Oceantied, OX7GEN & EZ Riser
25 May 2019
Venue: Veranda Underground, Hotel Executive Enclave, Bandra
Mumbai based producer, OX7GEN (Aditya Ashok) gladly resided in the undertow, as a self taught producer and controller wizard with influences running deep - cue kingpins like Andy C, London Elektricity and Danny Byrd for the first wave; then expect a rising tide of original liquid drum & bass. In a little under two years, he has managed to make his presence felt by earning slots at nearly every major festival in the subcontinent. Right from the beaches of Goa's Sunburn festival to the hills of north India’s Escape Festival as well as closing the Bacardi NH7 weekenders dub station stage for 2 years in a row, BASS Camp festival and many more. During this journey, he's ended up supporting some of the biggest names in the international bass music scene including London Elektricity, KOAN Sound, Alix Perez, Concord Dawn, Dub Phizix & Nymfo.
Oceantied is the solo electronic project started by Until We Last guitarist Ketan Bahirat and is an exploration of Ketan’s electronic music headspace. Oceantied’s music can ambient, dancey, upbeat or anything in between. His music explores two main sides of the spectrum with downtempo tracks, alongside fast-paced footwork & jungle music. He is set to launch his debut EP on Bangalore based independent label, ‘Consolidate’ in early 2016, a label on which he also launched his latest track ‘Ice & Fire’ in the compilation FRNDS & FMLY ’16 which has been featured on THUMP, Resident Advisor & more. The track was also broadcasted on BBC Asian Network in early February.
Launched in Oct 2012, EZ Riser is the solo project of Sohail Arora pushing cutting edge electronica, glitch-hop, electro, hip-hop, breaks, bass, house and IDM. As one half of Bay Beat Collective (BBC), Sohail Arora has been pushing bass music for over 4 years now. His solo project EZ Riser aims to showcase newer forms of exactly that, yet with particular focus on glitch-hop and electronica (with a touch of hip-hop). A self confessed music geek and influenced by artists such as J Dilla, Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, Mr. Bill, Freddy Todd, Koan Sound, Opiuo, Spoonbill, Heyoka, Griz and many more. Ultimately, it's EZ Riser's fidelity to the low end that ties his sound (and most probably life) together.