On a radiant quest to instigate a cultural shift in the dance music landscape of India, Stalvart John’s pulsating rhythms are transforming India's dancefloors into havens of afro, funk, soul and jazz-infused house and disco - one galvanising beat at a time. A DJ, producer, radio host, innovator, and founder of Dynamite Disco Club, Stalvart John has led the modern-day house and disco revolution within the country by balancing being an entertainer, an experimentalist, and a purveyor of fresher sounds from behind the desk and in the studio alike.
Stalvart John finds his early roots as a trailblazer in Kerala, where he helped carve the early inklings of a music scene by taking various residencies, frequently spinning across the region’s nightlife, and presenting podcasts and shows through internet radio. He shifted his base to Bangalore in 2014 and soon built his identity off the back of his passion for his craft and bringing his stylistically-rich experience to inform an unwavering vision centred around the feel-good quality of house, disco and adjacent genres.
An ambassador for the style within India, Stalvart John has since spread its glittering and joyous gospel across the country and, in 2023, been entrusted by Mixmag Asia to take it beyond its shores with a tour across South Asian regions like Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore.
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