The setup of Supersonic at Candolim beach was magical this time round. I salute Nikhil Chinapa for working hard towards Supersonic. The feel of a real beach is totally different unlike Sunburn’s Vagator beach. When you dance on actual beach sand, it feels like heaven. Day 3 of Supersonic awaited the conclusion from Above and Beyond. Before that was Mat-Zo. I heard Mat-zo earlier this year at Kittu su in Delhi and he nailed it. He is like a mix of all Genres of Edm. Above and beyond was going to be magical and there was no doubt about it.
I realized that Supersonic is trying to make something of its own by supporting fresh EDM artists that are bringing new music to the scene. Sunburn also pulled a lot of fresh artists and also had a powerful commercial aspect. For an EDM explorer like me its not so difficult to prioritize. I just want to try fresh music. The list at supersonic had the likes of Bl3nd and John 00 fleming. For those who have heard them wont go anywhere else. Supersonic is supporting the new artists and that is the best part about them. Their philosophy is to bring fresh music upfront. Above and beyond also supports that via its Group therapy where so many awesome artists come up.
I want to conclude roughly that for those who really want to discover fresh, kicky, tasty music then he/she must and must go to supersonic. Sunburn is good but they will get you most commercial big shots. Although they have other stages too out of which the hidden stage is the best one. Sunburn’s Dance temple is a phenomena but still did not give me goose bumps.
The Supersonic setup is not hugely populated and that I think is something I look for. Good music and less shabby people. I attended hardwell at Buddh international circuit , greater noida and it was shit. So many people had come in and I don’t even know how they got the passes. It was a commercial hit but I hated so many people rushing here and there and not enjoying music. 90% were busy taking selfies.
Anyway coming back to Goa. Above and beyond simply touched me like always. They are emotional and yet they know how to make us jump. Its a mix of emotions and bass. I then attended the 4th day of Sunburn with so called “dimitri vegas and like mike surprise”. They played only for 25 mins. I could not ever hear them properly. I felt cheated to be honest. I was hoping they played for 1 hour or so.
So if I was asked where I want to stand if given a choice? Main stage of Super sonic or Main stage of Sunburn? I would say Supersonic.