Jamshedpur, April 19: City-born musician Nitish Chachra’s latest album ‘Desify’ is on the top of iTunes India Charts second time in a row. Under record label Namma Music, the album has been made in collaboration with famous Bollywood music director Sandeep Chowta.
A former student of Loyola School and an engineer by profession, Nitish’s zeal made him choose music as a career immediately after completing his engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. He is an engineer by profession but musician by choice.
The latest ‘Desify’ album was created when Sandeep Chowta and Nitish Chachra distilled down their collective experiences and decided to fuse an Indian sound and vibe with their favourite house music beats.
The album features Nagaland’s finest folk music group Tetseo Sisters & a fresh DJ/producer in the block El.Khefe (Harshit Chachra). Desify started digital streaming platforms on April 14.
Sharing his journey to the top, Nitish said: “I was born and brought up in Jamshedpur. After my engineering I moved to Bengaluru where I met Sandeep at a music event, and we instantly got connected. Our bonding grew with common interest in music. We eventually collaborated for an album Chalk & Cheeze that had elements of 70s’ and 80s’ disco music.”
“We’d never thought that a chance meeting, with respected film music composer Sandeep Chowta, would bring us together to release his indie label Namma Music’s first foray into the Electronic Dance/House music genre and bring the second album,” he said.
Talking about working with Sandeep, Nitish said that Sandeep is a great musician and as a child, he used to listen to his music, and it’s like a dream come true for him to be collaborating with him. Chowta has scored music for several Bollywood hits.
Nitish started his stint in music in 2015 as a DJ, who played at various clubs across the city under the artiste title, Chalk. The endeavour eventually led him to meet music director Sandeep Chowta, which further brought them closer for their first project titled Chalk & Cheeze.
He emphasised that he aims to bring back sounds from the ’70s and ’80s and adds that there is a huge shift into the techno scene in India but most people follow the hype.
“Combining musical influences from the West, with sounds and experiences from all our travel across India, we loved the journey of blending Indian instruments from various regions with our favourite house beats and creating Desi House music,” he said.
Nitish further said: “I believe music doesn’t leave you just because you change your line of work. I regularly help fresher’s passionate about music to structure their thoughts and figure out what they really want to do in music.”