In this burgeoning era of Dance Music in India, Sahil Sharma aka Zaeden started Dj-ing when he was just 14. His unique style of combining the new age sounds with the classical melodic house and his eclectic production skills can clearly be heard in his first single Land of Lords (Out on JoeySuki’s Dubbed Records) with the Dutch producer Syzz which was supported by the likes of Andrew Rayel, Tritonal, Jordy Dazz and many more.
A major breakthrough in his career came in the year 2014 when he released his Bootleg of Coldplay’s Magic. The remix being Demo of the week on Hardwell on Air #164, played by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on Smash the house Radio, Moguai in his Punx up the Volume was enough to take India by storm.
Over the course of his music career, Zaeden has played alongside artists like Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Quintino, R3hab, Yves V, The Chainsmokers, Krewella, W&W, Wolfpack, DubVision. He has waved India’s flag at international festivals like Marenostrum Music Festival in Valencia, Spain. For his latest single “KTMBK”, he has collaborated with singer extraordinaire Hanita Bhambri. Let’s find out more about the result of this incredible collaboration.
KTMBK (Kahoon Toh Main Bhi Kya) is a romantic ballad featuring Hanita Bhambri that soulfully sketches a feeling of being speechless around the love of your life. The singalong lyrics are guaranteed to get stuck in your head and make you hum the melody anytime. Tuneful, groovy and intricate, it’s superbly produced with that trademark punch that Zaeden has honed over his young but prolific career. Hanita Bhambri breathes harmonies and subtle melody lines to take this track to the next level.
All that would be enough, but what elevates “KTMBK” even higher is a certain cocooning warmth of Hanita Bhambri’s voice that Zaeden’s earlier tracks didn’t have, signifying a further evolution in his art.
The song’s happy, uptempo beat, coupled with some delicate and minimalist musical flourishes add to KTMBK’s musicality. But at its core,”KTMBK” is a bundle of lo-fi goodness that can be played on loop for hours, without any hint of boredom. More, please.
Verdict: Immensely replayable.