After first traveling in India in 2005 , Tikki Masala was inspired by the deep flavors of authentic Indian classical music. in he's productions he blends sounds of Indian classical instruments like Sitar, Tabla, Santoor, Sarod, Flute, Tanpura, Harmonium and Vocals ... with beats, synthesizers, drums and percussion.
Recordings made across India from Bhajans, Kirtans, Mantras, street musicians, fellow travelers, jam sessions, concerts, nature and temple sounds are mixed together with psychedelic hypnotic electronic sounds, rhythms and bass lines.
After some time the music evolved to world Beat, tribal, ethno, Downtempo, Native Beat, fusion dance music with influences from all over the world.
He is playing a lot of he's creations at ecstatic dance events.
The interest in dance became more present, when he discovered Ecstatic dance and other forms of dance, and found that dancing was so beneficial for the personal, emotional, physical and spiritual development, opening up and discovering the freedom and authenticity.
There was a call to start organizing, facilitating ecstatic dance events in India and co founded Ecstatic Dance at The Source Arambol India in 2014, and play around Europe, Russia, Thailand, ... And share with others, what was for him such a beautiful exploration and growing in the being through movement and Dance.