Discuss your Personality.
I’m an easy-going man. I have simple needs and big dreams. I want my music to speak for me, and I hope I am good at it while I try.
Brief us about you as a musician.
Been producing music for three years. I have been working as an Audio Engineer for the past six years. I’m not a typical musician with any instrument skills. I love my desktop. That’s my instrument.
Go into details on what has changed in your life for choosing music as a career.
Since 2006, when I started college – I wasn’t sure about where I was heading. Fast forward to my final year (3 years later); I knew I wanted to make music my career. Everything else in my life has taken a back seat, and I don’t regret any of it.
Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
Meeting new people, being able to connect with them through my music, and earn respect from all of them, my friends, and family is a boon.
On the other hand, you’re always on edge and, there is a need for continually thriving for shows and the next paycheck. That can be problematic sometimes.
Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
Never thought of fame in my mind. I want to stay as grounded as possible. I am proud of where I come from, and I realize my struggles.
Elaborate on the storyline of this song.
Well for me, the music I make is always related to how I feel at that moment. I recall being extremely tired after spending some 15 hours at my job, and thanks to Anime, I imagined a dragon-riding warrior with a sword and everything, just pushing through. And the warrior’s name felt like Rhea.
Tell us the means of connecting you and purchasing your music online.
Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
The most significant moment of my career was the release of my first EP “Coldfront” on “Onset Audio”.
Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.
Recently made 200$ for a performance in a city I was visiting for the first time. The promoters were following my music for a while and approached me for the booking.
Discuss your experience pertaining to live performances, gigs, shows, and tours.
From my first performance to date I have learned lots of things as an artist. Like technical errors, adjusting to the crowd, meeting different people, especially other artists, learning about their thought process.
Tell us how you interact with your fans.
Fans are the most important people for an artist. I value their opinions and try to live up to their expectations.
Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
I would have liked to learn an instrument as a kid. I am terrible at my piano skills! Thank you for the DAWs, keyboard, and mouse!
Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
There are very few special people who have helped me a lot since day one to date. Sarvagya Sharma and Nischay Sharma are outstanding music producers! They have helped me with music and otherwise. Seth Broman is the founder of Onset Audio. He is one of my favorites, and he has supported me since my first EP. Rana Ghosh, Ritu Arya, Mikey from Junket, Praveen Achary for giving me opportunities to perform and inspire me. My management team – Ankit Chugh, Raghav Srivastava, and Rohan Sinha from Taabiir for supporting and helping me out. And most importantly, my family!
Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
Like I mentioned earlier, I consider my music to be highly emotive, and that is because of how I feel at that moment. It could be a feeling of taking a break from my work life, it could be about celebrating my loved ones, or it could be about attaining peace after a stressful experience.
Discuss your good and bad experience in life.
In my earlier performances, I had to play a lot of music I wasn’t fond of at all to earn bread. Would be counted as a bad experience as an artist. After I got my first performance for the music I like playing, everything since then has been excellent. I’m happy with where I am right now.
Name the artists that have influenced the world.
Brian Eno, Michael Cretu, Chemical Brothers, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Noisia, Culprate, Koan Sound, Camo & Krooked, and many more.
Tell us about your moment of rejection as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
I have earned many rejections to pen out particularly. I just wanted to keep trying. It was upsetting and a bit disheartening. But there is nothing else I want more than music.
Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
I’m too thick-skinned for negative comments. Can’t be bothered. Don’t know, don’t care!
Tell us how to become a famous artist.
If you’re doing it for fame, then you are doing it for all the wrong reasons.
Tell us how you plan to make an impact on society.
By creating good music and creating an environment for all artists to come together and support one another. It’s essential for us to do that to have an impact on society. We are creating art with which we communicate to our fans. There is a considerable shift even in electronic music and how it’s affected by political developments in recent times.
Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
Well, first of all for “Rhea” I just made a progression that only contained some strings, pads, and bass. And after that, I added a female voice and did lots of resampling, and further, it became an ambient track. After a break for some days when I heard this track again, I felt something was missing and finally added some rhythm to it with few more layers. Alas!