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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ravi aka Sex Ray Vision!

You have heard of Sex Ray Vision (we’ve written about him several times now), a bay area electro house DJ that in just one year became eminent with hundreds and thousands of downloads of his sick mashups, remixes and originals. He has close to 3 million views on his SRV YouTube channel, here is a taste of his genius “Mind Explosion 2011”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iqdDPLXT8E

Well now, the up and coming artist has taken a progressive step, and changed from SRV to Ravi. Our exclusive interview with the DJ was super chill and fun. We had the privilege of getting to know more about Ravi’s music and a little about who he is!

Rowdy Beats:

You used to be Sex Ray Vison, producing dope remixes and mashups. Could you tell us what prompted the change to Ravi? And more importantly, what sort of musical change will be under Ravi – will you be producing more original mixes or will your fans still have the rad remixes and mashups to look forward to?

Ravi:

I decided to change my name for a number of reasons. Mostly though I just wanted a fresh start and focus on stuff that’s a little bit different. As SRV I produced a lot of melodic, poppy house music and as Ravi I want to branch out into other EDM genres. I’m still doing a lot of the stuff that got me popular as SRV though as well, and there will be a lot of that in the future.

Rowdy Beats:

That’s interesting that you mentioned poppy and melodic as SRV. What artists are your inspiration in exploring other genres of EDM?

Ravi:

I’m into a lot of stuff right now. Artists I’ve been listening to a lot right now include TJR, Dubvision, Arty, R3hab, Swanky Tunes, Laidback Luke, Alvin Risk, … that’s just rattling off names of the stuff in my recently played queue on Spotify. I’m trying to find up-and-coming artists as well that don’t necessarily chart on the Beatport Top 100 and get tons of exposure, there’s tons of great stuff out there.

Rowdy Beats:

Can you tell us a little bit about your history with the love for music? When did you start producing/becoming interested in EDM?

Ravi:

It’s weird…I was never really into EDM as a kid but I got really into it like 3-4 years ago. Basically I always wanted to be a rockstar, but I was too lazy to learn how to play a guitar or something so I decided to start making EDM. And then of course I started listening to EDM and it all went from there…

Rowdy Beats:

[Haha] yeah I guess we all wanna be rockstars, I played guitar hero to suffice that.

You’ve had some incredible accomplishments already, including releases with Dim Mak and Epic Records, and opened for Cataracs and others. What has been your favorite set so far? And, where do you dream to play one day?

Ravi:

Wow that’s a tough question…there have been a lot of massive shows but I still enjoy doing shows at frats and small clubs where there are way too many people packed into a small room but everyone’s going crazy and having an awesome time. As for where I want to play some day…well Madeon just had a set at the New York Stock Exchange, which is one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard of, so I guess that’s my dream as well. To do a show somewhere ridiculous.

Rowdy Beats:

More on the future, what can old and new fans expect? More shows across the US? Any EPs?

Ravi:

For the future I got a lot of stuff coming up. Got a few really cool official remix opportunities on the horizon. I also have a couple vocal tracks in the pipeline, which is something I really want to get back to doing. Mostly though I just want to start exploring different styles of EDM and stuff that’s not just straight up 128 BPM electro/prog house.

Rowdy Beats:

If you could hang out for one day with one famous person in or out of music, who would it be and why?

Ravi:

Probably R Kelly. I’m pretty sure he’s one of the craziest people alive and I just want to experience that in person. Also I’m not a 15 year old girl so I probably have nothing to be afraid of.

This concluded our interview with Ravi. Check out his stuff HERE – FREE DOWNLOADS!


Friday “Entertainment”

We’ve posted about Ravi aka Sex Ray Vision before – stating that he hails from Stanford and does what he does for the simple love of EDM. Well, that love is not stopping anytime soon. Check out this newly released remix: “Entertainment”. Originally by Phoenix featuring upbeat┬ásynthesizers, bouncy drum beats, and a catchy hook, Ravi has once again made an already awesome song into this rad dance remix that will jump start your Friday party! So be sure to play this tonight, whether you’re partying at home or anywhere else; or if you’re like the unlucky ones, play it while you study or work, so you can automatically be in a good dancing mood ­čÖé

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Sex Ray Vision = A Cure For The Mondays

Got the case of the Monday’s? Well, brighten up, and get a dose of Sex Ray Vision in your life. Now under the name of Ravi, this Stanford man has one purpose with his music, and that is to make your body groove. Well known for his dope mashups and remixes, here is something exciting with a swanky EDM beat to an original mix “Deep Cover” released under Dirty Duck Audio. Start movin’!

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