|Sahej Bakshi in performance|
Excerpts from an interview:
What is Dualist Inquiry?
Dualist Inquiry started as my way of chronicling my life experiences when I was just writing music in my dorm room in college. But now it’s started shaping my life in return, so it’s quite interesting to think about the change of perspective. I need my songs to have a friendly, groovy, percussive beat to them, and a certain degree of the repetitive electronic element.
What are your views on the EDM scene in India – the current state and how you would like to see it evolve?
Currently, the Indian EDM scene in India is at a very special juncture, where people in large numbers are beginning to take electronic and other music very seriously, both in a musical and business sense Increasingly, Indian music fans are taking a serious look at Indian bands (which are not playing covers anymore) and finding that they quite like what they see.
Two DJs / songs that your currently Digg?
Gramatik – ‘So much to love’
Opiou – ‘Robo Boty’
Tell us about the latest EP “Dualism” – what can new listeners expect from it?
It’s got a personal meaning. To me, it’s a balance of how everything is composed. With this EP, I’ve tried to represent myself as truly and fairly as an artist as I possibly can. There’s some chillout, there’s some midtempo, there’s some party music, and there’s some concrete spoken thoughts to chew on. Listeners can expect to hear four tracks that are very closely related to each other, yet very distant in some very obvious ways.
Bakshi believes there’s no better place for an Indian indie musician than India right now. “Being Indian, there was less meaning in my being in LA. Here, we’re starting something. Every year, there’s a new festival. I wanted to contribute to the scene here”.