KRMA bassist shares insight into India’s burgeoning electronic music scene and heats up an id-filled mix.
From trance sounds to heavier bass, the electronic music scene in India continues to grow year by year. A bass music producer who is starting to make a splash both in his home country and in North America is KRMA. Riding a wave of releases including “popsicle,” “Helix,” and “OrionOver the past few years, he has caught the eye of tastemakers and fans alike while traveling to Los Angeles to attend ICON Collective.
This year, KRMA has emerged with even more in store as it heads towards alter ego with “Changes” and two recent tracks on Good quality recordings“Groove theory” and “Organized chaos.” Now, to celebrate those releases, he’s created an overflowing mix of idents and is giving us all a glimpse of the ever-expanding scene in his hometown. Gurgaon and the rest of India too.
“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to bring the sound of India into my vision for everyone,” KRMA said. “When people talk about Indian music, only a few instruments come to mind. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. My goal is to bring the darker, grittier sound of India’s many cultures using electronic music.
As for the genres that have been developing lately, KRMA mentioned that drums and bass, UKG and left field electronics are starting to become popular. “We have Karan Kanchan’s Neckwreck team pushing the bass music scene hard on tour recently,” he said as an example of this growth. And KRMA also mentioned beyond the borders of his home country, “many Indians are killing him outside the country and pushing the name forward.” But it doesn’t stop at standard shows with him stating “One more interesting thing I like to see is how brilliantly it’s associated with fashion and streetwear, especially with a lot of start-ups that organize pop-up events with great electronic music.”
Listen to this exclusive KRMA guest mix on SoundCloud, download or stream “Organized Chaos” on your favorite platform, and stay tuned for more from this rising scene star.