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South Asian Techno-Wizard, ‘Stoked’ teams up with Balthazar & jack-rock for new genre-defying single ‘Java Rain’
It’s no secret that TECHNO music has been the rage and thunder of the recent music sub-culture that’s rapidly enveloping the urban society around us. The greatest indicator of this development is the rise in streams, new and veteran techno artists have been amassing over the past couple of years across almost all music platforms. Spearheading the tech-music space in the continent is south Asian techno-wizard & producer, STOKED, who hails from the hippie paradise of GOA. The Teleportative tunes he produces capture the zeitgeist of the country’s booming underground scene.
The techno trailblazer has championed the cause of the Indian techno culture by producing music that has topped the International underground music charts by scoring in at 1st place over 4 times. Besides this, his 14 top releases, 16 top 100 tracks, and 56 beat-port release further consolidate his position as one of the leading artists in the global tech scene. Industry Giants from Bart skills, Umek, Luigi to Monika Kruse, joseph capris, balthazar & jack rock have appreciated the likes of his incredible music. Madonna, Ramon Topia, Metosi Hristiv, Ramiro Lopez & Spartaque are among other heavy weights who’ve extended support toward his ascension in the music scene.
His consistent endeavour in honing his craft has lead to one of his greatest career breakthroughs so far. One of the world’s leading techno labels, Terminal M, brainchild of Monika Kruse has signed the maestro, making him the first Indian to Bag a signatory deal with the global techno outfit. To add to the excitement of his signing, STOKED has taken his fans across the globe by with his newly released single ‘Java Rain’ co-produced by Bulgarian tech-rockstars Balthazar & Jackrock. The single marks his forray into the bulagarian Label.
The Fans are in for a real trip navigating through all the fractal soundscapes the song ‘JAVA RAIN‘ offers. His Past ventures include exclusive releases on other globally acclaimed labels including ‘Say WHAT’, IAMT & codex recordings. His tune Techno Hero that dropped on the IAMT roster turned out to be a beatport CHART blower. His unrelenting enthusiasm & infectious energy reflect loud & clear in his style of music.
The inspiration for the ground-breaking melody JAVA RAIN; comes from STOKED’s in person visit and grand stay at the java rain resort mangalore. A tropical haven surrounded by lush forests, the sunrise set STOKED was shooting for at JAVA RAIN resort provided the perfect symphony of natural sights & sounds that became the core inspiration for the song.
Having toured across India, Singapore, thailand, Sri lanka, netherlands, Croatia, Belgium & the UAE, STOKED is locked & loaded to expand his influence by making his advent into the German music scene. He’ll do so as a debutant at the Iconic Sea You Music festival. In the process, he’ll not only be winning the Indian techno sub-culture a spot in the global scene but will also be sharing stage space with legendary artists from the likes of Amelie Lens, Giorgia Angiuli, Boris Brejcha, Monika Kruse, Maceo Plex, Reinier zonnrveld to Stephan Bodzin, Enrico Sangiuliano & Pan-Pot.
STOKED’s achievements cannot be understated since now the artist is tanking up for bigger ambitions. His musical prowess will soon expand to entrepreneurial brilliance as he opens up a beach club with restauranteur AKASH Deshmukh. And as a cherry on top to the multi-layered cake that STOKED’s career is, he’ll also be performing at the Ginormous Bavarian festival GRÜNE SONNE, making a crowd of over 30,000 people groove to his beats. HIS career and meteoric rise are a true inspiration to young and aspiring techno artists from around the country.