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New Delhi | India
Rated by MTV as one of the best Hindi Rock bands in India, Antariksh is renowned for creating a beautiful blend of authentic Rock/Pop styles of music with contemporary Hindi Music. Founded and nurtured by music producer, guitar player, and singer, 'Varun Rajput', Antariksh has been creating waves all across the country and abroad delivering some of most splendid and successful shows headlining at various college festivals, music festivals, public and corporate concerts. With an experience of playing over 500 gigs across India, US, UK and South-East Asia, the band's live shows are not just your typical rock gigs, but a power-packed, mesmerizing experience that distinguishes a "regular show" from a "concert". Riding high on enthralling performances, the band has collaborated and shared stage with some eminent artists and personalities including, Farhan Akhtar, Euphoria, Noori, Arvind Kejriwal, Sachin Tendulkar, Baiju Dharmajan, Vishal Shekhar, Hard Kaur, Noori, Rekha Bhardwaj. Their very first single, 'Dheere Dheere' ( ) released in 2013 was selected in the top 5 songs in VIMA India awards, and was nominated for VIMA Asia Awards. Antariksh released their first album, 'Khoj' in September 2013, and since then there's been no looking back. ‘Khoj’ is about a search for identity, a quest to understand our own nature. It is in moments of disconnection from our own selves that the journey inward begins – Khoj, an intense and passionately crafted musical journey, captures these moments through hard, edgy Hindi rock music. The album has a strong theme across all songs both musically as well as lyrically, touching topics such as ethics, identity crises, hope, greed, chaos and realization – emotions that are a part of our everyday lives. The music is thought provoking, hard rock with elements of reggae, ambient, electronica. Through Khoj, the band elegantly integrates their diverse backgrounds and love for music into a coherent masterpiece that is set to re-define Hindi Rock. The album also features guest performances by guitar virtuoso Baiju Dharmajan (ex-Motherjane), Gaurav Chintamani (Advaita), Indian classical singer Rini Rajput, Sid Mathur, and Kartik Dhar. Reviews: Musically they are rich and pretty modern indeed. Excellent drumming with various time variations and very clearly defined guitar work and excellent production. They clearly show signs of becoming mainstream heartthrobs. - The Score Magazine What is really intriguing musically about “Khoj” is the intermixing of an oft serious theme with music that is so jumpy, so spunky. - Popsplat Magazine The album is a melting pot of veteran musicians, featuring guitar solos by the likes of Baiju Dharmajan for ‘Tum’ and Gaurav Chintamani for ‘Aashayein’, guest vocals by Rini Rajput for ‘Intezaar’, and bass work by Sid Mathur for ‘Aashayein’. - RSJOnline Antariksh's new single, 'Tum' is soulful and rich. It just made our day. We're rating it 4 on 5. - The Score Magazine ...more
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