Kunaal Gurbaxani aka GURBAX is definitely one of the freshest DJ/producers to watch out for in the Indian bass music scene. From metal-head to bass-head, his journey started in the city of Bengaluru where he played guitar in punk rock and thrash metal bands. Moving to Atlanta for college was like a blessing for him since it was there that he discovered his love for bass-music. “It really was an easy transition. They both encompassed my love for heavy music. However, I never really related to metal culture of angst and destruction. With the bass scene, on the other hand, it was more than just the music – there was a sense of family in the underground culture of pure energy, love and happiness that really resonated with me and drew me in”. Now, a self-taught DJ and Ableton- certified producer from Dubspot School of Music Production in New York City, he has played shows in and around Atlanta and NYC and is now looking to catalyze the bass music movement in India. In a short span of 7 months since moving back, he has managed to play some at huge shows and venues in Pune, Bengaluru, Assam, Orissa, Goa and Coorg. As well as share the stage with a range of well-reputed artists such as Steve Aoki, David Satori (Beats Antique) and Vachan Chinappa to names a few.
The Sine Painter
The Sine Painter is an upcoming artist based out of Bangalore, India. Having completed his degree in Information Science Engineering, he went on to dedicate himself full time to his passion that is deep electronic music. Judging by his floating and dreamy deep house, Bangalore producer Jayanth Ramachandra made a shrewd move eschewing his interest for playing metal guitar during college. Inspired by the likes of Levon Vincent, British house don Matthew Herbert, and German mainstay Roman Flügel, Ramachandra’s rolling, elastic rhythms and stripped, warm grooves play into his philosophy of striving to balance entertainment with art. He says his music sounds like “a cyborg trying to make emotional dance music,” and we couldn’t agree more."
Oceantied is the solo electronic project started by until we last guitarist ketan bahirat. making music in his free time, while not practicing or travelling with his band. oceantied is an exploration of ketan's electronic music headspace. oceantied's music can be ambient, dancey, upbeat or anything in between.
OCEANTIDE HAS ALREADY SHARED THE STAGE WITH THE LIKES OF CEE (MALAYSIA, BASS SEKOLAH), JUSTUS KOHNCKE (GERMANY, KOMPAKT RECORDS), GRACIELA MARIA (GERMANY, PROJECT MOONCIRCLE), IYER (SINGAPORE/CANADA, PHYLA), _RHL, FRAME/FRAME AND MORE, IN THE SHORT SPAN OF MAKING MUSIC AS OCEANTIED, AND IS SET TO LAUNCH HIS DEBUT EP IN MID 2015.
Kampai brings the world of bass music into life with quirky sets and music which will leave your head popping up and down. Having started off DJing only recently, and being influenced by a wide range of sounds and genres of music, Kampai is always up for experimentation in his sets. Primarily a Future Bass and Trap enthusiast, Kampai is aiming to push boundaries in the Indian electronic music scene by introducing the Future Bass sound through his DJ sets.
Atune's roots go deep down from being a Hindustani Classical singer to playing Trumpet & Drums, thus being flexible in a bandwidth of genres such as Deep House, Tech House, Funk/Balearic House & Drum & Bass.