Vridian Releases New EP on San Francisco Based Label Manjumasi
Delhi based electronic music DJ and producer, Vir RC aka
We got in touch with him to know more about the release. Read below!
1. How did the release on Manjumasi come about?
The label ‘Manjumasi’ is the brainchild of world-renowned DJ / Producers Atish, Mark Slee and Naveen G. I’ve been a fan/follower of theirs for some time now and they recently announced that they were starting their own imprint. The label itself has an impressive
2. What is the purpose of releasing your music on these foreign labels/how do you think it is helping you?
This question would have a two-part answer. Most of these labels are run by musical tastemakers and are connected to the right audience. To have one’s music selected by them is a great feeling. The audience they have built has a certain taste and these labels help us connect to those people who would be inclined towards that spectrum or style of music. I will not lie, there is a sense of validation in having such associations as well. Not only does one get new listeners, but one is exposed to a whole new network of artists that are dabbling in a similar space. This can potentially lead to all kinds of cool collaborations, depending on how one decides to use this network. These label affiliations can also potentially lead to many opportunities overseas as well. I definitely believe in independent releases as well, but I feel it’s necessary to have these on my catalog as well.
3. How do you decide on who to approach for remixes of your originals?
Many different ways to go about this. In this case the label head honchos asked me a list and I straight away shot the names of my current favorites. That’s probably not the best approach (haha). For
4. What plans do you hold for the future? Any performances out of the country?
I have recently just begun working on a non-dance music EP that I intend on releasing independently. There will (hopefully) be some exciting collaborations on it and I’m basically writing it to exercise the other side of my musical inspirations / influences. Beyond that, I very much have plans to go play outside the country summer 2020 onwards. Nothing is concrete yet, but its all in the works. Step by step!