ZOUKOUT SINGAPORE 2016: KSHMR
An American born of Kashmiri-Indian descent, KSHMR (as in Kashmir) was raised making periodic family trips to his father’s homeland. Though, it wasn’t until KSHMR began seeking inspiration for his own musical productions that he realized the significance of his upbringing. KSHMR reflects, “As I got older, I started to think about the people and what I saw in India more and more – it’s been hugely inspirational to starting KSHMR. Dance music is unique from pop, in that it allows you to use stranger melodies and chords. Indian music does the same and it’s incredibly exciting to me, to find ways to bridge the two.”
KSHMR exploded onto the scene with his first release, “Megalodon.” Since then, his Beatport releases “Burn,” “Secrets,” “Karate,” “Memories,” “Heaven,” “Strong” and “Bazaar” have all peaked at #1 overall and quickly garnered him a rapidly growing fan base. In 2015, KSHMR was awarded the highest new entry in DJ Mags top 100 at #23.