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Artist since: 2005
Last update on 07/20/2010
Born in 1986, Madhav Shorey started his musical journey in his childhood with a formal education in both the drums and the keyboard. His interest in music urged him to experiment and fine tune his knowledge into the realms of electronic dance music. His first showcase as a DJ / Turntablist was at the age of 16, at the ‘War of the DJ’s’ Competition, New Delhi where he was selected as a finalist whilst still underage to participate, after which he became a regular guest artist at the event. He continued to play at various clubs across India and was the resident DJ at club Q’ba, New Delhi for a year.
In 2005, he was one of the founding members of the renowned Indian Electronic Live Act, Jalebee Cartel. Over the next 3 yrs, together they created a stir within the country, initiating the concept of live electronica among the masses and gained both national and international acclaim. Over his tenure with the Jalebee Cartel, the band had original releases and remixes on labels like Baroque Records (UK), System Records (US), Existence Records (CA), Helvetica Recordings (SZ), Observe Records (EU), Pure Substance Records (ML), Moon Tribal Records (RU), Segment Records (UK) and Underground Lessons (GR). They also bagged a brand endorsement with ‘Adidas Originals’ in 2008.
Kohra made his debut in the international dance map in January 2007, after which there was no looking back. He has released his edgy grooves on labels such as Shivlink Records (India), Echoes Records (Israel), Soultribe Records (Germany) and Neurobiotic Records (Italy), many of which have been spotted on the top charts of popular download platforms like Beatport. He was the first ever Indian, to crack into the top 5 charts on Psyshop and Beatport respectively. While dj’ing, Kohra’s musical scope ranges from Minimal Techno, Tech-House and Progressive Trance. His productions are also inspired by the same style resulting in a hybrid of sounds and elements breaking the ever so evident genre barrier most dj’s and producers confide themselves to.
Spotted on the lineups of many international dance festivals across the world such as Sonica (Italy), Moondust (India), Earthcore (Australia), he has performed with progressive guru’s like Peter Gun, Dj Slater, Robert Babicz, Elegant Universe, Sun Control Species, Tetrameth, Decoy, Shadow FX, Sensient, Headroom, Ticon and Vibrasphere and has collaborated projects with artists like Antix, Elastic, Spikers, Mute, Eitan Riter, Fog, Jey & Ex, Nyquist, Kliment, Midimal, Blackout among many others.
Madhav is currently based in New Delhi, India where he continues to promote “intelligent dance music” in all ways possible. Focusing on minimal techno with deep tribal and tech house elements, his style both as a DJ and Producer has taken a more abstract and minimalist approach since his transcontinental move. He plans to expand the horizons of his personal fusion of electronic music in his newer independent productions and collaborations. Coming next from Kohra is a new, exciting chapter with the launch of his own techno label which will showcase up and coming artists as well as more established acts from around the world with an aim to release credible underground music that compliment the labels sound. Stay Tuned!!