Happy New Year 2018!!

I almost forgot about my blog this year because it’s gone by so fast and it, well, just slipped my mind. The dream has been unfolding slowly for me and I’m stoked to be finally leaving my country India to study music abroad. FINALLY, damn, it took a while getting to this moment. I am so excited and kicked for this year it’s not even funny.

BOMBEATS(My YouTube channel) has been my outlet as always and I’m excited to finally embark on the journey of following my true calling and passion and ending up in my role behind the glass on the console – producing great music.


So I’ll just leave this short and get straight to it then. Here are the cream of the crop of the playlists I’ve made so far this year which should keep you going till the next post.


2018 Be Brilliant x Be Smooth 


Mini playlist thingy

Drown The Noise 

Here is the best mix of 2018 so far

Boards Of Canada Tribute

As always the #BOMBEATS family and subscriber base is growing and increasing every day. So, be sure to check out the mixes, videos and the playlists and do subscribe and so I can share my journey with you!!

Until next time 🙂


A Couple Of Playlists For Winter & Christmas 2017

I headed on a road trip with some old friends to a beach area close to Bombay recently and as always I was on DJ duties for most parts of the trip. It was a lot of unravelling excitement for sure but when I got back I just wanted to sit back pour a drink and enjoy the cold seclusion that comes with the winter season when you’re on your own and looking to build a career from scratch. Music has been it for me and after a long time struggling with what to make of life, I’m taking a leap into the unknown and it’s as scary as it is exciting. That being said I got back to making a couple of playlists for the winter season this year, as is the case with all the years since I started my YouTube channel BOMBEATS in 2015.

I hope the tunes make you enjoy your winter break and relax. The first one is a bit heavy but the second one is mellow.  At least music makes the soundtrack to those moments of life as it drifts by. I’ve got so much on my mind these days but the good old music helps me wind down. I hope it relaxes you too.



Sit by the fire, pour a drink and..


Want rare Classic Rock? Here is Throwback Thursdays on BOMBEATS

I may be a beginner guitarist and pianist at the moment but I’ve got a well-groomed and conditioned set of ears for tunes that sound groovy. I don’t know what it is to be precise, but I just have this innate sense or gut feeling that separates and categorises music into degrees of how good they sound. Maybe it was my DJ experience that has given me this ability but nonetheless, I’m glad I have these two awesome ears to guide me through my musical journey or expedition rather.

These past two weeks I’ve been crate digging, well the online equivalent at least, for rare classic rock albums that didn’t hit the big time but sound great! I’m an old school classic rock n roll fan primarily, but I dig a number of different genres keeping an open mind to it of course(Except EDM: F**k that shit!)


I decided to start a Throwback Thursdays #tbt series on my music channel BOMBEATS to keep things interesting. I try to post the best content in music on my channel guided by my instinct and it’s going good so far. The series focuses mainly on classic records that never hit the big time or mainstream back then but sound top notch even today!

The three records I’ve picked today are on the proper psychedelic side. Check the video description for additional details. Here they are in chronological order of release:

1. The Sacred Mushroom – Sacred Mushroom(1969)
The only album they ever made Sacred Mushroom from Cincinnati, Ohio never hit the big time but Danny Goshorn and co did a pretty damn good job making a classic record! There is barely anything mentioned about them online though.

2. The Human Instinct – Stoned Guitar(1970)
Surprisingly The Human Instinct led by Maurice Greer hail from New Zealand. That itself made me extremely interested when I stumbled upon them. Most New Zealanders reckon that The Human Instinct are the greatest kiwi band ever formed. Stoned Guitar was their most well-received album. It’s a beaut!

3. Leaf Hound – Growers Of Mushroom(1971)
Leaf Hound never hit the big time either but they have a bit of a following these days. They were heavily part of the stoner rock movement in the 60s/70s. This album was their debut album released under Decca Records. Peter French who would later join Atomic Rooster lead the band into their maiden slightly successful album.

Very psychedelic and a lot of mushrooms in there 😉
But top notch stuff nonetheless!

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Hope you dig the tunes! Cheers🍻

Remnants Of Things Passed: Nick Drake tribute

Where do I begin with Nick Drake? It’s a herculean task to try to put words to just how much the man, his legend and his music has impacted a fellow ‘troubled mind’ looking for a ‘trouble cure’ like me, as he so aptly sings on “Time Has Told Me”. His music speaks volumes or sagas rather through his short career that spanned just four albums. It’s a mystery and as strange as it gets that he didn’t find much success in his lifetime despite his obvious genius!

Anyway, I decided at the start of the day to make a tribute video when this “Day Is Done” and I found some rare songs of his as well to add to the mix which make it a must-have Nick Drake collector’s item on YouTube.

Nick Drake’s music and rather poetic lyrics remind people of forgotten times of old and effortlessly transports listeners to a reflective sphere and state of being along with his evolving guitar sounds. There wasn’t much known about Nick Drake until the Internet made more people aware of him and his music and some 40 odd years on after his death he remains cemented firmly as a folk music legend. He has personally hugely influenced my guitar playing style and I’m working hard on trying to get anywhere near his level and produce the sounds he did on his guitar.


Nick Drake’s life is a body of work that has had a huge impact on a number of people these days – the ones who have taken a liking to his music over the years after his death – but there always remains so many more who are just discovering his music. I guess somewhere deep down when the melancholy and melody seeps in and touches your soul and you begin to reflect on all that’s transpired in your life and then begin to view life as a “remnant of something that’s passed” as he so eloquently put it.

It’s figuratively safe to say that a lot of us need the sufficient love, success and peace of mind we deserve in order to keep going and the void left by it causes things to go haywire. It’s something that I wish Nick Drake had as well so he could’ve still been here and made more music. So I hope you find that one person who “brightens your northern sky” and I hope you enjoy this mix!


See the upside in the downside – Poetry and Quotes + Sets For Sundays – Episode #024

Life is a funny proposition, it throws you down suddenly every time you’re up and feeling great. Everyone must, in this life, experience downs but it’s what you make out of it and what you learn out of it that counts.

Be smart and see the good side of it. At least you’re not broke and needing to feed a family of children. Be grateful of your beginnings and family protecting and caring for you. Make peace with them if there are misunderstandings. It’s hard, believe me, I know but thank them everyday and live your life.

See the good side of everything, it’s a lessson and a path to something more, something better. Life is funny, it makes you strong and prepared for the future by making you go through struggles.

Parents, don’t raise your kids by spoiling them with whatever they want, it only makes them dependent on you. Chances are if they’re raised rich they will end up being horrible human beings. They’ll feel entitled and have egos and not think about the people who struggle. I’ve met a lot of such people but I don’t associate with them too much.

People who get drunk and abuse or fight with waiters and the little guys threatening them saying their dads will do harm to them and stuff if they don’t get their way. They’re just doing their jobs trying to feed their family.  So stop being entitled pricks. Nobody is entitled to anything. We just play with the hands that are dealt when we’re born. It could’ve been you in their position, so put yourself in people’s shoes. They are people too, who are doing their jobs and trying to make ends meat. Treat people equally and well.

Keep your kids broke and make them work hard to earn money and make a living for themselves. They’ll understand life better that way.

See the up in the downs. If you’re going through something talk to people about it. You’ll find a way out. Help people and don’t expect anything in return. The ones who will help you out when you need it might be the most unlikely ones. But yes – help people, as much as you can. Live a life of meaning.

I wrote this quote last week and I thought I’ll share it with you. Here are some quotes and poems for you to read.

And music has some great lyrics at times

Here are some poems I wrote last week. They just pop up in my head(I don’t know why) so I put them together and write them down.

Homecoming's Planet. A bit more classical. Meaning – the first line signifies in two words what Aldous Huxley wrote about the eliminative nature of our brain and nervous system giving us just a trickle of consciousness to perceive necessary for our survival as mammals on this planet. The next lines refer to the countless lives our soul has lived in the analogy 'games we have played' and dreams we have dreamt all leading to our battle with life and its good and bad moments and the elements of life itself. Theres is time for everything ups and downs. Using the analogy soldiers of/with mettle it must surely lead to finding ourselves and a home and love on this planet. Yet how insignificant are we in the grand scheme of the cosmos. It ends hinting at my firm belief that we are not alone in the universe. We don't even know if the universe is finite or infinite so surely there is life somewhere we just don't know. There's a meaning for each poem. Just thought ill share this with its meaning. Cheers! Gn #poem #poems #poetry #gauravkrishnan #endlessnight #book #outidunnowhen #poemsporn #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poetsofinsta #poet #poets #poemsoflife

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Requiem for the nightmare . . . Slightly dark but honestly sometimes I look at the world around me and think.. "Is this it? Is this all we're here for? Make money and die? Why? Its a fucking nightmare. " People kill. People change. People do things all for money. don't be like them. Be simple. You don't need 90% of the shit ads tell you. Do more. Find your soul. Grow spiritually. Spirituality is not god its connecting with your soul. Help people. Touch their lives. Do more than address selfish desires. Do more meaningful things. Peace #poem #poems #poetry #gauravkrishnan #endlessnight #book #outidunnowhen #poemsporn #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poet #poets #poemsoflife #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #words #dailywords #wordporn #wordsofinstagram #writer #writersofig #writersofinstagram #spiritualwritings #spiritialpoem #requiem #requiemforthenightmare

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In metanoia Metanoia – *noun* A change in ones way of life resulting from repentance or spiritual conversion . . . . Also a #porcupinetree album name. This is about a monologue in the head of the struggle between letting go of past experiences and mistakes and working towards a changed present and brand new life. Something I think, a lot of people can relate to. #poem #poems #poetry #gauravkrishnan #endlessnight #book #outidunnowhen #poemsporn #poetsofig #poetssociety #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poem #poesy #poet #poets #poemsoflife #poetsofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poemstagram #poemsofinsta #poemsofinstagram #words #dailywords #wordporn #life #lifepoetry #poetryisnotdead #indianpoet #wordsforthemoments

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I hope you like them.

And onto the music for this weekend. Here is what music means to me in this little picture.

Here is a playlist I made on Thursday that’s super calm and a bit melancholic but it’s soothing nonetheless.

And here are a couple of the latest beat-tapes on #BOMBEATS

And Here is the morning playlist

Enjoy the music! Feel it ! 🙂

And enjoy the moments life! ups or downs.

Here are some tweets by the Dalai Lama

Here is how I look just to put a face to things hehe 😛


Take care

Why you should have more than 2 careers – Be Part Of The Journey Not The Destination + Sets for Sundays Episode #023

I recently have decided permanently to pursue a career in music full time. It was between music and journalism for a degree in Europe and after a lot of deliberation I have decided on music. It’s been a part of me since I was 10 and actually since I was old enough to talk and sing. My parents keep recollecting and telling me that I used to sing the songs of a 90’s Bollywood hit movie called “Baazigar” starring Sharukh Khan when I was little. The movie released in 1993, so that was when I was 3. It was mainly because it was all around me then but either way music has been an immense part of my life and integral to my very existence. I love to write as well, don’t get me wrong so the choice was a hard one.


On one hand I have a career in football journalism (I’m working as one with India’s best sports news website and I love football as well, I’ve been playing since I was 8) And got into writing much later in the 8th, 9th and 10th grade in school when I developed good writing skills. But music was there with me even before that. I thought about it and the joy of creating music from scratch thrills me more. It’s an unknown space for sure, but I can naturally see and feel myself thriving in that setting.


Which comes to my point. Am I going to stop writing? Hell no. I’ve got a book of poems ready to publish. I’m keeping writing going as well. And that’s why you should have at least two careers.

I stumbled upon this article in the harvard business review which hit the nail on the head for me. Have a read if you’re interested.

Here is the link

Why should you limit yourself to only your current career ? Why be stuck in a job wanting to do more but not take the leap just because safety is what is essential. It’s mundane. Why not use all the time you have to do both! – duh!

It gives you a chance to fulfil your soul, follow you passions and your dreams and I saw this guy and said “Wow, if he can do it so can I.” It should be the same with you as well!
Take the leap

For me, money isn’t even a goal, it’s a by-product of doing the two things I love the most, making music and writing! And honestly I don’t even care about the money, I’m doing this for the soul of it. So people remember me after I’m dead and gone. Maybe I’ll make it big or I won’t but at least I’ll have given it my best shot! “You can try the best you can, the best you can is good enough” – Radiohead.

Read the Harvard Business Review article for the bonuses of having two careers, he’s successful and I’m not at the moment. But it depends on what your idea of success is anyway, not the nowadays buzzword for money for me at least, as I’ve explained in detail in one of my blog posts earlier, an essay called “What is success?”

So I’m helping people out here in Mumbai and applying to colleges in the UK and Germany at the moment. I even got into a college in Germany but they haven’t worked out student visas for Indian students with the German visa officials as yet so I asked them if they could do so by 2018, so maybe I could re-apply next year. Or the other option is to try to get a job in Germany and do the course part time. Which I’ve yet to speak to my contacts in Germany about.

About the UK, I’ve just started the application process for a course in 2018. However, given the current political climate and scenario, I’m frankly worried about getting a job and a work permit/work visa. I’m keeping a worst case scenario of not getting one which will be a bummer having spent so much money and to spend two or three years living and learning there. But the past has taught me to keep a backup plan so I’m not stuck, confused and downhearted. In my case, I will apply to 100 studios and newspapers/magazines in the UK post my degree and stay at it until I get a job. I’m that fucking determined *cue Mudvayne* Hell I’ll even go to Stamford Bridge in London and beg them to hire me so I can work as anything(literally/ preferably writing though) for the club I love through and through. #Chelseatillidie

Oh yes the back up, so yeah worst case I come back to Mumbai, India and DJ and produce here but send my stuff to labels abroad, like just if they like it and stuff. I can hack it here for sure. It’s just that I don’t like Bollywood music at all and to make money in music in India it has to be Bollywood. And once I’m tired of that and repay my student loan I’ll then do a masters in a niche in the US and take it from there. I’ll do well somewhere. That’s the hope. Damn you visas! #CitizenOfTheWorld

Anyway that’s my plan at the moment. I’m just taking it one application and each class with the piano and guitar while practicing for an hour a day at least – one day at a time basically. I’m also involved with some interesting projects with friends that I’m helping them on.

It’s been unfortunate that I can’t share this journey with the women I love/loved/crossed paths with. They’ve all left me for various reasons, my fault and theirs equally at times. But I still care about all of them. I still think I’ll meet them at some stage of life somewhere down the line. And we’ll sit at a cafe when we’re older with some live music (in Europe), possiby dance and just have a conversation about life and the stuff we’ve missed just as two souls that crossed paths and connected once. But they decided there was no future with me at that time when I was a reckless teenager and because of my destructive bad side and I respect that. Maybe I didn’t have it in me then to convince them to commit to me but I needed to grow and expand and live my way at that point of time. I’ve changed. Life goes on. I’ve bounced back stronger and smarter as a result. I gave them 100% but it was lacking from their end a bit I feel though. Also alcohol, mistakes and drama did not help. Anyway, *cue heartbreak hotel by Elvis*

Hey you beautiful souls, if you’re reading this, be part of the journey not the destination. That’s the fun of it.

Thats the thing about life isn’t it. It’s funny. It’s never a straight path. It’s a upwards, downwards and sideways curve of a rollercoaster and I’ve learnt to understand that nothing ever will go according to plan but you have to bounce back and react well to it. It’s all in the reaction. You’ve got to pick yourself up and bounce back positively and not give in to downs.

Life throws it’s fast balls, in-swingers and bouncers at you (cricket analogy) but the bounce back and hitting it out of the park soon after taking a body(mind) hit is very important. Bounce back from life’s situations, always stronger and wiser.

On the filpside, imagine if everything went smoothly and well and nothing ever went wrong and you got everything you planned for and wanted. What a bore that would be. Hence, the downs are as important as the ups. Embrace them and #KeepGoing


On that note lets check out the music for the weekend. Sets for Sundays! Boom 🙂

Here is a playlist I made to get you in the mood!

It’s based on a show I ran on twitter called DJ in tweets. Here it is.

And for the come down here is Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground live at the Matrix from 1969

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

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Take care and have a great weekend and week ahead.

Peace always.

Hey I might just be the next big producer.

Ah ! Another Weekend – Take your pick for some tunes and rejoice, we have no choice

I’ve been meaning to blog a bit after a while, especially after my talented friend and gem of a person, who is now an unemployed lawyer, started to document his year off travelling.

Here is the honorary mention Mr.Bootwala, follow his blog -> https://bootsintransit.wordpress.com/

He’s in Thailand right now upto hopefully good things. Follow his journey.

There are quite a few very un-lawyer like posts. *cue excitement* I’m glad you’re out of the office and on this journey buddy!

Anyway it’s been a while since my last post which was on the 5th of last month. Ah! time, the ever so elusive construct that eludes eternally to bring wisdom in the end, if not the feelings of transient emotions – being soaked entirely present within a single moment. I’ve been known to drift even in moments to landscapes of thought processes and random questions, existence and all. Anyway, that’s all that exists, you, your brain experiencing it – the now. Seriously, time is a little bitch. But for better or worse, it turns out alright in the end or you just have to believe that, I guess. *You are not to blame for… because we separate like ripples on a blank shore.. in rainbows… dedicated to all human beings* – Radiohead  “Reckoner”

First song. Hit play on this one 🙂

If ever there were two entirely optimistic Radiohead songs it would be “Optimistic” and “Reckoner” for the ‘It’s ok pat yourself on the back and go about your day’ feels

It’s been a good month and a half and a even more stellar quarter.Picking up musical instruments was perhaps the single best decision I’ve taken in the past decade. *lots of really disastrous ones*

That, along with getting clean have been transformational/inspirational/life changing although I must admit to a slight binge in late March but I’m back and sober now.

I’ve got loads of plans, but unfortunately business hasn’t been that kind, but hey it’s going on and I’m waiting to set up my home studio to make some beautifully devilish music that resounds with me and travel a bit.

I’m starting to get tunes floating about randomly in my head and I can feel this is just the start. Ableton classes are the next step, all in good time.

There’s plenty of music I’ve uploaded on to #BOMBEATS and you can check it all out here in this post.

That’s the thing you know, life is simple, just enjoy it, every moment – bitter or pleasurable. Just enjoy it. The journey, the destination, the self-discovery, go after what you deem important, there is no starting point, there are no set times to achieve or do this or that, take your time, go on your way, become your true self, devoid of external influences(people, things, success whatever) and stop to dance to the music. Enjoy it. Ah ! another weekend – Rejoice, we have no choice 🙂

Here are the sets!

#1 Here is a gentle reminder by Radiohead

#2 Here is Four Tet a producer I’ve been digging a lot off late

#3 Here is a nice little album by Blockhead that ebbs and flows

#4 Here is an EP i was sent by the artists on facebook, it’s a nice little 20 min chilled out EP

#5 Here is Portishead with an absolutely stunning performance

#6 For some darker soundscapes 

#7 Here is something from my Goa trance roots/youthful days

#8 And this is what I call Float music, for the come down

Take your pick! Or hear them all, either way you lot are set until next time!

Remember to breathe deeper, smile a bit more, worry a bit less and trust the process that is life.

A couple of quotes to end it? Ok here.



And here is a poem I wrote yesterday 😉

Take care you all!

Personally, I’m eagerly waiting for Roger Waters’ album “Is this the life we really want” which is out on 2nd June. So, see you until the next post!

Cheers 🙂