Hailing from the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore, we have two to-be-techies for our next Upcoming Artist feature who call themselves Argenil which consists of Rohit Gandhi and Anil Prasad.
Rohit Gandhi who is a producer, has been a musician since childhood, he is an avid drummer and percussionist, and to add to that, he is now learning the keyboard all by himself. His partner, Anil Prasad teams up as a Guitarist, who is also a DJ. Friends since grade school, the duo first went into business together by founding 2Pawn Productions, a high-quality video and audio production company which claims to have produced content for some biggest performers in Bangalore.
Argenil have been playing at various party destinations such as college festivals for more than a year now. The uniqueness in their sound comes from the fact that they include Indian music into their tracks in a really subtle manner.
The latest addition to their tracklist is “Tha-di-ki-na-thom” , which as the title suggests has traditional carnatic verses sung by a local talent Namratha Suresh, supported by soothing flute tunes by Siddharth Bharadwaj.
The track also has usage of Tabla beats which were created by Rohit. Adding to the great track, is the detail that has been put in by Argenil to create a stunning video for it. The video has dance sequences by the talented Gowri Neelavar and her team.
The video, which was uploaded on Vevo earlier this month has seen some great activity and has also caught the eye of Grammy® nominated and Gold and Platinum award winning Producer/DJ/Remixer Howard “HK” Kessler.
Here’s the video:
Due to some sweeping airplay in the US, credited majorly to validation from HK, the track has been heard more than 25 times on-air the US radio in the past two weeks alone. This is a huge achievement for an upcoming artist from India.
Here’s what HK told Argenil:
I love how you’re taking your love of House and EDM and combining it with traditional sounds native to your homeland. The end result is a great musical fabric that I think could be the next big thing in dance music.
With a flock of musicians that are taking EDM seriously in India, news like these constantly inspires more budding artists to take this up as a career.