For musician Udyan Sagar, the man behind the EDM group Nucleya, bass is one of the most important elements that makes a song. “It is the soul of the song. When you are in a live show, it’s the bass that moves the entire audience. When the bass drops, you know something is missing and bass is only thing that can travel through solid walls as well,” he said. He recently came out with his album, Koocha Monster, and says that the album is all about Indian street music.
“I was honestly tired of listening to the Asian music and the tablas and stuff. Not that they are bad, but just that they have been used a little too much I guess. I wanted to use the sounds that one hears during festivals on the streets. Instruments like the bid drums that play during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. So it’s something that everyone knows about, is aware of, but hasn’t heard in an album. I am quite hopeful that people will like it,” he said. Udyan, who has also composed for Bollywood films with his recent Bollywood contribution being, Mere Dad ki Maruti, feels Bollywood music is all the same. “It’s mostly the same, all the songs in all the films. Hence, there is a demand from people to listen to cooler songs. And that’s why various TV music shows like the Coke Studio, The Dewarists and music festivals are getting a lot of eyeballs because the audience wants to listen to something different now.”
Nucleya has earned the respect and admiration of fans and peers alike. His track for The Dewarists Bangla Bass was a proof of his ability to twist and turn Indian sounds into bass-heavy anthems, and became one of the most popular tracks of the second season. Nucleya added his name to yet another Bollywood project, the Yash Raj Film production, Mere Dad Ki Maruti, which had a special stomp version of the title track.