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    DJ Manu Ferrantini from France gears up for his first performance in the city, at Swirl

    To say that Manu Ferrantini’s musical journey has been odd, would be an understatement. The Frenchman has gone from playing the guitar in a NuMetal band called Watcha, for a decade, to creating popular underground electronic music for the past seven years. As an artiste, he’s played to packed dance floors in Lisbon and Paris, before heading to India, primarily to perform at venues like Bardo, Hilltop, etc, in Goa. “I hear Chennai is referred to as India’s ‘Techno Capital’, so I’m very excited to see what’s in store,” shares Ferrantini, who’s performing tonight, on the eve of Valentine’s Day at Swirl, The Gateway Hotel. His signature DJ sets are always filled with sounds that vary from funky minimal to groovy psychedelic techno.
    At a time when DJs are accused of just pressing play, underground EDM artistes work doubly hard to stand out. “Anyone can be a DJ, but it’s difficult to be a good DJ. What places me above the norm is my taste in music and knowing what track to play after the other in order to get the dance floor rolling, and bringing about some euphoria,” says Ferrantini, who finds time at the studio, between gigs, to work on his untitled second album that will feature 10 tracks. Sadly, we’ll have to wait till mid-2016 to get a taste of it. The young DJ has gigs lined up in Goa, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata, before leaving India in June to play at multiple venues in Germany. So head over to Swirl and ask him to play Mistress Robot, a track he rates as one of his best.
    Entry at Rs 1,000 per head. Details: 66802500

    Party all night
    This Valentine’s day, head to the Sunrise Festival to party from dusk till dawn, at the Ashok Beach resort in Puducherry .
    Who’s playing: DJ Ivan, Ma Faiza alongside Prematron on Guitar and Synth and Bhargavi Raman on Vocals, DJ Vijay Chawla, Wa Tec – Whosane! & Anastas!a, Kid Creme, Dj TT, Sleepwalker, Dj Rohit.
    Genres you’ll hear: House, Techno, Minimal, Psychedelic Trance and chart topping EDM hits.
    Ticket prices for couples: Rs 1,200. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

    Four to the floor
    Rave it up with international DJ and co owner of the uber famous techno record label 303lovers, Luigi Rocca, at the Hennessy Artistry party at Q Bar tonight.
    Who’s playing: Luigi Rocca (Italy) and Dj Chubby
    Genres you’ll hear: Techno, Tech-house, Deep House, and popular EDM tracks
    Ticket prices for Couples: Rs 1,000. Details: 22255555

    Anoop Menon

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