With heavy bass and new compositions, SickFlip promises a great show at The Park
Broken beats with serene notes, an atmospheric touch with heavy bass: SickFlip, the solo project by composer-producer Sarvesh Shrivastava, is bringing contrasting vibes to the city tomorrow. The Mumbai-based 24-year-old, who uses experimental sounds, hectic sequences and melodic expressions, began his journey in music soon after school, when he took DJing and a production course.
But for someone who was into drums, bass and dubstep, his epiphany occurred in 2011 when he started playing Glitch Hop. “The flip in the name represents the flip in my interests and the stark contrasts I began composing in one track,” begins Shrivastava. His big break came later the same year, when a UK-based label released his remix of Pinky Finger. This was followed by releases on record labels like Rub A Duck Recordings (Netherlands), Plain Dope Records (UK) and Sony Music (India). Since then, he has performed at festivals like Sunburn, NH7 Weekender, Vasundhara Festival, Enchanted Valley and many more.
His recent EP, Ladakh Project, has been well received, too. “That is my most exciting project till date. I set off to surreal and remote Ladakh with my laptop and equipment along with my video team, Outbox Project. I was so inspired that the initial bits and scratches, for what then became a five-track release, was created there. I usually narrow down on an emotion I want to convey and then reverse engineer by choosing the right sounds, arrangements and expressions to match that,” says Shrivastava.
On his first trip to Chennai, where he will be performing as part of IndiEarth @ The Park, along with Alexis, a six-piece act from Bengaluru, he promises the audience a bunch of new tracks that haven’t been released yet, along with his other popular Eps, including the Ladakh Project. “If you’re into energetic bass music and are open to distinct vibes, you should definitely come for the gig,” he signs off.
Tomorrow, at The Leather Bar, from 9 pm. Details: 42676000
—Preethi Ann Thomas