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‘I went into a very completely different zone’: DJ Gurbax on his debut album ‘Rebirth’

‘I went into a very completely different zone’: DJ Gurbax on his debut album ‘Rebirth’

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The Bengaluru-based music producer additionally talks in regards to the affect COVID-19 had on music, streaming platforms, and extra

The Bengaluru-based music producer additionally talks in regards to the affect COVID-19 had on music, streaming platforms, and extra

DJ Gurbax made a observe, which he named ‘Keep Lit’, 4 years in the past. It was “fully completely different” from what he was doing. His music was extra beat-focused and ‘Keep Lit’ was extra vocal-centric. It might be odd, he thought, to launch it as a single. So, he determined to make an album to suit the music. 

4 years later, he has launched Rebirth, his debut album, that includes eight tracks, together with ‘Keep Lit’. Rebirth denotes a second coming. Why is it the title for his first album? 

“It was like beginning afresh,” he explains, “As an artist, you innately have a tendency to like completely different sorts of issues. As you develop, individuals are likely to affiliate you with the sound out of your hottest music. For those who don’t keep on with that, individuals say that you’re not enjoying the sport proper. I’ve all the time been about making completely different sorts of music. This album is an extension of that. It’s to interrupt the shackles and overcome the concern of doing one thing completely new.”

Can an artist do one thing “completely new” but retain their musical signature – if it exists in any respect? 

Gurbax believes in its existence however says it’s subjective. “After I hearken to this album, I see little or no similarities with my earlier sounds. Some individuals, nonetheless, level out connections. It’s as much as the viewers to resolve. Skrillex, as an example, tries to interrupt the mould, whereby he would work with somebody like Justin Bieber or Ed Sheeran.” 

The transferring away from the signature sound, he says, serves two functions: One, artists can discover a distinct sound. Two, they’ll attain out to a brand new viewers. Streaming platforms like Spotify, he provides, have helped artists to broaden their listenership. Nonetheless, he cautions to not learn an excessive amount of into the numbers on streaming platforms. “You would possibly get 5 million listens a month however nonetheless be struggling to promote out a 50-plus viewers.”

Gurbax’s upcoming reveals

14th Could – Prism, Hyderabad

fifteenth Could – Leela Palace, Bangalore w/ Vh1 Supersonic

twenty first Could – One8 Commune, Kolkata

twenty seventh Could – Excessive Spirits, Pune

twenty eighth Could – Koramangala Social, Bangalore w/ Neckwreck

third June – Delinquent, Bombay w/ Neckwreck

Rebirth additionally resonates with the remainder of the world, which is opening up after a slew of lockdowns. Gurbax agrees. “Yeah, all the things appears to be again in full swing. Now with stay reveals again, the title has type of coincided very well.” He’s glad to be doing stay reveals once more.

The pandemic, he reckons, has modified not simply his musical sensibilities but additionally the audiences’ as effectively.  “As an example, among the pageant DJs who have been making typical hard-hitting pageant tracks switched to creating chill music extra appropriate for listening to in your headphones when you find yourself cooped up at house. If there aren’t any festivals or golf equipment, then naturally, the music that’s geared in direction of these environments will see much less consumption.”

It has been over a decade since Gurbax began his music journey. Over these years, there have been modifications – inside him and within the music trade. There’s one factor that has not: his targets, which embrace “making music on a regular basis that goes past boundaries and headline Coachella in the future.”

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