Bass artist KRMA shares some insight into the growing electronic music scene in India and spins a heater of a mix filled with IDs.
From the sounds of trance to heavier bass wubs, the electronic music scene in India continues to expand with each passing year. One bass music producer who is beginning to cause a stir both in his home country and in North America is KRMA. Riding a wave of releases including “Popsicle,” “Helix,” and “Orion” over the past few years, he’s caught the attention of tastemakers and fans alike while also heading to Los Angeles to attend ICON Collective.
This year saw KRMA emerge with even more in store by heading to Alter/Ego with “Changes” and two recent tunes on Quality Good Records, “Groove Theory” and “Organized Chaos.” Now, to celebrate these releases, he’s spun up a mix brimming with IDs and gives us all a look into the ever-expanding scene in his home city Gurgaon and the rest of India as well.
“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to bring the sound of India in my vision to everyone,” said KRMA. “When people talk about Indian music only a couple of instruments come to mind. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I aim to bring the more dark and gritty sound of the many cultures within India using electronic music.”
As for genres that have been growing lately, KRMA mentioned that drum and bass, UKG, and left-field electronic are beginning to become popular. “We’ve got the Neckwreck crew by Karan Kanchan pushing the bass music scene hard going on a tour recently,” he said as an example of that growth. And KRMA also mentioned beyond the boundaries of his home country, “many Indians are killing it outside of the country and pushing the name forward.” But it doesn’t just stop with standard shows with him stating “A more interesting thing I like to see is how this has paired up brilliantly with fashion and streetwear in particular with many start-up brands doing pop-up events with great electronic music.”
Listen to this exclusive guest mix from KRMA on SoundCloud, download or stream “Organized Chaos” on your preferred platform, and stay tuned for more from this rising star in the scene.