Kush Arora

Artist / Band / Musician
Dub / Electronica / IDM
Kush Arora Productions
Kush Arora has been sculpting sound in San Francisco and beyond
for the past decade. He has branded his own signature imprint on
bass driven music. All shades of Dub, Garage,Dancehall,and
Indo-Caribbean influences merge into the unique genre known
worldwide as Dread Bass. Intelligent yet driving, cultural and
simultaneously resistant, the tunes walk the balance between the club
and the studio, keeping motion in mind.With these futuristic stylings,
Kush wears many hats all rooted in Dub and Electronica. These
influences can be heard throughout his diverse,10-record discography.
Active in SF, Kush is a member of Surya Dub which was awarded
Best Club Night by SF Weekly for two consecutive years (2007-08)
and has been at the center of the West Coast Dread Bass, Dubstep,
and Electronica movement. Kush would find himself on the road
frequently as ambassador for the Surya Dub Crew, opening for the
likes of Flying Lotus, The Bug , Rusko, Bassnectar, and Thievery Corp.
Recent production work, has Kush remixing artists such as
Balkan Beat Box, Zion I, Nickodemus,and many more. In turn his
tracks have been remixed by the likes of Rogue State, Eskmo, and
England’s Steakhouse Crew. His work has caught attention of
Pitchfork Mag, who referred to him as a “laptop musician
extraodinaire”, BBC 1’s Mary Anne Hobbs dubbed his Brooklyn To SF
release “a beautiful piece of work”. Kush projects have also received
great support from XLR8R, LA Weekly, SFGuardian, and Mixmag.
Recently, the “Voodoo Sessions” EP revealed a new dance and bass
fueled injection into Kush Arora music combining African, Funky,
and Bashment influences. This showcases the diversity of his sound
system live Dub performances.
Kush’s recent full length “The Dread Bass Chronicles” features
the finest MCs within the Electro-Dancehall genre: Warrior Queen
(NinjaTune), Juakali (Dub War), MC Zulu (Perception2020 / Ninja Tune /
Staubgold), and Bongo Chilli (R8 Records). This is an indication of
what you will find at his bashment and dub sessions, which have been
tearing up clubs around the world.
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