Celebrated for his world sounds spin on electro house, KSHMR is one of the decade’s top DJs (DJ Mag ranked him as #12 of the top 100 DJs two years in a row). Niles Hollowell-Dhar (KSHMR) got his musical start as a Bay Area high schooler producing hip hop as one-half of music duo Cataracts. Alongside Far East Movements, Cataracts released the massive 2010 hit ‘Like a G6.’ Hollowell-Dhar went on to song write for Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, and Enrique Inglesias among others.
Today, KSHMR is known for his Indian-influenced house style, cinematic sets, and production prowess. Indian culture plays a large role in the artist’s creative inspirations and world sounds inspired dance music. KSHMR blends live music with illustrations, animations, and light design to create cohesive narratives across his performances, connecting festival goers to his music’s full story. Giving musicians the resources to find industry success has been a theme throughout KSHMR’s career: he regularly shares production tutorials with a massive YouTube following.
When KSHMR isn’t creating music, collaborating with artists like Tiësto, Bassjackers, or Headhunterz, launching his own label (Dharma), or ghost producing hit tracks, the artist is a frequent Splice contributor. KSHMR Volumes 1 & 2—rich with dance samples—were some of the most downloaded sample packs in Splice history.
KSHMR’s latest, CHORDS, offers immense stylistic variety and, for the first time, MIDI files—layered soundscapes to create with. CHORDS genres span EDM, orchestral, funky, emotional, soulful, ghostly, and inspiring; this pack has something for everyone. KSHMR’s diverse industry experience and production chops give everything he touches a polished, transfixing sound. CHORDS comprises more than one hundred melodic progressions, from pretty plucks to clean, simple (you guessed it) chords. The genre options are extensive; crafted MIDIs allow creators to directly engage KSHMR’s creative vision; his production skills offer premium sound. KSHMR’s CHORDS provides tons to work with from one of EDM’s favorite DJs and one of Splice creators’ most sought after soundsters.
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