Ever since 2017 when a white rapper and hitmaker named Macklemore made his India debut, Vh1 Supersonic was considered because the music pageant that may transcend its digital music roots. Now three years on, there’s one other white rapper – Machine Gun Kelly – occupying the headliner area for the three-day pageant’s seventh version, to be held subsequent month in Pune.
The 29-year-old musician (and actor, in the event you noticed him in Netflix’s Chook Field and the Motley Crue biopic The Dust) has been energetic for a few decade now, however Machine Gun Kelly (actual identify Colson Baker) discovered world fame solely within the final 5 years. Whether or not it’s filling the position of a typical dangerous boy on songs like ‘Bad Things’ with singer Camila Cabello or matching the vitality that artists like Papa Roach, Blink 182’s Travis Barker or Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda convey, Machine Gun Kelly makes for a high-energy headliner for Supersonic. Maybe most just lately in 2018 was when extra followers in India had been conversant in him, when he began a beef with rapper Eminem on ‘Rap Devil’, which was a response to the veteran artist’s takedown on the tune ‘Not Alike’.
With a bit of bit of recent additionally comes the very acquainted – super-producer and DJ Diplo has additionally been introduced to carry out at Vh1 Supersonic 2020. It was nearly 5 years in the past in December 2014 that Diplo’s over-the-top twerk-friendly dancehall and EDM group Main Lazer made their India debut at Vh1 Supersonic’s Arcade tour version, however he’s clearly all the time able to hop on a aircraft to India. We’re not simply speaking about how Diplo introduced his world occasion property Mad Respectable Block Social gathering to India in 2016, but additionally how Main Lazer’s smash hit ‘Lean On’ was partly shot in Karjat and Vasai. Diplo stated on the time of the video launch in a press assertion, “India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. […] India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget.”
Making her India debut at Vh1 Supersonic is rising hip-hop star Sampa The Nice, who has roots in Zambia and lived in Australia. Coming to India on the again of her critically acclaimed album The Return, anticipate buoyant vibes that’s more likely to begin a celebration. For the extra devoted digital music followers, the pageant nonetheless retains its promise by programming Dutch techno veteran Speedy J, American EDM DJ-producer Gryffin and Dutch home music duo Magnificence.
There may need been an enormous delay in saying their lineup this time round – for causes that stay unknown – however Vh1 Supersonic is lastly including its value to the February calendar of music festivals. Curator and co-founder Nikhil Chinapa says it’s about staying forward of the curve and throwing surprises at followers every time with the lineup, whereas additionally “going a notch higher”. He provides that the pageant is banking on superhit makers this time round. “Diplo’s recent releases include a string of global hits and collaborations with music’s A-listers and Machine Gun Kelly’s new single has smashed past the 100 million streams mark in the blink of an eye,” Chinapa says. With the total line-up but to be revealed, Chinapa hints that they’ll introduce a Ok-Pop group for the primary time at Vh1 Supersonic and turn into “more inclusive” almost about genres.
Vh1 Supersonic 2020 shall be held from February 7 to February 9 at Laxmi Lawns, Pune