Indira Paganotto debuts on Charlotte de Witte’s KNTXT with ‘Himalaya’ EP
Indira Paganotto, a hotly-tipped techno artist, joins KNTXTfor a new EP, Himalaya, that showcases her distinct sound across four compelling tracks.
Indira’s father was a DJ in India’s iconic Goa scene in the 1990s, so she grew up surrounded by vibrant, emotional techno and psytrance. Since moving to Madrid to pursue her career, she has brought that to her own DJ sets and productions. Now Indira is coming out with her best EP to date.
I got to know Indira Paganotto when we opened up for demo submissions earlier this year. She immediately caught my attention with her unique take on psy/techno music. It feels very good to have her on board and I’m curious to see what the future holds for her. – KNTXT label boss Charlotte de Witte
‘Takeshi,’ the EP’s first track, is a slick techno roller laced with psychedelic melodies and bright acid lines. As the drums march on, they bleep and squeak to create a hypnotic effect. ‘Sultans Of Mountains‘ contains intense psychedelic synths waning about the mix. The drums are stripped down and urgent, and crashing hits and clever filters add real tension as this one unfolds in an arresting manner.
‘Himalaya,’ on the other hand, has a deep and sleek techno atmosphere with astral pads and heavenly vocal coos that create a cinematic sound that will cast a real spell on the audience. Last, but certainly not least we have the edgy and heavily textured ‘Cobra‘ with its unrelenting drums, slapping hits, and futuristic, psytrance-tinged melodies all designed to mess with your mind.
I understand music as a state of trance where each track develops a journey and a story. Himalaya EP is the reflection of everything I learned since my childhood until today, the heritage and passion for Psytrance, the experiences in India, the connection with nature, as well as the feeling of freedom and strength like the gallop of a horse, the synths of Goa music, the love and the truth, which is what fills my life. Thank you Charlotte for understanding my language in such a true way. Ours is a real connection in such a sincere mental embrace, and I am proud to be part of your KNTXT family and to be able to show everyone who I am. – Indira
Indira Paganotto is the breakout star of this EP, which is jam-packed with new techno. Check it below or download your copy via KNTXT.