Bandwagon Mix #78: Sivanesh

Bandwagon Mix #78: Sivanesh

CÉ LA VI resident Sivanesh is one of the finest young, homegrown DJs that Singapore has at the moment.

Although just a few years into his budding career, we've seen him grow has grow by leaps and bounds over a very short span. Like any burgeoning DJ looking to get into the industry, Sivanesh first began with commercial gigs, playing out Top 40 hits. Sensing that such a path wasn't for him, the prodigious talent rebuilt himself in the techno and house scene, quickly earning a reputation as a tasteful and technically-sound 4x4 selector.

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Described as "a cross between the sexy house of Steve Lawler, the soulfulness of Dennis Ferrer and the dark toughness of Carl Cox", Sivanesh eventually became a full-time DJ at CÉ LA VI Singapore. Known for his versatility, his repertoire ranges from jazz and reggae to disco and soulful house. Now entering his second year as a resident at the famed rooftop club, Sivanesh is swiftly transitioning from his status as an up-and-comer into an established name in his right.

This week, he climbs aboard the Bandwagon Mix series with an outstanding set that infuses Middle Eastern sonic elements into inspired cuts of deep house and techno.

Below Bangkok, Kiano - Love & Happiness (Original Mix) [Ready Mix Records]

Nu - Cosa Mia (Original Mix) [Connaisseur Recordings]

Ipek Ipekcioglu - Uyan Uyan (Original Mix) [Katermukke]

Unders - Syria (Original Mix) [Sol Selectas]

Mendez - Taino (Original Mix) [Sol Selectas]

Arnaud D - Gogo Momba (Re-Edit) [Tribe Records]

Nicola Cruz - Prender El Alma (Original Mix) [ZZK Records]

Viken Arman - Drop Of Raki (Nutia Remix) [Denature Records]

Lazaro Casanova - La Verdolaga (Original Mix) [Three-O-Five Digital]

Danny Daze - BAHBAhBah (Original Mix) [Nervous Records]

Jonathan Kaspar - Cross Pendant (Red Axes Remix) [Pets Recordings]

Jonathan Kaspar - Kusuro (Original Mix) [Objektivity]

Every week, Bandwagon invites a guest to do a mix for us. Rather than a standard interview where the artist explains their influences, we figured it’d be more potent if you simply listened to the music.

We provide the context, they provide the sounds.