Delhi Minimal Producer Calm Chor Tops Beatport Charts At No 3
Member of the now defunct electronica group Jalebee Cartel, Ashvin Mani Sharma’s EP Dance Floor Sci-Fi makes it to the world renowned EDM charts
It’s been a fantastic week for Indians who made their mark on the international music scene. On February 9th,Â minimal electroÂ producerÂ AshvinÂ Mani Sharma akaÂ CalmÂ Chor had reason to celebrate when his EP Dance Floor Sci-Fi made it to No 3 on the Minimal Top 100 Charts on Beatport.
Finding a top spot on Beatport, widely regarded as the bible of electronica, was an unexpected turn of events says Sharma. The producer, who also co-founded an independent label for electronica, SoupHerb Records says of his Beatport feat,”This shows that people are appreciating the music. This is also good for our labelÂ SoupHerbRecords, as at the end of the day, we are also a business.”
CalmÂ ChorÂ has been touring around the world, especially Germany and playing at festivals likeÂ Fusion fest, ADE,Â Sisyphos, GoldenÂ Gate, Chalet,Â ParadisoÂ and manyÂ more.Â In 2014,Â he also played at the Burning Man festival, in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA.Â “Ash and I were playingÂ a set on aÂ moving car that was going around the festival and people were following us. It was really cool and we had a greatÂ time”Â remembers Sharma.
UnderÂ his labelÂ SoupherbÂ Records,Â Sharma will be launching artists like Karan Desai Aka Folic State from Mumbai andÂ AjmalÂ from Chennai. Adds Sharma, “We try doing one release every 30- 40 days and be as regular as possible.Â I feel India has the most talented producers in the world. They are dedicated and passionate about music. I play a lot of music by Indian producers when I am outside the country and people simply love it!”
Sharma also has a new project coming up with formerÂ JalebeeÂ Cartel partner, Ash Roy calledÂ Bit of BothÂ andÂ theyÂ will be performing at the India Bike Week 2015, in Goa.Â They also just finished a liveÂ electronicaÂ album that will feature collaborationsÂ with artists likeÂ AnushkaÂ ManchandaÂ andÂ Koh
You can buyÂ Dance FloorÂ SciÂ Fi here.