Anyasa Presents “Apollo” EP on Anjunadeep

Anyasa's "Apollo" EP: A Musical Journey Through Iconic Neighborhoods


Anyasa returns on the legendary Anjunadeep label with the 4-tracker “Apollo” EP.

Indian melodic house and techno artist, Anyasa, has consistently demonstrated his prowess as one of the most proficient producers in the industry.

His ability to strike a beautiful balance between classical Indian sounds and modern electronica has garnered global recognition.

With successful EPs like “Gaya” and “Athena,” as well as remarkable performances at renowned venues and festivals worldwide, Anyasa has firmly established himself as a leading figure in the genre. Now, he takes another significant step in his musical journey with the release of his third EP, “Apollo.”

This four-track package is a testament to his highly recognizable sound, with each track drawing inspiration from iconic neighborhoods and their rich histories.

Apollo EP: Anyasa ‘s Musical Exploration

Apollo” offers a captivating musical journey, with each track representing a unique place that has deeply influenced Anyasa’s artistic vision. Let’s dive into the stories behind these captivating compositions.

  1. “Khimsar” – Ode to Rajasthan’s Cultural Heritage:

The first track on the EP, “Khimsar,” pays homage to the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan. Anyasa’s inspiration for this piece stemmed from a music festival he attended in the desert. Isheeta’s haunting vocals imbue the track with a melancholic aura, transporting listeners to a chilly night amidst sand dunes, huddled around a warm fire, gazing at a starlit sky.

  1. “Shibuya” – An Ode to Japan’s Hustle and Bustle:

Drawing inspiration from his visit to Shibuya, Tokyo, Anyasa encapsulates the pulsating energy and rapid pace of life in this iconic Japanese neighborhood. The hypnotic synths in “Shibuya” mirror the neon-lit streets, while the robotic female vocals echo the diverse sounds emanating from the stores as one traverses the bustling cityscape.

  1. “Colaba” – A Tribute to Bombay’s Golden Era:

With “Colaba,” Anyasa pays homage to the golden era of disco and Bollywood, evoking nostalgia for a bygone era. Colaba, a neighborhood in Mumbai, holds a special place in his heart as it represents the last visible remnant of the city’s transition from Bombay. Through this track, he captures the architectural beauty and the vibrant spirit of the people, taking listeners on a vivid sonic journey through time.

  1. “Shiva Valley” – An Ode to the Birthplace of Goa Trance:

The final track, “Shiva Valley,” derives its name from the iconic spot on Anjuna Beach, considered the birthplace of Goa Trance. Although Anyasa grew up in Goa, his musical inclinations never aligned with psy trance. However, “Shiva Valley” represents his interpretation of a rave record. The surreal sitar solo by Asad Khan elevates the track, imbuing it with the distinct “Anyasa” sound.

Expanding Cultural Horizons

In addition to the release of “Apollo,” Anyasa is poised to expand his global reach with his first headline North America tour. Across various cities in the US and Canada, including Chicago, Toronto, and New York, he aims to introduce audiences to the rich cultural tapestry of India. Anyasa’s performances blend traditional Indian music with a contemporary twist, creating a truly immersive experience that resonates long after the show ends.