Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashwin Sriram.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ashwin. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Music has always been a part of my life ever since I was a kid obsessing over the guitar and spending hours on YouTube learning Pink Floyd songs. That was ten years ago! Since then, I had many unique ventures with my music, including forming a classic rock band, an all out EDM alias, and now finally ASHWYN, a fusion of my influences growing up and a modern production style. Now, as I’m currently studying in Berklee, I’ve explored several new genres and approaches to music which has broadened my horizons and given me a lot of new inspiration. The current project ‘ASHWYN’ is me as a producer, artist, composer, songwriter, guitarist and mixing engineer. It’s been an incredible learning experience and I’ve worked with many artists from around the world as well as locally in India where there’s an abundance of talent. Today, having upwards of 1000000 streams and support of some big names in the industry, I’ve got a lot to be thankful for and I’m working towards growing my musical arsenal even further.
Has it been a smooth road?
Not in the slightest, the biggest struggle for me is balance. I find it extremely difficult to balance a personal and professional life all the time, and since I work in bursts it’s super hard to plan ahead because you never know what’s going to come your way. A big struggle is writer’s block – super common but very very frustrating when it goes on for months. Best thing to do is keep working on skills till you get a new idea that pops up.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I produce music without specific genres and I add my guitar solos to songs that are unlikely to have them. The way I blend styles (electronic/rock) together is what I am most proud of.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Bangalore, India – I love the way people are always helpful and warm. I least like the traffic.
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