“Hello World, in our opinion, is a burst of sunshine on a gloomy day. This feel-good track is the perfect mood setter on the dancefloor and Ramona Arena’s vocals will make you ‘feel so good to be alive’. Hello World is by far the best export from our country this summer and we definitely wont be surprised if we hear it being pelted out at Balaton Sound or Sensation Source of Light!”
Anish Sood and Ramona Arena team up once again for “Hello World,” their second release on Dutch record label 925 music (out on July 2nd).
The track comes in two versions. The first original mix was composed and sung by Arena (a multitalented performer who has worked in TV, film, and radio) and produced/arranged by Sood. “Hello World” is a light-hearted summer tune that captures the spirit of sunshine — catchy vocals, a pulsing festive beat, and a euphoric climax. Arena’s powerful voice drives the track throughout.
The second, “Summer Dub Mix” displays Sood’s multi-faceted production skills. It’s classic, timeless house music that shows how far Sood has come as a producer. Miami, Ibiza, New York — “Hello World’s” Summer Dub Mix is an homage to house music’s capitals. It cements Sood’s reputation as one of India’s most important dance music talents.
“Hello World” will be accompanied by an interactive social music video that will invite music lovers from across the world to submit 20 second clips of themselves embracing life in whichever ways they choose. The clips will be edited together into a music video that expresses the essence of the song’s chorus — “hello world, it’s so good to be alive.” You can submit your video by emailing a link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The release of the new track coincides with a tour that’ll take Sood and Arena across India, connecting them with the fans who have embraced them as the future of our dance music scene. The tour is being managed and executed by Submerge, India’s leading dance music portal.
The two previously collaborated on “Wanna Be Your Only Love,” which Miss Nine played live at Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 550 Den Bosch, and Matt Darey featured twice on his online Nocturnal radio show. VH1 India also premiered the track’s music video on air.
About Ramona Arena
Television Presenter, Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Writer, Host and Actor by profession, there isn’t much Ramona Arena doesn’t do. Besides this, she is a passionate traveler, a talented photographer, scuba diver, cricket lover, food and wine enthusiast and speaks fluent English, Hindi, Gujrati, German, Swiss German and very basic Italian, French and Marathi !
Having returned to India from Switzerland, Ramona jumped straight back into her world – entertainment and music.
She first signed on with Beatbox Records (Mexico) for the single ‘Feel’ with Rickber Serrano, available for download on Beatport, iTunes etc.
Ramona is currently working on a solo project as well as working on collaborations with various artists, DJs and producers across the globe.
She has been a part of the Sunburn Festival family and hosted the 2011 and 2012 editions of Sunburn Festival in Goa.
She is also a regular host for a number of other tours, festivals, and events, and most recently appeared on Fox Traveler and National Geographic. She is also featured in Vir Das’ latest music video – “Tadka.”
About Anish Sood
At just 23, Anish Sood is part of a new generation of path breaking DJs and producers who have taken the Indian dance music industry by storm. With releases on respectable labels around the world and a calendar that rivals many veterans, Anish’s relentless, hardworking attitude has seen his career take a big leap.
Anish has been one of the busiest DJs in the country, playing over 70 gigs a year, selling out the biggest clubs and festivals including Sunburn, NH7 Weekender and Invasion Festival. His ability to understand dancefloors, moods, trends and audiences ensures that he’s just as comfortable playing to arena-sized crowds as well as intimate nightclubs. He’s also performed alongside some of the biggest names in dance music including David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and Fedde Le Grand to name a few.
Anish’s sets are filled with big room basslines and trademark bootlegs. An unparalleled stage presence and interaction with audiences is something that makes him stand out in the highly competitive dance music circuit.
With a calendar that is sold out weeks in advance, several new singles in the pipeline and a highly anticipated European debut, Anish is firmly on his way to establishing himself as India’s biggest dance music act.