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Shadaab Kadri

Shadaab Kadri is Guitarist and Producer from Mumbai. He makes music under the
moniker Riatsu.

After getting his interest piqued in composing ambient pieces through film scoring lectures attended during his fellowship at Musical Institute, California, Shadaab has created scores and jingles for various visual features in the short format. Part of the Bombay independent music circuit since over a decade, Shadaab has assumed multifold roles associated with it.

From working on television shows and digital content promoting homegrown talent (Channel [V] Launchpad, Fox Travellers Sound trek, blue Frog Diaries), being an artist manager for some of India’s best bands, like Scribe, in addition to being a session/tour musician for the group, tour managing duties for international bands (Meshuggah, Sikth, Dubioza Kolektiv), providing support and input to music festivals (GIR, Sulafest, Big 69,Naariyal Paani, Echoes of The Earth), artist curating by creating monthly gig properties to showcase upcoming acts (Metal Nights, The Scene), to conceptualizing and executing India’s first synthesizer festival (Synthfest), Shadaab has not only been composing music spread over a spectrum of genres, but also been an active part of sustaining and nourishing the framework and the organizational aspect of the music platforms in India.

As a branched progression from contributing to synth portions in his drone metal band Pangea, Riatsu is the space for exploration of soundtrack music and field recording curiosities. Background scores for your visual imagination, in a sea of sound that stretches from ambient techno to dark ambient.

Shadaab currently teaches the Native Instruments Maschine course at True School, which is certified by Point Blank Music School, London.

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