SkillBox brings you this new year with a dose of joy and freshness, the first edition of Lemonade Festival brings to you a host of homegrown and international artists across two stages facing the beautiful shores of North Goa at Riva Beach Resort - the 10,000 Lions Sound System Stage and The Sea Side Stage. With 18+ hours of music starting from noon on New Year's Eve and lots of new and exciting experiences across the lawns of the resort and the shoreline of Mandrem, the festival promises to be an incredible experience for artists and revelers alike. With a carefully curated line up ranging from reggae and dub to electronic, house, techno and drum n bass, with some surprises in between to keep your foot tapping to the early hours of the new year, we are super excited to host everyone at India's biggest lemonade party! The Phase 1 line up includes major selektas and emcees like Earl Gateshead, Jah Wine, Ninjahdread I-Jah, Cisco Kid and Sanyas-I on the 10,000 Lions Sound System Stage and some excellent homegrown producers like Vinayak A, Abhi Meer, Sindhi Curry, Chhabb audio and Viridian Music on the Seaside Stage. And of course, there is free-flowing lemonade for everyone!
Abhi Meer is a music critic, experimental music producer, DJ and content contributor at online community radio boxout.fm. As a producer, he creates experimental hardware music using modular synthesizers, vintage organs, advanced electro-acoustics, and mutilated field recordings.
Sindhi Curry embarked on his musical journey at the age of 14 and has since held multiple residencies and performed across the country. His style of music today is influenced by Chicago-House, Disco, Funk, Soul and Detroit Techno, amongst a vast array of genres. He creates a fresh, warm vibe through his music which is infused with funky grooves and cosmic sounds.
Born and raised in Bombay, Chhabb audio has been a big contributor to the experimental electronic movement around India. His style is usually full of 303 based dark, industrial, textured techno, with some heavy breaks and electro.
Asher Selector (Switzerland) is one of the pioneers of reggae music and Rasta movement in Switzerland. He has been a selector for 30 years and has been the host of Wareika Station show on Color 3 for over a decade.
Jungle Weed (France)
Mc Altaf Mc TodFod
Ras man man
Realovution Hi Fly (Italy)
Shash & Chaz
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Sanyas-I is passionate about Dub, Reggae, Dancehall, and its various Caribbean subgenres and has been mentored by some of the pioneers in the Indian Reggae scene such as Dakta Dub and General Zooz. He delivers a scintillating mixture of Indian style combined with Reggae culture - a truly unique combination stemming from the suburban Indian underground.
Founder as DJ/selecter and MC of Filuferroots (Bologna, Italy), Cisco Kid (Cisco Chi) has become one of the most prominent forces in the reggae culture in Europe. His lyrical content aims to give tribute to the Jamaican reggae singers of the seventies and project their style in order to fit into the new sounds of the modern, heavy bassline reggae music.
Selektor, and lead singer of The Avadhutas, Swedens Ninjahdread I-Jah has mastered reggae and dub and can make any audience groove to his tunes. He is the co-founder of 10,000 Lions Sound System which is the first ever reggae dub sound system in India, built in Goa by an international team. Earl Gateshead began his career in the late 70s when he built his own Sound System and installed it at the world famous Dive Bar in Soho, where he established a respected reputation as one of the country's top Jamaican music DJs. He has toured across Europe and Australasia with Big Youth, Dr. Alimantado and Cutty Ranks amongst others.
Vridian Music is the shared moniker of Vir RC & Siddhant Jain. Hailing from Mumbai- Delhi, this duo touches into varies styles such as electronica, deep house, techno and tech house, music that keeps a groove consistent in a plethora of atmospheres and a variation of rhythms. Having traversed Vancouver's nightlife, and become a part of Vancouver's renowned 'Gorgomish after-hours family' as well as their multiple residencies speak to their ability to resonate with any crowd and highlight the range of their sound. 10,000 Lions Sound System Stage:Vinayak As first brush with music was as a child playing the harmonium with his mother and learning the tabla. It wasn't long after that he found his space in the deep house, experimental dub ambient, and trip-hop. Through unconventional time signatures, beat patterns and groovy melodies, his sounds envelop your senses by building a sense of mystery and depth.
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