Antariksh, a New Delhi based Hindi Rock act is the first of its kind. Consisting of band members with backgrounds ranging from IIT to DCE to NSIT, McKinsey to CEB to Sapient, who have previously played for bands such Prestorika, Decibel, and Under Siege, the band brings together the perspectives from both corporate as well as creative spheres of life into their music.
Standing at the crossroad of some tasty melodies and spicy grooves, Antariksh creates a very fresh, and progressive sound borrowing nuances from Rock, Pop, Reggae, Carnatic, and Funk music presented in a cohesive and powerful manner. The band has dared to bring the progressive rock style to mainstream Hindi music while still retaining the essence and authenticity of the style.
Their first single, ‘Dheere Dheere’ released in January 2013 was an instant hit which propelled the band further to record their first full-length concept album titled, ‘Khoj’.
Antariksh is :
Mridul Ganesh: Vocals/Guitars
The front man of the band is renowned for his brilliant singing, guitar playing and music production abilities. A singer with a great vocal range, Mridul can mesmerize you with his singing in English, Hindi and even Spanish. An alumnus of IIT Delhi, with years of experience in management consulting, Mridul is also known for his strong work ethic, affinity for ‘chai’, and a sharp sense of humor.
Varun Rajput: Guitars/Backing Vocals
The guitar player of the band, he also loves to try his hand on various instruments, record, and produce music. Varun is best known for his work with progressive rock bands, Feedback, Under Siege, and fusion band, Nasya. Other than being a versatile musician, he is also an engineer from DCE, a former management consultant, a state level hockey player and an amateur writer.
Gurtej Singh: Guitars/Backing Vocals
Guitarist, composer, lyricist and producer. With over 10 years of guitar playing under his belt, Gurtej aka gT was primarily linked with the Delhi based metal band, Prestorika. He spent last few years composing and recording track for his solo album titled ‘Inertia’ before founding Antariksh with Mridul and Varun. gT is also an expert level Flash / Flex developer and an experienced Graphic designer.
Though just 20 years of age and the youngest in the band, Vipul has been playing drums avidly for the last 10 years. Self taught, Vipul believes in versatility and focuses on being the groove master and backbone of the band. Vipul is currently pursuing a B.Tech in Computer Science from NSIT, Delhi and is also a semi pro graphic designer.