tracks. Not surprisingly, he makes sure he is up-to-date with music from all across the world. What he doesn’t enjoy doing is sitting tight. “I like to travel whenever possible. Smriti (wife) and I recently took Guri (son) to Europe for the first time. Also, very recently, we moved base to Goa. That has been one of the best decisions of my life,” he concludes.

    Catch him tomorrow at the Ashok Beach Resort. 8.50 pm onwards. Entry free. Details: insider.in

    —Karan Pillai

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