Dualist Inquiry joins Anara Publishing

Photo by Anushka Menon- Dualist Inquiry
Photo by Anushka Menon- Dualist Inquiry

Dualist Inquiry is the latest signing to join the Anara Publishing roster. Self-described as “a ground-breaking music producer, a pioneer of the new wave of Indian electronica and a forward-looking music entrepreneur,” Sahej Bakshi, better known as Dualist Inquiry, is breaking onto the scene as an artist who is constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new creative territories.  

First appearing at a time when India’s alternative music scene was in its nascent stages, the producer, composer and multi- instrumentalist’s handcrafted sound features a combination of live and electronic sounds and has left an indelible mark on the electronica landscape, paving the way for future producers. Sahej was one of the underground scene’s first crossover artists, achieving widespread mainstream success within just a couple of years.  

A string of releases over the last 10 years, including EP Natural Disasters (2014), LP Dreamcatcher (2016) and EP Life Forms (2019), has led Dualist Inquiry to gain success in multiple areas of his career, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.  

Speaking of the signing, Director of Anara Publishing, Deborah Smith, said:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Sahej’s for a while now, so I’m super excited to start working together to represent both his iconic back catalogue and future releases. As such a huge figure in the Indian electronic scene, I’m looking forward to bringing his music to our global contacts and working on many exciting projects together.” 

Over the years, Sahej has received multiple awards in recognition of his work, making it to prestigious lists including the Forbes India 30 under 30 and GQ India’s 50 Most Influential Young Indians.  

His success has gained him popularity across India and internationally, leading him to play at festivals like The Great Escape (Brighton UK), Berlin Music Week (Germany), Ultra Music Festival (Korea), Malasimbo Festival (Philippines) and Music Matters (Singapore) as well as opening for the likes of Deadmau5, Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Beardyman and Basement Jaxx.  

Sahej has collaborated with a number of major international brands including Budweiser, Adidas, Puma, Levis, Red Bull, Absolut, Nike, BMW, Audi, and Levi’s, being selected for Levi’s International 501 CT Campaign in 2014 alongside artists like Haim, Kilo Kish and more.  

If you’d like to learn more about Dualist Inquiry or license one of his songs, please contact the Anara Publishing team.