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Anjali Jhangiani | Friday, 17 February 2017 AT 08:56 PM IST
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The Lost Stories duo are certainly going places with their unique sound. Prior to their performance today in the city, they tell us about everything, from their academy to their upcoming track.

In a span of a little over three years, the Lost Stories have shot to fame and how! Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi have made it to every EDM listener’s playlist with their groovy remixes of popular hits including One Republic’s Wherever I Go and more recently, Alan Walker’s Faded. Read on to find out what they’ve been up to recently and what’s going to keep them busy through the rest of the year.

You’ve checked Tomorrowland and Mysteryland off your bucket list. What are the other festivals you’ve been wanting to play at?
Performing at Tomorrowland and Mysteryland was one of the best experiences. We would love to perform at Ultra and AMF amongst many other festivals.

Tell us about the Lost Stories academy. What is the philosophy of the academy?
We have set up Lost Stories Academy in Mumbai where we personally mentor upcoming DJs and producers by sharing all the knowledge and experiences we have garnered over the last seven years in the music industry. We are taking our assent across India this year, starting with Indore and Delhi next.

You’ve toured China. What’s the EDM scene there like? Have you picked up any trends from there that you will incorporate in your next work?
The dance music scene in China is huge. Perhaps, the second biggest in Asia after India. We have played three sold out shows in China and the reception we received has been unmatched really. Every show has helped us to learn about their culture and music taste.

Do you think EDM as a genre is in full bloom in India? And where do you see it heading?
The scene is transforming in to something new everyday, thanks to the growing awareness of dance, music and new producers who are topping charts occasionally. But it’s all dance music in the end. It’s definitely going to keep taking different forms but it’s not going anywhere!

Tell us about how you chose the song Faded to work on. What about the track made you think you could give it a twist of your own?
The Label approached us and wanted Lost Stories trademark sound on the remix. When we heard Faded, we exactly knew how we wanted the remix to sound. We wanted to give an Indian touch to it and decided to get in touch with Sajid, who performs for Coke Studio in Pakistan. He recorded flutes for us giving it the perfect finishing touch we wanted.

What kind of reactions and feedback have you received from your contemporaries for your Faded remix?
The flute won a lot of hearts. It just made an emotional song even more emotional. Alan Walker loved the remix and called us on stage at Enchanted Valley Carnival where he performed it live! We have gotten countless thank you messages across the social media from our fans and other artists for it. The remix topped a lot of charts on iTunes and other digital portals like Saavn.

What are your current and future projects? Who are you collaborating with, where are you touring?
We have a lot of new music coming out starting with a new track with JETFIRE and Itay called India on Spinnin’ Records. We have worked on a new vocal single with Mathew Stepper which will be out later this year. The much-awaited single Mahi with National Award-winner Kavita Seth is due to release in May. We are constantly on tour performing at different campuses and clubs across India. We recently did a China tour which was a massive success. We have a few shows coming up in Malaysia, China and other Asian countries. We have a lot of new music to play for our upcoming show in Pune. It’s one of our favourite cities in India.

ST Reader Service-
Baleno Wicked Weekends featuring Lost Stories will be held at Local Gastro Bar, 6th Floor, Kapila Matrix, North Main Road, Koregaon Park Annexe from 9 pm onwards.

The writer can be followed on twitter @purplesaga

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