dreamstates

More About This Resident

Patently undaunted by the limitations of genre, Mumbai-based dreamstates’ approach to music selection is but a natural furtherance of his wide listening habits, habits that have been in a state of positive flux for nearly two decades. That he would make for one of the Indian underground’s in-demand DJs this early into his professional career would have been a cautious punt even for an 18-year-old Dharam Saraviya circa 2007 as he cut his teeth playing rhythm guitar in thrash and punk bands. Time spent in the erstwhile Indian punk rock scene and then finally as a long- term working hand behind some of India’s most iconic musical gatherings, dreamstates’ unique position has allowed for a window into both sides of the contemporary music divide. A deep curiosity and a ravenous thirst for musical knowledge guides his hands on the ones-and-twos, and whether it’s lo-fi breakbeats, electro, garage or acid oozing out through the speakers, the unique signature of a dreamstates performance invariably breaks through the mix. As a resident DJ on Boxout.FM, India’s only online community radio station devoted to alternative music, dreamstates hosts a monthly show titled ‘Cosmic Claps’. Having burst onto the scene in 2017, he’s had the opportunity to share the console with some of his heroes - Auntie Flo, Mosca, DJ Stingray and Baba Stiltz - to name a few. And with appearances at Echoes of Earth festival, A Day of Slick and Boxout Weekender, he’s on his way to becoming a regular on the festival circuit.

Q&A

  • What I’m Usually Up To:
    Bridging the gap between youth, alternative culture & brands with OML.
  • My Favourite Food:
    South Indian and Pan-Asian cuisines.
  • On My Bucket List:
    Watching TOOL live. Trying to make it a reality this year (fingers crossed). Why? They're supposed to be an absolute joy to watch live. I'm a huge fan of their music and they're a fairly elusive live act.
  • My Deserted Island Disc:
    Boards of Canada - Geogaddi to soundtrack my descent to dementia.

Mixes by dreamstates

Boxout Wednesdays 118.2 - dreamstates

Boxout Wednesdays 118.2

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Cosmic Claps 027 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 027

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Cosmic Claps 026 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 026

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Cosmic Claps 024 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 024

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Cosmic Claps 023 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 023

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Cosmic Claps 021 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 021

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Cosmic Claps 020 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 020

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Cosmic Claps 019 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 019

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Boxout Wednesdays 082.3 - dreamstates

Boxout Wednesdays 082.3

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Boxout Wednesdays 082.1 - dreamstates

Boxout Wednesdays 082.1

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Cosmic Claps 018 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 018

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Cosmic Claps 017 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 017

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Cosmic Claps 016 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 016

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Cosmic Claps 015 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 015

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Cosmic Claps 014 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 014

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Cosmic Claps 012 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 012

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Cosmic Claps 011 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 011

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Cosmic Claps 010 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 010

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Cosmic Claps 009 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 009

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Cosmic Claps 008 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 008

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Cosmic Claps 007 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 007

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Cosmic Claps 006 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 006

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KRUNK Guest Mix 024 :: dreamstates

Krunk Presents 024

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Cosmic Claps 005 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 005

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WAXOUT - dreamstates FT: Auntie Flo, Anthony Naples, Mood J, Hidden Spheres, Lone

WAXOUT 018

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BW023.2 - dreamstates

Boxout Wednesdays 023.2

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Cosmic Claps 004 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 004

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Cosmic Claps 003 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 003

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BS005.3 - dreamstates

boxout social 005.3

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Cosmic Claps 002 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 002

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Cosmic Claps 001 - dreamstates

Cosmic Claps 001

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