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The last 18 months have been a revolutionary time to remember for the deeper side of electronic dance music. With the deeper areas of house, techno and minimal having a stronger foothold on dance music than ever before, talented artists within these genres are finally getting the credit and acclaim they deserve, non more-so than Pawas Gupta.
Born and raised to a classical musician in India, Pawas was always destined for a career in music. From initially playing the ‘table’ (Indian drums) alongside his father in concerts, Pawas’ musical prowess was evident almost instantly as he quickly taught himself to play numerous other instruments including percussion, bass guitar and keyboards. Following in his father’s footsteps, he soon chose to pursue a career within his new found love of electronic music. At the age of 17, Pawas began DJing in his native country, India, and despite becoming a huge icon within the Indian dance scene, his move to Europe in 2004 brought him another level of success.
With his DJing talents becoming recognized around central Europe, production was the next step for Pawas. After the instant success of his first solo record ‘Katang’ early in 2007, Pawas’ own productions, together with his highly acclaimed collaborations with his best friend and fellow dance heavyweight Daso, have seen the adopted German causing a stir within the global scene.
After releases on labels such as Spectral Sound, Flash, Squonk and Connaisseur plus smash hits such as ‘Bummelzug’, ‘Det’ and ‘Crawl Around’, a legion of the world’s top DJs and producers have all joined the Pawas fan club, including Dubfire, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Marc Romboy, Luciano, Jimpster, Satoshie Tomiie and many others.
Pawas’ deep, Detroit influenced style of house and techno has now become a much demanded recipe within the dance music scene and DJ gigs in Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Dubai and throughout Germany over the last year are an indication of this.