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VJ Ramona, DJ Sood bring electronic dance music in new genre

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Singer, songwriter and former Video Jockey Ramona Arena has teamed up with DJ and producer Anish Sood to present the "Open your World" tour here.

Sood, specialises in house, trance and techno genres and had opened for tour of Grammy winning DJ David Guetta

The current tour, he says, focuses on bringing a new genre of electronic dance music that is different from trance, indi-pop and hip-hop.

"Music connects people and in the past few years, have seen people accepting western music, and this genre of music will somehow change the global trend in dance music", says Sood.

Sood and Ramona had previously collaborated on the 2008 music video "Wanna be your only love".

"When we were shooting for this song, Anish was very nervous as it was his first time on camera, but in the end the video turned out to be good and appealing," says Ramona who expresses her desire to compose too.

"Music is my first love. Music is that one good friend which help me to deal with whatever ups and downs I am going through in life. It just relaxes me, and that's the reason I am a singer, writer and VJ too. Hope one day I will become a big composer too", says Ramona.

The former VJ had released her first international single "Feel" in collaboration with Spanish singer Rickber Serrano under the label Beat Box.

She is also part of the band titled "42" by adman-cum- musician Ashutosh Phatak.

Sood has performed in big music festivals including sunburn, NH7 Weekender and Invasion Festival and apart from Guetta had has played alongside biggies in dance music like Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and Fedde Le Grand.

He works as an engineer in the morning and spends the remaining time creating music.

"When people say that they don't have time to do what they love to, because of their current profession, I just feel that when you have to achieve something you have to cut out everything else in your life. I feel life is too short to waste time, so whenever I get time I utilise it for creating music," says Sood.

Sood and Arena are taking the tour next to Pune, Mumbai and Goa.

First Published: Thu, August 08 2013. 16:37 IST