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Reflecting on 'Harmonica Andromeda' and more: 10 gems from KSHMR's Reddit AMA – Dancing Astronaut Reflecting on 'Harmonica Andromeda': 10 gems from KSHMR's Reddit AMA

From hardly humble beginnings under The Cataracts banner to his debut album, Harmonica Andromeda, KSHMR specified no stage in his career as off-limits during a March 26 Reddit AMA. The question and answer session was open, real, raw. And, in a rare—if not unprecedented—approach, KSHMR even took the time to record video responses to some fan questions, further amplifying the highly personal nature of the r/EDM-hosted endeavor.

10 gems from the Reddit AMA spanning the long-awaited return of “Welcome to KSHMR,” Harmonica Andromeda muses, whether he’d ever take his talents to Bollyword, and more can be found below.

Read KSHMR’s Saturday Night Sessions with Dancing Astronaut, featuring an exclusive one-hour mix, here.


His favorite song on Harmonica Andromeda is “Paula.”

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And he would “never consider” remixing it.

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Hans Zimmer, Porter Robinson, and Dr. Dre, among others, influenced KSHMR’s creative process as he crafted his debut album. In a post-Harmonica Andromeda period, he hopes to collaborate with Brandon Flowers and several other non-electronically affiliated artists.

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His involvement in The Cataracts pre-KSHMR led to artistic epiphanies that would later catalyze him to establish the KSHMR project.

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Watch KSHMR’s video response here or read the transcript below.

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“Making a ton of music” early in his career was his key to finding the direction that “really worked” for him.

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Watch KSHMR’s video response here or read the transcript below.

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For those who didn’t know, KSHMR’s “first real EDM tracks” were actually ghost productions.

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He considers melody “the best place to start” when writing a song.

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Watch KSHMR’s video response here or read the transcript below.

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If the situation were right, he’d “jump” at the chance to produce music to be used in Bollywood.

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Texture was a priority on many Harmonica Andromeda tracklistings, especially on “Song Of War” and the LP’s title track.

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Watch KSHMR’s video response here or read the transcript below.

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He’s pledged to make the next “Welcome to KSHMR” mix. The last installment in the series was volume eight, released in April of 2017.

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