There are some people who are born for the dance floor. They have this pulsating, never ending energy and you will always see them give out good vibrations to everyone dancing around them. That’s how I noticed Mahesh and eventually we befriended each other at some odd gig. With such a small music scene, you see a lot of people being friends on the surface but it can be a rather harsh world on the inside. However, this man oozes with genuine honesty for his love for music and the scene. At so many instances where I am stressing out on gig night, worried if the crowd is going to show up or not, worried if I am going to recover and make some money or not I see Mahesh entering the venue with a smile on his face. He is also one of the few people who willingly pays up which reinforces my belief in his honest declaration for supporting the scene. Not to forget the one two many Sundays where we have bumped into each other at Razzberry Rhinoceros, sat by the grass and spaced out for hours. Those have been good times indeed! I knew he would have an interesting playlist to offer hence I hit him up and asked him to be a part of this series before the end of 2017. Here’s what he’s got to say about his relationship with music…
“Music has been with me since a very early age. I have memories of listening to sound come out of the speakers when I was about 3 or 4 years old. I was amazed. I also have memories of recording tracks from the radio onto cassettes. Lots of music was there in my school as well. Rap/hip-hop/rock/ heavy metal/ Jazz/ Blues/Electronic/ Indian Fusion/ Disco to name a few. I kept listening to different genres all through out. Basically whatever moved me to dance or knob my head.
As technology advanced access to music became easier. We moved on from Walkman, discman, ipods, phones and now streaming which personally for me opened up more possibilities to listening to more sounds. Spending 6 months at True School of Music was a further ear opener. So much music around you subconsciously makes you identify sounds which an untrained ear would miss.
However Electronic Music caught my attention the most. My personal favourite genres are House and Techno. The possibility to merge so many sounds and create something so raw and beautiful is extremely overwhelming.
To put it in a nutshell “ Raving is a Spiritual Experience. Below I am listing few of my favourites. Have fun Homies ☺ Lets Dance!!!!” – Mahesh Patil
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra
OutKast – MS Jackson
Sutra Sonic – Shalamar
Say It With Me – Viveick Rajagopalan feat. Manjunath BC
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance
Oliver Schories – One More Dance, Jules (Original Remix)
Black Vans – Original Remix
Unexpected (Mike Wall Remix)
Unique Drum – LOUD