Earlier in the year we introduced you to Swiss misses ME & her, a rising Zurich-based techno DJ/producer duo composed of Phuong and Jen, just as they were about to release their three-track Lost EP on OFF Recordings. Since then they’ve continued to blaze trails in the DJ booth and production front. When we found out the twosome had played a mini tour of India, we asked them to document their experiences exclusively for Big Shot.
“We didn’t really know what to expect from the scene and the people there,” they tell us about their first excursion to India. “But we found out that they are huge techno fans and that India is definitely a country where we want to play again. We loved it!”
We actually had seven flights in four days. That was a little bit of a challenge but also very adventurous.
Our route was:
Day 1: Zurich – Dubai – Mumbai – Hyderabad
Day 2: Hyderabad – Mumbai
Day 3: Mumbai – Delhi
Day 4: Delhi – Dubai – Zurich
The first day we travelled 24 hours in total, and when we arrived at the hotel we just had to leave again to play our first show. But before Hyderabad, and during our stopover in Mumbai, the promoter took us out to a lovely Indian restaurant where we had our first authentic Indian food. After the meal we got some Kachi Keri offered which is an after-meal digestive aid. Jen liked them so much that she had six of them. In general you should have only two of them to digest. Later Jen felt that her stomach might have had a few too many of them [laughs].
First Show: The Farm, Hyderabad
The Farm is a lovely venue in the center of Hyderabad. It has a restaurant/club inside with an open-air bar outside. Before our set we had dinner with very good food. Indeed it was to spicy for us, and we really burned our mouth but afterwards we were’nt tired anymore from traveling. We had a smaller floor for 100 people, and we had a good connection to the crowd and people danced and went crazy to harder techno. We really loved the energy and the chats with the people we had after our set. We would love to come back there.
Second Show: Kitty Su, Mumbai
Kitty Su is a lovely club inside the hotel chain called The Lalit. It’s super stylish and the limoncello-vodka-basil-cocktail was one of our faves. The sound system was amazing and the crowd was super. After that the promoter took us out to see Oliver Huntemann at Ark Bar inside the Marriott Hotel which was only a few hundred meters away from our venue. His show was amazing but the police came and shut the venue down. But still the people were not upset at all — it seemed like that this happened a lot in India. While driving home by car we managed somehow to get lost in the city because we took one wrong turn. We ended up in some really creepy and narrow streets somewhere in the slums. Not even Google map could help us. In the end it took us one hour instead of five minutes to get back to the hotel. The next morning we had a nice breakfast with Oliver before his flight to London. He is a very nice and lovely guy and absolutely down on earth.
Third Show: Kitty Su, Delhi
Oh, what a night! Kitty Su in Delhi is also located inside The Lalit Hotel. It is a huge club with four floors on two levels. The hotel is so beautiful and the club is really cool. We played the downstairs floor and people were amazing. They gave us so much love back. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to see something from India as our travel program was really packed but still we had a lovely time with everyone and we can’t wait to get back!
The promoter who booked us is Prateek Pandey, and he does amazing events with this brand sLick! They already brought Blond:ish, Dubfire, Magdalena from Diynamic and Sam Paganini over to India. So we felt super honored to get in a row with this acts to represent his sLick! series in the lovely country. We hope to see him and his team very soon as we had such a great time with this guy! Thank you for everything!