In anticipation of Sunburn Festival 2017, KSHMR was hard at work in the studio to prepare his festival anthem “SHIVA” featuring Marnik and The Golden Army. The American DJ and producer KSHMR delivered a stunning performance at India’s iconic Sunburn Festival last week. By playing a mix of his recent collaborations including his song with
KSHMR delivers a Sunburn Festival anthem for the third year in a row, following 2015’s “Bazaar” and 2016’s “Mandala,” with “Shiva,” a high powered release that calls on the talents of Marnik and The Golden Army.
Memorable for their prior work alongside KSHMR on the KSHMR/Golden Army remix of the Game of Thrones theme song, The Golden Army assist in the creation of a booming track well suited for the festival, Sunburn Festival’s 11th edition slated for December 28-31. “Shiva” sees KSHMR pay homage to his Indo-American roots in the song’s ethnic vocal overlay, the single’s fervent background beat not to be ignored as the psy-trance intro evolves to become a big room fueled number that evinces the collaborators’ inner track versatility.
KSHMR has hardly kept quiet as of late, teaming up with Tiesto to release the duo’s celebrated and long awaited single, “Harder,” and likewise lending his skills to his “Game of Thrones” remix, created with support from The Golden Army. The Indo-American DJ additionally sparked speculation when he addressed DJ Snake on Twitter, writing “check your DM,” a message that suggested yet another new collaboration might just loom on the horizon.
KSHMR’s consistency and alacrity in releasing track after track could very well be credited to his ingenuity, and partly is. But as other KSHMR fans noted, the publication of so much new music in a relatively short timeframe could only indicate one thing: the establishment of his own label on which such music would be subsequently released.
KSHMR has accordingly announced the conception of his own label, a nod to his roots in its title, “Dharma Worldwide.” “Dharma” is commonly defined in Buddhist and Hindu terms as the “principle or law that orders the universe,” and the “essential function or nature of a thing.”
With the news of the label’s foundation comes KSHMR’s pledge to release a new single on the label each Friday, to be drawn from his forthcoming EP, Materia. “Festival of Lights” is the first track to be released on Dharma Worldwide, a song that features indie producer, Maurice West. “Festival of Lights” maintains a clear cultural sound that is complemented by KSHMR’s addition of thunderous chords that only build as they intensify, culminating in what is a powerful drop, even if only a snippet of it may be heard from the sample.
In anticipation of the Game of Thrones’ season premiere tonight, KSHMR reveals how he and The Golden Army produced their remix for Game of Thrones. The remix comes packed with thumping bass lines, sounds from the Game of Thrones series and beautifully crafted uplifting melodies. As many fans of KSHMR figured that he just ripped