Turbo Recordings | Xplor
With Roots originally from India, but born in Thailand, Sunju Harguns’s story is one of passion for electronic music. It’ s a tale of deep, dark driven techno beats and rolling grooves that both encapsulates the mind and moves the feet.
Sunju had his pulse on the music bug from a young age, with an upbringing from his father's Jazz and Blues guitarist profession in the local Asian scene. He discovered many genres from his dad's vinyl collections and shortly after, he started to experiment with instruments in the studio. He found his love and passion for playing drums as it was always about the rhythm and grooves. Electronic music came into his life after grunge, alternative and leftfield music in his teen age. He started discovering early trance and hard house, and learning how to express himself through DJ-ing.
In 2002 Sunju moved to Shanghai and became a vital part of the early underground movement, holding residencies at some of the after hours venues alongside Christopher Lawrence, John 00 Flemming and John Digweed. As the years went by, he decided it was time to return back to Bangkok and focus his experience onto music production. Soon after, he started to catch attention of a few labels in Europe and North America while building his own following internationally around South East Asia. He was billed on lineups at festivals and clubs with international artists such as Tiga, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and many more.
In 2014 Viva Music founder Steve Lawler unearthed Sunju Hargun together with his production collaborater "Forrest" and promptly signed and released their debut EP “Vie”. Track ‘ No Futuro ’ put indivually both their names on the tongue of weekend warriors across the globe. With the record being selected by many, became a global dancefloor destroyer and added fuel with a stunning remix by "System-2" blazing bright.
April 2015 saw another landmark as the guys released their second debut material since the viva release. 'Palace' came out Tiga's home imprint Turbo Recordings being heavily supported by Pan Pot, Dubfire, Sasha, Seth troxler and many more. A couple of months after the release this all followed quickly with an original remix by Sunju for the duo named "Goldffinch" which was heavily supported by Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Carl cox and many more which broke into Beatport’s top 50 techno charts.
2015 was a year of change for Sunju as he evolved the production prowess towards a darker techno sound, delivering remixes and originals that both implode and mesmerize the dance floor at peak-time to deeper parts to the night. This change didn’t go unnoticed, coming with reworks for Radio Slave was featured on Richie Hawtin's residency night"Enter" as part of a soundtrack to their promo video. His tour dates spread around the globe as he goes unnoticed piecing together breaking sets and wowing crowds at clubs and festivals in Berlin, Australia, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Sweden all the way to Singapore, Manila, Bangkok and Bali.
2016 is set to be another excellent year for Sunju Hargun as his tour dates are extended with 3 new residencies around south east asia and an upcoming Australia and Us Tour. In the studio he currently experiments and is working on his forthcoming album which is set to see the light of day in 2017.
A step further into creativity of pushing forward the unknown, he will be launching his new venture "Xplor" combining the live aspect of being a djwith the experience of a cohesive audio visual showcase. Asia is growing, Sunju Hargun is one of the individuals to embody this and his rise shows no sign of stopping.
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