From an early age, 22 year old Ketan Bhatti born in NewDelhi, India has been actively involved in the music scene for many years. As a drummer he has been involved in various projects, including the bands ' Stareye', 'Jazzprints', 'DieFamilie' and Roots Reggae Band 'True Khoisan'. At present Ketan is studying at the University of Arts (UDK) in Berlin. Within the faculty for Jazz music his emphasis is on modern drumming. With the production of the Hip Hop album 'Soul Melodics' and it's formation 'Stareye' with Rapper 'MC Akanni', Ketan makes his name as a producer for the first time. Ketan also went on tour with the 'Stareye' project, appearing with 'Sekou the Ambassador' and as openers to the 'Seeed' Tour 2001 through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The release of 'MASALA' introduces Ketan's debut album. The mainly instrumental album contains elements founded in Hip hop, Jazz, Drum 'n Bass and Reggea. The album of which most was recorded live, invites to a smooth chillout. Groovy baselines, Jazzy percussions and at times meditative Sounds of guitar, clarinet and Rhodes Piano make 'Masala' to a vibrant musical experience.
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