Music Production is a universally accepted form of art and has an ever-rising scope. There are numerous talented and creative Indian music artists be it vocalists, instrumentalists, DJs, etc. All of them working industriously to pave a way to the biggest of stages to perform and showcase their talent. EDM has become a favorite genre because of its infinite pumped-up vibe, consequently creating a bevy of Indian EDM Artists. EDM music industry is going to the next level as the Bollywood has also started recognizing their work and adapting it in the movies. Which is why we see a lot of EDM artists in India collaborating with Bollywood music producers.
With the increasing talent-pool in the industry, it is impossible to put them all in a list.
Top Indian EDM Artists
Yet, here’s a list of the top Indian EDM artists, in no specific order, in the industry today.
Udyan Sagar, aka Nucleya, 41 is one of top world famous Indian EDM artists and DJ. The way he blends the Indian vocals when the EDM bass drops has increased his fan following in the last few years. He has become the Indian EDM king because of his unique style and genre of music. Nucleya creates music adapting to sounds predominant in society.
Nucleya began in 2008 as a solo project with a signature blend of dance music structures, innovative rhythms, and melodies inspired by traditional Indian music. In 2013, he released his first original EP ‘Koocha Monster,’ immediately followed by ‘Koocha Monster Remix EP.’ It plastered his name as ‘the next big thing to happen to Indian electronic dance music.’
His album, ‘Bass Rani,’ took Indian electronic dance music to the next new level. It has played an essential role in bridging the gap between indie and mainstream music. The Nucleya sound is now a genre in itself, i.e., Desi Bass.
Having played beside renowned artists such as Diplo and Skrillex, Nucleya is a favorite in the Indian Electronic Music industry. He has also received several accolades and nominations. One major win for him is the ‘Best Electronica Single’ at ‘Global Indian Music Awards’. He has also composed for top Indian songs for mainstream Bollywood. Let’s Nacho from ‘Kapoor & Sons’ is one of his most recent works. Therefore, no doubt why he is considered the best electronic music artist in India.
2. Lost stories
Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi are Mumbai-based DJs and one of the best Indian EDM artists in Mumbai who have made Lost stories a huge success with their trippy music style. They have been heavily influenced by KSHMR, Major Lazer, and know just how to make the crowd go crazy on their beats.
They have also performed at Mysteryland in New York, Ibiza, Summerfestival, etc. They have also enchanted EDM lovers at the Sunburn, Enchanted Valley Carnival, Supersonic festivals in India. Formed in 2009, they have been placed at 52nd rank by DJ Mag among the world’s top EDM artists.
They sprang to popularity when their single ‘False Promises’ was released on Tiësto’s ‘Black Hole Recordings’. Armin Van Buuren supported the track with many plays during his ASOT shows. They officially remixed for Afrojack’s latest ‘The Spark’ which is no. 2 on iTunes, India. Their first single from ‘How You Like Me Now‘ was no.1 on iTunes, within 3 hrs of its release.
They have also opened a Lost Stories Academy in Delhi to conduct training sessions on music production and DJing.
Ritviz, who rose to fame with his famous track called ‘Udd Gaye’ which is released on Dec 18, 2017. The track was a perfect blend of Indian vocals and EDM music. After this track, Ritviz become one of the best Indian EDM artists in the industry and people started recognizing him and admired him because of his unique and different music style.
His slow and catchy music with Indian vocals and rhythms make him different from other Indian EDM artists. His lyrics also includes words and phrases from other different languages which makes his music more enjoyable. Which is why he has gained a lot of fan-following on and off social media in just a few years of his debut release. Today he is among the top Indian EDM artists in India.
This young EDM maker is known for his remixes of Coldplay’s Magic, Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself and Maroon 5’s Don’t Wanna Know and Animals, Gurugram’s Sahil Sharma is to watch out for. Zaeden is known to be one of the best EDM artists in India.
He began his career at the age of 14; released his first single titled “Land of Lords” in 2014. He became the youngest DJ to be featured on ‘Hardwell on Air’ when his remix of Coldplay’s Magic aired on Dutch DJ Hardwell’s radio show.
In 2015, he was signed under Spinnin’ Records and consequently released his single ‘Yesterday’. It was a collaboration with American DJ Borgeous. In 2016, he closed for DJ David Guetta’s Mumbai concert. That same year, he also performed at the Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium. He opened for Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour. Additionally, he has performed at Marenostrum Festival, TimeOut72, Enchanted Valley Carnival, Pacha Tour, Sunburn Goa, Vh1 Supersonic, Mood Indigo, besides clubs like Privilege Ibiza. He’s also the first Indian electronic music producer to become the fashion brand ambassador for Adidas and Nnnow.com.
He has produced some of the top electronic songs in the country. Top-notch artists like Hardwell, DVLM, Avicii, Tiësto, and KSHMR, have vouched for Zaeden as one of the ‘most promising homegrown electronic music producers in India as well as the whole of Asia’. He also happens to be one of the youngest TEDx speakers.
5. Project 91
Project 91 is a DJ duo of two brothers Anil and Sunil who have casted their spell on Indian EDM music industry. One of the best Indian EDM artists, the DJ duo has been making the crowd go crazy and groove on their beats for a very long time and now they have finally received the due credit and recognition that they deserved.
Project 91, the Indian EDM DJ duo also happen to be most supported DJs/EDM artist by some of the top international EDM artists like Hardwell, Afrojack, Don Diablo, David Guetta, Dash Berlin, DJ BL3ND and many more. With this, they have become the best EDM artists in India.
Their track ‘We are Invincible’ was released on Revealed Recordings.
6. DJ NYK
DJ NYK aka Nikhil Sahni is one of the top Indian EDM music artist. DJ NYK has amalgamated the top electronic songs with Bollywood beats and created a name for himself worldwide as one of the best electronic music producers in India. He has been synthesizing the traditional and western beats in such a way that most artist will not even think of blending and has gained a huge fanbase locally and globally. Popularly known for his remix songs and live shows as well as audio-visual shows, he is all set to win the title of best remix album with his new release. His first ever Bollywood track was in the movie Billu Barber and then there was no looking bock. He then became a regular in the Indian film industry with his remixes being part of a lot of Bollywood movies every year. Today he is known to be the best EDM artist in Bollywood.
7. Anish Sood
Based out of Goa, Anish Sood is a Mechanical Engineer, music producer, Indian EDM DJ, and songwriter. Sood first began DJ’ing at 15 after Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’ podcast. He exposed himself to Indian Dance Music circuit in 2010 with regular nightclub gigs and festival appearances. Consequently, he got his first break at the Sunburn festival.
He is a common name in major music festivals in India, namely, NN7 Weekender, Aamby Valley, Storm festival in Coorg and EVC. Additionally, he is signed to host a weekly podcast known as ‘Sunburn on Air’ along with Sunburn. He has shared the stage alongside David Guetta, Kygo, Tiësto, Kshmr, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, and Afrojack.
Sood launched of his own label “Class Action” in 2017 and the single ‘Don’t Stop’. In February 2018, he released the second single from the album titled ‘Castles’ with Jonita Gandhi. His single ‘Starry Night’ was awarded for ‘Best Electronica/Dance Single’ at the ‘Independent Music Awards (IMA)’ in New York, thus he became the first Indian to win this award. Anish is popularly a known artist among Indian psychedelic music producers.
8. DJ Chetas
Dj Chetas, known to be the brand of BDM (Bollywood Dance Music). He is famous for his bollywood remixes. And stands at number 33 of DJ mag list of 2017 is a huge deal being an Indian EDM artist.
He started his journey when he was in 10th standard, where his father persuaded him to take up a course in DJing. He started his career with making Bollywood mashups and became one of the best Indian EDM artists the country has ever seen. His famous mashup, a complete blend of bollywood, Hollywood and EDM music, is one of the best Bollywood mashups. He has also composed music music for some the famous Bollywood movies like Loveyatri, Mitron and GoodNewws.
9. DJ Shaan
Shaan Singh aka DJ Shaan was born in Mumbai in 1995. He started his Music production at the age of 15 and debuted at Asia’s premier music festival Sunburn Goa 2010. Dj Shaan one of the most famous and most followed DJ in India who is paving the way for Indian DJs to break into the global EDM scene.
10. Progressive Brothers
Progressive Brothers aka Pro Bros, is an Indian electronic music duo band from New Delhi. The band consists of Sunny Sharma and Karan Bhalla, music producers, DJ, singers, and songwriters. Progressive Brothers are popular Indian EDM and music producers who have played at India’s biggest electronic music festivals like Sunburn, VH1 Supersonic and Enchanted Valley Carnival. They are one of the top electronic music artists in the Delhi scene.
Pro Bros tracks Take it slow and Flames have become a huge hit and now their fans are expecting more banger music from them.
These electronic music artists with the best EDM tracks make their presence felt not just in India but worldwide. Making hearts swing and souls groove to their EDM music at every gig, these Indian dance music maestros are already grabbing a steady hold with their trance music over the global EDM scene.