SickFlip, Zokhuma & N*hilate
17 August 2018
Pa Pa Ya
SickFlip is an electronica solo project brought to life by Sarvesh Shrivastava - a music composer, producer and performer from Mumbai, India. Musically, SickFlip has an indefinable mix of calm/serene/melodic vibes and atmospheres to contrasting bass-heavy, chest rattling festival smashers. The stark contrast as a mix of these sounds gives the ‘flip’ side its resonance. The past year has seen him amalgamate travel and music into an elaborate conceptual audio-visual showcase called ‘The Ladakh Project’ which was immensely supported worldwide.
The 24-year-old maverick Arman Menzies has a mask for every occasion. His infectious energy and familiar music sensibilities has a way of putting any audience at ease. Well known in cult progressive metal circles in India for his earlier work songwriting and playing guitar for Goddess Gagged before moving on to study music production in the UK, he’s already performed in places like Croatia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka under his new electronic moniker 'Zokhuma' while cherry-picking his way through local gigs as well. As he gears up to launch his first EP and live tour in early 2017, connecting the dots seems impossible when everything is happening at once, but it doesn’t make it any less fun to try.
A new direction, a new train of thought. N*hilate is an attempt to experiment with a new soundscape to create a sound that's fresh and funky.