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Amsterdam-based GMS to burn the floors this Sunday 

GROWLING Mad Scientists aka GMS is a collaboration between Dutch DJs Shajahan Matkin (Riktam) and Joseph Quinteros (Bansi). Having been recognised by the likes of film director Tony Scott for their music and with a slew of international awards to their credit, they are expected to turn up the heat at UB City with their psy-trance sound, courtesy Kingfisher ULTRA Soul Flyp.

The name game
When we started making music, our first synthesiser had a sound preset called The Growler. We liked it so much that we decided to name our band Growling Mad Scientists.

Indian trance experience
We visited Goa with our parents when we were 15 years, and ended up at a party. We loved the music so much that we actually quit school once we returned to Amsterdam and taught ourselves to DJ.

Working with Tony Scott
While he was shooting Man On Fire in Mexico, he hired a DJ for his famous rave scene who played our song Juice. Scott contacted us soon after, and told us that he wanted to use it. It still remains my favourite film, of course.

Meeting Bansi
I met him at a coffee shop in Amsterdam. We hit it off quickly and found out our parents were actually friends who visited Pune quite often.

Musical influences
The parties, the party people and of course, the blasting music.

Perks of the job
You get to promote your music worldwide and see what’s happening in different countries, and what kind of music people are into at a given time, and have a blast playing your own music.

Stage essentials
Nord Lead (keyboards) and my laptop.

On EDM
Dance music is popular with the masses because it’s a natural evolution of sound. It is also a great way to be yourself, let go and have a great time.

Rs. 1,000. 3 pm. At the UB City amphitheatre, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 9591479000

—Avinash Kumai

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