1) What is music and performing to you ?
Music is everything; it’s something that does not feel like work. That feeling of being able to connect with someone and jam, the adrenaline rush is great.
2) What keeps you motivated?
The concept of Beat Hierarchy and the fact that if I’m always executing it.
3) Music influences?
Initially, rock and metal. I came across Dramatik, was reading about him, and how all his work was free and listened to his work with an open mind (as I had a prejudice towards electronic music). Artists like A-sop Rock and Atmosphere also inspire me.
4) Something you fear?
I fear burning out. I over think and have a thing for perfection.
5) Genres you perform?
I was a rock and roll and metal guy. After being exposed, I turned to hip hop and rap.
6) An embarrassing moment onstage?
In 2004-2005, I fell off an amplifier flat onto my guitar, took 15 seconds to get up and the guitar wouldn’t work after that. The gig stopped.
7) What are you working on?
I have been working for more than three years on Filling Hollow, which comes out this August. It has over 50 artists, and I took it upon myself to create something new, it’s finally done.
8) Three accessories you cannot leave home without?
Underwear, shoes and socks.
9) How do you deal with criticism?
Pretty well, I guess. As a musician, I don’t let these things effect me. I love the music I create and no matter how much we all like to believe that we are different, we aren’t — this gives me confidence because a million other people will love my music.
10) Your favourite dish?
In the past week, I’ve been eating a lot of chow-chow bath.
— As told to Aditi Jayakumar