Derain is an Indian composer and recording artist born in New Delhi. Since 2009, he has embarked on multiple exploration directions and released a large volume of recordings independently and through his label, TAABIIR, including works by Hedrun, Dolorblind, Amparo and Aeon Waves. He scored Rhea Mathew’s Stains (Winner of FEFKA Film Festival Award in 2019) and Shridhar Sudhir’s Kheer E Khudai.
Hailing from New Delhi, India, Dolorblind is the electronic project of multi-faceted, visual artist and music producer, Rohan Sinha. He is also a part of India's uber collective 'Jwala'.
Each work of his is a concentrated dose of things Rohan does well: long aching melodies and chord progressions, surging, dramatic crescendos, hectic drums that slam the mix into the red. Paired with his synths' pristine drift that makes his tracks glisten, fray and melt along unusual vectors, there's a scarred IDM whimsy and a triumphant tone to his productions.
His audio-visual live sets echo the same mellifluous tones, unhinged visuals and will leave you with a heartache, only wanting for more.
With an affinity for vernacular musical motifs and lush introspective ambiences, Hedrun is one of the few flags under which Mumbai resident Palash Kothari serves his brand of abstract yet tonally rich electronica. In 2017 Kothari co-founded Jwala, an 8 member collective of producers aiming to form a community within the Indian electronic music sphere and push out regular music out from largely unheard of talent.
After a year's hiatus, Palash presented his first EP under his new moniker 'Hedrun' in 2018. The EP is a coming of age for him, where he has tried to place his inspiration for music from his childhood in work with his recent influences. A four-track EP, 'Drift' is an exciting journey with Dr Laxmikant Sahakari, The Barmer Boys and Palash bringing in Manganiar folk and Electronic music together.
Palash since then has released two more EPs - Dear Craving/Chirp (2020) and Vulnerable in Big/Mose Bole Na (2020) which have garnered support from many notable artists including Four Tet.