Samiran Saharia alias SINN, is a 25-year-old self-trained electronic music composer, producer and DJ from Mangaldai, Assam. When he was pursuing B Tech in Food Engineering from Tezpur University, he was struck with motivation to pursue his dreams of becoming an electronic music producer. The fact that he did not belong to a family with a musical background or would need to drop out of college did not stop him for turning his dreams into reality.
The First Step
At college, he met people who had a lot of respect for music. ‘It is then that I started taking music seriously. I started by learning the basics of music theory. Initially, I struggled a lot but gradually I started to get a hold of things.’ He also did a basic diploma course in DJing from an institute in Guwahati.
This lead to the formation of KROWD KONTROL, a DJ duo of Samiran and his friend, Ankur Kashyap also known as CYKAD/Mitoch. After years of practice and experimentation with ambient, chillout, psychill, psytance and dub, he started blending each of these genres to create a sound that is different and fresh, which he describes as ‘spacebient’.
‘I try to infuse nature sounds with elements of peaceful and chill melodies and extraterrestrial bass sounds in my compositions.’
Working With International Labels
Like most independent musicians, he started uploading his music online. 2017, in particular, turned out to be a good year for his music. ‘My debut ambient-chillout EP “SPACETROID” was released worldwide on all online music stores including under Musicheads Rec, Hamburg, Germany on February 2017.’
That got him a chance to work with one of the best psytrance labels of the world Alien Records. ‘My second EP “PSILOPSYBEING” which has a psychill/psychedelic/down-tempo vibe to it, was released worldwide on all online stores under Alien Records, Brazil in March this year.’
He is currently working as a full time musician and is all set to release his 3rd EP ‘A WAR WITHIN’. The two track EP with one psytrance track and one down-tempo/dub track was released worldwide under Tandava Records, UK today.
‘I also have another international collaboration coming up with Ambient light, Norway and Xavion, Netherlands after a few months. I am also thinking about performing live again by the end of this year.’
By Mrinal Paul