Ronak (pronounced Row-Knock) is an Indian American Producer / DJ from Columbus, Ohio. We previously featured his remix, “Indian Flute Loko,” which exploded onto the EDM scene, eventually leading to LooKas himself endorsing it.
Keeping his foot on the pedal, he’s back today with two heavy hitting new tracks releasing exclusively here on DailyDoseOfBass.com. The first, “Bass Cannon,” provides a unique insight into how he imagines the now famous Flux Pavilion tune heard around the world. In this remix, Ronak twists and turns the original with the sounds of the East. The breakdown on this one is absolutely insane and needs to be played at high volumes with blatant disregard. This is one of those tracks that gets better with each listen – the drop is something special and truly deserves to be heard.
The second is a rework on Tropkillaz & Buku’s, “Follow The Beat.” You can tell Ronak is really in his element with this one. With the phrase “Balle Balle” translating roughly to mean a feeling of happiness, this song wants nothing more than to accomplish that. The BPM on this track is fast paced, with an insatiable bassline and Indian vocals carrying the beat. The exuberance precedes this one; with an almost traditional build up, the track soon drops, and boy does it drop. I can imagine this song banging and the club going absolutely wild.
We had some time to catch up with Ronak and he gave us some insight on what his influences are and why he makes music. Here’s what he had to say below.
“One of my motivations for making music is to open people up to different sounds and cultures here in the states. Specifically, I feel like there is a void in today’s electronic dance music that incorporates Eastern instruments and rhythms. Growing up my friends would put me onto early records from like The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Moby, Daft Punk etc… whereas my folks would be blasting classic Bollywood records & Hindu bhajans (It made for some really bizarre Friday nights).
Some of the stuff I have been into as of late has been from DJ / Producers who bring world influences into their productions… Switch, the whole Mad Decent Crew, TropKillaz, etc. At the end of the day if I am remembered as being the guy who helped bring the Eastern sound to EDM, I will die in a happy curry bliss (…I should really leave those jokes at home)” – Ronak