In recent years, the Indian music industry has undergone a significant transformation with the emergence of several talented producers who are shaping the future of the industry with their fresh sounds. These producers and beatmakers have managed to blend of traditional Indian music and contemporary beats, making them a force to be reckoned with in the global music scene. With their innovative approach to music production, these producers have managed to carve a niche for themselves and are quickly gaining momentum both locally and internationally. Here are some producers on our radar, that you should keep an ear out for.
At just 17 years old, Lambo Drive has unequivocally established himself as a trailblazer in the realm of music production.With an innate knack for crafting sumptuous synth chords and infectious grooving drums, his sound creates a rich and textured experience, which balances complexity with accessibility.
Associated Artists: Raftaar, Prabh Deep, Ahmer, Seedhe Maut
Homegrown’s picks: Maharani, Tajurba, MODULAR, Kun
Meet Sammad, the rapper-producer who forms one-fourth of the music collective Gair Kanooni. Known for his eclectic and bouncy beats, Sammad is hailed for his exceptional sampling skills, considered some of the best in the game. With a penchant for unconventional and zany sounds, Sammad is creating a distinct and boundary-breaking space for himself.
Associated Artists: 3bhk, Udbhav, Dhanji
Homegrown’s Picks: Ghanti, 5 Sitara Pinjra, Basement Party
Dropped Out stands out from the crowd with his unparalleled versatility and a knack for crafting lush atmospheric beats. His sonics and melodies leave a lasting impact, making his work a permanent fixture in your head and your rotation. With each release, Dropped Out continues to redefine the possibilities of sound, offering fresh compositions that demand attention.
Associated Artists: Yashraj, Ramya Pothuri, Karun
Homegrown’s picks: Hausla, Madhaniya, Empty
Sez On The Beat
Sez On The Beat, a true veteran in the world of music production, has played an instrumental role in defining the sounds of Indian hip-hop. With an impressive repertoire of hits, including international successes, Sez has consolidated his position as a leading force in the industry.
The beatmaker founded the record label and music collective, The MVMNT which aims to cultivate and refine the freshest sounds of hip-hop, providing a platform for aspiring artists to showcase their skills and creativity.
Associated Artists: Seedhe Maut, Divine, Ab 17
Homegrown’s Picks: Maina, Class-Sikh Maut, Vol.II, Dilli
Belonging to Pune, Vedang has mastered the art of sampling retro Bollywood and infusing his music with captivating regional flavours. With his groundbreaking project 'Gutter Rich' he forged a path entirely his own. Additionally, as the founder of Itihaas Studios, a production and recording studio, Vedang has created a hub for musical innovation.
What truly sets Vedang apart is his seamless amalgamation of modern hip-hop with the rich tapestry of traditional Indian sounds. His compositions effortlessly blend the best of both worlds.
Associated Artists: The Siege, Shreyas, Udbhav
Homegrown’s Picks: Really Brown, Izehaar, Paristithi
Natiq is a producer who stays true to his dynamic and fluid sound, never compromising on his artistic vision. With an impressive repertoire of hits under his belt, his musical range is vast and diverse. From experimental sampling to feel-good tracks, Natiq effortlessly traverses genres, refusing to be confined to a single box.
With a crystal-clear vision and an unwavering commitment to his craft, Natiq continues to carve his own path in the music industry.
Associated Artists: Udbhav, Karun, toorjo dey
Homegrown’s Picks: Zubaida, Kehdena, Piya
harithelion’s production can be described as experimental, chaotic, yet surprisingly coherent. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of genres, he masterfully weaves together compositions with the finesse of a seasoned veteran. His ability to thread together disparate elements and mold them into a cohesive whole showcases his skill as a visionary producer.
Associated Artists: Rae Mulla
Homegrown’s Picks: Knifey Wifey, Bad People
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