7 songs to watch out for at Road to Ultra India
With the Ultra franchise’s ever expanding “Road To Ultra” series poised to make its India debut just around the corner, we’re taking a look at seven tracks likely to be featured throughout the weekend from the lineup’s hottest artists. From the woefully overplayed to the delightfully new, they’re all right here.
Curated by Dancing Astronaut’s International Editor Kanvar Kohli
Rezz - Drugs
While not currently a household name in Asia, Rezz is genuinely one of the most talented artists in current rotation, and would be performing in India for the first time on September 8. ‘Drugs’ is exquisite, bass-heavy collaboration with 13, taken from her critically acclaimed new album, Mass Manipulation.
The Chainsmokers - Closer
The Chainsmokers’ viral hit ‘Closer,’ which has racked up over 1.7 billion views on YouTube in just over a year— and also gained significant popularity in India in the process, will also surely get some Ultra airplay this year in Mumbai. Given its extreme popularity and instantly recognizable lyrics, ‘Closer’ will undoubtedly be played at some point during The Chainsmokers’ headline performance.
Slushii x Marshmello - Twinbow
Another artist making his India debut is Slushii, who will seek to enthrall festival attendees with his unique melodic dubstep style. A song to keep an eye out for is his collaboration with Marshmello, titled ‘Twinbow’ which the producer often plays at his kinetic sets. Fans in attendance can look forward to also hearing tracks from his recent debut LP, Out of Light.
Sam Feldt - Show Me Love
‘Show Me Love’ is Tropical House maestro Sam Feldt’s greatest ever hit, with more 250k likes on SoundCloud alone. The slick track features melodious chord progressions, delicate live-sampled sounds, and sensual vocals, making it a perfect reflection of Feldt’s subtle style.
Getter- Head Splitter
Getter is somewhat of a surprise inclusion in the festival’s line-up, given the stark contrast in his music as compared to the other performers. The best way to describe his bizarre music would be ‘one big acid trip,’ which extends perfectly to ‘Head Splitter.’ Despite the songs extreme weirdness, there is no denying the dubstep producer’s talent.
Lost Kings - Look At Us Now
Another group looking to make a name for themselves in Asia is Lost Kings, who released their collaboration ‘Look At Us Now’ with Ally Brooke and A$AP Ferg a couple of months ago. The track echoes firm future bass and pop influences, making it perfect for a modern festival setting.
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Rounding off the list is The Chainsmokers’ monster collaboration with Indian fan favorites Coldplay, ‘Something Just Like This.’ Playing this track is an absolute no-brainer, given Coldplay’s almost religious following in India, especially following the band’s maiden performance in Mumbai in November of 2016.