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Review |  31 Jul 2017 17:43 |  By Mallika Deb

The first edition of Solarise washed away the dust of everyday life from our soul

MUMBAI: As someone said, “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music,” we exactly felt the same yesterday (30 July) at the very first edition of Solarise, a periodical Sunday sundowner live through at Razzberry Rhinoceros. Featuring Gab Rhome from Anjunadeep, Kaleekarma and Midnight Traffic, the evening was all about some hypotonic tunes, good vibes where we could move slowly into the space between the melodies and back to solitude.

The act started by Kaleekarma who played a fine set before Gab Rhome took over the console. From the wooden decks, Harshita Kalee’s deep minimal tunes were just the thing as the sun went down on a breezy late afternoon. She put her heart, mind, and soul into the two-hour opening act and that was the secret of her musical sense.

They say some people have lives; some people have music, Gab embraces the second, precisely. The celebration along with idyllic melodies, lush organic soundscapes set against the seashore by Gab Rhome was beyond common where he made us the dreamers of dreams. We drifted away above the clouds and floated into the unexplained during his four-hour extended set. In the beginning of his extended set, there was mystery and evidence, but it's in the ending where the entire zeal existed to make the whole thing worthwhile for us. To the known and unknown, Gab was signed by Anjunadeep in 2015, the London-based label which is considered as ‘one of the hottest electronic labels in the world’ by Hype Machine.

As the night stimulated, Midnight Traffic from Qilla Records came to play the night duties from 10 pm. We pushed ourselves and witnessed the darkest night produced towards deep dark music. It was quite a groovy journey for Radioandmsuic as Rishi’s extended set created a pulsating vibe on the floor. In association with Deep in Dance, Wavlngth, BLOB, Musifix and Qilla Records, The first edition of Solarise washed away the dust of everyday life from our soul.