One of the stalwarts of the Indian Electronic Music scene, Gaurav Raina is better known for his role as one-half of India’s biggest electronica pioneers, The Midival Punditz. Now, also known for his latest solo project, Grain, he’s helping re-define the electronic music scene in India.
As a producer, Gaurav has earned varied experiences working with the likes of Anoush-ka Shankar, Karsh Kale, Dj Chebi Sabbah, Sting, Norah Jones to name a few. As a performance artist, he has shared the stage with many international names such as Alicia Keys, Anoushka Shankar, Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell, Norah Jo-nes, Usher etc.
He’s also composed background scores for Bollywood films including Dum Maro Dum, Karthik Calling Karthik, Don and Soundtrack and lent his music to Hollywood projects such as Closer, 6 feet Under, Prison Break & Monsoon Wedding.
As a DJ, who plays cross-genre, experimental sets and explores new scenes and sounds, GRAIN’s music flows from Electronica to Indian Electronica and Drum n Bass to Dubstep. His sound stretches the boundaries of what electronica is perceived to achieve and actually can do in re-ality.
GRAIN has been unleashing his new brand of music at live gigs and intimate listening sessions. The music is an exploration into lyrical songwriting, gritty textures and deeper sounds with a universal accent and his colabs include Karsh Kale, Anoushka Shankar, Monica Dogra, Ankur Tewari, Brooklyn Shanti, Talia Bentson, Sid Basrur and KavyaTrehan.