Manish X FADER
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VH1 Sound Nation Awards Nominee (2014); VH1 Play-listed Artist (2013); MTV Roots Artist (2013); BBC Introducing artist (2012); 94.3 Radio ONE (India) Play-Listed Artist (2013); 9XO Play-listed Artist (2013); B4U Music Play-listed Artist (2012 / 2013); ‘Spotlight Artist’ on BBC Asian Network (2012); MyFav Awards Nominee (2014); MyPurpleMartini Nightlife Awards Nominee (2014); 'Artist of the week' (Aug 2012) on CJAM-FM, Canada; and War of the DJ's Runner Up - Delhi 2002.
Info on Manish Bhatt aka X FADER:
X Fader is the first Indian DJ whose music videos have made it to all three international music channels in India - VH1, MTV, 9XO. He has also been featured on MTV Roots consecutively for two weeks. (May 2013)
First Indian DJ whose music videos have been on regular rotation on Mainstream/Urban Channels in UK/Worldwide - Channel AKA, Starz, Clubland TV, Massive R&B (UK and Worldwide where broadcast is available).
X Fader's tracks have been premiered on BBC Radio 1 and been on regular rotation on BBC Radio 1, 94.3 Radio ONE (Play-listed in 7 major cities of India), BBC Asian Network (specialist shows) and other radio stations around the world.
First Indian Artist to regularly perform at DSTRKT, London -Winner of Best New Restaurant and Club 2012. (Venue has hosted artists like Timbaland, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Drake, LMFAO, Psy).
X Fader's ‘Bekhabar’ DUBSTEP MIX has also been featured as the ‘Bass Booster’ track of the year (2012) on BBC Asian Network.
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X Fader's first single – ‘Bekhabar’ has also been featured as the ‘Bass Booster’ track of 2012 on BBC Asian Network.
Latest single - C'mon My people - OUT NOW. Music Video:
Aired on VH1, MTV and 9XO.
Featured on MTV ROOTS - 3rd May 2013.
Play-Listed on Radio One 94.3 in 7 major cities of India.
Music Video aired on 4 Urban/Mainstream Channels other than Indian channels in the UK, Europe, North America, South America. Channels included Channel AKA, Starz, Clubland TV and Massive R&B.
Indian Channels - B4U, 9XM (UK, Europe, North America, South America)
First single - 'Bekhabar' (Bollywood/Hindi & Arabic Fusion):
Music video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YftjEdpRysY
'Bekhabar' (Arabian Mix) - https://soundcloud.com/x-fader/bekhabar-arabian-mix-sampler-1
'Bekhabar' (Dubstep Mix) - https://soundcloud.com/x-fader/x-fader-bekhabar-dubstep-mix-1
'Bekhabar' - https://soundcloud.com/x-fader/01-manish-aka-x-fader
Featured on MTV ROOTS - 10th May 2013.
Aired on MTV, B4U, 9XM (UK & Worldwide where broadcast is available), BritAsia TV (UK), and other Asian Channels across the world.
iTunes artist page:
UK - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/x-fader/id484042145
INDIA - https://itunes.apple.com/in/artist/x-fader/id484042145
US - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/x-fader/id484042145
CANADA - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/x-fader/id484042145
AUSTRALIA - https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/x-fader/id484042145
All singles are also available on Amazon, Spotify and all other good online music stores.
‘Your songs are good and have that experimental edge to them..I am sure we will hear a lot more from you in the near future’ - Akash Banerjee
(Vice President - Programming Head at Radio Mirchi)
C'mon My People - 'We seriously don't get enough of this music. I'm so glad when tracks like this land up on my desk. I just love the feel of this track.' - Teejay Sidhu (Radio ONE 94.3) INDIA.
‘Bekhabar' Arabian Mix – 'You can just feel it. A pure high!!’ - Nihal from BBC Radio1/Asian Network.
‘Bekhabar' Arabian Mix - 'Some unique South Asian-Middle Eastern fusion sounds. Very well done!’ - Sid Pandya from CJAM-FM, Canada.
'Bekhabar' Dubstep Mix - I’ve been itching to play this all week!!’ – Bobby Friction from BBC Asian Network.
'Bekhabar' Dubstep Mix - 'Amazing!! Bollywood has never sounded so heavy!!' – Nihal from BBC Radio 1/Asian Network.
'Bekhabar' Dubstep Mix - 'Definitely stood out. We both picked the tune without even having a conversation about it and wanted to play it on the show..Expect big things from this guy’ - Kan D Man and Dj Limelight from BBC Asian Network.
'Bekhabar' - 'Wicked eastern erotic beats from X fader' - Nihal from BBC Radio 1/Asian Network.
'Bekhabar' - 'Sensational fusion of Bollywood and Arabic' - Kevin from B4U Network.
'Bekhabar' -'Great electro tinged Indian/Arabic dance track. Vocalist sounds on the money'. - Sonny Ji from BBC Asian Network.
'Bekhabar' - 'Something fresh for our ear drums, a blend of Indian and middle-eastern culture, from beats to vocals, the track is tranquil with perfect production.' - Rishma Dhaliwal from B4U Network.
Some general comments:
'New and upcoming talent' - Bally Sagoo
'The Janam Mix....Its tight ....keep doing your thing your doin good' - Kray Twinz (Artist)
"Your Mix that you sent through was amazing! Really enjoyed it and im sure your crowd does as well. Keep up the brilliant work! You’re a genius!"- Natasha Syed (Senior editor, desimag.co.uk)
B4U Music - TV interview:
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplgupaFb3U
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNAkQWnk3vc
BBC Introducing Artist. (2012)
BBC Introducing interview:
'Spotlight Artist' on BBC Asian Network (July 2012) :
'Artist of the Week' (21st Aug. 2012) on CJAM-FM, Canada. Interview:
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Club Residencies UK:
DSTRKT (First Indian Artist to perform regularly at the Winner of Best New Restaurant & Club 2012, which has hosted artists like Timbaland, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Drake, LMFAO, Psy).
London's most exclusive Morton's Club (Mayfair, London).
Project (formerly Merah club).
Babble Club (Mayfair, London).
Apres club, London.
Guilt Bar and Lounge, London.
Buddha Blue in the Midlands (Formely Peppers Bar & Lounge).
Birmingham's most exclusive Cocktail Bar and Lounge - Pushkar.
India Past Club Residencies (Before 2004):
Cafe Sound Of Music, Gurgaon. Resident DJ (Since Inception in 2001 till July 2003).
CJ's (Le Meridian), New Delhi, India. Resident DJ (2000 till 2001).
Turquoise Cottage, New Delhi, India. Resident DJ (First DJ since inception till 2000).
Producer/DJ - An upcoming international Indian artist who has built a reputation for being diverse & versatile. His forthcoming debut album - 'Jiwan' / Life is as diverse as the cultures featured on it and will launch Manish as a Music Producer/Director.
With each track he flexes his production skills, fusing styles and inspirations from India to the Middle East, and also dropping down some Jamaican and Western flavours. Whilst many of the tracks have an ethnic flavour, X Fader's foundation in DJing is clearly demonstrated, as each track has been carefully calibrated with a club audience in mind to blend smoothly into the latest RnB, Rap and Electronica, something he has learnt from his DJ sets, dropping beats to club goers across the world. The album features artists from India, UK, USA, Jamaica, Syria and contains all new material, co-written by X Fader.
X Fader's latest music video for his single – C’mon My People, has now made it to three more international channels - VH1, MTV and 9XO is currently on regular rotation. The video also featured on the MTV Roots.
His first single - 'Bekhabar' also made it to MTV and featured on MTV Roots.
He has been featured as a BBC Introducing artist (2012). Also featured as the 'Spotlight Artist' (July 2012) on BBC Asian Network and was also 'Artist of the Week' (Aug. 2012) on CJAM-FM, Canada. His first single – ‘Bekhabar’ has been recently featured as the ‘Bass Booster’ track of 2012 on BBC Asian Network.
His tracks have premiered on BBC Radio 1 and have been on regular rotation on BBC Radio 1 (Nihal’s show), BBC Asian Network (specialist shows) along with other radio stations around the world.
His music videos have also been on regular rotation on B4U Music (Worldwide except India & Middel East), 9XM (UK, Europe), BritAsia TV (UK) and other music channels. X Fader's latest music video - C'mon My People has aired on four Mainstream/Urban Channels in the UK - Channel AKA, Starz, Clubland TV and Massive R&B (UK and Worldwide where broadcast is available) on high rotation. The track is a fusion of Asian and Urban sounds.
As a DJ, he has become one of the hottest Asian DJs to perform at the leading venues of U.K. and India. With experience in all forms of clubs, events and venues he knows exactly what will get the crowd going. In the past few years, X Fader has performed regularly at venues like DSTRKT (First Indian Artist to perform regularly at the Winner of Best New Restaurant and Club 2012, which has hosted artists like Timbaland, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Drake, LMFAO, Psy); London's most exclusive Morton's Club (Mayfair), Project (formerly Merah club), Babble Club (Mayfair), Apres club, and Guilt Bar and Lounge. Apart from this he has been the Resident DJ at Buddha Blue in the Midlands (Formely Peppers Bar & Lounge) and also Birmingham's most exclusive Cocktail Bar and Lounge - Pushkar.
X Fader, has also had a good radio presence both in the UK and in India. Between 2007 and 2008, he was part of HIT 95 FM (India), Delhi's No.1 Radio Station where he handled production and 'On Air' work. In the UK, between 2006-2007, X Fader alongside DJ Sharma have had various opportunities to present shows on BBC 1xtra as the ‘Janam’ crew, on the Desi Beats show, and have also regularly provided exclusive mixes for the show.
As well as the BBC, X Fader has appeared on various other radio stations like Kiss FM and Sweet FM several times, showcasing his acclaimed blend of Eastern and Western fusion.
Starting his career whilst still in school at the age of sixteen, he was one of the youngest in the business. Within his first six months in the business, his talent was recognized by Indian DMC Champ Sunny Sarid and was taken on board in his firm ‘Sound Of Music’, one of the biggest Entertainment Companies in India. From there he then gained residencies at the top clubs in New Delhi including Mirage (The Crown Plaza), CJ’s (Le Meridian), Peppers (The Bristol), Turquoise Cottage (First DJ since inception) and later on at Sunny’s own renowned club ‘Café Sound Of Music’. While he was Resident DJ at Delhi’s No. 1 club at that time - ‘Café Sound Of Music’, he also came runners up in the War of the DJ’s (Delhi, 2002) and was regarded amongst the top five DJ’s in India.
His next big move was to go international and move to the UK. After being professionally trained in Electronic music production at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE, UK), he joined London’s leading Promotions and Production Company ‘Eclectic Breaks’ as a DJ and Producer.
After 4 years of international experience and performing in countries like the U.K., Italy, Belgium, Canada and U.A.E he returned to India, where he worked with Hit 95 FM, Delhi’s No.1 Radio Station, as a presenter and part of the production team. As a radio presenter, Manish was extremely popular when he presented the live Evening Drive Time Show (daily, except Sundays, 5pm-10pm) which saw him not only playing a diverse range of music, but also speaking and interacting with listeners and taking requests, presenting quizzes and giving news/flash bulletins and updates. As a producer, X Fader's many roles included producing and being the voice for many national and international brand products and services and not to mention voice over's for the radio station's in-house promos. He also conducted interviews with many high profile celebrities in the music, sports, film and fashion industry, including Brett Lee (cricketer), Karsh Kale, Shaggy, Outlandish, Hard Kaur to name a few.
Manish has been the voice and has produced jingles for the following brands and companies: VH1, Toyota, Vodafone, Nescafe, History Channel, American Airlines, X Box, Clinic All Clear, Carona (Beer), B4U Network, Club Asia Radio, Bank of India to name a few.
Between 2007-2009, while he was working at Hit 95 FM, he was also touring with Indian Super star DJ Bally Sagoo around North India and also did many events with Hard Kaur.
Being diverse and the ability to adapt to different audiences has helped in gaining DJ residencies nationally and internationally. Manish is known for keeping a perfect balance between the club’s/radio’s music policy and the crowd’s requirements. He also strongly believes in educating his crowd to newer sounds and genres. This shows in the various different types of clubs, events and club nights he has been associated with.
The critically acclaimed 'Janam' series of mixes have been well received from both artists and the public. These mixes represent and showcase the blend of Eastern and Western music with unique turntablist skills, not being your usual 'DJ' mixes where one track changes from another.
Manish plays everything from R'n'B and Urban music to House and all sorts of Electronica.
He has also been professionally trained in Electronic music production at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE, UK - 2003 to 2004).
With over 15 years experience in DJing and holding various long term DJ residencies both nationally and internationally, X Fader is popular with Eastern and Western crowds alike. He has been the resident DJ of UK’s leading venues. In London - Bar Rumba, Sin Nightclub, Browns, The Edge, Opium, and in Birmingham – Buddha Blue (Formerly Peppers Bar & Lounge), Birmingham's most exclusive Cocktail Bar and Lounge - Pushkar and Chi Bar (R’n’B Room).
Manish has also done freelance work for private T.V. and Radio stations, including B4U Network. He has presented and covered various events for B4U around the U.K., some of them being the Birmingham, Bolton, Stoke-on-trent Melas and also the Diwali Celebrations @ Millennium Point, Birmingham. During these events he interviewed various artists - Laura White (X Factor finalist) Raghav, Mumzy, H Dhami etc. to name a few.
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