Hashback Hashish & Audio Pervert
19 July 2019
The music of Ashish Sachan confronts you with a simplicity that is both earnest, but also misleading - if you drill down there are details that only a pair of headphones (and perhaps a taste of his adopted name) can reward you with. Firmly rooted in the minimalist tradition, his narrative offers something for electronic music fans across the spectrum - committed geeks who respect musical history on one end, and on the other, those who could care less about the past and just want to lose it on a dancefloor. His 2015 release 'Brevity' is a must listen to if one wants to get a sense of what is going on in India right now, masterfully merging local motifs with relentless programming sophistication.
As a musician and producer, Samrat has consumed his 20s and 30s creating music with various bands, collectives, DJs, for TV and Bollywood as well as a solo artists. Literally "in love" with synthesizers, drum machines, electronic instruments and software are his partners for close to 2 decades. Over time, Audio Pervert has formed a repertoire of 'audio dimensions'. Since 2007, Samrat has been actively involved with various institutions, collectives, regional agencies of electronic arts and music in India, Spain, China, France Germany and Switzerland. Electronic dance music remains his core passion as a live performer and DJ, playing all over India and a dozen international destinations till date.