Orbs & Zen, now a solo project headed by Nicky Ramnani with the onset of 2015, came into being by Nicky Ramnani & Ajay Makhija in September 2013 as a bi-weekly affair at a then freshly born venue called The Daily.
A year down the line and you could say that, musically, noticed by one of Mumbai’s leading deep and underground properties – Regenerate – Orbs & Zen began playing opening slots for international majors such as Nills Hoffmann, Daniel Steinberg, Purple Disco Machine, Adana Twins, HNQO, Juliet Sikora and multi-city toured with Fur Coat! Still standing strong and more exciting than ever, Orbs & Zen became a regular part of Mumbai’s deep electronic scene. His sound is primarily deep, warm and lush but unbound by genre orthodoxy.
The idea behind Orbs & Zen is to provide a wholesome experience to the audience by keeping a warm and groovy base but not being afraid to dive into a variety of genres such as minimal, deep tech and electronica. With a wide range of venues under Nicky’s belt such as Blue Frog, antiSocial, Sitara Studios, Dome International, Olive, Boveda and Waters(Goa), The Tao Terraces(Bangalore), The Park (Chennai), The Farm (Hyderabad)… Orbz & Zen has grown tremendously within little over a year. Regarding the idea behind Orbs & Zen, “Orbs are free-flowing, but mysterious bundles of energy. “Like the general idea of being energy beings, sharing that with people through the music played. And it’s the whole dual nature thing, Orbs as energy and Zen as a meditativeness. But they can both mix in the form of dance :)”