KSHMR Drops Lush 'The Lion Across the Field' EP

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KSHMR began his career as one-half of producing duo The Cataracs; after David Singer-Vine's departure, Niles Hollowell-Dhar adopted the KSHMR moniker (as inspired by "heaven on earth," India's Kashmir region.) An American of Kashmiri-Indian descent, KSHMR grew up on Bollywood films and tales from his father's visits to India, enriching experiences that have shaped his approach to music.

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He's fused his Indian culture with electronic music, and the result is orchestral, complex, film score-worthy music. The Lion Across the Field is KSHMR’s first full-length album, inspired by a children’s book of the same name written by KSHMR himself. "The Lion Across the Field is the realization of several things I’ve never done before: writing a kids book, writing an album around a story, and ultimately creating a body of 'electronic' music that mostly focuses on real instruments," KSHMR says of his fantasy-inspiring piece.

The Lion Across the Field is out today (May 13) on Spinnin’ Records. Listen in full below.