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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zero State Kid releases latest EP via Antariksh Records.

Zero State Kid release new EP via Antariksh Records. Music Press Asia

Sudip Mukherjee a.k.a Zero State Kid is releasing his latest EP today. In an exclusive interview with Music Press Asia, Zero State Kid shares with us his creative inspiration, how he came to release the EP and the live scene in West Bengal, India.


Q 1: Congratulations on your latest release! Please share with us where you are from and your earliest musical inspiration.
I hail from Kirnahar, Birbhum, West Bengal, India. My earliest musical inspiration wasn’t limited to a particular genre. I used to listen to a lot of Rock, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Electronic Rock, House, Electro House, and Bass House. Metallica, Linkin Park, Zedd, and Habstrakt have all influenced and continue to influence my present sound.

Q 2: Why is the EP Axis/ Fracture an important release for you? And how does it tie in with events in your life right now?
Axis/ Fracture EP happens to be my debut Jungle EP containing two tracks; Axis and Fracture. It also happens to be my debut release with Antariksh Records. As an electronic music and bass music producer, I’m exploring new sounds, especially in the Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and Breakbeat genre spectrum, while simultaneously trying to establish myself as an artist with a unique sound.

In India, Jungle and Breaks are fast becoming popular but the bass music scene is close-knit and small. It is within this premise that I’m trying to push my sounds. Sometimes I am true to the sound, and sometimes like exploring the limits of the genres and sounds I work with. It is a balance I am striving for.

My recent release with Reel Long Overdub and my past releases with RustedSound, Redacted and 4NC¥ have helped me shape my sound and strive for this balance to a great extent.

[Zero State Kid EP Axis/ Fracture EP [ANTKS010] design.]

Q 3: Asia/India is rich in culture, especially in arts and music. Whether it is through music or food, share with us your local scene and how it is evolving at the end of 2022.

It’s definitely an exciting time to be in India in terms of exploring and redefining the boundaries of electronic music. I strongly believe that there is great talent in two-tier towns and cities of India which needs more focus. These artists are fusing western sounds with their very own flavors and the output is every bit worth it.

Talking about flavors, we take our food very seriously! As Bengalis, we eat copious amounts of fish and typically look for freshwater and brackish fish when making meals. We’re definitely a fanatic about various types of sweets, the most popular being the Rosogolla. Our folk and Rabindrasngeet cultures are also a large part of our people.

Zero State Kid Release Information

EP name: Axis/ Fracture EP [ANTKS010]
Release date: 4th November 2022
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All tracks w/p by Sudip Mukherjee (IN) aka Zero State Kid on Soundcloud

About Antariksh Records

Antariksh Records (est. 2018) is an Indian electronic music label based out of Delhi, India insistent on promoting Indian artists invested in leftfield sounds, vinyl culture, and dance music.
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