Our last edition was with Anejath, and for this week we bring to you a key member of both Beatworx and Afterworx. Shreyas_ begun his career in early 2011 in Bangalore (India), with over half a decade of experience behind him, his undying passion for music resonates through his DJ sets which string together hypnotic, deep and atmospheric tonalities with darker and more musically inclined melodic phrases, stitched together to form a journey of its own. His primary motivation comes from the dance floor, channeling the energy of the crowd to improvise and create a unique blend of what’s required for the moment. His love for music can be seen in everything that he does, from working at a music school and inspiring younger people, to putting his energy behind local events to push the dance music culture.
In a world without music, Human vision will be deaf and hearing will be blind, and everything else around it will be Chinese Whispers
Check out this 3 and a half-hour set from Shreyas_ up on SoundCloud.
Send us at least 2 pictures of your studio/workspace with one or two lines describing the space or gear.
I have a decently sound-treated room that consists of the essentials i.e: Studio Monitors, Soundcard, Midi Keyboard, Moog Mother 32 & Arturia MicroFreak.
What does your typical day look like?
I’m an early riser and I also live at the place I work, where I also have my personal studio space. I head marketing for Beatworx from 12PM – 7PM, and make some music for a couple of hours every day, before and after that.
If you could have produced any record in the world, which one would it be?
Sensient – A Taste of Life (Original Mix)
Did you in the past or currently do anything else other than music?
Yes. I’ve worked at IBM as an analyst for a voice process and as a financial analyst at an American custodian bank called Northern Trust. I currently work as a watchman/caretaker at Beatworx Studio.
What is your DJ setup?
My set up is very simple, 2 to 4 CDJ’s (Preferably 4 DJ) + 1 Mixer
Your favorite track from your own discography
My personal favorite track is not released yet, but from the music that is, it would be Space Orchestra.
Complete this : In a world without music…
Human vision will be deaf and hearing will be blind, and everything else around it will be Chinese Whispers.
Where did you have the best gig of the year so far?
I’ve been really lucky to play for great gigs throughout 2019, will be really difficult to pick one.
Describe your music using not more than 3 words
Dark, Psychedelic, Heavy.
Who’s your favorite Indian producer/DJ ?
Three of your favorite plugins or pieces of gear
Moog mother 32, Arturia Microfreak, U-he Diva.
What will electronic music be like in the year 2050 according to you?
However advance the technology gets and helps us in making music, there will always be mediocre crowd-pleasing music vs. intelligent timeless music.
I’m an Ableton Certified Trainer and the co-founder of Beatworx, one of India’s most acclaimed electronic music schools. I’ve been producing music for over a decade. My tryst with computers began in 1994, when I was three years old, and I’ve been wonder-struck by technology ever since. A high school graduate on paper, I went on to prove that formal education isn’t everything. I’m here to help guide you on the fascinating and ever-evolving journey of making music using computers and hardware.