Curtain Blue is Abhishek Bhatia’s solo project
Vocalist of a Delhi based band, The Circus, Abhishek has also been producing his own electronic music and has finally decided to take it live in the Curtain Blue avatar.
Fusing haunting vocal melodies with down tempo and bass sensibilities, he aims to create a textural blend which can uniquely be called his ownCurtain blue draws inspiration from artists such as Radiohead, Apparat, Moderat, Jon Hopkins, while creating a niche for itself.
Over the last couple of years, Abhishek Bhatia has performed at a number of festivals in India, including Bacardi NH7 Weekender and the flagship edition of the Magnetic Fields Festival in Rajasthan in 2013, where Berlin/ Los Angeles-based producer Robot Koch saw him perform for the first time.
Their initial meeting led to a musical collaboration between the two on Kochâ€™s acclaimed â€˜TSUKIâ€™ EP, released via MONKEYTOWN Records earlier in 2015.
â€œI really liked this guy called Curtain Blue, whoâ€™s somewhere between Apparat and Jon Hopkins, a bit sound track-y, melancholic but really detailed production.â€ â€“ Robot Koch, Berlin/Los Angeles
April 2015 saw Curtain Blue release his debut EP, â€˜Dronesâ€™The four-track EP sees Bhatia strike a bravely venture into a weird, wonderful and unchartered territory of modern electronica where no Indian producer has really succeededEqual parts headphones listening and dance floor friendly, the EP features some skilfully produced, textural percussive elements and haunting vocals.
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