Ritviz Offers Dubstep and Indian Classical on New EP
Pune music producer’s latest EP ‘Yuv’ is a follow-up to the 2014 debut ‘Vizdumb’
It’s not a far stretchÂ when Ritviz Srivastava jokes thatÂ “if the songs were people living together, it would be hard for them to survive.” On his latest EPÂ Yuv, the 20-year-old Pune-based producer packs in sounds as diverse as aÂ techno-driven thumper (“Bali”) to Hindustani-inspiredÂ melodies (“Taan”) to straight-up dubstep (“Yuv”) on each of the four tracks.
A follow-up to 2014’sÂ debut EP Vizdumb [released on the UK recording label Relentik Records], Yuv was produced entirely in a home setup using music producer go-to equipment like a MIDI controller and production interface Ableton Live, but mostly what Srivastava refers to as his “computer keyboard”.Â The EPÂ comes after almost two years of working and reworking samples, melodies and soundscapes. Says Srivastava, “The sounds that I’ve used in the EP and the way I’ve presented them–I spent a lot of time trying to think about what I can callÂ myÂ sound.”
Srivasatava hitsÂ the road over the next two months to promote the four-track party starter.
Yuv Tour Dates
June 4th, S CafÃ©, Chandigarh
June 9th, Todi Mill Social, Mumbai
June 23rd, High Spirits, Pune
June 24th, Moonshine, Delhi
July 2nd, 02 Lounge, Indore
July 8th, Pallago, Kolkata
July 9th, Terra Maaya, Guwahati
July 15th, Raasta, Gurgaon
July 22nd, Church Street Social, Bengaluru
Listen to ”˜Yuv’ below.