New Delhi bass producer Suhrid Manchanda – who performs under the moniker Su Real – may have been around for just seven years, but has worked with every well known artist in the scene including Dualist Inquiry and Nucleya. When he moved from New York to New Delhi in 2008, the artist began a residency at TLR Café in Hauz Khas Village, founded the dance music collective The Grind and toured relentlessly, turning into one of the most talked about artists in the scene.
Never slave to any genre, Su Real's DJ sets surprise with seamless slides from modern club hits to yesterday's classics. Su Real stays on top of latest nano-genres in global bass (Trap, Moombahton, Kuduro, 3Bal, etc.), blending them into the entire history of recorded dance music from EDM to hip-hop, dancehall, house, disco, soul, funk, and R&B. As a producer, he melds these international sounds with a dose of desi masala like folk instrumentation and retro Bollywood vocals. Su Real's inclusive approach to music ensures his status as a champion of the underground who can also whip a main-stage crowd into absolute panty-dropping hysteria.
Su Real's debut EP, "The Grind", was released in September 2013 to critical acclaim in India. The lead track, "Grinding", was selected to appear on Dualism Records' inaugural label compilation. Soon after, Su Real was nominated for a VH1 Sound Nation award in the "Best Hip Hop Act" category. His latest, his first full-length album, "Trapistan", released in November 2014 has received critical acclaim from trend-setting international music website Generation Bass. The album received positive reviews across the board with Indian tastemakers from Rolling Stone India, NME.in, GQ India, Wild City, amongst others. Meanwhile, NH7.in called it "raunchy, hedonistic trap music that does to dance floors what The Hulk does to tanks." Two music videos from the album - of title track "Trapistan" and Crime Capital" - premiered on VH1 and MTV Indies and were subsequently placed on heavy rotation, exposing Su Real to a far wider audience than before. Never one to rest on his laurels, Su Real is currently on a production bender, dropping a new tune - usually from a new genre - every few weeks via social media.
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