Entropy, the Artist Originals debut from vocalist, musician and producer Sid Sriram, is nothing less than a groundbreaking cultural and artistic convergence—the invention of a new creative space that has no borders. And as with so many musical watersheds, its origin story is that of a supremely gifted young artist who discovers a way to reconcile his divergent roots, with brilliant results.
Sid Sriram (28) was born in Chennai and subsequently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his family when he was one. This duality of cultural roots has been integral in forming Sriram’s personal and artistic identity. Sid comes from a long lineage of Carnatic (South Indian Classical) musicians with his mother having started a Carnatic vocal music school in Fremont, California in the early 90's. Having noticed Sid's deeply intuitive inclination for music at a very early age, she started teaching him when he was three. He performed on stage for the first time later that year and fell in love with the stage instantly.
In 2012, Sid graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. During his time at Berklee, Sid immersed himself in the world of creating records; he honed in on and refined his songwriting, vocal technique and production style. It was during his time at Berklee where he started building his own sonic vision. Sid Sriram's music creates a bold cross-section where Pop/Soul, his Indian Classical roots and alternative/ambient music clash vibrantly.
The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer AR Rahman gave Sid Sriram his first break in Indian films in late 2012, with the groundbreaking song, “Adiye”. With his work in Indian Cinema soundtrack music resonating with millions, Sriram has developed an exponentially growing fanbase.
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Dhruv's music stems from childhood experiences as well as feelings of great anguish and grief. Having lost his father at a young age, many of his songs focus on how he has grown and the stories that come with it. Inspired greatly by his immediate surroundings, he began writing music as a therapeutic respite. His emotional connection to his family and loved ones gives him every reason to tell stories that inspire.
Listed as one of the 30 Great Guitarists Under 30 in the world by Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA,(alongside Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, Laura Marling etc.) Dhruv is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has established a solid and energetic following of listeners. His percussive style of playing the acoustic guitar has pioneered a new genre of music in the Indian subcontinent. In 2015, Dhruv was signed to Vishal Dadlani's record label VLT records, and shortly thereafter released his debut record "Orion" with critical acclaim. In 2016, Dhruv was the first artist in India to singlehandedly plan and execute a 17 city, and six week tour across the country. In 2018, Dhruv was the only Indian artist showcasing at both SXSW and CMW, in Austin and Toronto respectively. And finally, Dhruv Visvanath is endorsed by the Dehradun Guitar Company.