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Sunburn Klassique is bringing back a number of favorites, like KSHMR
4 February, 2019

Sunburn is returning to Goa under the banner of Sunburn Klassique. The EDM festival that revolutionized dance music in India, is making its epic return to the place where it all began, Vagator Goa, over the weekend of February 23 and 24. Boasting 4 epic stages – Techno Kraft, Psychedelic Cirkus and Vinyl Ambulance, the festival promises to bring back memories, and make new ones. Below is the lineup for Sunburn 2019.

KSHMR
Returning to Sunburn after his first perfromance in 2015, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, better known by his stage name Kshmr, is an American musician, record producer and DJ from Berkeley, California. He was ranked at 23rd on DJ Mag’s 2015 Top 100 DJs and was awarded “The Highest New Entry”. His place elevated to 12th in the Top 100 DJs of 2016 and kept the same spot in 2017
 
Markus Schulz
Markus Schulz who played the Sunburn stage in 2013 is a German-American DJ and music producer based in Miami, Florida. Best known for his weekly radio show titled “Global DJ Broadcast” that airs on Digitally Imported radio, After Hours FM and other online stations, Schulz is also the founder of the label Coldharbour Recordings and Schulz Music Group (SMG), an artist management company that manages rising stars in the industry including Nifra, Fisherman & Hawkins, Mr. Pit, Grube and Hovsepian, and Adina Butar. In September 2012, Schulz was crowned America’s Number 1 DJ by DJ Times.
 
Claptone
Claptone is a German DJ and producer duo which specializes in house and tech house genres. They are recognizable by their golden mask with a beak, which serves to intrigue the public as well as keeping their identity hidden.
 
Art Department
Art Department, the infamous electronic music act, has seen almost unparalleled success within the world of dance music in recent years. Canadian Jonny White, acting Head of No.19 Music, is now the lone force behind the influential project, and will be returning to Sunburn after 12 years. The prolific producer’s original style landed AD at the forefront of a major underground music movement, transcending genre barriers and breaking down walls as few other underground artists have.
 
Sultan & Shepard
After a chance meeting in the after-hours club scene in Montreal in the mid-2000’s, Ossama Al Sarraf and Ned Shepard quickly discovered that they had a natural musical chemistry. They soon began collaborating on original songs, remixes, and songwriting, officially forming Sultan + Shepard in 2010. From collaborations with revered EDM artists such as Dillon Francis, Tiesto, and Fedde Le Grand to remixes for major pop acts like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, and Madonna, the duo established themselves as one of dance music’s leading partnerships.
 
Alle Farben
The Kreuzberger Frans Zimmer has reached heights others can only dream of. Having evolved under the artist alias ALLE FARBEN over the past eight years, he is now in a key position in the German and increasingly international music scene, playing every weekend in clubs around Europe and surfing on the SoundCloud-Wave like few others.
 
Sonic Species
After the global success of his debut studio album ‘Unleash The Beat’, and a succession of hit tracks over the last few years, Sonic Species is established as one of the world’s leading Psytrance artists. Having performed repeatedly at most of the leading international events, the signature Sonic Species sound is now blasting loud in all four corners of the globe. Following his recent signing with the legendary Nano Records, his second album is scheduled for release in 2019.
 
Liquid Soul
Liquid Soul became a worldwide sensation for his distinctive sound signature. a sound that can be best described as masterfully capturing emotion through the perfect use of uplifting melodies which manages to intelligently fuse elements of trance and psychedelic trance. these unique qualities have simply set Liquid Soul apart from the pack, making him one of the most desirable artists in the business today.
 
Mandragora
Mandragora is a Future Progressive project from Mexican, but with Brazilian soul, Eduardo Neto who is a DJ and producer with a unique talent, personality and stage presence. … Nowadays, Mandragora is one of the greatest talents of the new generation and one of the most disputed names in Brazil.
 
Richard Durand
Without doubt, the hottest new trance DJ / producer to emerge from Holland this past year is Richard Durand. Recommended by the mighty Tiësto as his ‘Tip For The Top in 2007’ in DJ Magazine a year ago, Richard has responded with a string of stunning productions and remixes in recent months, including official reworks of Tiësto’s ‘Lethal Industry’, ‘Flight 643’ and ‘Break My Fall’, Armin van Buuren’s ‘In And Out Of Love’ plus a DJ diary that has exploded due to demand from high profile shows and festival appearances, culminating in Richard Durand rising to 66 in the DJ Magazine Top 100 poll in 2008.
 
UnderHer
The meeting of two worlds, two backgrounds, two artists: Kalden and Jessica, brought together through their desire to incorporate sensuality and techno and to propose a new cocktail for the modern electronic music scene. A never-ending struggle between wants and needs, and the heart and mind: this is the core of UNDERHER’s soul. Dark, twisted fantasies meet a controlled reality, wherein one must reflect, obsessively to say the least, over thoughts of love and possession in the depths of their secretive mind.
 
Other artists to watch out for:
  • GMS
  • Midival  Punditz w/ Nathulal Solanki
  • Arjun Vagale
  • Ankytrixx
  • Janux
  • Bullzeye
  • Beyond 120
  • David Phimster
  • Joel Discobar
  • Ma Faiza
  • Almost Human
  • Alexander Smith
  • Heiko Laux
  • Leon Pereira
  • Moscada
  • Nic Thomson
  • Roman Sheronov
  • Sashanti
  • Veronika Fleyta