Popular culture in India is evolving rapidly, and Su Real is at the forefront of that movement. Su Real represents the new breed of Indian music producers who create and curate for the modern Indian dancefloor. His all-inclusive approach to music ensures his status as a champion of the underground who can also whip a main-stage crowd into total panty-dropping hysteria.
This penchant for going against the grain is what led to his winning the 2018 launch edition of Amazon Prime Video’s original show ‘The Remix’ – a competition between music producers - that is broadcast in over 200 countries. Building on this success, he was invited to produce monthly mixtape for BBC Asian Network as part of Bobby Friction's popular show. At around the same time, his track Bajre De Soundboy was licensed for the EA FIFA '18 trailer, where it hit over 7 million views across platforms.
In this new era of viral trends and overnight sensations, Su Real has evolved into a known constant in India’s musical underground. After ten years as a music publicist and degenerate party-hopper between New York and Montreal, he returned home to his native New Delhi, where a growing local scene was taking shape in 2008. Of course, he dove right in - programming the events and cultural activities at the legendary T.L.R., the first venue that lit up Hauz Khas Village with non-commercial music and alternative arts & culture. He first gained notoriety as a DJ in 2010 with his Disco 31 nights at T.L.R. There, he developed his sound & crowd until, in 2013, Rolling Stone India declared “Su Real is the legendary secret ingredient to some of Delhi’s recent favourite underground sets/parties/combinations thereof.”
Taking his trademark style across the country, Su Real has shared the stage with a veritable who’s who of dance music today: Major Lazer, Skrillex, Diplo, Yellow Claw, NGHTMRE, Borgore, JSTJR, Pretty Lights, Hudson Mohawke, Flux Pavillion, MC Zulu, Alo Wala, among several others. Nucleya, the reigning king of Indian EDM has long been a benefactor, offering him key support slots on his tours & album launches. Su Real has also performed at major music festivals including Sunburn, Vh1 Supersonic, Timeout72, NH7 Weekender, Red Bull Tour Bus, MTV Bloc Party, India Bike Week and more.
Su Real has released two landmark, critically acclaimed full-length albums, ‘Trapistan’ (2014) and its follow-up ‘Twerkistan’ (2016). Both albums were ahead of their time for the Indian market, introducing genres like Trap, Twerk, and Moombahton that would soon dominate the desi soundscape. The Mumbai Mirror wrote, “While fellow producer/DJ Nucleya has spearheaded the genre of Desi Bass, it is Su Real who has added weight to the genre and converted it into a movement.”
Since then, Su Real remained prolific, releasing a string of singles, brand collaborations, official remixes, unofficial bootlegs and DJ edits. To date, he has released ten music videos heavily supported by VH1 India as well as exclusive content for Redbull.com. In 2019, Su Real released ‘Visa On Arrival’, his most widely-appealing effort to date. The 12-track album is mostly influenced by the growing appreciation for Dancehall and Reggaeton in the desi diaspora.