"In this industry...friendship is more credible than a formally written email introducing yourself as a new artist who is probably looking for opportunities to expand his/her base or is looking to play some good gigs." Anhad Khanna, multi-instrumentalist and experimental electronic producer from Delhi, laying it how it is. Anhad is also part of Delhi based rock outfit Man.Goes Human.
Full interview on our Facebook page, link in bio.
Q1. Where are you from? What do your parents do? Are they into music too?
Ans: I've been born and brought up in New Delhi. No, my parents are not musicians but they're big music enthusiasts. My parents run a business together and my mom also works as a co-author for science books.
Q2. Tell us about your childhood. How did you get involved into making music?Ans: Somewhere around the age of 6 my dad gave me his really old Yamaha DD-12 drum machine to play with as a toy. Little did he or anyone knew, I started spending most of my time with it not just toying but actually playing it and making sense out of it. That time the drum sticks were heavier than me and I remember my ability to only play it for a few minutes without losing the strength or the control to hold the drum sticks. That interest sort of grew stronger since I was learning to play the Tabla and the Harmonium the same time. I was always into playing football as well but injured my self too many times and once to a point where I had to undergo a really major surgery and had rods in my left elbow holding it together with a massive plaster for a few months. That was also a defying moment where I told my self - Music seems like something I could do without injuring my self and something I also absolutely love doing so I kept at it and started shedding and listening to all my dads music collection day in and day out. I only started producing music some 4 years back otherwise I've been a drummer and a keyboardist all through out my childhood as a musician.
Q3. Which bands were your first love, how has your taste in music evolved over the years?
Ans: Just how it works for any other super young drummer... Photo Courtesy: @pritiza7
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