Praveen Achary, Kohra & SHFT
20 December 2019
As a homegrown artist with chart topping productions on heavyweight international record labels, a penchant for playing DJ sets that resonate across the world and a successful imprint of his own – Praveen Achary holds the trump card most artists in his genre would kill for.
With a unique combination of deep, tech and progressive house, his style has always gained him a lot of appreciation by fellow artists and fans alike. His record label, Juicebox Music, is India's premier melodic and deep progressive house imprint with a roster that includes Dousk, Petar Dundov, David Granha, Dale Middleton, Lonya & Santiago Garcia among others.
Kohra (Urdu - fog or mist) creates a spatial, mystical and ethereal dance music experience. Versatile, hypnotic and forward-thinking he propels forward his sound via Qilla Records, which he set up in 2009 to promote upcoming, diverse and cutting-edge dance music from India and across the world.
A sound that defines SHFT would be best described as boundless, clean and effervescent. He's been an integral part of the underground music community in India and has always kept his head down and kept all his focus on the ‘music'. Having played at countless clubs and festivals over the last decade, his knowledge has evolved into a now risk-taking, bold and sincere artist, both behind the decks and in the studio.