As India’s premier institution for electronic music, TheMusic’school and I have enjoyed organising workshops, interviews and performances with industry leaders in an effort to encourage and build a deeper appreciation and understanding for the electronic music community in the country.
Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Anyasa – Anish Sood’s latest exploration.
As Anyasa, Anish has taken on the task of introducing native sounds to an international audience. His debut release on the legendary Anjunadeep, sees him join a list of talented artists.
My first memory of Anish was that of a quiet, tall boy. A regular at gigs, he was always observing. Watching each Dj at the console – trying to figure out what each of them was doing. Since then he has grown steadily as an artist, constantly exploring new sounds that have rocked dance-floors across the country.
So when I heard that he was playing under his moniker – Anyasa, I was quick to get in-touch with him and put together an exclusive workshop for students of TheMusic’scool.
As one would expect, the opportunity to meet & interact with Anyasa, drew the attention of electronic music enthusiasts in the country. The venue was packed well before we were scheduled to start and the place was buzzing.
The session was an interactive one, with Anyasa making it a point to address every question or doubt that was thrown at him. His patience and attention to detail are commendable, a true testament to his meticulous nature. The discussion covered a wide range of topics from his musical inspiration, to tips for budding DJs and producers. Having a candid chat with an artist like Anyasa is a dream for many and I’m confident that these are the conversations that will inspire future generations.
Of course, all work and no play is a recipe for disaster. That’s why we coupled the workshop with an edition of TMS Showcase – a platform that gives our students the opportunity to perform and display their skills in the presence of some of the biggest names in electronic music.
As a DJ for over 2 decades, I’m grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and look to repay the favour by creating new ones through workshops and interviews like this one.
Our workshops at TheMusic’scool have always been one-of-a-kind, getting together some of the best minds in the industry to talk about relevant issues like our Business of Music workshop or to build / improve your skills as a performer like our exclusive Ableton Live Performer workshop.
My team at TheMusic’scool and I will continue to curate and put together workshops, interviews and more with artists, venue owners, talent managers and other contributors to the electronic music scene, locally and internationally.
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