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  • Release Date 2018-02-28
  • Label Flex Up
  • Catalog FU18081
ShiShi is a New York-based producer who broke onto the scene in the fall of 2017 with his record "Aarti," an ode to his Indian heritage. The song was released alongside the international charity Pratham USA in a social media campaign that raised money to fund educational programs for underprivileged children in India, and has amassed over 350,000 Spotify streams. ShiShi draws from the global influence of his nomadic childhood - he lived in the United States, China and Switzerland all before the age of ten years old, attending expatriate schools and being exposed to cultures from all over the world at an early age. His unique musical brand of "global dembow music" is heavily influenced by these early experiences, blending electronic dance music with dancehall, classical Hindu ragas, Cuban Salsa, afro-beat and more. He grew up listening to the music of his mother, a professional classical Indian singer, and played the violin and guitar seriously until college, when he began experimenting more with making his own beats with programs like Reason and Ableton Live. Now, his vision as an artist is to unite musical styles, cultures and people that appear to have little in common, and to showcase the traditional music of these cultures with an accessible, pop-oriented sound. An avid meditator, he sees music as a powerful spiritual experience and wants to use his style of dance music to achieve his mission of bringing more "peace through movement" to the world.

His most recent release with Flex Up Records, "Give Me Love," is a sunny, pop-infused collaboration with up-and-coming Nigerian vocalist Daramola out of Miami, incorporating dancehall rhythms with Indian percussion and instrumentation. He also has two releases and remix EP's signed with NYC-based Tommy Boy Records and a remix on Sun Pop Records, which will all will be coming out this Spring. In addition to releasing his own music, he is currently creating original music for the score of the "We Are All Human" Foundation's Global Goalscast, a podcast series that highlights people who are making an impact in a variety of global issues ranging from climate change to racism to poverty to education. Finally, he is also working with Grammy-award winning composer Ricky Kej to remix songs off of Kej's 2015 album Shanti Samsara, which was created to raise awareness of environmental issues.
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