Dualist Inquiry releases new music after an 18-month hiatus
Weird is the new normal. This is especially true in the realm of independent music. If one digs deeper into fringe subgenres like electronica, a name that often pops up in conversations is Sahej Bakshi. Better known via his Dualist Inquiry moniker, this Delhi-based producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist has left an indelible mark on India’s emerging electronica scene by consistently delivering left-field albeit intelligent releases including Doppelganger, Natural Disasters, and Dreamcatcher. However, he’s been awfully quiet on the music production front for the past 18 months.
To shatter this musical silence the 30-year-old has finally released a new single titled Mayday, on his very own label Dualism Records. Another record called Fever Dream will also hit the ‘interwebs’ on May 4. “After my last release in 2016, I took a step back and decided to not write any new music until I felt an irrepressible urge, a need to express something,” said Dualist Inquiry, who has become a mainstay at some of the country’s biggest music festivals.
These two new tunes—which lean heavily on samples and seem to be on built on myriad layers of soundscapes—are definitely a departure from his previous pop-oriented and dancefloor-friendly productions. Apparently, this University of Southern California Thornton School of Music alumnus made great use of his self-imposed hiatus by enrolling in a filmmaking course in Prague. In fact, he’s directing his own upcoming music videos. That’s not all, Bakshi also seemingly hopes to hone his entrepreneurial skills by co-founding an online community radio station called Boxout.fm.
Want to hear the brand-new Dualist Inquiry tune? Go here.