The Score Magazine July 2017 issue - Page 40

HARI & SUKHMANI Tell us your story. How did the idea of Hari & Sukhmani the band come about? It was quite organic. A common friend introduced us, we met up in my studio, where we jammed for a bit. As luck would have it, we managed to get a bunch of songs together and a gig in two weeks. Any reason why you chose to fuse punjabi folk with electronica? We just followed our instincts. I guess we were just experimenting/working within our comfort zone. I produce music using electronics as a medium and punjabi folk is something both of us have grown up with. Tell us about your latest single Promises. Our latest singles are promises and chann. We decided early last year that we are going to be focussing on releasing more of our music independently. We wanted to put our evolution out there not only through our live performances, but our recorded music as well. Hence, we are putting out singles every month or so on our Soundcloud page Our music is downloadable for free. 38 The Score Magazine You are singers, songwriters as well as producers. How do you manage to multitask yet making sure you do all of it right? Well, everything requires work. There's no substitute to that. But when you really enjoy doing something, then you do it a lot, then it's not work, it's a lifestyle. Our priorities are to focus on being better artists, on being better people. We strive towards evolving our sound. Everything else seems to organically follow. You have performed in various stages. Which has been your best experience so far and why? So many of them! We take pride in trying to create a homely, informal ambience on stage, so people can enjoy our music without any inhibitions. It's fun to see people at weddings and other private events breaking out of a formal zone and enjoying us singing funny tappas! Our music is more soulful and full of moods, and it's always an amazing experience when people get it. As artists, you may have someone you would like to work with. Who would it be and why? We like to work with any artist who makes our music better. Any artist who helps us evolve, someone we can