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Anish Sood is Anyasa, an electronic dance music producer with over a decade of experience composing original electronic dance records and DJing in clubs and festival stages worldwide. Known for his signature techno-house sound infused with some of the most cinematic soundscapes and esteemed voices from India, the Anyasa project is already making waves internationally. The first Indian artist signed to Above & Beyond’s Anjunadeep label, Anish originally began his career at 18 in 2008. The young producer worked his way up the live events sphere, producing and performing his unique takes on the techno and electronic dance music he heard while traveling abroad. Before adopting the Anyasa moniker, Anish was a touring EDM DJ-producer who, in the early 2010s, performed at festival favorites such as Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland. In those days, his sound reflected what prevailed, mainly western takes on contemporary big room and progressive house music. Over the lockdown period of a global pandemic, the artist reflected on his sound and the direction he wanted to take it once live events returned. “After going from 120 to around 60 shows a year to then zero, I was faced with an excess amount of time. With no clear horizon as to when things might resume and with everything feeling very uncertain, I waited,” he said. “The first few months we treated it like a holiday, making cocktails, doing intense grocery runs and performing via live streams. Then, I began to reflect.” Ultimately, according to the Anjunadeep producer, he decided on reinventing himself entirely—honing in on the voices he enjoyed listening to, voices that transcended mediums and language barriers. “Indian movies have a lot of song and dance, and so, they have very strong soundtracks. These soundtracks are the pop sound of India—the true, real, commercial pop sound of what the masses, what everybody, listens to on the radio and on TV… It’s always Bollywood original soundtracks. So, a lot of clubs also play Bollywood music in remixes or bootlegs. Throughout my career, because EDM and house music was so new then, I was constantly having to subvert venues when they’d come up to me during my sets like, ‘ok, you’ve had a great night, but close out with a few Bollywood tracks.’ I wouldn’t play any because I detested it—it was a sound I didn’t believe in. I wanted to transcend the Bollywood bootlegs and play what they were listening to in London and New York,” shared Anyasa. He finally realized this endeavor under his new pseudonym Anyasa, after many years of live sets and Bollywood requests, via his debut Anjunadeep EP, “Gaya.” The title’s name derives from Gaia, the Greek goddess of Mother Earth, and as such, Anyasa pays homage to divine, feminine energy with the project. For his first record via the esteemed imprint, he enlisted vocals from four Indian singer-lyricists whom he had discovered on Spotify and Instagram after hearing their work and resonating with it. Isheeta Chakravarty, Bawari Basanti, Avneet Khurmi, and Amira Gill give the deep-house and techno record he’s always wanted to make a cinematic feel—their voices are melodic and combined with Anyasa’s mesmerizing electronic dance soundscapes, many of the tracks also exude a meditative quality. Overall, the EP demonstrates the artist’s versatile range and detailed production prowess. His sophomore effort on Anjuna is “Athena.” A harmonic, introspective work infused with another plethora of unique Indian vocalists and several enchanting takes on the modern house and techno sound. In the EP, Anyasa seamlessly integrates and distorts vocal samples from the various songstresses he’s enlisted for this body of work. For those that enjoy more nuanced, ambient takes on deep-house and techno, the Goan producer has included several extended mixes. Anyasa is currently touring around India, playing the music he’s always wanted to play. Many of his live performances begin with melodic, syrupy-house cuts, which build up into euphoric, big room techno and house music that energizes and commands an unwavering focus from audiences.


Anyasa, born Anish Sood, has carved a distinctive niche in the global electronic music scene, seamlessly blending his rich Indian heritage with the universal language of music. This biography delves into his journey from a budding artist to a revered figure in the dance music (EDM) community, focusing on his evolution, career highlights, and the unique soundscape he has cultivated.

The Goa-born artist began his musical expedition at a young age, influenced by the vibrant sounds of his homeland and the electronic beats that resonated globally. His early exposure to a mix of traditional Indian music and dance music laid the foundation for what would become the Anyasa sound. Anish's initial foray into the world of music saw him DJing at local events during his teenage years, where his unique blend of sounds quickly garnered attention.

Pursuing his passion, Anish embarked on a professional journey that would see him performing at some of India's most prestigious music festivals, including Sunburn and NH7 Weekender, sharing stages with international icons like David Guetta, Kygo, and Afrojack. His talent and hard work led to him becoming the first Indian artist to sign with Anjunadeep, the esteemed British label known for its deep house and melodic techno offerings. This milestone was marked by the release of his debut Gaya EP as Anyasa in 2021, signifying a new chapter in his career under this alias.

Anyasa's music showcases his versatility as an artist, with his tracks often featuring a fusion of beats with classical Indian instruments, creating a soundscape that is both fresh and familiar. This innovative approach has not only resonated with audiences in India but has also captivated listeners worldwide, earning him a spot on the global electronic music map.

Throughout his career, Anyasa has been recognized for his contributions to the music industry, winning accolades such as the MyFav Best House DJ and DJ Of The Year. These awards underscore his impact on the EDM scene and affirm his status as a pioneering artist.

As Anyasa continues to evolve, his journey from the coastal city of Goa to the international music stage serves as a testament to the power of innovation and cultural fusion in music. His ability to connect with audiences across the globe, transcending linguistic and cultural barriers, highlights the universal appeal of his artistry. In a world that is constantly changing, Anyasa's music remains a beacon of creativity and unity, promising to inspire future generations of musicians and music lovers alike.

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