For Indian EDM lovers that follow the Ultra Music Festival, (the worlds premiere electronic music fest), the news that it’s younger off shoot, Road To Ultra, was coming to India for the first time with an awesome lineup was like hearing that The Chainsmokers were coming to India….oh wait, they WERE coming, and it promised to be all kinds of epic!
I’ll grant that it was a pretty decent lineup, although maybe not the most amazing one that could’ve been put together.
Opening with Siana Catherine, the first DJ of of Indian descent to ever play Road To Ultra, was probably a good idea, cos she was awesome, and knew her crowd well, the result of having lived in India for the last six years! I’m not sure how many people are familiar with the rest of the lineup, but some of them like Sam Feldt, Lost Kings and Slushii are pretty big in various parts of the world, and you could see why!
But needless to say, the crowd poured in to the Mahalaxmi Racecourse on a school night for one reason only….to hear their favorite tracks from the Grammy winning, chart busting Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, otherwise known as The Chainsmokers!
Of course MissMalini and I HAD to go chat with them backstage before they went live, and it was super cool.
#EXCLUSIVE: Here's what happened when I got to chat with the band of the hour, @thechainsmokers ? just minutes before they hit the @ultraindia stage ?! I wish I could do this all over again ? Double tap & show them your love if you want them to come back for another dose of ? PS: Watch this space for part ✌️of my #RTUI experience ? #MMAtUltra
And they burnt up the stage, with the crowd singing along to “I want Something Just Like This”, “Closer”, “Say You’ll Never Let Me Go”, and finally, “Don’t let Me Go”.
I think it’s safe to say that The Chainsmokers fans got what they came for, an energy filled performance, and enough drama with the production (which was pretty awesome btw) to get their pulses raging! Here’s a quicker-than-quick recap of the amazing night.
I just hope Road To Ultra comes back to India every year, and with a bigger and more punchier lineup each time!