Anil Chawla

Location:
London, London and South East, UK
Type:
Artist / Band / Musician
Genre:
House / Electronica
Site(s):
Label:
Global Underground, Cr2, Saved, Vapour
Type:
Indie
Bookings:

sam@mainlinemusic.net

Remix Management:

stimpy@concretepromo.com



In an era when house music is largely been dominated by continental names, it’s refreshing to see a British talent shine through and gain the global acclaim they so very deserve. Anil Chawla is exactly that – a homegrown star whose steady rise has been all about quietly consistent quality, not flavour-of-the-month hype.



There was no quick and easy break for Anil – just a steady stream of ear-catching, high-quality house music demos passed around London’s promoters, and a subsequent booking at the legendary Turnmills (R.I.P.) That booking led on to a residency at the acclaimed Together nights – where he had the both envious and unenvious task of warming up for electronic music royalty as diverse as The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Francois K, Trentemoller, Josh Wink, Green Velvet, Simian Mobile Disco, Mylo, Hot Chip, MSTRKRFT, and Cassius. He calls it his “apprenticeship” – and indeed it proved invaluable experience, these high-profile warm-up sets bolstering his ever-growing peak time appearances elsewhere.



Dance music bastions Global Underground soon picked up on his skill across the board and his early productions on labels like Duty Free and Twisted Frequency, and began their ongoing relationship with him by releasing a series of singles and remixes, and more recently a weekly GU show on Ministry of Sound Radio (with fellow compadres, Dale Anderson and Jim Rivers). A global fanbase was soon established, and guest mixes on John Digweed and Tall Paul’s KissFM followed, his DJ profile growing simultaneously with his ever increasing status as a producer, with releases on leading labels like Cr2 and Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records.



His peak thus far as a producer came in February 2009 with the release of his debut album alongside frequent studio partner Dale Anderson, the stunning Roadhouse, released on Global Underground. A sublime album of house and techno music, it received rave reviews from print press like iDJ, DJMag and M8, and websites like Data Transmission, lauded for its consistency, diversity and programming. It showed the world that he wasn’t just another producer of disposable 12” releases, but a real musician with something more to offer. The duo have now been asked to provide GU’s first ever producer samples DVD for Loopmasters, joining the likes of Marshall Jefferson and Todd Terry in the sample company’s roster. Global Underground also invited Anil and Dale to compile and mix a special Classics CD to feature on their renowned GU: Mixed compilation series, and GU took him around the world on tours to Argentina, Peru and Guatemala (on his headline tour of South America), to Dubai, Miami, Egypt, Amsterdam, Ukraine and across the UK. That’s not to mention his separate appearances at Pete Tong’s Wonderland in Ibiza and in countries including Russia, USA, Spain, India, Netherlands, Lithuania, Georgia, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Italy and the Channel Islands.



His talent has been recognised in multiple global dance music awards, including a nomination for DJMag’s Best Breakthrough DJ of 2008 in their Best Of British Awards, a Mixmag Future Hero spot, a Best Artist nomination in the 2008 Beatport Awards, and an award for Best Deep House Track (for Leftorium with Dale Anderson) in the same awards. He was also shortlisted for Radio 1’s ‘In New DJs We Trust’ roster, a post narrowly missed out on and currently occupied by the likes of Heidi, Alex Metric and Toddla T.



His GU tour residency continues, with slots supporting the likes of Sasha, James Lavelle, and Felix da Housecat, and other recent highlights at home including his ongoing appearances at the awesome South West Four festival, a support show for Deadmau5, and of course a pivotal role in the infamous Turnmills closing weekend.



Looking to the future, the recently-launched D.A.T. Soundsystem project with Dale Anderson and Tim Davison has seen him expand his DJing activities, playing 6 hour sets with his colleagues at The Ministry of Sound in London, while his productions continue to gain support from the likes of John Digweed, Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier, Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Angello and Nic Fanciulli – with everything from deep melodic funk and freaky acid house still all part of his repertoire. A forthcoming D.A.T. EP trilogy on Nick Warren’s Hope Recordings alongside new bits for Cr2, Berwick Street, Presslab, Flow Vinly and Star 69, and more singles from Roadhouse will ensure that his name carries on being on the house music cognoscenti’s lips through into the new decade.



Biog written by Ben Gomori



***Mix Downloads***



GUEST MIX ON CARL COX GLOBAL RADIO JUNE 2010



FEB 2010 MIX DOWNLOAD



MAY 2009 MIX DOWNLOAD

MARCH 2009 MIX DOWNLOAD



JOHN DIGWEED TRANSITIONS GUESTMIX DOWNLOAD

JULY 2008 LIVE MIX DOWNLOAD (Pacha, Buenos Aires)

MAY 2008 LIVE MIX DOWNLOAD (Ministry of Sound, London)



MARCH 2008 MIX DOWNLOAD

JANUARY 2008 MIX DOWNLOAD



OCTOBER 2007 MIX DOWNLOAD

JULY 2007 BBC Radio 1 MIX DOWNLOAD



APRIL 2007 MIX DOWNLOAD



FEBRUARY 2007 MIX DOWNLOAD



DECEMBER 2006 MIX DOWNLOAD



Discog:



Original:



FORTHCOMING

Anil Chawla - Do It (Great Stuff)

Anil Chawla - Loop EP (Nervous Records)

Anil Chawla - Think About It (Cr2)

Anil Chawla - Striker (Presslab)

Anil Chawla & Dave Falconi - Strutter (Whoop)



RELEASED

Anil Chawla - 209 (Cr2)

Anil Chawla - The Zone EP (Flow Vinyl)

Anil Chawla - White Gloves/Fuga (Vapour Recordings)

Anil Chawla - Chair Ethics (Bend Records)

Anil Chawla - Zero Hour (Rapid Response)

Anil Chawla - Together (Kill Brique)

Anil Chawla - Shake Your Money Maker (Kill Brique)

Anil Chawla - Hysteria (Cr2)

Anil Chawla - Stuck In A Loop (Vapour Recordings)

Anil Chawla - Everyone Loves Candy (Vapour Recordings)

Anil Chawla - Fever - (Fragile)

Anil Chawla - Jurassic Car Park - (Morrison)

Anil Chawla - Purple Fruit (Twisted Frequency)



Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - ROADHOUSE (Global Underground)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson – Minimalize (Global Underground)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Table 5 (Global Underground)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Sheshi Loungin (Global Underground)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Panda Love (Global Underground)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Leftorium (Global Underground)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Makes Me Feel (Saved Records)

Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Disco Stew (Saved Records)

Anil Chawla & Sam Ball - Daily Intake (Cubsim)

Anil Chawla & Sam Ball - Afterhours (Cubism)

Anil Chawla & Sam Ball - Melting Pot (Cubism)



Remixes:

FORTHCOMING

Steven Lee & Granite - Everybody Wants To Rule The World 2009 [Anil Chawla Remix] (Star 69)

Redanka - Out Of The Dark [Anil Chawla Remix] (Whoop)

Traffik - Cut Your Teeth [Anil & Dale Remix] (Global Underground)



RELEASED

Fratts & Imak - Roma [Anil Chawla Remix] (Berwick Street Records)

Northberg - Moments [Anil Chawla Remix] (Klimaks)

Dale Anderson - Juhu Beach [Anil Chawla Remix] (Bend Records)

Cevin Fisher – Freaks Come Out [Anil Chawla Remix] (Subersive)

Lucca - Hundertwasser [Anil Chawla Remix] (Sound of Acapulco)

Mooncat - Hear What Was Said [Anil Chawla Remix] (Forensic)

Lewis Ryder - Techno Birds [Anil Chawla Remix] (Bigger Deer)

Musetta - Peace & Melody [Anil & Dale Remix] (Morrison)

Adam Freeland - Silverlake Pills [Anil & Dale Remix] (Global Underground)

Jack Obsolete vs. Rene De La Soyo - Just Perception [Anil Chawla Remix] (Helvetica)



Stu Hirst - Saws & Sines [Anil & Dale Remix] (Global Underground)

Francois Dubois - I Try [Anil Chawla Remix] (Unreleased)

Stu Hirst - Choral [Anil Chawla Remix] (Strawberry Blonde)

Timo Garcia/Cheshire Catz - Just Get Over It [Anil & Dale Rmx] (Berwick)

Tall Paul - Got It [Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson Remix] (Duty Free)



What They Say.

''One to watch in 2009, a masterful producer buoying large upon the horizon of worldwide electronica. reminds us of an early Rampling/Wink lovechild - big things set to come!''

Global Underground



"Anil's house sound is of the cool, deep and sleazy variety"

Notion Magazine



"The Chameleon of Turnmills, Anil Chawla seamlessly slips onto the decks at any number of nights"

Mixmag



"Been playing Anil's stuff since day one, really into his music"

Hernan Cattaneo



''Anil Chawla is one of the finest residents in the land''

Nic Fanciulli



"Great playing with you on the weekend Anil. You did a wicked set"

John Acquaviva



"Definitly a name to keep an eye on in the future. A top guy and a hot producer"

Mark Knight



"Anil played a great warm up set, a set which is sometimes overlooked whereas it is in fact the most important set of the night"

Jo Mills



Roadhouse - Album Cover - Global Underground



Mixmag - "Future Heroes" - 2005



DJ Mag - "Major Impact 2008" - Jan 2008



DJ Mag - Feature - Feb 2009



M8 - Ones To Watch - Apr 2009



DJ Mag/iDJ - Roadhouse Review - Mar 2009



Music Industry Manual - 2007



Base Magazine - November 2007
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